Best Guitarists Ever

The Contenders: Page 18

341 Emppu Vuorinen Emppu Vuorinen

Emppu should be number 1. I think he's the best guitarist in the world, and I think he got lucky to be in one of the most talented bands in the world as well (Nightwish). I've been a Nightwish fan since I was six years old and I have loved all the guitar since the first time I listened to a Nightwish song. I can't pick Emppu's best song but the intro of Ghost River is absolutely amazing, and he rocks it with Shudder Before the Beautiful and Stargazers.

In my view Emppu Vuorinen is one of the great guitarists of the last thirty years and very underrated. He can do any technique and play any genre. Should be I the top ten.

Maybe people need to listen to Nightwish and they would know what a great guitarist he is. Radio stations in America need to play more Nightwish and they would know what the rest of the world already knows!

What? For goodness sake he is better than Hendrix and Hendrix is number 1. Just cuse he was black and held his guitar pside down doesent make him the best. Emppu should be in the top 30.

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342 Sean Moyles

Has to be on this list! One of the UK's best session guitarists. You may have never heard his name but I guarantee that he's in your record collection somewhere.

Great to see Sean on here. One of the great unsung heroes and awesome to work with. All about the music. - Fil

He's been a bit quiet in the past few years.

But legendary all the same

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343 Tina S.

Shredder must get respect

Amazing prodigy

344 Donald Buck Dharma Roeser

For me He's there ahead of 264 people named in this absurd list. I'm quite sure that if there's a God up there, he too would regret sending a great soul and talent like him on the earth where these low-lives fail to give his talent the due it by all means deserve. God! I tell you it was a mistake sending him down here while you yourself would be missing his magic. Alas!

The best ever. Amazing. Listen to the guitar break at the end of Harvester of Eyes on "On your feet or on Your knees" just one example of the carnage he's able of.

"This guy's ' amazing. If you listen to some of the music you'd wonder ow the heck he plays it, but then you realize, it's Buck Dharma

Just listen to him carefully, you'll see (sorry, hear)..

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345 Shadmehr Aghili Shadmehr Aghili Shadmehr Aghili an Iranian singer composer, arranger, musician, songwriter and actress . He was born in 1973 in Tehran . He started his career with the release of several albums in Iran . His second album, his music became famous mosafer . more.

Shadmehr Aghili is an Iranian singer, musician, composer, self-taught Violinist, Pianist, Guitarist, keyboardist,... ) - schadmehr

Shadmehr is nice guitarist

The best singer & guitarist of Iran & world...!


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346 Lincoln Brewster

Greatest guitar player I have ever heard. He has done stuff for many major bands as well as his own music. If you don't agree, you haven't even heard him. - Freak_Show1

Lincoln brewster is not in top ten but he is top one in our lord. Because he has a greatfull heart in serving our lord

We are all top one in Jesus. Because our music is for him

To God be the Glory

Many churches skip the guitar solos from his songs... because they're so amazingly difficult to pull off.

347 Warren Cuccurullo

His passion His creativity his vision ahead of time, the way he give himself in every song... Amazing

348 Criss Oliva Criss Oliva Christopher "Criss" Michael Oliva was an American musician who was the lead guitarist and co-founder of the band Savatage.

Probably the most undervaluated guitarist of all time!

Criss was tremendously creative (soaring melodies + furious shredding). A total natural... he never cared about music theory and instead relied on his hearing and his feelings.

The more older and more experienced I get, the more I appreciate what an unbelievably good guitarist he was.

He was perfect. He never made any mistakes. And if he slipped off anyway, he turned it into something meaningful and natural, that nobody would have noticed as a mistake.

For me he was like Mozart. There was something divine about him.

He was amazing. he could shred like no other, but also play amazing melodies. listen to hounds, hall of the mountain king, and believe and you will know what I am talking about. He died too young (like randy)

The forgotten...Criss could mimic the sound of human voice better than anyone, he was ahead of his time. What a loss. Gone way too soon.

A true guitar genius... Really a genius...R.I.P.

349 Yossi Piamenta

Piamenta is an incredible guitarist with this incredible power of emotional, spiritual, ecstatic, meditative playing that takes the listener on an incredible musical journey. He delves so far into his soloing that you feel you can fly into the sound waves. Its really an amazing experience to watch him in concert

Anybody who hasn't heard Yossi's playing is missing out. Should definitely be in the top ten

Search for his songs. This guy is the most underrated, probably more talented the the bottom 95 guitarists on here.

350 Mike Einziger

He is pure genius. He uses a lot of effects and his solos and riffs are just killer

Best guitarist around today how is he not in top ten that's a joke.
That makes me like him that much more.

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351 Ron Bumblefoot Thal

Looks like no one has heard 'Guitars Suck! '. Shame. This guy has made some awesome innovations to guitar playing, he learnt Eruption by ear, then learnt it backwards by ear. How much more do I need to say? He has got to be in the top 20 at least. - ameentheguitarist23

Ron is an amazing guitarist, with unbelievable talent and a true love for his fans! His playing is utterly beautiful!

The best guitarist you've never heard of.

Amazing guitarist! He plays with so much emotion.

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352 Dave Baksh

He is definitely Canada's guitar hero, until I come into the spot that is laugh out loud. But yeah, he, Randy Rhoads, Tipton and Downing, Murray and Smith... They got me into guitar.

Have you heard this guy's work with sum 41? It sounds like he's playing 3 guitars at once!

Watch the master of puppets solo (cover), he definitely deserves to be up higher

His metallish solo in "The Bitter End" and a bluesy solo with awesome bends in "The Hell Song"!

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353 Remigio Pereira

Remigio Pereira is a versatile, talented musician. After graduating from Le Conservatoire de Musique du Quebec with a Masters in Classical Guitar Performance, he traveled to Italy to continue his opera training. Currently performing with The Tenors, formerly The Canadian Tenors, he is also a composer, song writer and producer of various types of music. From pop, rock, reggae and hip-hop to classical, Portuguese Fado and show tunes, Remigio can flow easily between many genres and often plays various guitars in performances. His concerts have had audiences which include presidents, royalty, and musical legends. Underrated, but super showman

Remigio's Portuguese heritage influences his musical background, but he is just as talented rocking out at a Gibson show as he is with his classical guitar and Flamencos

Such a talented musician, his music is mesmerizing! Totally deserves to be counted among the best!

Man can Remi Rock a Gibson guitar!

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354 Joe Trohman

Maybe not as good as slash, or jimi henrix but still good


Sexy beast


355 John Fogerty

John Fogerty outsold the Beatles and all of them,... What do ya mean #264? You guys know nothing about music,... He's better than all top 10 put together,.. You guys no absolutely nothing! Just listen to Walk On the Water

This is the sound off Creedence Clearwater Revival, come on folks! The band with best intro's ever!

Brilliant versatile guitarist and songwriter, vocalist. Plays harp, piano, bass, drums, violin, saxophone to name a few. Produces albums, arranges albums...Is Bruce Springsteens idol.

Many have covered his songs, Tina Turner, Elvis, Bob Dylan, Status Quo and the list goes on. Member of the Rock and Roll hall of fame. Only person to write songs and release albums that outsold the Beatles in 1970...Rolling Stone magazine rate Fogerty at 45 world wide on guitar.

How is Fogerty not in the top 30?

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356 J Mascis

J. Mascis from Dinosaur Jr is a amazing guitar player. And he's in the most underrated band ever. This list is depressing

This guy's guitar playing takes me to places no other music seems capable of. Vastly talented.

In start chopping he plays two inhuman riffs

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357 Jung Yong Hwa

Jung is the leader, lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist of the rock band CN Blue. Jung Yong Hwa made his singer debut with the Korean idol band CN Blue on 14 January 2010. I have watched him played guitar in concerts and in his soap operas "Heartstrings" and "You're Beautiful" and he is really awesome, he knows his piece well, He is multi-talented and lovable!

He is the lead vocalist and drummer of popular Asian band, CN Blue. He and his band mates debut in Japan. He can act and sing too. - 393939

WOW! Amazing guy, not because he is handsome but He is one of a kind guitarist!
We basically judge them because of their talent, and YES he HAS it!

He may not be the best, but I can assure you guys "he is one the best guitarist, lead vocalist, composer ^^ a great leader of the band - CNBLUE" from Korea... Such "a great talent indeed"... He is a g0od actor ^^ a very handsome guy t0o...

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358 Majid Kharatha

Offish kharatha:Iranian love majid kharatha

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359 David Knopfler

Simply amazing. He brings blues jazz flamenco rockabilly folk and rock together unlike anyone else

Created a unique instantly recognisable sound. Wrote some iconic songs. Played blistering beautiful pin-perfect solos against a sparse background. Simply awesome.

360 Tommy Iommi

How was he not on the list before? He is way better then a lot of these hooligans that play in pop bands. Have you even heard any black sabbath? Not the best but deserving of the top 20 at least. - KingofSnails42

Bro, his name is TONY Iommi and he is number 13 on the list! Admin should take this post down - SoldierOfFortune

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