Best Guitarists Ever

The Contenders: Page 20

381 Trevor Rabin

Versatile, more than a guitarist, also a bassist, keyboardist, vocalist, songwriter, and arranger... And apparently began life as a classical violinists... How he can not even be on this list, but even below the likes of any of the definitely Leppard guitarists is beyond me.

Trevor Rabin is without doubt, one of the best guitarists ever. I think it is impossible to choose one person as the best of all time, but Trevor is among them for sure.

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382 Mick Ronson

My vote goes to Mick purely because it's such a shame for him to be languishing so far down the list. Without doubt he was a fantastic guitarist; one of the most influential of the early seventies without a doubt.

Listen to his solos in the ziggy stardust live, he's amazing!

Can't believe he's stuck on the fifth page. Just listen to "Panic in Detroit". I just wish Bowie had let him play guitar on "Rebel Rebel". - PetSounds

Look up a live version of the Moonage Daydream solo. It will blow your mind. - PewPewAssassin

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383 Ernie Isley

Ernie Isley had to be the best guitarist... Bar none! Not only was he a great musician, but he also had longevity. He played through at least six decades! How many musicians can say that?

Ernie is by far the Best Guitarist ever. For those of you who don't know... Jimi Hendrix played with Ernie Isley before before you ever heard of him

I have never heard anyone play better in my life. Next best is Prince. Then the rest.

Ernie should be much higher but I guess most voters did not hear him play.

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384 Syu, Galneryus

This guy is just awesome, he is fast, melodic, technical and very emotional, just listen to some of his soloing, and you will understand why, he should be on a higher place.

He is the best guitarist I know.. the only guitarsists that are closs too his skiles are malmsteen and paul guilbert

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385 Amen, Lordi

I love his guitar playing! He is so talented! And I also loves the way he dances on stage. Plus I love his costume! Hottie😍❤

386 Olli Tukiainen

Olli is Wonderful! He is a fantastic guitarist! He has the invaluable contribution to the band Poets of the Fall! The songs like Lift, Illusion and Dream, Fire, Gravity, Revolution Roulette, No End No Beginning, Temple of Thought, The Distance, The Happy Song, The Poet and the Muse, Balance Slays the Demon, Children of the Elder God and many many many more... Are the example that what Olli can do at is Best! Singer Marko + Guitarist Olli = Where all new wonders will appear...

Olli has a background as Jazz guitarist and has, as some of his nearest friends said, "the fastest fingers in the universe". I can second this! He creates great guitar riffs and plays his guitars in a very unique style.

387 Bert Jansch Bert Jansch
388 Josh Klinghoffer Josh Klinghoffer Josh Adam Klinghoffer is an American musician best known as the current guitarist for the rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers, with whom he has recorded two studio albums, I'm with You and The Getaway. V 1 Comment
389 Bruno Mars Bruno Mars Peter Gene Hernandez, professionally known by his stage name Bruno Mars, is an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, and choreographer.

Just don't understand this one. perhaps if I were 20 and had not seen the best of the best in the 70's and early eighties.

390 James Dean Bradfield

Singer of the Welsh band Manic Street Preachers

391 Dave Matthews Dave Matthews Dave Matthews is a South African born American singer and guitarist most well known as frontman for the rock band Dave Matthews Band.

Definitely agree that he should be higher! He should not necessarily be in the top 20 or 30 but he definitely deserves top 100 at least!

DAVE MATTHEWS IS THE MOST AMAZING GUITARIST! HE IS so TALENTED! HE SHOULD BE AT LEAST ON THE TOP 1!

392 Keith Scott

As a lead guitarist of Bryan Adams... I think he is good..

Super, genius, and cool guy. keep rocking. MF

393 Josh Farro

Josh Farro should be a lot higher... The guitar solos, riffs and hooks in all of Paramore's music are amazing - especially in their live performances. Born For This, Let The Flames Begin and My Heart are good examples, but most of their music could be used as an example.

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394 Niall Horan Niall Horan Niall James Horan is an Irish singer-songwriter and guitarist, known as a member of the boy band One Direction.

Niall is the best guitarist of all time! He deserves to be number 1. Niall is so talented playing the guitar, especially in slow hands which made me wet - peachygemini

Even though he is a left handed he learnt guitar with his right hand! He can also sing!

Niall should be number 1. I love him so much

You obviously have never listened to any rock music ever and are uneducated with music history. - Gruunge

This stupid fangirls... - Dibildox

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395 Kiko Loureiro Kiko Loureiro Pedro Henrique "Kiko" Loureiro is a Brazilian Heavy metal guitarist, best known as a member of the bands Angra and Megadeth.

Listen to Angra's discography, and you will know more of his skills. A truly master in so much genres. He is a top level!

Listen to the last Megadeth album Dystopia, he is amazing guitarist!

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396 Steve Stevens

Should be included somewhere on this list

Should be much higher, teamed with Billy Idol has been outstanding and highly skilled

Yepp, should be higher. I saw him with Billy Idol, this rating does not reflect his skills.

397 Walter Trout

How on earth could Walter Trout not be on this list! This man has played with legends like Johnny Lee Hooker, John Mayall Bluesbreakers to name a couple. Walter Trout should be in the top 10!

Walter does not get the credit he deserves in America but in Europe he is an icon. Respected and renoun among the likes of Santana, Jimmy Page, Elton John and many others.

! Walter Trout is Top 10.

Walter Trout is by far the best in the world. He can do it all. Him and SRV kick ass when it comes to guitar playing, period.

398 Gary Rossington

Gary has to be one of the best solid performers in the business. If you've heard Skynyrd live you'll know how guitars are meant to sound and Gary's the heart of it! Solid!

They Call Me The Breeze, Tuesday's Gone, Gimme Three Steps. I could go on. Brilliant stuff.

He is a bad ass guitar player does no one listen to the slide on "Free Bird"

Part of the 70s crew that took a Les Paul to the next level.

399 Dave Navarro Dave Navarro David Michael "Dave" Navarro is an American guitarist, singer-songwriter, and actor. He is best known as a former member of the Red Hot Chili Peppers and as a founding member of the alternative rock band Jane's Addiction.

I'll admit that I liked what he did for the Red Hot Chili Peppers' One Hot Minute album. He can play so well for both that as well as Jane's Addiction. - NuMetalManiak

Any doubt, check "Three Days" on Jane's Addiction's album "Ritual de lo Habitual". He's a master.

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400 Sergio Vallin

Can outplay a lot of people on this list. But he is not anglophone so people haven't heard his music.

Greatest guitarist ever, great solos, great rhythm

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