Best Guitarists Ever

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421 Bill Nelson
422 Nick Valensi

Nick velensi can really bring rock music to a whole other level. Really talented with clean and hard rock when he wants to.

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423 Jerry Reed

"Amos Moses" Jerry is one of the best. Heard long ago he said he didn't learn to play "right"; had to learn all over again. If it ain't broke, don't fix it, Jerry!

What a gifted entertainer jerry reed was! His guitar style was unique--hard to mimic. Goes to show that most people can't identify talent.

Smokey and the Bandit, come on son the Snow Man, East Bound and Down, Ammos Moses, She Got the Gold Mine. Great Country Picker

Actually Jerry was an outstanding player. Not a lot of video on him, but whatever you can find is worth watching.

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424 Willie Nelson Willie Nelson

Willie is a phenomenal guitar player, should be in the top 25

This dude can PLAY

Top 15

425 Danny Cavanagh

His manner of playing is so recognizable, it makes Anathema sound atmospheric and unique. He plays as if he breathes with a guitar. He's really a devoted guitarist.

Very emotional guitarist. Not the best but listen to his solo on Hindsight and you'll be sent flying to different dimensions

426 DJ Ashba

DJ is a genius, he transmits a lot in every single one he plays is a feeling of immense joy. DJ you're the best still like this.

He is a novice but I am a fan and admirer of his work, he plays very well and stands out on stage.

Insanely talented! fantastic performer! I love the audience interaction.. he's a great guy 2! <3 u DJ!

His work is incredibly insane. right now there is no one better when it comes to being one of the best guitarist in the music industry today. not only is he very talented but very humble with his fans as he takes the time to meet them.

427 Richard Thompson

Any list that doesn't have Richard Thompson on or near the top is a joke. One of the most versatile, gifted virtuosos in the history of guitarists. I've seen and heard almost all the legendary guitarists: Hendrix, Clapton, Page, Stevie Ray and on and on. For my money, Thompson is far more gifted and versatile than anyone on this list. Whether he's playing acoustic or electric, solo or with the band, the man is peerless. Moreover, he is one of the greatest songwriters ever and his tunes have been covered by some of the greatest names in music. He is the ultimate "total package," guitarist, songwriter, singer. I've seen him live, perhaps 40 times and every single show is shake-your-head, jaw dropping. Forget "Top Tens," when it comes to RT---he is "Top Five," and for my money, perhaps the best ever. And he doesn't just rely on oldies from his days with Fairport Convention. He puts out new and great music every year. When most of the others are resting on their laurels or their legends, ...more

Man, if any of you had ever heard Richard Thompson's playing, you would know how great he is!

I can't believe a man who should be in the top ten isn't even on the list. He is super human.

The man is a master of guitar magic. He can make a guitar rip every emotion. Awesome!

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428 Jacky Vincent

This Guy is very good from doing songs and solo, Jacky deserves to be at least at Top 20, cause his sweep picking and long staying in notes is very good. FIR Falling in Reverse Rocks.. If you want to see the skills of Jacky Try the Good Girls Bad Guys, His solo right there is insane..

We're talking skill, he's got skill. No guitarist reached this kind of level at such a young age

This Guy should be in at least the top 50. His Guitar Solos are ridiculous and if you see him live he always sounds exactly like the album.
Check out the guitar solo in the song Born to lead by falling in reverse to see what I mean

His style is so technical and his solos are amazing

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429 Nile Rodgers
430 Jeff Ling

Would be better if he hadn't played in a metalcore band. - zxm

431 Mika Luoto

Played with many bands and solo too. Multigenre guitarist. From jazz to trash. Excellent technique and lotsof feeling. Should be mentioned here.

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432 Charlie Christian V 1 Comment
433 Kat McSnatch V 2 Comments
434 Dean Ween V 1 Comment
435 Curtis Mayfield

Curtis was a brilliant guitar player in his time

436 Walter Becker
437 Justin Chancellor Justin Chancellor Justin Gunnar Walter Chancellor is an English musician formerly in the band Peach but best known as the bass player for rock band Tool. Chancellor is of English and Norwegian descent.
438 Andrew Stockdale Andrew Stockdale Andrew James Stockdale is an Australian rock musician, singer and songwriter best known as the lead vocalist, lead guitarist and only mainstay member of the rock band Wolfmother, which formed in 2000. In 2007, alongside his Wolfmother bandmates, he won 'Songwriter of the Year' at the APRA Awards.

Made some gnarli wolfriffs!

439 Frank Gambale

Continuing jazz fusion genre with brilliant style, sound and amazing sweep picking and ability to go from 0-100 faster than anyone

440 Roine Stolt

After the almost complete death of prog rock, a guitarist came back to life as the phoenix. It's of course Roine Stolt from 70's Kaipa and then from the 90's and 2000's The Flower Kings. He delivers a great versatility, emotion and strength through a style inspired by Gilmour, Hackett, Howe, Fripp, Latimer, Rothery and Zappa (only this! ) like his solos on "The Pilgrim's Inn", "Big Puzzle", "Stardust We are", the one hour long "Garden of Dreams", "A King's Prayer" or "The Truth Will set you free"!

Obviously being in a (Swedish) progressive rock band doesn't get him the exposure or credit deserved here in the U.S. that it does in most other developed countries. See the comments for Trey Anastasio (above) - soy10ley

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