Best Guitarists Ever

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441 Jay Yuenger
442 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 by far the best in the world. He can do it all. Him and SRV kick ass when it comes to guitar playing, period.

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443 Randy Bachman

Randy Bachman might not be extremely crazy like Jimi or Page or Van Halen and all those greats but he's better than prince!

I would rate Randy Bachman at the very least in the top one. Blue Collar alone shows you what this guy can do.

Sure he's canadian but he should be at least top 100 for sure plus 2 great bands and top ten hits galore? Morerespect please

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444 Ty Tabor
445 Earl Klugh
446 Clarence White

Clarence White almost single-handedly legitimized the acoustic guitar as a lead instrument in bluegrass. With few exceptions, before Clarence, the guitar was strictly a rhythm instrument. Tony Rice, arguably the greatest living bluegrass guitarist, cites his friend Clarence as his primary musical influence. Rice owns and plays Clarence's highly modified 1935 Martin D-28. David Grier and Russ Barenberg are two other highly acclaimed acoustic guitarists who were heavily influenced by White's innovative and highly sophisticated guitar work.

On the electric side of the guitar spectrum, White was similarly influential. With fellow Byrd Gene Parsons, White invented the B-Bender device. This device raises the b (second) string of the guitar a whole step by the use of pulleys and levers attached to the upper strap knob and the second string on the guitar. It is activated by pushing down on the neck, and produces a "pedal steel" type sound. Subsequently, his Telecaster sound became at ...more

447 James Dean Bradfield

Singer of the Welsh band Manic Street Preachers

448 Kyle Riess
449 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.

450 Dave Matthews

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!

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451 Peter Buck

How is peter buck so low? Just listen to "the one I love" by rem to see his best guitar work.

452 Keller Williams

Best 1 man jam band to ever walk the earth. (Probably the only one too)

453 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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454 Roy Rogers

If you haven't seen him solo, you haven't lived... The way he jams with that slide, on an acoustic guitar is absolutely phenominal, he plays so fast and so all over the place... Sure he's not very popular, and doesn't have the image or catchyness of Hendrix, or page, or Van Halen, but I guarantee that he could play any of their riffs, and the only one that might be able to play his is jimmy page... Though it's doubtful

455 Al Petrelli

First off his name is Pitrelli. The technical master of the guitar that only a very few can touch. If you haven't see Al play then you can not call yourself a lover of guitar.
All you have to do is watch him on YouTube with TSO: The Dark, will take your breath away, Tracers, there is no better.

456 Glen Matlock Glen Matlock Glen Matlock is an English musician best known for being the bass guitarist in the original line-up of the punk rock band the Sex Pistols.

Formerly of the Sex Pistols and accompanying Iggy Pop, then with his own band, his music featured in NANA: Love for NANA Tribute album - ah, his guitar is majestic, epic!

457 Howard Leese

Howard leese is underrated. 22 years in the super group HEART. That alone should put Leese on this list.

One of the most forgotten and definitely one of the best.

This was a monster of a band during the 70�s. With Heart�s original line up, only a few could clam to have ever had there musical talent. Ann Wilson on Lead Vocals, Michael Derosier on drums, Steve Fossen playing bass and three of the most underrated guitar players of all time Nancy Wilson, Roger Fisher and Howard Leese. HEART could play with the best of them and if they would have been able to stay together they would have easily dominated rock music well into the 21st century and for that reason alone Howard Leese should be in the top 30 on this list. - jerryw08

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459 Bonnie Raitt Bonnie Raitt

Definitely a very talented guitarist among her many other musical and humanitarian works!

Can play a pretty mean slide guitar

One of my top 10. Taste is better than speed.

Top 10

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460 Chris Flippin

Just listen to the song Stokin' The Neighbors, Lullaby, Baggage, and Burn That Bridge When We Get To It...

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