Best Guitarists Ever

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441 Josh Middleton

The only person still pushing creative, unique solos in standard tuning anymore.

One of the cleanest players I've ever heard, all the riffs are tight as hell.

Just listen to his band "sylosis" their frightening. Their dark, fast, heavy, melodic and full of emotion. Just listen to "kingdoms of solitude". Did I mention his also the vocalist?

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442 Thurston Moore

Thurston Moore was the lead guitarist of Sonic Youth, a band known for their intricate, fast, and long songs, the beauty between Moore and Ranaldo's guitar playing, heavy use of alternate tunings, and great drumming. Listen to Daydream Nation (Pitchfork Media's #1 best album of the '80s) and see if you share my opinion that he should be in the top 100 guitarists of all time. Whatever it is, he's definitely better than (at least) half the stuff above him on this list. (Billie Joe Armstrong is in the top 50? Seriously? )

For sure in the top 100! He was ranked as 33 in rolling stone magazine! Listen to kool thing!

One of the best guitarists ever. It's ridiculous how low he is on this list.

443 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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444 Øystein Sunde

His guitar skills are sick! He deserves a way higher place on this list - Bigsamehada

445 Vince Gill

If you don't know him, educate yourself.

446 Terry Kath Terry Kath Terry Alan Kath was an American musician and songwriter, best known as the original guitarist, one of the lead singers and founding members of the rock band Chicago.

Should always be on top of best guitarists ever list. Extremely underrated.

I love his playing strait from the heart..

Jimi Hendrix him self said that Terry Kath was BETTER than he was! Terry Kath should easily be #1 on this list. The most underrated guitarist ever and the best ever. }:(

447 David Bowie David Bowie David Robert Jones was an English singer born in London on January 8, 1947, the son of a fundraiser and a waitress. He died in New York on January 10, 2016 at the age of 69, a hero to millions. more.

How is he so far from Number One?
Just listen to "Space Oddity" or the 1973 "Life on Mars" and you'll understand his guitar playing skills.

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451 Curtis Mayfield

Curtis was a brilliant guitar player in his time

452 Andrew Stanley

He's not very popular, but he's absolutely amazing! - TheHabsFan

453 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.
454 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!

455 Mike Ness
456 Frank Gambale

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

457 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

458 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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459 Jim Reverend Horton Heath

He may not be vary famouse but he can get the job done! He is really good with solos and can play really great riffs. his story of how he learned gitar is really neet to. I'm not saying he should be at #1 I'm just saying he should be at least in the top ten. (but not in front of dimebag) so if your looking to here tallent go out and buy one of his bands cd S. and if you like "rockabilly/psicobilly" music listen to his music it's awesome.


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460 Todd Rundgren Todd Rundgren

First off, a description of Todd Rundgren's music (for those who are unfamiliar with his work). Todd Rundgren was a progressive rock giant back in the 1970's. However, many people may not realize this for two reasons: (1). He started out as a pop/rock singer-songwriter. It was after gaining large popularity (with his pop-jugged album _Something/Anything? _) when he decided to dive off into the deep end, and heed more fully to his experimental musings (although there were hints early on. )

So, what does Todd Rundgren's music sound like? Imagine the souls of Frank Zappa, Carole King and select members of the Classic Motown-era (The Temptations, The Four Tops, Stevie Wonder) creating a musically-inclined child. It's another way of saying Rundgren's music combines the manic, humorous and irreverent style of Zappa, the reflective, poignant balladry of Carole King, and the classic psychedelic/r&b-soul of The Temptations all blended into one--added with his own unique and inventive ...more

Todd is an AMAZING guitarist, and I mean amazing. Listen to Utopia Live At Hammersmith Odeon and hear him absolutely levitate into the stratosphere - shimmering, screaming lines of pure joy.

He inspired Prince and is one of the greatest songwriters and producers of all time. Top 20, at minimum.


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