Best Guitarists Ever

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441 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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442 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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443 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.


444 Robert Cray

Robert Cray has been in the guitar business for a while and he has revolutionized the blues. Not that many people have heard of him cause his genre isn't really a popular one, but he is still a great guitarist.

Listen to "Strong Pursuder" and then tell me he is not a top 20 guitarist, a better George Benson.

Great guitarist. Shame to see him so far down the list

445 T-Bone Walker T-Bone Walker

T-Bone Walker was great and a big influence on guitarists like Chuck Berry and Jimi Hendrix. Should be in the top 100 at least. - Rambles

A crying shame that he's so far down this list - everyone in the top 10 was fundamentally cribbing from T-Bone, Chuck Berry in particular.

479 is sooo wrong!

446 Stephen Stills Stephen Stills

Hey, why is he NOT in the list. Please check out his work on acoustic guitar and electric. If you can find "Black Queen" check it out.

This is way to low for Stephen. He is the best acoustic and rythym guitarist I know of. Back in the 70's he was up there with Clapton in Playboy's top 10.

447 Paul Allender

Listen to "The Black Goddess Rises" solo!

He's skill has touched many hearts

448 Michael Hedges

Michael belongs in the top 5 of this list. Speed and "power" were not part of his repertoire. But, no one else has ever flexed the kind of creativity in composition, rhythm, and the creation of guitar chords. To hear him play was one thing. To see him play was like landing on another planet - in utter disbelief that anyone could make a guitar sound like that, and that there was only one guitar and one guitar player involved. On top of all that, it was easy to see how much joy he had playing and connecting deeply with his audience. A thousand people could have been in an audience, and each one of them would have thought "It was only me and Michael." He's been gone 20 years now, and I still am so stoked to introduce people to his music - and getting the same reaction every time: "! " "No way! " "What the..." Nobody did it, or does it better than Michael Hedges.

Undeniably one of the innovators of guitar play. He gets more sounds from a single instrument than almost anyone else. Classically trained with complete freedom from constraints. Amazing!

I saw him in concert twice, he is the greatest guitar player ever!

By far the most creative human being to ever play guitar.

449 John Williams

With julian bream the greatest classical guitarists in the world

He is probably the greatest classic guitarist alive. Most of the people on this are just string noodlers. Chet was wonderful.

Please update the list again,
This list seem to br update..

450 Larry Lalonde

He is super underrated and is very technical and creative! -

451 Myles Kennedy Myles Kennedy Myles Richard Kennedy is an American musician, singer and songwriter best known as the lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist of the rock band Alter Bridge, and as the lead vocalist in Slash's current band: Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators.

Myles R. Kennedy (born November 27, 1969) is an American singer, songwriter, and guitarist originally from Spokane, Washington. Highly regarded as one of the best and most influential vocalists out today, he possesses a 4-octave vocal range, with his longest held on note timed at 22 seconds (in The Mayfield Four's "Summergirl"; his longest note streak with one breath is 31 seconds in Alter Bridge's "Blackbird"). Kennedy, a former guitar instructor in the Spokane area who has appeared as a guest of both live performances and recording sessions of numerous bands over the years, is currently the lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist to Alter Bridge,

If you have never seen him and mark tremonti play together then you need to check that out

He puts so much emotion into his playing

452 Chris Shiflett

Wait... WHAT? Chris Shiflett beside, uh, Travis Barker? what? Barker is a drummer, not a guitarist! (Maybe he plays guitar but that doesn't count). Chris is a good guitar player, not a guitar god but he still plays good guitar!

453 Kenny Wayne Shepherd

Love him. What's he doing' way down here?

A-MA-ZING...! Finally I see KWS at 608? Kenny's music clearly comes from his soul, and what he can do with a guitar... He should be next to Eric Clapton. Boost Joe Bonamassa along with KWS

454 Jonny Buckland

Instrumental and superb, lightning fast fingers. He might set fire to his strings if he gets any faster- Coldplay

One of the best around these days, has written some of the best riffs in history - "Fix You" and "The Scientist"

Just listen to fix you solo and he'll be in the top 10

Maybe he is one of the best guitarist in today's music industry!.

455 Kevin "Noodles" Wasserman
456 Doug Aldrich Doug Aldrich Doug Aldrich, is a Los Angeles-based hard rock guitarist. He founded the band Burning Rain with Keith St.
457 Pete Wentz Pete Wentz Peter Lewis Kingston Wentz III (born June 5, 1979)is an American musician. He is best known for being the bassist, lyricist, and backing vocalist for the American rock band Fall Out Boy. Before Fall Out Boy's inception in 2001, Wentz was a fixture of the Chicago hardcore scene and was notably the lead more.

Amazing guitarist. He's amazing in Fall Out Boy


458 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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459 Seth Morrison

Get him up. come on PEople

Coolest Guitar player :D ever. he is from the band Skillet :) plss GEt him up

460 Ed Sheeran Ed Sheeran Edward Christopher "Ed" Sheeran is an English singer-songwriter and musician. He was born in Hebden Bridge in Yorkshire and raised in Framlingham, Suffolk.

Amazing with loop pedals and great voice:) Just listen to him in the Live Room- You Need Me I Don't Need You. Amazing!

Pretty bad guitarist but a talented musician.


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