Best Guitarists Ever
The Contenders: Page 24
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.
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..
He is super underrated and is very technical and creative! -
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
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!
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
Amazing guitarist. He's amazing in Fall Out Boy
Why is he so low? HE HELPED SAVE ROCK AND ROLL!
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?V 1 Comment
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.
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.
GET THIS FOOL OUT OF THIS LIST.
How is Scott not on this list!? The man is in one of the greatest metal guitarists of all time. he really speaks to his guitar. Just listen to Indians and caught in a mosh by anthrax and you will see for yourself!
If you don't know him, educate yourself.
Accused of recording at half speed and always proves the haters wrong. BLISTERING speed, huge riffs, sweep picking to the max, masterful song composition, sick guitars, legendary sound production, and amazing guitar tones. He may not be a legend, but he's easily one of the best guitarists I've ever heard. But let's not forget his counterpart, Miles Baker, who is a perfect carbon copy of Lucas Mann.
Just listen to a Rings Of Saturn song and try to tell me that Lucas Mann isn't an amazing guitarist. He should be so much higher on this list
Great leads probably sickest I ever heard
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.
Provided the signature sound for the "classic" Alice Cooper recordings. GREAT (and apparently under-rated) guitarist!
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