Best Guitarists Ever

The Contenders: Page 24

461 Andrew Stanley

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

462 Craig Goldy Craig Goldy

Great guitarist. Majorly underrated. Did the Dio album dream evil and in my opinion the guitar playing is great on that album. - luke_cody_03

In addition to that the first Giuffria (ex-Angel) album with the really big hit on it and good all the way through.

463 Bobby Gustafson

Early Overkill stuff is legendary

464 Tony MacAlpine

Tony MacAlpine (born August 29, 1960 in Springfield, Massachusetts) is a guitar and keyboard virtuoso who came on to the neo classical/shred scene in the mid 80s. He later experimented with jazz rock fusion and combined it with his classical training, as can be heard on Chromaticity (2001). He has released many solo albums in his career. Some of his other projects include CAB, Planet X, Steve Vai and Ring of Fire. - harrykar

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465 Carl Verheyen

He's way lower on the list than he should be.

466 Mike Campese

This guy should be in the top guitarist list, check out his music. Very Creative and has a unique style!

His betcha can't play this for Guitar World is awesome! Stop looking at this list, open a new tab, and Google it! I'ts awesome!

467 Brian Robbo Robertson

He could have become the bets guitarist ever, but he was drinking to much and taking drugs.
But for me he will always be the best!

Just shaded it over Scott Gorham, both amazing guitarists. His solos on Live & Dangerous should propel him to top 10 along with Scott.

468 Ty Tabor
469 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.

470 Toy Caldwell

Toy is " that" guitarist who could sing along with his ability to play rock jazz country blues. All without a pick, I might add. Regrettably a victem of top 40 fame. The guitar work that showcases his speed and versatility can be found on side 2 the album"where we all belong". If music lovers wee to expose themselves to this, toy Caldwell would achieve top 5 status!

Toy Caldwell could do more fast picking with just his bare thumb than most other guitarists could do with a thin pick!

Another mistake on this list! He was great.

471 Walter Giardino
472 Dickey Betts

He led a very colorful life but there is no denying he was an immensely top rated guitarist and way, way better than a lot on this list. He was on and off with the Allman Bros. for many years. One time when I went to see the band, he was in jail. According to Rolling Stone, who rated him #61, Duane Allman said ""I'm the famous guitar player," but Dickey is the good one." He also wrote "Ramblin' Man" and "Jessica".

How he ended up at 399 is beyond me... Does anyone listen to these guys perform... The Allman brothers were some of the best in late 60's and early 70's. Dwayne, Butch and Dickey were all some of the best...

Keep things going with the Allman Brothers Band what a great player.

Held his own with Duane Allman. Versatile.

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473 Scotti Hill

This guy is good he should be in the top 15 listen to his wasted time solo I just keep my eyes closed whenever I listen to it, I felt I was playing it - rafayel

474 Pete Loeffler, Chevelle

Pete really doesn't do solos much, but he does have good riffs, like in Forfeit and Still Running. - NuMetalManiak

I think thid guy should be next after Jimi Hendrix, just listen to his solos, you will go crazy

475 Tom Petty Tom Petty Thomas Earl "Tom" Petty is an American musician, singer, songwriter, multi instrumentalist and record producer.

Amazing sound, and great vocals. Should be top 100 for sure.

Knows how to put it down, plain and simple.

Crazy, he should be WAY higher than 530.

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476 Larry Lalonde

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

477 Ian Crichton, Saga

You guys really messed up when you didn't mention this man. Rik Emmett sub for him when Ian broke a finger. rik was the only guy who could even come close ot playing as good as Ian. Ian has played on over 35 albums and has been playing in Saga for over 30 years... pick up his Ghettos by Design solo album and may be you guys can appreciate a great guitarist when you hear one.

478 Tak Matsumoto

Guitarist from Japan legendary rock duo B'z. Possess stunning guitar fingering skill. - fredooi

479 Vinnie Vincent Vinnie Vincent Vinnie Vincent is an American guitarist and songwriter. He is a former member of the rock band Kiss from 1982 until mid-1984 during the band's transition out of their 1973–1983 makeup period.
480 Malcolm Young

Malcolm young really should be on here because he can give a song such a good sense of rhythm and riffing. His riff on whiskey on the rocks=pro. He may not be a soloist but trust me AC/DC would not sound good without him

Are you people mad this guy is as good as his brother were would ac/dc be with out malcom

Well angus is good but listen to that guys rhythm guitar hiss riffs are great man. He's not my favorite guitarist but he's talented.

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