Best Guitarists Ever
The Contenders: Page 25
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.V 3 Comments
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
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
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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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.
Guitarist from Japan legendary rock duo B'z. Possess stunning guitar fingering skill. - fredooi
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.
Ok, not the greatest guitarist around, but this guy did his thing on every album for 15 years and stopped to produce, write, and back-up (musically and vocally) some of the greatest there has ever been. Joe Walsh, Bryan Ferry, George Harrison, Roy Orbison, Tom Petty, etc. And don't forget the all guitar all-star band he formed "The Traveling Wilbury's. Enough said!
Extremely underrated, the shear technicality and skill of this man not to mention how clean he is live and on record is amazing, all whilst playing mind melting solos and riffs that both make your pinky want to drop off as well as vocals... 549... Pfft top 5 for sure.
Just listen to the solo to "Take it on the run" you can feel the angst and pain in that solo very underrated guitarist and I'm not a huge REO guy but the dude could definitely play.
Are you just Nuts? Gary Richrath could play circles around 90% of these guys. Listen to "Stillness of the night"and become a true believer!
Whoever made up this list is out of there mind, Gary Richrath from REO SPEEDWAGON is Better than 3/4 of guitarists on this list
I think he should be up about 200 spots on this Bogus list!V 1 Comment
741? Really?! This guy is a revolutionary player, even his note choices are like no other players, he is one of the most important guitarists of our time!
Why is he so low this man is a legend
Wow! Just wow! This is why this site can't be trusted.
He is for sure one of the best guitar players of our times.
Mastodon is currently the best heavy metal band still producing albuns with great quality. And THIS guy makes it look easy..
Go on YouTube and listen to Red N Black Hippie Sam and listen to this guy play. WowV 2 Comments
Lead guitarist (one of) for the Swedish melodic death metal band Scar Symmetry. The virtuoso's virtuoso. Unique phrasing and technique.. Per is the new modern standard of guitar playing. Unrivalled sweeping and tapping... And no neck pickup. Per Nilsson... The Master
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.
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