Best Guitarists Ever

The Contenders: Page 6

101 Matt Bachand Matt Bachand
102 Glenn Tipton Glenn Tipton

SWEET MERCYFUL CRAP! WHY THE HELL IS GLENN DOWN HEAR!? There are a lot of people who claim the best guitarists are the ones that can
-play fast as hell
-play soulfully
-have a signature style
Glenn Tipton does not only tick all these boxes... He is the DEFINITION of those three boxes.
Fast as hell- All Guns Blazing
Soulful-Beyond the realms of death death
Signature style-Hell yes!
He has also written a number of EXTREMELY influential songs such as, but not limited too,
Exciter
Dissident aggressor
Dreamer deceiver
Tyrant
Painkiller
And more. Trust me I've heard most of these guitarists on this list, neither is as unique or diverse or talented as Glenn Tipton (except most of the vintage guitarists on here ie Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck, Hendrix etc, they are equal to Glenn.

WHAT I can't believe that Glenn number 50 he is so under rated the way he plays solos is amazing my favorite guitarist ( 2nd place is Jimi Page) - macrox16

Glenn Tipton is really one of the most underrated guitarist of all time, if not THE most underrated. His solo's are amazing. They're fast, aggressive, melodic and so complex and technical that some of his solo's are extremely difficult to tab. Glenn is the greatest guitarist of all time followed by Jimmy Page and K.K. downing.

Glenn is #1077 and lil wayne is #1080!
and metalheads say they understand music! - ShahryRKnoT

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103 Steve Morse Steve Morse Steven J. "Steve" Morse is an American guitarist and composer, best known as the founder of the Dixie Dregs; and since 1994, the guitar player of Deep Purple.

I find it unbelievable. 91? What is wrong with the world. I'm am a high level guitarist who plays Iced Earth, Megadeth, and Steve Morse is god to me. I would like to thank him, his music has made me very happy over the years, it means a lot to me, and always makes me feel better. Thank you Steve Morse, for beautiful compositions. Your music has got me through some very hard times.

Steve is brilliant and has a wonderful tone. Love his wicked chromatic runs, harmonics, and vibrato. Always smiling and a great replacement for Blackmore (who I also find awesome), he has been in Purple longer now than the Man in Black was and has proven he can fit in right with the hard rock legends!

I'd also vote for Al DiMeola, who I don't see on this list, Jeff Beck, John 5, Robert Fripp, and a whole bunch of others.

Steve Morse is simply the best guitarist in the world that no one has heard of. He is the guitarist that other guitarists want to be. In Guitar Magazine (a mag for guitarists) he won best guitarist so many times they created a hall of fame category just for him so other guitarists could get an opportunity. That speaks volumes.

He is the best overal guitarist after steve owe, he palyed fussion with Al Di Meola, he is playing with deep purple

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104 Noel Gallagher Noel Gallagher Noel Thomas David Gallagher is an English musician, singer, songwriter and guitarist. He served as the lead guitarist, co-lead vocalist and principal songwriter of the rock band Oasis.

He is the god of guitar, Noel the Son of Rock & Roll Music, every sound is different from another..

Legendary guitarist and song writer, second best to the Beatles...

Very good guitarist but I think he is a better singer than he is guitarist

Noel put the heart into many Oasis hits, he is good at whet he does and needs respect for that.
DS Sussex

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105 Allen Collins Allen Collins

He should be in the top ten guitarists. I mean just listen to his solos, especially the free bird one. Anyone who has a bit of common sense will boost him up.

Honestly, how is this man never featured in top 100 guitarist lists, when his most famous solo is frequently rated in the top three? He may not be a shreader, but his solos had energy, power behind them, and were not just some scales thrown together in a manner in which you can't even hear the individual notes. This man does not "Shread" at all, he actually plays.

Honestly should be in the top five. He is never voted in any lists but is truly one of the best that ever lived. A lot better than Jimmie Hendrix in my humble opinion.

One of the most underrated guitarists of all time.

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106 Scotty Moore Scotty Moore

He was Elvis Presley's first lead guitarist. He was the best rockabilly man in his day. His riffs in That's Alright Mama were legendary.

Scotty Moore was great. He was part of Elvis Presley's backing band. He was a big reason why Elvis was so influential and great. - Rambles

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107 Brian Jones Brian Jones Lewis Brian Hopkin Jones was an English musician, the founder and the original leader of the Rolling Stones. V 4 Comments
108 Gary Holt Gary Holt

His first solo in "You Against You" is face melting, wild, and eargasmic!

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109 KK. Downing KK. Downing

The other side of the Twin-Axes-Attack lead of Judas Priest! He has done some of the wildest and greatest solo in the heavy Metal history! He's one of the most underrated lead guitarist in the whole world!

The wildest guitar player ever. The Sinner, Victim of Changes - I don't need to continue the list. He is also the master of Floyd Rose!

Glenn and KK as a team are the ultimate twin attack

KK should be number 1, Ritchie Blackmore 2 Jimi Page 3, Glenn 4, Kirk 5, Mustaine 6, Dimebag 7, King or Hanneman 8, Chuck Sch. 9

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110 Dave Grohl Dave Grohl David Eric "Dave" Grohl is an American rock musician, multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, and producer. He is best known as the drummer for the grunge band Nirvana and the vocalist/guitarist for the alternative rock band Foo Fighters.

If you think Dave Grohl is a bad guitarist listen to and watch the ending of "Razor" in the "Skin and Bones" live album.

140? Your kidding me right, listen to Everlong, The Pretender, Long road to Ruin and Learn to Fly then decide

Over 260 million dollars from Nirvana, Queens of the Stone Age, and Foo Fighters

Haha I love dave grohl heres my inpression "hey guys I'm funny dave grohl I'm funny dave grohl"

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111 Johnny Ramone Johnny Ramone John William Cummings, better known by his stage name Johnny Ramone, was an American guitarist and songwriter, best known for being the guitarist for the punk rock band the Ramones.

This list is bogus. Kirk hammett, billie joel armstrong. They were all influenced by the legend Johnny Ramone. He had a revolutionary buzzsaw sound. My favorite guitarist of all time.

He is a perfect example of what rhythm guitar playing should be.

Invented a very new style of strumming the guitar, awesome!

I like to listen to listen to this guy more than Hendrix

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112 Larry Carlton Larry Carlton

Pick up any one of his albums /disks, or listen to some steely dan. No one compares

Brilliant guitarist, not done too well with fourplay

113 Pat Martino Pat Martino

Incredible fine notes, a really master of sound

114 Steve Cropper Steve Cropper

In 1996, Cropper was named "the greatest living guitar player" by Britain's Mojo magazine. When asked what he thought of Cropper, the guitarist Keith Richards said, "Perfect, man. "

"At this time Cropper's fame was not limited to the United States. The Beatles favoured Cropper's playing, and his production on Otis Redding records. John Lennon and Paul McCartney made tentative plans to record in Memphis, and to work with the guitarist. "

Rolling Stone lists him (Cropper) 36th on their list of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.

... And he's a relation. Need I say more? Look him up...

The backbone of Booker T & the MG's... Great

115 Eric Lambert
116 Willie Adler Willie Adler

In my opinion, he is one of the best riff-writers. Take a look at them

117 John Goodsall John Goodsall
118 Jerry Garcia Jerry Garcia Jerome John "Jerry" Garcia was an American musician best known for his lead guitar work, singing and songwriting with the band the Grateful Dead, which came to prominence during the counterculture era in the 1960s.

As Bob Dylan elogized "There's no way to measure his greatness or magnitude as a person or as a player. I don't think eulogizing will do him justice. He was that great - much more than a superb musician with an uncanny ear and dexterity. He is the very spirit personified of whatever is muddy river country at its core and screams up into the spheres. He really had no equal. To me he wasn't only a musician and friend, he was more like a big brother who taught and showed me more than he'll ever know. There are a lot of spaces and advances between the Carter Family, Buddy Holly and, say, Ornette Coleman, a lot of universes, but he filled them all without being a member of any school. His playing was moody, awesome, sophisticated, hypnotic and subtle. There's no way to convey the loss. It just digs down really deep."

Garcia has as much grace in his playing as any guitarist, and his ability to defy conventional boundaries between rock, blues, folk, and bluegrass should put him no doubt in the top ten. He has unlimited talent, and who else could play for 2 hours straight without ever ceasing to create one new, mesmerizing riff after another. A true genius who apparently deserves more respect. This list is ridiculous.

Wow don't know how your rating system works but who the F is Buckethead. Jerry has inspired legions of players and delighted millions of fans for 40 years to put him on the list at 132 just totally hurts your credibility and insults a legendary musician. Not to pick on Buckethead because there are a number of musicians that have done nothing compared to Jerry's body of work in Rock, Folk and Bluegrass. Who has transcended music the way Jerry has.

Jerry should easily be placed in the top ten, with out a doubt, the guy was the best at improvising and coming up with jams on the spot, signifying his strength and power with the guitar

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119 Adam Jones Adam Jones Adam Thomas Jones (born January 15, 1965) is a three-time Grammy Award-winning American musician and visual artist, best known for his position as the guitarist for Tool.

Wow it is absolutely sickening that Adam Jones isn't even in the top 20. This man is an absolute genius when it comes to guitar. People are so close minded and think all talent in playing guitar lies in the complexity. All the other guitar players on this list wouldn't compare to the creativity of tones and improvisations this man makes. Not to mention his visual arts as well. I bet 99% of the voters on here aren't even aware of his impact on movies such as Jurassic Park, Batman Returns, Terminator 2: Judgement Day, Edward Scissorhands, Predator 2, A Nightmare On Elmstreet: The Dream Child and The Dream Master, Ghostbusters II, and Pet Cemetery as a member of the art department. As a guitar player I am amazed by this man

This guy is a genius. Fantastic riffs, spellbinding solos and full effort into Every. Single. Song. I honestly don't think he's the best but he's dozens better than 120. - arbeZameniC

I guess no one here listens to Tool, because if you do, and you know anything about music, you should be able to appreciate and love the ART behind Adam Jones' playing. He is my #2 behind Hendrix, I am just amazed that he's not even in the top 100, what!

Adam is the most underrated musician that I have ever seen

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120 Alvin Lee Alvin Lee

Alvin Lee plays tremendously fast and accurate (good tone). Let's not forget his performance with Ten Years After and the the amazing middle section of the song riff on I'd Love To Change The World. Alvin Lee and Ten Years After made history playing at Woodstock. - ekos

Not just speed but feeling, variety, composition, originality. He could really get you lost in his melodies. The best guitarist ever by far. Completely underrated.

Just the insane transitions in "I'm Going Home" are enough, but don't forget "Woodchopper's Ball" and their version of "Good Mornin' Little Schoolgirl". Kick Ass.

Are you kidding? 138?

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