Best Guitarists Ever
The Contenders: Page 8
Jared is just AWESOME! One of the most popular and succesfull guitarists in the world! I just love him!
He may have captured the limelight with his acting and antics and I'm betting he is a good guy but I think there are many listed behind and in front of that are better.
Izzy Stradlin wrote a lot of riffs, solo's and songs in general for Guns N' Roses and he wrote some kick-ass riffs solo as well. The man deserves more credit for what he has done. Most people think they mostly hear slash while listening to G N' R but it was actually Izzy who wrote and played the guitar parts. Don't get me wrong, I love slash's work as well but I think Izzy's work is just not recognized enough. The combination of the two was divine!
This guy is the most underrated guitarist of all time, it's a shame because he has so much more talent then Slash.
Izzy isn't no Slash that's for sure but the main riff for Mr. Brownstone ALL
IZZY! More recognition is in place!
Without Izzy there would be no Guns N' Roses, he was more important to Guns N' Roses than SlashV 2 Comments
Steve Clark is so missed. He was a beautiful man who had a beautiful and you hear and see it in how he played guitar. Can't believe he is so far down on the list. Maybe people aren't looking at the names that are ahead of him, he deserves to be in the top 10 in my opinion.
Steve clark is better than richie blackmore and also he was called the riff master
Not only is henricks over rated but slash is so over rated watch him on you tube he mess's up so bad, a song he has played so many times he is out of it. Steve never played that bad, but yet he is so under rated what a shame people do not know what real music is
He was a great gutair player I can't believe he was 30 when he died. The riff master needs to be in the top ten. Him and Phil Collen both should be.V 4 Comments
He is amazing... A great vocalist as well
Jack black is a beast
Not known for normal 'middle eight' solos. Far from it. If you like your guitar music hard, soft, intricate and offbeat this is the man. And all this whilst singing. Very talented guy and a must see live.V 1 Comment
This guy would make prince run home and cry. Who the hey put Prince as #2 anyway
Ry Cooder and Leo Kottke are absolute guitar magicians. All styles, exotic tunings and masterful technique are their hallmarks. Most of the chumps on this list have never traveled musically where these gentlemen have gone. Each are top five players. Hendrix will always be number one.
How easy talent is forgotten
Simply greatV 1 Comment
Machine Head! Hello? Okay, so not as good as Hendrix, Slash or even Hetfield but let's be honest here. IT'S MACHINE HEAD! Demmel is the person who performed an amazing solo for Halo off the Blackening album. Have you heard that bloody solo?! IT IS AMAZING! Then his guitaring for be Still and Know, A Farwell To Arms, Locust and I Am Hell. They're heavy stuff. And I Am Hell... CHRIST! Have you heard the speed! That's quick! And also MH covered Hallowed Be Thy Name (Iron Maiden), The Sentinel (Judas Preist) and, oh yeah, Battery (Metallica). So he AT LEAST desreves a Top 10 spot for doing that but also being able to play quick whilst making sure you can hear the damn notes!
Phenomenal abilities and techniques. Yet, never gets in the way of his musical visions, just propels it all forward, him, and Rory Gallagher, the best two I ever saw in my life.
Been playing to audiences for a long time now, dropping jaws to the floor every time. No one ever leaves his concerts the same as they went in. Playing with the soul and fire most could only dream of. Check out the double CD 'REAL LIVE'. Amazing!
People don't know who he is, only reason he's not in the Top 10.
Frank Marino with his band ''The Mahogany Rush'' has been shaking the planet during the '70. In rock 'n roll madness, a Chuck Berry's song ''Johnny B. Good'', this virtuose shows us why is he considered to be one of the greatest guitarist that ever walked this earth.V 2 Comments
Living Colour is amazingV 3 Comments
I can't believe he's at 500, he is an excellent guitarist, he has some amazing solos. A totally underrated guitar player in my opinion.
Great at improvising great solo's and plays with finesse every time I see him perform
From Slipknot and Stone Sour I think this guy is one of the best of all time!
He's already on the list under the name James RootV 2 Comments
Yes! Five Finger Death Punch's guitarist is on here! He shreds real well. - NuMetalManiak
Check out Trace Bundy, he definitely deserves a place on this site
So underrated. Jeff is a great guitarist and to this day writes great songs with energizing riffs.
Such a versatile thrash guitarist. Deserves top 30
One of the best ever - heavy yet melodic riffs and solos. Awesome! - Metal_Treasure
Absolutely one of the most versatile Guitarplayers in the world. Playes every style of music. Has a very nice and distinct own sound and style, which are for me the real signs of a world class guitarist.V 1 Comment
One of the greatest influences from the 50's on so many great performers and a truly great guitar player.
This young man could play lead and rhythm at the same time! Now that's talent!
A rock n' roll pioneer whether you like it or not. He created one of the greatest and most popular guitar solos of all times (Peggy Sue) and he was one of the first people to use the standard guitar, bass drums band.
Ever in the shadow of his brother Rudy rocks with his stage presence and ability to shred on command.
This man is the great heart of the Scorpions, just watch and listen, he is a superb front man but also a very good guitarist, I cannot imagine Scorpions without him.
Do you guy watch with your eyes or ass
He doesn't even play the guitar.
He does play guitar
His guitar solo on Purpe rain on the howard stern show bday bash 2014, was on the most amazing ever! Even Prince was impressedV 2 Comments
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