Best Guitarists Ever

The Contenders: Page 8

141 Richard Z. Kruspe Richard Z. Kruspe

I think he's really gifted musician! He's got a lot of energy, power in his riffs and solos...

Lead guitarist of Rammstein. don't let the bands image make you overlook him. He has great skills, with a style that is unmistakable!

Herr Kruspe is one of the best guitarists I've ever heard. Listen to his solos and you will understand what I mean!

He's just as good as Paul but he's more badass while Paul is funnier. I voted RZK because he has more votes lol and I prefer his style a bit

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142 Warren Haynes Warren Haynes

Look on you tube for Warren's guest performance with the Dave Matthews band, playing Cortez the Killer ( you know Neil Young's epic song! ). After having heard this one, you'll know where Warren should be ranked.

He might be the best out there today, his covers with The Mule are amazing! He can play The Dead and Neil Young same night!

Can play some of these guitarists music in todays feel

Pure feeling and a great technic. Just incredible.

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143 John Butler John Butler

How the hell is john butler below the "filth who lack talent" that is like 90% of this list. You will NEVER see a 12-string played as masterfully as john butler. There are no song within the john butler trio repertoire that I wont repeat at least once every time I hear it. If you don't know who john butler is go look him up now... Do it... NOW!

If you've ever seen this guy play a 12 string, you can't help but be impressed. Go to you tube and checkout "Oceans" solo... Gives you chills...

165! Is this a joke. Amazing guitarist, go listen go him play ocean on a twelve string like everybody is saying.

One of the most skilful players of all time. Ocean is an absolute masterpiece

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144 John Lennon John Lennon John Winston Ono Lennon, MBE was an English singer and songwriter who rose to worldwide fame as a co-founder of the Beatles, the most commercially successful band in the history of popular music. He was assassinated by Mark David Chapman on December 8, 1980 at age 40 .

Listening to John Lennon you'll understand. He is a music Icon for crying out loud! He is the man who created the best classic rock group ever! The man that can truly imagine.

He's one of the best singers in the world and without him there with be no Beatles and he is the inspiration of all rock and roll guitarist here in the world and he plays the guitar smoothly like playing the guitar and almost dancing in his early years of the Beatles

COOl in fact far to cool to say, shame he is dead though still cool guitarist! - remsterpom

Ok so why the hell is he down here when Jack Black and Adam Levine are way up there on the list?

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145 Barry Stock Barry Stock
146 Chris DeGarmo Chris DeGarmo

#145 degarmo is a Genius Writing Catchy Lines.There No More Guitarist Like This Anymore.Silent Lucidity And Today's Music,What a Diffrence.

147 James Root James Root

His solos both for Slipknot and Stone Sour are awesome, he has great talent and his head banging is on another level!

He has the melody of Syn Gates and the speed of Herman Li, best guitarist ever.

So I need to scroll all the down here to find a member of slipknot.

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148 Sakito Sakito

I can only say the only reason that this man is not higher is because he doesn't have the fangirl following that is as strong as other Jrock bands because he is one of the best guitarists of all time. Nothing hyptonizes me more than the sound of this man's guitar. His compositions are the most beautiful I've heard probably ever. Let's vote on talent people not your biases. And just to add as someone who's seen him play live & up-close a number of times he's got skills like you wouldn't believe. Takes your breath away watching his fingers so delicate and artful, and I've seen him go back & forth between 3 guitars for one song, so he works damn hard too!

The lead guitarist for Nightmare as well as one of its creative minds. Listen to Alumina and really listen. That's why he should win.

His guitar skills are just the best, his solos are magic, and his compositions sound like coming right from heaven.

The only reason he's not in the top ten is because he's Japanese

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149 Ryan Ross Ryan Ross

He's the guitarist in Panic! At the Disco and he's got great looks... So many bands like him even Fall Out Boy asked if he could do a guitar solo in one of their new songs: The Take Over, The Break's Over.

HOLY CRAP! 153? What kind of people vote on these things? They OBVIOUSLY don't know music. The guitar part in "Do You Know What I'm Seeing? " is enough to make someone cry, not all guitar players can do that. - bailinickolecondra

I love Ryan. But this is not about looks. He's not that skilled at guitar, though an incredible songwriter. Love him, but not the best AT ALL. - mess

Umm why did I have to go all the way here to find ryan? He has the best song lyrics, and the way he plays, oh my god, its enough to make me cry. Ryan ross is so perfect he DEFINES perfection.

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150 Johnny Marr Johnny Marr

Johnny Marr is best guitarist listen to the song of the smiths you know what he's is playing. He's got everything in guitar player he's not extreme player but when listening to his best song like some girls are bigger than others, ask, money changes everything, the headmaster rituals, meat is murder you wanna know why he's johnny marr. And the last song just listen to a half a person man this's real and pure guitarist.

The little success that the Smiths got meant that Marr's mind-blowing riffs were never recognised enough. He quickly inspired many guitarists such as Squire and (Noel) Gallagher. I feel apart from Page, Harrison and Richards (all from huge bands), other British guitarists never get the full credit they deserve. Johnny Marr is incredible, try to replicate him, you won't be able to.

This is exactly why Metal guitar needs to be considered in its own category when we do power rankings. You just cannot compare a musician like Marr with Dimebag Daryl (not to take anything away from Dime... The dude could shred like a God). The problem is that they might as well be playing two different instruments, since they are so incredibly stylistically different.

Unmistakable genius!

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151 Leslie West Leslie West

Amazing, no one knows of him. Solos are sensational. In my top 5

Way underrated guitarist, still incredible today.

Too bad younger people don't know him. Fantastic musician. Saw him at a great outdoor festival in the 70s and it was a performance I'll never, ever forget.

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152 Josh Homme Josh Homme

I can't believe Josh Homme's not on the list! With the exception of Tom Morello, he's possibly the best guitarist in modern rock. His solos are experimental and unique and he writes amazing riffs. His work with Kyuss was influential and innovative, but his best stuff has been with QOTSA. Just listen to 3's and 7's or little sister and see for yourself

Queens of the Stone Age, them crooked vultures, kyuss, listen and realize that he is a great guitarist.

Listen to the solo in Make it Wit Chu.
Most of the guys solos are deliberately a mockery of guitar solos but that makes them so cool. Very innovative and creative guitarist.

153 Tora (Alice Nine) Tora (Alice Nine)

He is very handsome guitarist I ever seen. and his skill and his talent to make the songs are not disputable again. He is very awesome guitarist from Japan! - shashi

154 Chris Broderick Chris Broderick Christopher Alan Broderick is an American musician, best known as the former lead and rhythm guitarist of the American heavy metal band Megadeth.

Go look up "chris Broderick betcha can't play this" on YouTube and watch him go and he's also been with megadeth for the last few albums

#140? Lets put Kerry king In top ten.this list needs fixing. Broderick is awesome!

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155 Steve Rothery Steve Rothery

He is mesmerizing and people jocky for position to stand in front of him at Marillion concerts. He simply puts his head back, feels the music and is humbled every time he gets an elongated ovation at the end of his solos. His style is not to bombard the listener but to make him/her anticipate his next note - it makes the music unbelievably exciting and every subsequent guitar sequence feels like a climax within the song. Fans tell him he "changed their lives" and I know he changed mine. Please listen to Marillion's "Neverland" (the entire song) and tell me he doesn't jump 100 spots. He is that good and that special!

One of the true guitar virtuosos. Just listen to the riffs on "sugar mice", "strange engine" and "Easter" to name just a few. A highly skilful and very technical guitarist. With no disrespect to the guitarists above Steve on the list, he deserves to be way higher. But then again Progressive rock is nowhere nearly as popular as heavy metal therefore I'm pretty sure that not many people, like the ones who voted for Bob Dylan and suchlike, have ever heard of Steve. -Paul Straz

Why hasn't anybody voted for Steve Rothery yet? His guitar playing can easily compete with the ones currently listed here in the top 10!

The guitarist for Marillion. He is at 158 because he isn't that famous but he is an amazingly melodic player in the vein of Gilmour. - RalphSaad

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156 David Marks David Marks
157 Uli Jon Roth Uli Jon Roth Uli Jon Roth is a German guitarist, who became famous as the Scorpions lead guitarist, and is one of the earliest contributors to the neoclassical metal genre.

Extremely innovative: his Sky guitar with 41 frets and 7 strings. Uli is amazing, one of the very best guitarist in the world in a league with Edward Van Halen and Jimi Hendrix. Uli should be in the top ten best guitarist of all time.

Uli Jon Roth is on a par with Hendrix, he definitely modelled much of his style on The Man of course. Just listen to Sails of Charon as someone else suggested. Majestic and COOL. My personal favourite is He's a Woman She's a Man live, seen him do it live twice and count myself a very lucky man. I have seen many of the others (Mick Mars, Joe Satriani, Angus Young etc) and none compare (except Page and Hendrix whom I have not seen as I am too young (and poor!

He is the best guitarist ever. He is THE father of neo-classical guitarists and is the only virtuoso that ACTUALLY CAN EXPRESS HIS FEELINGS THROUGH HIS GUITAR

THE BEST SHOULD BE TOP 10!

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158 Janick Gers Janick Gers Janick Robert Gers is an English musician, best known for being one of the three current guitarists in Iron Maiden, along with Dave Murray and Adrian Smith, as well as his earlier work with Gillan and White Spirit.

Third and current guitarist in Iron Maiden, His contribution to one of the greatest metal bands of all time is appreciated.

The solo he played in red blood brothers was so amazing. Long live Janick

I like Ringo, therefore I like Janick. - iwannavagina

ALL 3 maiden guitarist should be in top 5

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159 Michael Paget Michael Paget Michael "Padge" Paget (Born September 12th 1978) is a Welsh musician, known for being the lead guitarist and a backing vocalist for the Heavy Metal/Metalcore band Bullet for My Valentine.

Such an underrated guitarist, and all his limelight gets stolen by Matt Tuck and Jason James. If you actually listen to some of the stuff that Bullet have released, you will hear Padge's brilliance, especially the solo from Tear's Don't Fall, that was amazing. Padge has so many talents, he can play fast, and then he can play ballads as well (start of All These Things I Hate (Revolve Around Me)).

Absolute Freak on the six strings, makes Bullet for my Valentine the big name they are today. Love all of his works especially solos from The Poison & Scream, Aim and Fire album.

Oh Man, he plays his flying-v like animal. He does super fast solos, the heart of metal. If I could, I should have kept him at 1st place!

Michael is a great man and playing guitar so cool I love bullet for my valentine and best forever my wishes for always with you

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160 Jeff Healey

Over 300 artists on this list so far and Jeff Healey is not among them? I would imagine that if you could ask the top ten on this list they would all agree that Jeff should be at least in the top 25. -

Jeff Healey on pg. 6 #506. That is horrible. Jeff Healey should be right along side Stevie Ray Vaughan and all the others. On YouTube, just type in Stevie Ray Vaughan and Jeff Healey and its one of the best songs to hear and by two great artists. The song is 'Look at little sister' and its by Stevie Ray Vaughan. With Jeff Healey, it's a great song and Jeff Healey has other great songs and I know Jeff Healey shouldn't be in this spot on pg.6 #506. - John991

Jeff Healey on pg. 6 #506. That is just horrible. A man that played "Look at little sister" with Stevie Ray Vaughan and to me, did a excellent job with him. Jeff Healey should be at least in the top 25 and fyi Jeff Healey was blind to. I think for the most, he should be right along side Stevie Ray Vaughan and all the others.

Saw jeff play while my guitar gently weeps on jools holland show on bbc, and was blown away by how good he was, I made it my business to see him live after that and saw him play in my home country Ireland twice and Healeys in Toronto in 2005. I was saddened that he died prematurely and feel very previlaged that I got to see him play live on 3 occasions

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