Best Guitarists Ever

The Contenders: Page 8

141 Willie Adler Willie Adler

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

142 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!

Richard plays all the solos that's why I vote for him check out his solos in adios, rammstein, weisses fleisch, Du Riechst so gut and amerika! - leonzillaleon

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143 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

The best bleus,rock and soul guitarplayer the last 15 years!

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144 Vernon Reid

Living Colour is amazing

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145 Barry Stock Barry Stock
146 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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147 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.

148 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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149 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.

How this man is at #149 - is unbelievable. HE can't even play what he plays!

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150 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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151 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 a whole live show on YouTube, and tell me why he shouldn't be in the top 50

Best!

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152 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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153 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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154 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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155 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

156 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!

Steve the best ever!

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157 David Marks David Marks
158 Nancy Wilson Nancy Wilson

This person has driven a major rock band through incredible highs for 35 plus years. The last Heart album debuted at #10 on Billboard (2010 release). She is known to spend her days in the studio assisting the process along and remaining accountable for all the elements recorded and mixed. Seeing her play live on both acoustic and electric... Priceless. Her technical skills allow her to position her sound out front and not hide in the Marshall stacks and heavy distortion, delay, etc.

Nancy is the best guitarist I have ever seen or heard regardless of style or gender. She puts everyone else in this list to shame, and she never gets the recognition she deserves. Whether she is playing in her semi-classical style or gettin' down and rocking' out in concert, her performance is ALWAYS dazzling and flawless. If the top ten list were compared to the knights at the round table, Nancy would be Sir Lancelot. Get real and give this great guitarist the recognition she deserves. - Cal_el

How Is Nancy Not WAY HIGHER THEN #87 This is a Joke That Nancy isn't even Top 30 This is Sad because Nancy belong to have her Name Up there with The Greats Like Come on!
Like What This Woman Has Done For Heart and Every Guitarist after It's Disgrace to Rock Music that she's not Closer To the Top!
I Saw Her Live and man I tell you not many Guys Are Better Then Nancy Wilson On Guitar! - Curti2594

I actually thought this list was the Greatest Male Guitarists, until I got to 279? what?

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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 Johnny Cash Johnny Cash John R. "Johnny" Cash was an American singer-songwriter, guitarist, actor, and author, who was widely considered one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century and one of the best-selling music artists of all time, having sold more than 90 million records worldwide.

Very good guitarist of his genre.

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