Best Guitarists Ever

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161 Jeff Waters Jeff Waters Jeff Waters (born February 13, 1966) is a Canadian metal musician and founder of the metal band Annihilator . He's best known as the guitarist for Annihilator, appreciated for his fast riffs and solos . Waters is also the primary songwriter in the band . Very often he has taken on the role of lead singer, ...read more.

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

162 Trace Bundy

Check out Trace Bundy, he definitely deserves a place on this site

163 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
164 David Hidalgo

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.

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165 Rudolf Schenker Rudolf Schenker Rudolf Schenker is a German guitarist and founding member of the hard rock band Scorpions, being the rhythm/lead guitarist and one of the main songwriters of the 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.
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166 Adam Levine Adam Levine Adam Noah Levine is an American singer and songwriter. He is the lead vocalist for the Los Angeles pop rock band Maroon 5.

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 impressed

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167 Seasick Steve

He makes me laugh he has like 3 strings on his guitar but he has done well and he is rather good. And for that reason I just had to add him.

168 Peter White
169 Tom Maxwell
170 Marv Tarplin
171 Dan Reynolds Dan Reynolds Daniel Coulter "Dan" Reynolds is an American musician, most famous as frontman of the Las Vegas-based rock band Imagine Dragons. He has also released an Extended Play titled Egyptian - EP as a duo with Aja Volkman under the moniker Egyptian.
172 Glenn Tipton Glenn Tipton Glenn Raymond Tipton is an English Grammy Award-winning guitar player and songwriter. He is most commonly known as the lead guitarist for English heavy metal band Judas Priest.

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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173 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 man is certainly one of the 5 best guitarists living today. Grab any chance to see him live - you will be blown away

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174 Sam Totman

A great guitarist. Its unfortunate that Sam seems to live in the shadow of Herman Li, he is the majority song writer of dragonforce and underrated compared to Herman. Once again a great guitar player

Alongside Herman Li, he has created a lot of good songs and makes good sounds experimenting with his instrument with Herman

This dude right here can play as good drunk as he can sober which is both awesome and amazing this guy deserves better...

He plays so insanely fast, his solos are amazing, and he just is so talented

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175 Don Felder

Don Felder is absolutely in the top ten and the American public agree since "Hotel California" is their anthem and a legendary classic. Who can forget the guitar duet with Joe Walsh. Fingers Felder plays the guitar as though it is part of him and wrote fabulous music. It is sublime and melodic and actually means something whereas so many of the others just made a noise.

I think that Don Felder should be in the top 10. Listen to the riffs of Hotel California and one of these nights. Most if the guys in the top 10 listed made only noise, but Felder made the guitar talk with soul

The piece at the end of hotel California from the hell freezes over album beats all the rest in terms of solo guitaring pieces in its classical content. There cannot be anybody greater according to me. - ajoybehera

100% Don Felder is easily in the top 10 along with Joe walsh. The Hotel California riffs stand the test of time. What a beauty. Don Felder' s riff in One of these nights, Already gone are all classic riffs. Who on earth selected the list is total crap.

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176 Brian Head Welch Brian Head Welch

Great player, great songs, cool guy... - `Co

Of course he is not the best but not 242

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177 Pat Metheny

Ditto, the greatest guitarist ever! His technique and talent is unsurpassed. He has so many Grammy's I can't believe he isn't at least listed in the the top 10! He is one of a kind, truly amazing!

This list must be a rock guitarist list. Otherwise I cannot explain how Pat Metheny ended up at such position. Saw him live several times, he is brilliant.

His performing's are fabulous, outstanding magic and control on guitar. He is the very best one. If we are talking about the best ever guitar players, Pat is live legend!

This is absolute proof that the voters on this list are musically illiterate. Don't know what they are missing.

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178 Sugizo

Sugizo's music is unique and let me go into an imagination space. He plays the guitar with powerful music, but the music is full of graceful melody. It lets his fans feel so excited. If you listen to his music once, you will absolutely be addicted to his music. From my point of view, he is the greatest guitarist.

Sugizo is great! He should be higher on the list. He's not just a great guitarrist, he's a great human being!

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179 Jinxx Jinxx Jeremy Miles Ferguson, better known by the stage name Jinxx, is an American musician best known as the rhythm guitarist, violinist, cellist, pianist, lyricist, songwriter, composer and backing vocalist of American rock band Black Veil Brides.

Thank you! Jinxx is amazing at guitar. When he comes together with jake it's just perfect. I can't believe that he's 193 on the list. He should be first!

Jinxx is a great guitarist. He deserves better than 191.

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180 Robb Flynn Robb Flynn
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