Top Ten Current Guitaristsnpep21
The Top Ten
Influenced by the greats of old, John Mayer is a true great himself for his generation, having been called 'master guitar player' by Eric Clapton himself. He is extremely talented and practically creative enough to be a pop icon at the same time, which highlights his genius in songwriting and studio production, and such counterpart which is his incredible ability with the guitar and the instant head-to-hands musical translation is far beyond the average player. John has also been an inspiration to the younger crowd over many genres of music. His true prowess can be seen in his live performances, many a times stumping his predecessors in action.
The best pure musician of the post 2000's... He will never be forgotten BECAUSE of his amazing guitar playing; not because of his cute singles that make hits on the radio.
You really have to dig deep to find out how great of a guitarist he really is. Most people think of his pop hits but see this guy live and you will understand. He changes versions of the same song in every concert to keep it fresh, real and raw. YouTube his stuff with BB King, Buddy Guy and Eric Clapton.
New guitar God the new King guitar playerV 8 Comments
One of the greatest of all times. Amazing sweeps and takes the dueling guitar to a whole new level with Zacky vengeance. Listen to anything from a7x and your sure to be taking by the driving riffs of Gates
One of the most creative guitarists of the decade. Him and Zacky Vengeance combined make up the best duo that can be, and anyone who has heard their solos should know. For example, Bat Country.
One of the best guitarists in the world today his style is unlike any other. My favorite guitarist even before the song buried alive which is one of the greatest rock songs ever.
CorrectV 10 Comments
One of the best. Cool licks.
YES! YES! YES YES!
His music sounds clear and smooth and powerful all at the same time every time.
He is all time God of Guitar who the hell all these guys in front of him.
Slash means God n if you don't agree just go and listen only November Rain
Slash doesn't deserve the seventh place.
Greatest guitarist ever!V 1 Comment
Most technical and one of the few modal players left
John petrucci is god
Deadly Combination of Speed and Melody...
His level of skill is just not reachable
Best all around guitarist. Doesn't constantly overplay. Electric, acoustic, slide, dobro. Blues, rock, funk, country, swing, he can do it all.
Most definitely one of the best if not the all around best guitar players today, not of all time but for sure today in these times
Wonderful guitarist, saw him 6 years ago at Hammersmith Apollo. Exciting to watch, skillful, seems to enjoy playing
Always been a huge SRV, Clapton, King fan. Bonamassa is now included. Clean, smooth, effortless sound, only description I can think of that does him justice is savant.V 6 Comments
As a former hater of the whole genre of country music and former metal girl...Keith Urban drew me to his music by his guitar playing. He makes sounds come out of his guitar I never imagined possible! He is amazing!
Never even thought about this guy until I saw him live. He would have to be in the top 10 of working artists (actively touring). One of the best (and very generous) live performers I have ever seen.
Can't believe this guy is only at No. 30 - he owns his style and blends licks seamlessly with rhythm, acoustic with crying slide and check out his work on bass!
the bestV 10 Comments
He really changes the pathway of music... Just drives it to the heavens... The way he synchronizes each and every note and leads it, just makes him the boss...
he is the finest guitarist. He is one who enjoy the feeling of music & go into deep. - alliah
as the list says about current material he is the best listen to death magnetic
Best in live perfomanceV 2 Comments
Just watch muse live
you might not be immediately blown away by the songs but watch him play while doing stage theatrics
How is Buckethead not higher up on this list? Buckethead is the only one of these guitarists that spans across every genre imaginable, from Prog rock to country to Avant Garde. And how many of the other people on this list can finger tap using 4 fingers on each hand? Just listen to Soothsayer and you'll no what I mean.
He was born in a coop, raised in a cage
Children fear him, critics rage
He's half alive, He's half dead
Folks just call him BUCKETHEAD!
Buckethead is the worlds best guitarist. Seeing him live will change the way you look at other guitarists and the way you see life in general. Buckethead is amazingly talented.
Slash can’t even touch this guy.
Padge is way better than Kirk! No offense to metallica they are one of my favorite band but he's always using a whawha pedal to make his solos, and that's not very hard. Page does most of his solos with no effects except distortion and that stuff. His solos are so clean, dynamic, fast, melodic and it fits to the tone that they're playing.
Btr then any other band. His solos are lovely as heaven and clean too. He doesn't mix them or miss any good riff
Damn, padge is the best guitar player in this days, he should be in first place!
Great guitarist I have ever seen!
Haven't seen or heard better (.).
Right now NOBODY beats this guitar player
Best slide player in the world
Danny "Orchestra" all the way! Nobody is better than Dan Donegan, COME ON PEOPLE!
Just saw him and Disturbed live really impressive.
Certainly all around best current guitarist breathing or otherwise
Constantly able to adapt and change his sound, yet always sounds amazing
The best one at live soloing
He got that bluesy sound that Led Zep and Hendrix could create!
Tremonti is better than most of these guitarists on here. Don't know why he is not in the top 10. That's my opinion
Tremonti is toe to toe with Gates although I think Tremonti is on a brand new level
I agree tremonti is quality personified on guitar
Awesome guitar player!V 2 Comments
Most inovative/creative writing style I've ever heard I don't think any of these other guys can quite compare with the complexity of his work
He shreds on guitar... Look at those nice breakdowns and guitar solos
Man, this guy is like, really talented. he makes good riffs that match up with other instruments.
Nut case can play
It's absurd that he did not make the top ten. This guy is so talented on the guitar. He should've made the top ten, easy.
"His style and sound are so fresh, unique and clever within today's accumulation of clichéd guitar licks and automatic solo's (not saying I dislike the blues or anything, I still love it), that it is surprising he gets such little attention in relation to what he has achieved as a guitarist"
The crunch is too real
Very very underrated due to being with zombie, but his instrumentals are diverse and his sound is original
No way he is 54 on list. He is top 5 for sure. Popularity or talent here?
I couldn't agree more. The guy deserves to be on this list
Insane shredder, should be higher on the list - bobthefish225
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