Top Ten Current Guitarists


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21 Keith Urban Keith Urban

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!

Blazes strings the whole show with his unique style and then tributes to guitar gods in a solo and then loves his audience. keith made me a country fan...but I don't really view him as country but one of the best guitarists playing today and one really amazing, fun entertaining musician

Great on the Salute to the BeeGees tonite!

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22 Derek Mount, Family Force 5
23 Jack White Jack White

He got that bluesy sound that Led Zep and Hendrix could create!

24 JB Brubaker. August Burns Red

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.

25 John Frusciante John Frusciante John Anthony Frusciante is an American guitarist, singer, producer and composer.He is best known for his time with the Funk Rock California based band the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Constantly able to adapt and change his sound, yet always sounds amazing

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26 Mark Tremonti Mark Tremonti Mark Thomas Tremonti is an American musician, singer and songwriter, best known as the lead guitarist of the rock bands Creed and Alter Bridge.

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!

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27 Oli Herbert, All That Remains
28 Dan Jacobs, Atreyu
29 Derek Trucks Derek Trucks
30 Adam Dutkiewicz, Killswitch Engage Adam Dutkiewicz, Killswitch Engage

Nut case can play

31 Curtis Ward, Bring Me The Horizon
32 Hizaki
33 Jonny Greenwood Jonny Greenwood Jonathan Richard Guy, professionally known as Johnny Greenwood is an English musician and composer, mostly known for his role as the one of the lead guitarists and main keyboardist of the English alternative rock band Radiohead.

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.

34 Brad Delson, Linkin Park Brad Delson, Linkin Park Bradford Phillip Delsonis an American musician, best known as the lead guitarist and one of the founding members of the Grammy Award winning rock band Linkin Park.
35 Tosin Abasi, Animals As Leaders Tosin Abasi, Animals As Leaders
36 Dan Auerbach Dan Auerbach Daniel Quine "Dan" Auerbach is an American musician and record producer best known as the guitarist and vocalist for The Black Keys, a blues rock band from Akron, Ohio.
37 The Edge The Edge
38 John 5

Very very underrated due to being with zombie, but his instrumentals are diverse and his sound is original

39 Quinn Allman, The Used
40 Zach Blair, Rise Against
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List StatsUpdated 29 May 2017

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