Top Ten Current Guitarists


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21 Dan Donegan, Disturbed Dan Donegan, Disturbed Dan Donegan is an American musician and guitarist for heavy metal band Disturbed. Donegan began playing guitar as a teenager and eventually formed a band called Vandal, which was an 1980s-style hair band.

Danny "Orchestra" all the way! Nobody is better than Dan Donegan, COME ON PEOPLE!

Certainly all around best current guitarist breathing or otherwise

Just saw him and Disturbed live really impressive.

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

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

24 Derek Trucks Derek Trucks

Right now NOBODY beats this guitar player

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

The best one at live soloing

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 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.

28 Oli Herbert, All That Remains
29 Dan Jacobs, Atreyu
30 Adam Dutkiewicz, Killswitch Engage Adam Dutkiewicz, Killswitch Engage Adam Jonathan Dutkiewicz is an American musician, recording engineer, songwriter, and music producer, best known as the lead guitarist and backup vocalist from Massachusetts metalcore bands Killswitch Engage, Aftershock, and Times of Grace.

Nut case can play

31 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.

"His style and sound are so fresh, unique and clever within today's accumulation of clich├ęd 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"

32 Curtis Ward, Bring Me The Horizon
33 The Edge The Edge
34 Hizaki
35 Tosin Abasi, Animals As Leaders Tosin Abasi, Animals As Leaders
36 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.
37 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.
38 John 5

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

39 Trey Anastasio

The crunch is too real

40 Killrbuckeye

I couldn't agree more. The guy deserves to be on this list

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