Top Ten Current Guitarists
The Contenders: Page 3
41 Trey Anastasio
The crunch is too real
42 Zakk Wylde, Black Label Society
Zakk Wylde is an American musician, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and occasional actor who is best known as the former guitarist for Ozzy Osbourne, and founder of the heavy metal band Black Label Society.
No way he is 54 on list. He is top 5 for sure. Popularity or talent here?
44 Tom Morello
Thomas Morello is an American musician, singer-songwriter and political activist. He is best known for his tenure with the band Rage Against the Machine and then with Audioslave.
45 Michael Angelo Batio
Michael Angelo Batio also known as Mike Batio or MAB, is an American heavy metal guitarist and columnist from Chicago, Illinois.
46 Kerry King
Kerry Ray King is an American musician, best known as a guitarist for the American thrash metal band Slayer.
47 Jake Pitts
Jacob Mark "Jake" Pitts is an American musician and record producer best known as the lead guitarist of the rock band Black Veil Brides.
Whether you like Black Veil Brides or not, the band is irrelevant, his guitar playing skills are by far superior to so many artists out there. Possibly one of the best new guitarists and maybe able to keep the title of a true "guitar hero"
49 Mick Thomson
Mickael Gordon "Mick" Thomson is an American heavy metal musician. Born in Des Moines, Iowa, he is best known as one of two guitarists in Slipknot, in which he is designated #7.
50 Buddy Guy
George "Buddy" Guy is an American blues guitarist and singer. He is an exponent of Chicago blues and has influenced guitarists including Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, Keith Richards, Jeff Beck, John Mayer and Stevie Ray Vaughan.
51 Richie Kotzen
Virtuouso guitarist who has exploded back on the scene with The Winery Dogs
52 Tim Stewart
53 Mark Tremonti, Alter Bridge
Mark Thomas Tremonti is an American musician, singer and songwriter, best known as the lead guitarist of the rock bands Creed and Alter Bridge.
54 Daron Malakian
Daron Vartan Malakian is an Armenian–American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer.
55 Lucas Mann, Rings Of Saturn
56 Phil X
Phil is a beast with a guitar.
57 Phil Keaggy
Just find him and listen...
58 Richie Sambora
Richard Stephen "Richie" Sambora is an American rock guitarist, producer, singer and songwriter who was the lead guitarist of the rock band Bon Jovi for 30 years.
59 Angus Young, AC/DC
I think this dude super ugly... but a beast guitarist! I also think his duck walk is cool
Number one. At his age no one could keep up with him...
Thunder struck on highway to hell!
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60 Brad Paisley
Brad Paisley can play variety of genres apart from his legendary chicken pickin. He is on par with John Mayer if not better when it comes to Jazz. Plus he has mastered thumb pickin in the style of Merle Travis and also have roots in blue grass. His guitar album "Play" focuses more on his guitar works a recommendation for every guitarist.
Brad Paisley has the best finger movement and finger picking skills in all of country music and possibly of all music in general.