Top Ten Young Guitarists

The Top Ten

1 Synyster Gates of Avenged Sevenfold Synyster Gates of Avenged Sevenfold Brian Elwin Haner, Jr., better known by his stage name Synyster Gates or simply Syn, is an American musician, best known for being the lead guitarist and backing vocalist of the band Avenged Sevenfold.

Syn is the master in guitar...!
not only the best young guitarist he is by far the Greatest guitarist ever...! Krick, Slash, Dave Mustaine and all(period)... hands down to you guys... still love your talent and ever... but this guy got the talent...!
If you guys never listen to em,
Afterlife
Seize the day
Bat country
Nightmare
Secound heartbeat
So far away
Critical acclaim Or listen to any song cz in every solo he give his best,,,!
Personally my Faivorite guitarist ever...!
1. Synyster gates
2. Mark tremonti
3. Alexi laiho... - skt

I was looking for a list like this, just made specially for Syn! I looked at the Greatest Guitarist Ever list, and I love Syn a lot, but I can't see him as the best guitarist ever yet, or 3rd or whatever he is. He's too young, we need to hear a lot more from him. But that doesn't take away from his immense talent! Keep going Syn, foREVer. - xSpartanXx

actually,29 IS young! there is going to be a future videogame called dragon elf and the faerys live up to 800! And remember, 29 IS NOT old.
A7X foREVERENDever! holy ravioli cherrybiscuits fizzledizzle syn and zacky are the best guitarists ever!

He is good, but he is turning 37 as of 2018, just google him up

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2 Alexi Laiho of Children of Bodom Alexi Laiho of Children of Bodom Alexi "Wildchild" Laiho is a Finnish guitarist, composer, and vocalist. He is best known as the lead guitarist, lead vocalist and founding member of the melodic death metal band Children of Bodom, and is also the guitarist for Sinergy, The Local Band and Kylähullut.

Amazing guitarist! Listen to Kissing the shadows, Bodom after midnight, We're not gonna fall, and I could keep going! - ShreddingCobra

This guy should be number 1... He plays insane solos and sings at the same time... can any of these listed guitarists do any of that?

He should be no:2 right after Synyster Gates.. What is he doing over here? Who came up with this list anyway? - a7x,antar

In terms of popularity, I can see synyster being #1 (my personal vote would still go to Alexi Laiho) but in terms of skill, Alexi should be #1. Can frank lero and synyster gates pull off the mind blowing, insanely fast guitar solos? Even while singing at the same time? Just listen to the solos from If You Want Peace... Prepare for War, Kissing the Shadows, Sixpounder, Needled 24/7, Downfall, and Lake Bodom(there's so much more to list, but I only listen my favorites) So Alexi deserves the #1 spot here

(m/ COBHC forever! m/ - Frantic713

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3 Frank Iero of My Chemical Romance Frank Iero of My Chemical Romance Frank Anthony Iero, Jr. is a musician who was the rhythm guitarist and backup vocalist of the alternative rock band My Chemical Romance as well as the vocalist of the post-hardcore band Leathermouth and electronic-hardcore act Death Spells.

There is no guitarist that plays with more heart than frank! He cares so much and once he even performed hooked to an oxygen tank because he didn't want to let everybody down! He is just a true hero! Love you frankie
Proud member of the MCRmy

I think that he deserves all the credit he get, cause after all there is no one that plays with the kind of person that frank does. and because he is often sick but still performs many of the times and keeps fighting he deserves to be number one on this list

Number two? Who is voting here? Well I am so yes yes yes. Frank Iero is so awesome. I love him. And he will never give up. He is so hyper is hilarious a good sense of humor... but wait. A ROCKING RYTHYM GUITARIST!

Frank iero is a god he should be number 1 he plays with all his heart and strength and he a true hero!

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4 Michael Paget of Bullet for My Valentine Michael Paget of Bullet for My Valentine Michael "Padge" Paget (Born September 12th 1978) is a Welsh musician, known for being the lead guitarist and a backing vocalist for the Heavy Metal/Metalcore band Bullet for My Valentine.

When the lead vocalist of your band goes out and says that he isn't a vocalist but a guitarist that can sing and you still stand out that's pretty impressive

He Really shreds his riffs, he carries the essence of old school metal that was the most original and talented guitaring, that the world ever experienced through the 70's and 80's, I'd say it's between him and the guitarist from Atreyu.

He just knows how to put it forth.. the best.. - metaniac

Best Guitarist ever

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5 Ryan Ross of Panic! At The Disco Ryan Ross of Panic! At The Disco Ryan Ross used to be the guitarist, backup vocalist, and main songwriter for the band Panic! at the Disco. ...read more.

He's an amazing person in general, and awesome at guitar. He writes amazing lyrics and should have never left Panic! At The Disco. - bailinickolecondra

6 Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day

He is not young but he looks young and he is a good guitarist

He is the best... He does guitar & also vocals

Come on guys! He is better than synyster gates!

He's In His 40s - BeatlesFan1964

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7 Aoi of Gazette

I've never seen smth more beautiful...

8 Daron Malakian of System Of A Down Daron Malakian of System Of A Down Daron Vartan Malakian is an Armenian–American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer.

if only for the sheer fact that the above guitarist have no sense of artistic expression what so ever, ya their cool, but they have no weight to they music or the lyrics they associate themselves with

I'm gonna vote for System of a Down because they are totally underrated on this list. Even though Synyster Gates is better, this guy is a lot better then Blood on the Dance floor.

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9 Mick Thomson of Slipknot Mick Thomson of Slipknot 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.

Is he THAT young? The guy is mid-40s. - AdamDestructorJr.

10 John 5 of Marilyn Manson, David Lee Roth and Rob Zombie

I can't believe this guy isn't even on the list and two members of MCR are in the top ten (SRSLY GAIS, WTH. ) have you heard this guy's solo album? INSANE. very talented shredder. even designed a guitar himself for fender.

My Chemical Romance is good, not hating on these bands, they’re good to but My Chemical Romance are better in my opinion

The Contenders

11 Matt Heafy of Trivium Matt Heafy of Trivium Matthew "Matt" Kiichi Heafy is a Japanese-American musician, best known as the lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist of the Orlando based Heavy Metal/Metalcore band Trivium.

Good luck finding a guitarist that can play with such technicality and speed as Matt Heafy... Especially WHILE SINGING.

Pretty good - EliHbk

12 Jake Pitts of the Black Veil Brides Jake Pitts of the Black Veil Brides Jacob Mark "Jake" Pitts is an American musician and record producer best known as the lead guitarist of the rock band Black Veil Brides.

Brilliant guitarist in a mediocre band. If you actually take the time to listen to them, you will be blown away.

Just listen their fallen angel once...

Listen to His solo...Just listen

As much as I don’t like bvb he actually is a pretty good guitarist his solo in rebel love song is pretty cool

13 Joe Trohman of Fall Out Boy

Guys have you heard him? His really amazing. Just listen to any fall out boy song and you will hear how talented he is.

14 Ray Toro of My Chemical Romance Ray Toro of My Chemical Romance Raymond "Ray" Toro is an American musician who served as lead guitarist and backing vocalist of the band My Chemical Romance until their split in 2013.

Seriously, you have to check out the soloing he does on "I'm not okay" it's one of my favourite guitar solos that I've ever seen! Ray Toro should be a lot higher up this chart!

he is awesome rock guitarist

like dead solo and the sharpest lives

Ray toro the best - mneilan

Frank is an incredible guitarist, but Ray... he's so underrated it's sad. He should be way higher up. - mess

His solos make me orgasm and just explodes my ovaries.

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15 Jack Barakat of All Time Low

Amazing guitarist and super funny and a great, down to earth person.

16 Jack White of The White Stripes Jack White of The White Stripes

This list is a joke - Frog04

17 Josh Farro of Paramore
18 Matt Tuck of Bullet For My Valentine
19 Zacky Vengeange of Avenged Sevenfold

Wouldn't it be badass if the two top guitarists were from the same band? COME ON LETS MAKE THIS HAPPEN!

Playing a lot of arpeggio and best riff

One of the best rhythm guitarist EVER. I mean, this man is amazing! Zacky Vengance for the win!

20 Zach Blair of Rise Against
21 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.

How is anyone from my chemical romance above the king himself - ilovesugarray

I mean he’s not the youngest of all which is why I wouldn’t say first but he’s still better than all of the people in the top 10, Synyster Gates is insanely good and I love billie joe Armstrong but they don’t top frusciante

22 Ryland Blackinton of Cobra Starship
23 Gavin Rossdale of Bush
24 Christofer Drew Ingle of NeverShoutNever
25 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.

He's got a signiture guitar! You've got to be outstanding to have your face put on a company!

Legit, as of this day and age, tremonti is the best guitarist, he has the greatest solo of all time under his belt, that combined with the best singer of today (Myles Kennedy) you have the best band of this age. alter bridge will be today's led zep.

Seriously? 19? This world is a joke, TREMONTI need to be in big 3!

One of the greatest guitarists ever... a master...! - skt

26 Sungha Jung

Come on men? Can anyone do what he can do with his acoustic guitar? He can cover an entire song with his guitar alone.. No drums, no base, no piano and no vocals. Just his GUITAR.

Best young talent I ever saw! :)
HE can play any song you give him to play. When he plays I feel like a whole orchestra is playing!
I feel like Korea is a factory of talent! Whatever it produces it is awesome!

I Love his music yeah!

Best guitarsit... I swear,... Such a young boy with talent

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27 Ian D'sa

Every song from Billy Talent has a clean concept and very catchy riffs. He sure is one hell of a talented player. By far one of the most underrated guitarist ever.

While seeing him live, I'm always impressed how he combines lead guitar playing with background singing

28 Matthew Bellamy Matthew Bellamy Matthew James "Matt" Bellamy is an English musician, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and compose most famous for being the main vocalist in alternative rock band Muse.

One of the most inventive guitarists of all time

29 Ian Crawford of The Cab
30 JerryC (Solo)

He made his songs so easy to listen to

31 Jade Puget of AFI

listen to ''ever a day''
he's not the best but he's very original! - blaqksails92

good punk-rock guitarist, clean player, has some awesome riffs - xcoreguitarplayer

been through so much sound changed and has developed with it - blaqksails92

No guitarist like him

32 Dave Strange of Midnight Messiah

Saw this guy play recently at a UK show. He was amazing!

33 Jacky Vincent

Seriously? The guy can shred, there is no way Kevin Jonas could even touch his skills, (or actual heart for the instrument for that matter).

34 Joe Bonamassa Joe Bonamassa Joe Bonamassa is an American blues rock guitarist, singer and songwriter. When he was only 12 years old, Bonamassa opened for B.B. King. He was born 8th May 1977. He is known to be one of the greatest blues guitarists ever.
35 Quinn Allman of The Used
36 Jani Liimatainen of Sonata Arctica

wow... this guitarist is the best young guitarist now, better than synyster obviously
laiho is good too -

37 Ben Kasica of Skillet
38 Dan Jacobs of Atreyu
39 Brendon Small of Dethklok/Galaktikon Brendon Small of Dethklok/Galaktikon Brendon Small is an American producer, writer, animator, stand-up comedian, voice actor, and musician.

From a technical standpoint, Brendon Small should definitely be in the running for one of the top 10 spots. Not only can he shred, he composes all of the music for his songs. Definitely one of the best guitarists of our time.

40 Jen Ledger of Skillet Jen Ledger of Skillet
41 Kevin Jonas Kevin Jonas Paul Kevin Jonas II is an American musician and actor. He is the oldest member of the Jonas Brothers, a pop rock band created by the youngest brother Nick.
42 Jonny Buckland
43 Petri Lindroos of Ensiferum Petri Lindroos of Ensiferum
44 Jorell Prospero
45 Mercedes Arn-Horn of Courage My Love
46 Nick Hipa of As I Lay Dying
47 Tom DeLonge of Blink 182 Tom DeLonge of Blink 182 Thomas Matthew "Tom" DeLonge, Jr., is an American musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur, and film producer. He was born in Poway, California on December 13, 1975. When he was in high school at age 15, he got expelled for drinking at a basketball game. He also used to play the trumpet, ...read more.
48 Ben Bruce of Asking Alexandria
49 Kostas Karamitroudis

Kostas aka Gus G, Ozzy's guitarist and leader of power metal band Firewind is a guitar beast in terms of technical skill and melodicity, he may be young but in his 15 years run with Firewind has showed us, that there are great thing to happed in future.

50 Tom Searle Tom Searle Thomas "Tom" Searle (October 23rd 1987 - August 20th 2016) was an English guitarist known for being a founding member and former guitarist of the English Metalcore band "Architects". He was a member from 2004 up to his death in 2016 from Melanoma skin cancer at 28 during which he produced 6 studio albums ...read more.
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1. Ryan Ross of Panic! At The Disco
2. Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day
3. Joe Trohman of Fall Out Boy
Panic!Punk
1. Alexi Laiho of Children of Bodom
2. John 5 of Marilyn Manson, David Lee Roth and Rob Zombie
3. Mick Thomson of Slipknot
Frantic713
1. Synyster Gates of Avenged Sevenfold
2. Alexi Laiho of Children of Bodom
3. Mark Tremonti
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