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,
Seize the day
Bat country
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!

Whats with all the pop punk guitarists on here? The only people that should be on here are Syn, Laiho, Root, and maybe Pitts and Iero. And where IS TOSIN ABASI?

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2 Alexi Laiho of Children of Bodom Alexi Laiho of Children of Bodom

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

My all time favourite guitarist. Best known for his great solos

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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. 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 not young but he is one of my favorites

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7 Aoi of Gazette

I've never seen smth more beautiful...

8 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.
9 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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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

Pretty good - EliHbk

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.

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

Everyone always seems to forget Ray. Frank is always the one who gets all the praise, and I’m not stating he’s not worth it because he is a good guitarist, but Ray is so underrated. No one ever really pays attention to him and his talent is pretty much swept under the rug. The music in The Black Parade, for example, was to be perfected, something Ray worked hard on. While Frank may have the spirit and goes insane on stage (really, that guy as more energy inside of his little body then what he should have), Ray is more professional. Professional doesn’t always mean good, but both the Way brothers have said that when they first saw Ray play it was magical, and he wasn’t even as good back then as he is now. Ray contributed a lot to the band, especially musically, but is never credit for it. - Juicepaketet

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
17 Matt Tuck of Bullet For My Valentine
18 Josh Farro of Paramore
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
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Top Remixes (4)

1. Ryan Ross of Panic! At The Disco
2. Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day
3. Joe Trohman of Fall Out Boy
1. Alexi Laiho of Children of Bodom
2. John 5 of Marilyn Manson, David Lee Roth and Rob Zombie
3. Mick Thomson of Slipknot
1. Synyster Gates of Avenged Sevenfold
2. Alexi Laiho of Children of Bodom
3. Michael Paget of Bullet for My Valentine

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