1 The Great Kat (Katherine Thomas)
The last time I checked she was in top 10 fastest shredders. Female Paganini. But doesn't get much recognization. - zxm
2 Muhammed Suiçmez
Muhammed Suiçmez was born in Karlsruhe, Germany, to Turkish immigrants. He is the frontman and guitarist of the German technical death metal band Necrophagist.
3 Eric Johnson
Eric Johnson (born August 17, 1954) is an American guitarist, songwriter, and vocalist from Austin, Texas. Best known for his electric guitar skills, Johnson is also a highly proficient acoustic, lap steel, resonator, and bass guitarist as well as an accomplished pianist and vocalist.
4 Chris Impellitteri
5 Rusty Cooley
6 John 5
7 Greg Howe
8 Paco de Lucia
Francisco Gustavo Sánchez Gomez, known as Paco de Lucía, was a Spanish virtuoso flamenco guitarist, composer and producer.
Shredding doesn't need to be on only electric guitar. He plays very fast with his fingers. On flamenco guitar. - zxm
9 Uli Jon Roth
Uli Jon Roth is a German guitarist, who became famous as the Scorpions lead guitarist, and is one of the earliest contributors to the neoclassical metal genre.
10 Vinnie Moore
11 Shawn Lane
Shawn Lane was an American musician who released two studio albums and collaborated with a variety of musicians including Ringo Starr, Kris Kristofferson, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Reggie Young, Joe Walsh, Jonas Hellborg and many others.
12 John Sykes
John James Sykes is an English rock guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter who has played with Streetfighter, Tygers of Pan Tang, John Sloman's Badlands, Thin Lizzy, Whitesnake, and Blue Murder.
13 Luca Turilli
14 Joe Stump
15 Criss Oliva
Christopher "Criss" Michael Oliva was an American musician who was the lead guitarist and co-founder of the band Savatage.
16 Andy LaRocque
17 James Murphy
18 Tony MacAlpine
19 Michael Lee Firkins
20 Frank Marino
21 Richie Kotzen
Listen to rock chops and you'll see why. - Goalie1
22 Chris Feener