Guitarists like Yngwie Malmsteen, Buckethead, John Petrucci or Steve Vai are quite famous for being shredders. But these guitar shredders are very underrated.
The Top Ten
1The 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
2Muhammed SuiçmezMuhammed Suiçmez was born in Karlsruhe, Germany, to Turkish immigrants. He is the frontman and guitarist of the German technical death metal band Necrophagist.
3Eric JohnsonEric 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.
8Paco de LuciaFrancisco 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
9Uli Jon RothUli 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.
11John SykesJohn 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.
14Criss OlivaChristopher "Criss" Michael Oliva was an American musician who was the lead guitarist and co-founder of the band Savatage.
17Shawn LaneShawn 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.
19Michael Lee Firkins
Listen to rock chops and you'll see why. - Goalie1