Top 10 Most Unique Guitarists

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There are so many great guitarists with lots of skills. But not all of them are unique. However these guitarists have unique identities of their own. They are quite different from others. Or at least they started some unique things, pushed out the boundaries.

When it comes to uniqueness its hard to choose. But I tried my best.

The Top Ten

1 Buckethead Buckethead Brian Patrick Carroll, known professionally as Buckethead, is an American guitarist and multi-instrumentalist who has worked within many genres of music.

So far the most unique guitarist I have ever seen. He does so many new things in his songs. Plays almost all genres, rock, metal, blues, jazz, funk, experimental. His tone is very different from each other. Plus, he has lots of songs. - zxm

His appearance is even unique he wears a bucket on his head (most of the time a KFC bucket) - christangrant

Now, this is a very good list because the author knows what is he talking about. He didn't just put the most popular guitarists in his top 10, claiming they were also the most unique ones.
zxm included some really unique guitarists. Good job. - Metal_Treasure

2 Ritchie Blackmore Ritchie Blackmore Richard Hugh "Ritchie" Blackmore is an English guitarist and songwriter, best known for his work in the hard rock/metal bands Deep Purple and Rainbow. He was ranked number 16 on Guitar World's "100 Greatest Metal Guitarists of All Time" in 2004, and number 50 in Rolling Stone magazine's list of the ...read more.

He is the bridge of various genres. He experimented with various genres. he played rock, blues, classical, jazz, metal ( it didn't exist then). When everybody was a blues, psych or hard rock guitarist, he pushed his way more. Its not like that he had more training than others. He also was inspired from many guitarists like Jimi Hendrix, Thomas Steele etc. But he did more than that. If you listen to ending solo of April you'll know he was experimental from 60s. - zxm

3 Django Reinhardt Django Reinhardt Django Reinhardt is a famous guitarist in the genre of jazz. He lost 2 of his fingers in a fire but carried on with his playing. He later inspired Tony Iommi, the original guitarist of Black Sabbath, to continue playing after he lost his fingertips in a factory accident. His guitar is an acoustic gypsy. ...read more.

Had two paralyzed fingers still played better than a lot of guitarists at that time. - zxm

4 Michael Angelo Batio Michael Angelo Batio Michael Angelo Batio also known as Mike Batio or MAB, is an American heavy metal guitarist and columnist from Chicago, Illinois.

How many people can play double guitar solo or a with a quad guitar in their hands. - zxm

5 Les Paul Les Paul Lester William Polsfuss, known as Les Paul, was an American jazz, country, and blues guitarist, songwriter, luthier, and inventor.

Quite underrated as a guitarist. He has lots of skills on guitar. If you see his picking style, then you'll see he goes very wild there. Plus, he was experimenting in 40s when he was designing his great model. - zxm

6 Tom Morello 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.

He can make very unique tones out of his guitar. Especially by his pedal and effects. - zxm

7 Jimi Hendrix Jimi Hendrix Jimi Hendrix (born November 27, 1942 - September 18, 1970) was an American rock guitarist, singer, and songwriter . Although his mainstream career spanned only four years, he is widely regarded as one of the most influential electric guitarists in the history of popular music, and one of the most celebrated ...read more.

He had many skills on guitar. He tried everything that was one a guitar. But I didn't add him higher cause he's not unique like other I have put higher. - zxm

8 Chuck Wayne Chuck Wayne

He had unique picking techniques with his arpeggios. - zxm

9 Tosin Abasi Tosin Abasi

This guy has very unique playing technique. He's a djent guitarist. - zxm

10 David Gilmour David Gilmour David Jon Gilmour is an English singer, songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer. He joined the progressive rock band Pink Floyd as guitarist and co-lead vocalist in 1968.

Most unique style and mix of mellowing and heavy stuff made him guitar legend.

The Contenders

11 Brian May Brian May Brian Harold May is an English musician, singer, songwriter and astrophysicist, best known as the lead guitarist of the rock band Queen.
12 Frank Zappa Frank Zappa Frank Vincent Zappa was an American musician, songwriter, composer, record producer, actor and filmmaker.

I have listened some of his songs. He sounds quite unique. - zxm

13 Dimebag Darrell Dimebag Darrell Darrell Lance Abbott, also known as Diamond Darrell and Dimebag Darrell, was an American guitarist and songwriter best known as a founding member of two bands, Pantera and Damageplan, alongside his brother, Vinnie Paul. Abbott died in 2004 after he was shot by a mentally unstable fan.

He doesn't seem that much unique to me. But that's my opinion though. He has some crazy dive bombs techniques but he often gets out of tune. Plus, Tom Morello here has better skills on effect than Dime. - zxm

14 Jack White Jack White

Listen to boarding house reach. Then you’ll vote for him

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