15 Best Guitarists

Heres the top 5 best guitarists ever in my opinion followed by ten more in no order
1. Jimi Hendrix
2. Steve Vai
3. Joe Satriani
4. Steve Ray Vaughan
5. Eric Clapton
Jeff Beck
Frank Zappa
Jimmy Page
Randy Rhoads
Eric Johnson
John McLaughlin
Frank Marino
Eddie Van Halen
Ingwie Malmsteen
Adrian Belew

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hey lee uk, before u say " a good call on the rest" especially Joe Perry, now u say he is "right up there" thanks for the respect, and i recommend all the users to get to know about these guys if they already dont know "scott morris" u can see him in www.guitartabbooks.com , micheal angelo battio u can see his works in www.metalmethod.com and u can also search for his own sites in www.google.com as well has a hell of a lotta guitarist archives in www.stetina.com


Hey Aeromaniac ive been banging the drum for Michael Angelo for weeks and weeks on here, check out his own website on www.angelo.com he's a real deal shredder, nobody can widdle like michael.
(have you also checked out his wig??, he is as bald as a coot under that artificial fluffy beaver).
I dont normaly go for shredding but i like Michael for his Spandex approach to the world of widdlers, he never lost the faith and he never ever hung up his cod peice. Respect. :lol:

Chris Cheney from The Living End
Brian Zetser from The Stray Cats
i rekon they are awesome

hey lee fine lol i never knew about michaels wig woh oh, anyway sorry for asking but what is shredding? i guess its speed picking, and what is widdling and spandex approach pls lemme know brother cause i might have different terminologies in my mind for them.


Whatever Michael plays can be considered to be 'Shredding' like you say, its very fast playing/picking.

hey just confirming,
did anybody utter the name zakk wylde?? and many unsung heroes are there, phil collen of def leppard is one unsung hero. some minor names come to mind, tracii guns, vince neil also.

aeromaniac wrote:
hey just confirming,
did anybody utter the name zakk wylde?? and many unsung heroes are there, phil collen of def leppard is one unsung hero. some minor names come to mind, tracii guns, vince neil also.

Yeah on the 4th page, Zakk's in the top 5 in my book. Some times I think people just don't like him out of envy or something. Picking up a guitar at 15 and playing for Ozzy at 19, I think there are what, 0 people that have done something like that besides him. No one is realy talking about current hero's like the late Dimebag Darrel, one mentino of John Petruccie(how ever it's spelled) Alexi Laiho, and Not much on Randy Rhoads, or Toni Iommi and he had fake finger tips, and frankly invented heavy metal. Glad to see Micheal Angelo Bato was noticed.

We can't forget johnny marr from the smiths -he shyed away from doing solos but that was his appeal.
mark knophlor is also a ledgend in a different context.
jerry garcia- now theres a gutarist.

This is a corny one but i always thought Prince to be under-rated. :wink:

Prince?? thats pushing it a bit, he's very mediocre, on the same level as Noel Gallagher, look at the post heading it says '15 Best Guitarists' i can think of a couple of thousand that come before Prince, including myself! :lol:

Not to be overlooked - J. Mascis of Dinosaur Jr. and Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone Age are far more creative and talented than some of the guys listed in the previous 8 pages. Also despite having gone totally insane and despite having recently produced a bunch of questionable material, Dave Navarro circa Jane's Addiction was an outstanding guitarist.

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