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The Greatest Guitarists Of All Time

List Criteria: The greatest rock, metal, blues and alt rock guitarists to ever play live in a touring band

The best guitarists of all time, voted on and ranked by many music fans, with photos and other info. With help from the wisdom of the crowd, you'll find a comprehensive ranking of the greatest guitar players in history. All the top guitarists are on this list - monster guitar heroes from rock, metal, blues, and alternative music. Are you on Team Eddie or Team Jimi? How about both!

Add your vote to this list of the top guitarists ever and help to pick the best guitar player in the history of music. These roock, jazz, blues guitarists have all had long careers filled with success and failure. Some are still jamming out today, which other rock stars died too young, before their talents could be fully appreciated. Now is your chance to give the best guitar players in the world some recognition.

Who is the best guitarist of all time? Add your vote to make sure your voice is heart!

To vote on more music lists, check out these lists of the Best Rock Vocalists and the Best Female Rock Vocalists of all time.

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  1. 1
    + 4107
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    the people's #1 & most listed
    Blues-rock, Rock music, Experimental rock

    ) open
  2. 2
    + 3402
    - 1383

    Blues-rock, Folk rock, Heavy metal

    ) open
  3. 3
    + 2935
    - 1431

    Blues-rock, Rock music, Reggae

    ) open buy
  4. 4
    + 2544
    - 1485

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Popular music, Pop music, Rock music

    ) open
  5. 5
    + 2747
    - 1063

    ranked low on reranks
    Blues-rock, Rock music, Instrumental rock

    ) open
  6. 6
    + 1822
    - 1008

    Blues-rock, Soul blues, Rock music

    ) open
  7. 7
    + 2267
    - 1012

    ranked low on reranks
    Blues-rock, Rock music, Experimental rock

    ) open
  8. 8
    + 1916
    - 1087

    Blues-rock, Chicano rock, Pop music

    ) open
  9. 9
    + 1783
    - 929

    Blues-rock, Rock music, Instrumental rock

    ) open
  10. 10
    + 1782
    - 995

    Rock music, Heavy metal, Pop rock

    ) open
  11. 11
    + 1767
    - 903

    Celtic rock, Blues-rock, Rock music

    ) open
  12. 12
    + 1715
    - 1031

    Blues-rock, Rock music, Heavy metal

    ) open
  13. 13
    + 1267
    - 788

    Pop music, Rock music, Rock and roll

    ) open
  14. 14
    + 1432
    - 799

    Glam metal, Heavy metal, Neo-classical metal

    ) open
  15. 15
    + 1334
    - 856

    Blues-rock, Rock music, Jazz fusion

    ) open
  16. 16
    + 1357
    - 822

    Rock music, Instrumental rock, Heavy metal

    ) open
  17. 17
    + 1135
    - 835

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Rock music, Rhythm and blues, Rock and roll

    ) open
  18. 18
    + 1214
    - 963

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Rock music, Pop rock, Merseybeat

    ) open
  19. 19
    + 1553
    - 878
    ) open
  20. 20
    + 1285
    - 727

    ranked low on reranks
    Rock music, Heavy metal, Neo-Medieval music

    ) open
  21. 21
    + 1273
    - 933

    Pop music, Rock music, Experimental rock

    ) open
  22. 22
    + 1150
    - 739

    Doom metal, Blues-rock, Heavy metal

    ) open
  23. 23
    + 1102
    - 1029

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Blues-rock, Rock music, Reggae

    ) open
  24. 24
    + 1086
    - 604

    Progressive metal, Experimental rock, Instrumental rock

    ) open
  25. 25
    + 1018
    - 656

    Heavy metal, Progressive rock, Hard rock

    ) open
  26. 26
    + 1050
    - 733

    Rock music, Experimental rock, Heavy metal

    ) open
  27. 27
    + 882
    - 582

    Chicago blues, Electric blues, Blues

    ) open
  28. 28
    + 874
    - 539

    Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk rock

    ) open
  29. 29
    + 837
    - 569

    Celtic rock, Blues-rock, Rock music

    ) open
  30. 30
    + 782
    - 504

    Folk music, Jazz, Country

    ) open
  31. 31
    + 735
    - 464

    Blues-rock, Pop music, Boogie rock

    ) open
  32. 32
    + 672
    - 562

    Pop music, Instrumental rock, Jazz fusion

    ) open
  33. 33
    + 787
    - 551

    Americana, Electric blues, Talking blues

    ) open
  34. 34
    + 745
    - 619

    Glam metal, Progressive metal, Instrumental rock

    ) open
  35. 35
    + 673
    - 550

    Rock music, Blues, Country blues

    ) open
  36. 36
    + 677
    - 555

    Swing music, Romani music, Gypsy jazz

    ) open
  37. 37
    + 742
    - 707

    Thrash metal, Heavy metal, Speed metal

    ) open
  38. 38
    + 735
    - 600

    Skiffle, Blues-rock, Classic rock

    ) open
  39. 39
    + 955
    - 938

    Hip hop music, Synthpop, New Wave

    ) open
  40. 40
    + 578
    - 515

    Soul blues, Electric blues, Rhythm and blues

    ) open
  41. 41
    + 712
    - 554

    ranked low on reranks
    Blues-rock, Rock music, Blues

    ) open
  42. 42
    + 740
    - 788

    often listed
    Rock music, Experimental rock, Grunge

    ) open
  43. 43
    + 562
    - 428

    New Age, Rock music, Instrumental rock

    ) open
  44. 44
    + 531
    - 525

    added by AntoineGrignard
    Progressive metal, Instrumental rock, Jazz fusion

    ) open
  45. 45
    + 627
    - 527

    Pop music, Rock music, Pop rock

    ) open
  46. 46
    + 547
    - 529

    New Wave, Pop music, Rock music

    ) open
  47. 47
    + 420
    - 359

    Blues-rock, Heavy metal, Hard rock

    ) open
  48. 48
    + 614
    - 530

    Groove metal, Heavy metal, Southern rock

    ) open
  49. 49
    + 469
    - 367

    Glam metal, Thrash metal, Groove metal

    ) open
  50. 50
    + 519
    - 383

    added by PaulMateicka
    Blues-rock, Rock music, Electric blues

    ) open
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