Best Rock Guitar Player of All Time

View our list of the best rock guitar player of all time. These rock guitarist have introduced a whole new world of unique riffs to the music community and created a signature sound that won’t ever be forgotten. This list was ranking guitarists who have truly introduced something new, unique, and special and will hold the top spots as the greatest and best rock guitarists and guitar players of all time. Many of the guitar players made this list for both their rhythm and lead guitar playing. It’s very hard to compare the rhythms of a guitar player like the Edge from U2 to the lead solos of Jimi Hendrix. There music and guitar playing is different and they both deserve a spot on the list for the best rock guitar player in the world for their truly inspirational sound that influenced millions of other guitar players around the world.

33 Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top
32 John Frusciante of Red Hot Chili Peppers
31 Vernon Reid of Living Color
30 Allen Collins of Lynyrd Skynyrd
29 The Edge of U2
28 Ted Nugent of Ambouy Dukes, and Damn Yankees
27 Dave Navarro of Janes Addiction
26 Robbie Krieger of The Doors
25 Chuck Berry
24 Yngwie Malmsteen of Rising Force
23 David Gilmour of Pink Floyd
22 Brian May of Queen
21 Tony Iommi of Black Sabbath
20 Ritchie Blackmore of Deep Purple, Rainbow, and Blackmores Night
19 Marty Friedman of Cacophony, and Megadeth
18 Jerry Garcia of The Grateful Dead
17 Joe Perry of Aerosmith
16 Johnny Marr of Smiths, Electronic, and Johnny Marr & The Healers
15 Joe Satriani
14 Steve Vai
13 Eric Clapton of Yardbirds, Cream, and Derek & The Dominos
12 Carlos Santana of Santana
11 Warren Haynes of Allman Brothers Band, Gov’t Mule
10 Derek Trucks of the Derek Trucks Band
9 Matthias Jabs of Scorpions
8 Mick Mars of Motley Crue
7 Jeff Hanneman of Slayer
6 Adrian Legg
5 Allan Holdsworth
4 Trey Annastasio of Phish
3 Jimi Hendrix of Jimi Hendrix Experience
2 Stevie Ray Vaughan of Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble
1 Eric Johnson

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