Who is the best (lead) guitarist alive today?

United States
October 14, 2008 11:45pm CST
There are some great ones - Angus Young, Ted Nugent, Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, Eddie Van Halen, Carlos Santana, Prince, Buckethead,...but in my opinion, there is none greater and more talented than SLASH! Who would you say are the top 3 or 5?
6 responses
• Philippines
22 Oct 08
try to listen steve vai, joe sariani,yngwie malmstein and michael angelo , and you know who is the greates lead guitar in the world
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• United States
23 Oct 08
Gosh, I'd love to check them out, but I've never heard of them! Are they from the United States? If not, where? What type of music? Rock?
@android (895)
20 Feb 09
There are so many great guitarists out there it's difficult to determine who is actually the best. I would have to say that Jimi Hendrix was probably the best guitarist who has ever lived, but of course he isn't alive today! Other suggestions would be David Gilmour from Pink Floyd, Slash, Jeff Beck, Jo Satriani, Steve Vai, Yngwie Malmsteen, Angus Young, Joe Perry, Buckethead and many many more! You can search for them all on Youtube to check them out!
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@Thomas62 (47)
• United States
24 Oct 08
I would have to go with Jeff Beck.
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@ryneweir (14)
• United States
8 Dec 08
Slash? what a loser. Brian May is the best Guitarist alive. Mike Bloomfeild is the best guitarist that is not currently alive.
• United States
8 Dec 08
Check them out on Youtube.com
@bluescat (104)
• Philippines
18 May 09
...and also Roy Buchanan,probably he's jamming with Mike Bloomfield now somewhere :-)
• Greece
24 Oct 11
i think it's Ynguie Malmstein.And another more underground one is Bill Tsamis (Warlord-Lordian guard)
@bluescat (104)
• Philippines
18 May 09
That's a hard question which deserves "a probably" best answer,...well it's hard to tell who is who,all have different styles,almost all that I will type here are great guitar players,like,Steve Vai,Frank Zappa,Frank marino,John Mclaughlin,Yngwie Malmsteem,Eric johnson,stevie ray & jimmy vaughn,Pat metheny,frank gambale,tom morello,Steve morse,and there are so many more to name them,but one of my favorite and maybe the best guitar player for me ,is Al Dimeola.I've loved his playing when he was with Chick Corea(RTF),to his solo efforts and collaboration with some great guitarists he had played with...happy mylotting :-)