If you take a look on the greatest guitarists of all time you will find that they played a very crucial role in the success of a band or music artist.
There is no easy way to make a list of greatest guitarist let alone to rank them in a good to best fashion. Even the less enthusiastic music lovers will come up with nearly 200 or so guitarists that they think are best. It is so hard to leave one and pick another guitarist because music is such a wide entity that it encompasses a lot of genres and almost every genre has its own legendary guitarist. From rock guitarists to heavy metal guitarists to punk guitarists to soul and folk guitarists, you are never going to get enough of them.
When you are making a list of greatest guitarists ever born then you have to keep all genres in mind and not just focus on rock guitarists. Here is the list of 100 greatest guitarists chosen and ranked with the help of a online poll. It may happen that your favourite guitarists may not appear on this list or may be ranked lower. If it comes to that then please tell us about it in comments so that we may update this list of 100 best guitarists ever.
These are the top 100 guitarists of all time:
Greatest Guitarists All Time
100. Tom Verlaine (Television)
99. Joe Perry (Aerosmith)
98. Mickey Baker
97. John McLaughlin
96. Paul Kossoff (Free)
95. Pete Townsend
94. David Gilmour (Pink Floyd)
93. Tony Iommi (Black Sabbath)
92. Leigh Stephens (Blue Cheer)
91. Kim Thayil (Soundgarden)