There is no best guitarist. Some are more showy then others and some guitarists are more famous etc... Who says the best guitarist in the world isn't just some older guy who sits in his basement and plays by himself simply for the reason that he enjoys it? Anyways, I'll tell you my current favorite guitarist instead so I've given an answer. Jani Liimatainen. There's something about his playing style and sound that I absolutely adore.
The consensus is usually Jimi Hendrix whenever I ask my friends... here are some that I would include among the most revered:
Dime*bag Darrell Abbott
Stevie Ray Vaughn
Saul Hudson... AKA Slash
I like to throw in Unknown Hinson...
nice song selection... Civil War is my favorite GNR song... so poignant... "I went numb when I learnt to see"
But a friend of mine said that Synyster Gates is the best, is it true? I choose Dave Mustaine though! :p
Me (: I have almost perfected playing jingle bells and it only took me about a year haha (:
i like eric clapton but im sure jimi hendrix would just about take lead in a play off
SLASH :) from guns n' roses
I completely forgot to add The Reverend Horton Heat...
Jimi hendrix, Santana, Eric Clapton, and Roy clark.
I vote for Eric Clapton, too....
Here is slash :)