La revista SPIN ha hecho una lista de lo que ellos consideran son los mejores 100 guitarristas de todos los tiempos.

100. Skrillex
99. Paul Saulnier (PS I Love You)
98. Mark Morgan (Sightings)
97. Ira Kaplan (Yo La Tengo)
96. David Pajo (Slint)
95. Bill Steer (Napalm Death/Carcass)
94. Ibhahim Ag Alhabib (Tinariwen)
93. Annie Clark (St. Vincent)
92. James Blackshaw
91. Viv Albertine (the Slits)


90. Trey Azagthoth (Morbid Angel)
89. Nick Zinner (Yeah Yeah Yeahs)
88. Dylan Carlson (Earth)
87. Marnie Stern
86. Ian MacKaye and Guy Picciotto (Fugazi)
85. Stone Gossard (Pearl Jam)
84. Lydia Lunch
83. Josh Homme
82. Kristin Hersh (Throwing Muses)
81. Keiji Haino

80. Dave Navarro (Jane’s Addiction/Red Hot Chili Peppers)
79. Duane Denison (the Jesus Lizard)
78. Vernon Reid (Living Colour)
77. Marissa Paternoster (Screaming Females)
76. Bernard Sumner (Joy Division, New Order)
75. Bert Jansch
74. Lenny Kaye (Patti Smith Group)
73. Mick Barr (Orthrelm/Krallice)
72. Arto Lindsay
71. Adrian Belew

70. Jerry Harrison
69. Eugene Chadbourne
68. Ben Weinman (Dillinger Escape Plan)
67. Kim Thayil (Soundgarden)
66. Rowland S. Howard and Mick Harvey (The Birthday Party)
65. Mick Ronson (David Bowie/Morrissey)
64. Wino
63. Billy Corgan (Smashing Pumpkins)
62. Tony Maiden (Rufus)
61. Shuggie Otis

60. Chuck Schuldiner (Death)
59. Curt Kirkwood (Meat Puppets)
58. Syd Barrett
57. Doug Martsch (Built to Spill)
56. Kim and Kelley Deal (The Breeders)
55. Fred Frith
54. Euronymous (Mayhem)
53. Greg Sage (Wipers)
52. Johnny Thunders
51. Robbie Basho

50. Wayne Kramer and Fred “Sonic” Smith (MC5)
49. Zoot Horn Rollo (The Magic Band)
48. Bob Mould (Hüsker Dü)
47. Marc Ribot
46. Dimebag Darrell (Pantera)
45. Rhys Chatham
44. John McLaughlin
43. Nels Cline
42. King Sunny Adé
41. Nile Rodgers (Chic)

40. Tom Morello (Rage Against the Machine)
39. Carrie Brownstein (Sleater-Kinney/Wild Flag)
38. Stephen Malkmus (Pavement/The Jicks)
37. Ali Farka Touré
36. James “Blood” Ulmer
35. Dr. Know (Bad Brains)
34. Justin Broadrick (Napalm Death/Godflesh/Jesu)
33. Jack White
32. Robert Quine
31. Derek Bailey

30. King Buzzo (Melvins)
29. Jonny Greenwood (Radiohead)
28. Glenn Branca
27. PJ Harvey
26. Johnny Marr
25. Robert Fripp (King Crimson)
24. Steve Albini (Big Black/Shellac)
23. Robin Guthrie (Cocteau Twins/This Mortal Coil)
22. Jimmy Nolen (James Brown)
21. Sonny Sharrock

20. Neil Young
19. d. boon (Minutemen)
18. Tony Iommi (Black Sabbath)
17. Lou Reed and Sterling Morrison
16. Frank Zappa –
15. Greg Ginn (Black Flag)
14. Kerry King and Jeff Hanneman (Slayer)
13. The Edge (U2)
12. Andy Gill (Gang of Four)
11. Ron Asheton (The Stooges)

10. Jam Master Jay (Run-DMC)
9. Eddie Hazel (Funkadelic)
8. Johnny Ramone
7. Tom Verlaine and Richard Lloyd (Television)
6. Prince
5. J Mascis
4. Kurt Cobain
3. John Fahey
2. Kevin Shields (My Bloody Valentine)
1. Lee Ranaldo & Thurston Moore (Sonic Youth)

Puedes ver los “Por que” en SPIN