It is hard to pinpoint one name to be the greatest guitarist in the world as these legendary guitarists had given their whole life to commit in playing guitar for thousands of hours and made millions of people to love this musical instrument.
But according to a survey, Jimi Hendrix and Eric Clapton are on the top spots. Jimi Hendrix was famous in the 1960s where he was known for playing the electric guitar exquisitely that made his audience go party like there is no tomorrow.
He then becomes a rock legend and his guitar style cannot be unmatched by anyone. Eric Clapton, on the other hand, though also a rock legend, his music style was more on the cooler style of sound and on blues.
Brian Elwin Harer, whose stage name is Synster, or Syn. He was born in July 1981. He is an American guitarist and songwriter who is most famous for being the lead guitarist and backing vocalist for the band, "Avenged Sevenfold," which he joined in 2001.
He can perform finger twisting licks, acrobatic sweeps, chromatics, and towering dual harmonies. He was voted Best Metal Guitarist in the world by Total Guitar in 2016 and 2017. Guitar World listed him as one of the 30 greatest shredders of all time.