Top Ten Christian Guitarists
lcjlfWell there're many Christian Bands so there comes a question as to who's the top guitarist in all of them.
Given below is the list of guitarists whom I consider are the best.
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The Top Ten
CJ is one of the best for sure. There should be a two way tie at number one between him and Rex Carroll. For many years I searched for a Christian guitarist That played like Yngwie. I found him in CJ! This guy can shred!
This man made probably the best job in the whole history of christian metal. It's not only an awesome guitarist and virtuoso, he's also very good composer and he writes very sensible and meaningful lyrics. Even though we can hear that in some songs his style of composition refers to artists like Rainbow, Malmsteen or Hammerfall, he makes songs in rather originall and brilliant way.
Technically brilliant, both in rhythm and solos. His lead-guitar play always strenghthen the songs and he does not try to show off how good he is, he just don¬'t have to. That¬'s the mark of a genius. His attitude and humble approach to life and faith is also great. A sure number one!More comments about Carl Johan Grimmark (Narnia)
Rex Carroll is by far one of the most versatile guitarists in main stream or Christian music. He can shred better than most and play the blues... All at the same time. His acoustical pieces are mesmerizing and soul stirring. He can take a one song and play it like Stevie would, then he'll play it like C. Santana, Duane Allman, Eddie Van Halen and so on. About to release a new CD with co-founding member, Jimi Bennett and King James called "Stories to Tell".. Will be the best yet!
Rex is the best because he is one of the few that's truly versatile. He can play metal, hard rock, rock, blues, classical, rhythm and blues, flamenco, you name it.
One of the technically best Christian guitarists of all time. He may not be the fastest, but I think he's the BEST. From the mainstream hard rock of Fierce Heart to the thundering metal sound of King James, Rex can play virtually any style. Look for a NEW King James record soon.More comments about Rex Carroll (Whitecross)
Chris is the best guitarist on the whole world, I would love to see him along with Rex Carroll and Tony Palacios on a Christian G3, I'm sure it would be the best guitarrists combination on this earth, God bless them all!
Virtuoso guitarist, must be number 1, listen to Answer to the Master, Fear no Evil and Wicked Maiden tracks and you will see why he must be Number 1
Chris Impelliteri is one of the world's best guitarist. He has both stamina and speed as well. His albums with Rob Rock are my favourites as they combine good music with lyrics.More comments about Chris Impellitteri
This guy is top five for sure. A one time member of Whiteheart, he hit the big time with his mainstream band Giant. He went on to do session work for countless Christian and mainstream artists, including the likes of Madonna. I'm a fan of his work in Giant. Show this guy some love!
I can't believe he wasn't on this list yet! Top 5 for sure!
Played with/for the best christian singers and made great contributions. For me he's in position 1. He goes beyond fast fingers he does listening music and that, for me, is more important.More comments about Dann Huff (Giant)
He is one of the greatest... Period!
There are many good Christian guitarist, BUT OZ FOX IS IN ANOTHER LEVEL! HE IS OUR CHRISTIAN STEVE VAI
The star, the legend, the man, the myth. Oz Fox is one of the best showmans in the scene and his style witht the axe is flawless.
He's top ten in my book. Maybe he's gotten less exposure because he's Canadian. His blazing fretwork is evident throughout all the Angelica releases. My favorite is the debut.
Angelica's guitarist, a brilliant guitarist with great solos and able to shred big time!
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Ken is a pure lead vocalist with a sound not far from the great David Coverdale. Being a bonafide front man, you wouldn't expect him to be a very good guitar player, but this guy SHREDS! Check out anything on Shout's In Your Face record. Ken handles all the lead work! Go on youtube and listen to Borderline by Shout. You won't be disappointed!
Ken is in my top ten for sure. All the guitar players listed are immense
Another guy in the running for best guitarist that's also a lead singer. This guy can shred!More comments about Ken Tamplin (Shout)
I also like Tony Palacios, Oz Fox, Bob Hartman and Rex Carroll (in that order), but I want to keep classic and stand by Mr. Perahia this time... By the way, these 5 guys are great songwriters too!
Another no brainer. Once called the fastest guitarist in the world!
Not only did this guy put out excellent instrumental records, but his lesson books/guides are fantastic... He was virtually my first guitar teacher. He is the King of Theory over anyone on this list.
Jeff played on the Disengage album for Sign of the Times but has usually had self-titled works. He has worked with Idle Cure and numerous other bands and recently released "Behind the Mask" and joined the heavy metal band, Conduit. Exceedingly fast and inventive!
He had the look, the riffs, and even the voice-check out his solo discs
Torbjorn Weinesjo has some of the most creative soloing I've heard. His guitar work in Veni Domine is truly inspired!
Isaque Soares was my first guitar teacher! We studied in a small room on Isaque's house. He's a good guitarist and a good man. He's a man that God is proud.
Awesome guitar player, a true servant of the lord as many of the guitar players listed here.
Solo artist ex Neon Cross, amazing player, deservs to be in that list!
Not the most flash, but love the expression of his playing. Glenn will always be one of my favorites! I think he is a solid 5 on my list!
Lead vocalist and guitarist for the legendary Resurrection Band. Pioneers in Christian metal (1972-2000). After the Resurrection Band broke up, Glenn Kaiser continued his musical career with a solo project known as the Glenn Kaiser Band. This band has been playing Christian blues rock and is a favorite at Cornerstone Festival.
Awesome 8 string complex metal brutality and the ability to orchestrate whole songs, program drums, and do key/synth parts. That's just to awesome to not vote for.
Lead guitarist of the best christian rock group in the world
X-Sinner lead guitarist and founder member, underrated band, but really HQ material for the Lord!
Bloodgood's lead guitarist when David Zaffiro left. Jackson turned out to be an improvement over Zaffiro (who is talented in his own right) and in the re-formed Bloodgood it should be Jackson not Oz Fox who takes most leads. He shreds and makes it look like child's play!
I didn't expect much from his albums until I saw him live. Amazing.
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Updated Saturday, May 18, 2013