Well if we're going to limit ourselves to a generational analysis of guitarists I would rank the following from best to worst: - Johnny Greenwood & Derek Trucks (completely different styles though) - John Mayer (but I'm not a fan of his work anymore + he's overrated + is very limited to blues music) - John Frusciante Is there anyone else that could be added to the list? This is based on level of formal education and what they can churn out in both the composing process and what they are able to do live. Below is footage of Trucks, Mayer and Frusciante playing for a Rolling Stones cover shoot; Frusciante can't even keep up with the other two. This is a good list, but Jack White is up there. I mean, the guy can keep up with Page (or at least much better than The Edge can). IMPORTANT NOTICE: No media files are hosted on these forums. By clicking the link below you agree to view content from an external website. We can not be held responsible for the suitability or legality of this material. If the video does not play, wait a minute or try again later. I AGREE TIP: to embed Youtube clips, put only the encoded part of the Youtube URL, e.g. eBGIQ7ZuuiU between the tags.