Visitors to this week's London guitar show Guitar Nation Live voted Eric Clapton
as their #1 Guitar Hero. The poll was taken at the booth of instrument insurance company Allianz Musical Insurance.
It's great to see that the U.K. still has a strong rock star tradition,
Allianz's Claims Manager Robin Stagg told the press.
Two more U.K. natives Jimmy Page
and Jeff Beck
also made it into the Top 5. The Top 5 guitarists are, in this order, Eric Clapton
, Jimi Hendrix
, Jimmy Page
, Jeff Beck
and Chuck Berry
While Clapton rose to fame in John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers, he frequently played his 1960 Beano Les Paul
, which Gibson
recently announced it would reproduce.
Another poll taken by Allianz Musical Insurance placed Les Paul's original Les Paul and Page's Double Neck Guitar high on a list of the most coveted guitars of all time.
Thanks for the report to Ellen Barnes