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I am compiling a list on my website with the greatest guitarists on it. It wont be in a particular order so no need to rate but feel free if you wish to. I asking u guys for fear of leaving someone big out. Help much appricated
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#3
Me.
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#4
Eric Clapton
Jimmy Page
Pete Townshend


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I play guitar.
#5
Jimi Hendrix
Clapton
Santana
Frusciante
SRV
Jimmy Page
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#6
don't ask people here who the greatest guitarists who do you think the greatest guitarists are nobody wants to read the same generic list of hendrix page slash etc.
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Eric Clapton
Jimmy Page
Pete Townshend


Whats your website?


I still have some issues with the sever and stuff but when i get it ill either post it or e-mail it straight to all who respond to this post.
#8
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don't ask people here who the greatest guitarists who do you think the greatest guitarists are nobody wants to read the same generic of hendrix page slash etc.


I know good point like nobody is going to name Rory Gallagher and he in my opinion is the best. Also very few are going to name Gus G, Paul Gilbert, KK Dowling etc
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I know good point like nobody is going to name Rory Gallagher and he in my opinion is the best. Also very few are going to name Gus G, Paul Gilbert, KK Dowling etc

exactly just make the list your own the names there going say have been down to death do people who have personally influenced you or who you personally like a list of greatest guitarists=favorite guitarist make it your own
AK-47. The very best there is. When you absolutely, positively got to kill every motherfucker in the room, accept no substitutes.

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#11
John Petrucci,
Jason Becker,
Shawn Lane,
Joey Eppard,
Greg Howe,
Steve Vai,
Jeff Beck,
Loomis,
Satch,
EVH,
#14
Paul Wagoner
Andy Mckee

Already mentioned, but Jason Becker.
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#15
Tony Iommi (he's my favorite and the reason I play, I had to mention him)
Ritchie Blackmore (his solos hold me spellbound every time)
Buck Dharma (again, the solos are godly)
Yngwie Malmsteen (overrated IMO, but he has his place)
Ace Frehley (underrated, deserves way more attention than he gets)
Alex Lifeson (even more underrated than Ace)
Django Reinhardt (you don't dare make a list without this guy on it)
Robert Johnson (you don't dare make a list without this guy on it)
Les Paul (you don't dare make a list without this guy on it)
Chet Atkins (I hate country, but you don't dare make a list without this guy on it)


BTW: Are you interested in classical guitarists at all? If so:
Andres Segovia (you don't dare make a list...)
Eliot Fisk
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#17
This is a silly thread; everyone has a different definition of what it means to be a good guitarist, which means that every guitarist could potenially be "the best" in someone's eyes. It follows that, should this thread remain alive long enough, and should it recieve enough exposure, almost every guitarist on Earth could be mentionned.
If someone asked me who I thought were the best (which I translate to "the most interesting and innovative) guitarists in modern music, I'd say Jimi Hendrix, Tommi Iommi, Gregg Ginn, Lee Ranaldo, Thurston Moore, Keith Levene, and Kevin Shields.
#18
I think Matt Bellamy and Claudio Sanchez deserve to be on that list.
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In the rock & roll era: Jimi Hendrix,SRV,Clapton,Beck,Santana,Allman,Gilmour,Page,Moore,Vai,Satriani,Van Halen,Howe,Walsh,Richards,Terry Kath
#21
John Frusciante
Tom Morello
Pat Smear
Joe Satriani
Jimi Henrix
Jimmy Page
etc.
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#22
Jeff Loomis
Jeff Beck
Jimi Hendrix
Matt Bellamy
Tony Iommi
Tom Morello
Carlos Santana
Joe Satriani
EVH
John Pretrucci
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#24
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This guy.

And maybe Marty Friedman
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#25
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John Frusciante
Tom Morello
Pat SmearJoe Satriani
Jimi Henrix
Jimmy Page
etc.


what?
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#26
TOM DELONGE OMGS YOU GUYZ. No seriously. Cheshire cat era. He was pretty punk.
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#27
Jack White
Kevin Shields
Johnny Marr
Lee Ranaldo
Thurston Moore
Dan Auerbach
Nick Zinner
Fred "Sonic" Smith
Wayne Kramer
Tom Morrello
Ron Asheton
Son House
Tampa Red
Blind Willie McTell
Blind Willie Johnson
Lonnie Johnson
Robert Johnson
Tommy Johnson
#28
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Jack White
Kevin Shields
Johnny Marr
Lee Ranaldo
Thurston Moore

Dan Auerbach
Nick Zinner
Fred "Sonic" Smith
Wayne Kramer
Tom Morrello
Ron Asheton
Son House
Tampa Red
Blind Willie McTell
Blind Willie Johnson
Lonnie Johnson
Robert Johnson
Tommy Johnson

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#29
Check out the last issue of Classic Rock magazine. Had a list of 100 great guitarists with little columns about each of them by often other people on the list.
#30
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Jack White
Kevin Shields
Johnny Marr
Lee Ranaldo
Thurston Moore
Dan Auerbach
Nick Zinner
Fred "Sonic" Smith
Wayne Kramer
Tom Morrello
Ron Asheton
Son House
Tampa Red
Blind Willie McTell
Blind Willie Johnson
Lonnie Johnson
Robert Johnson
Tommy Johnson

This.
#31
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#33
IMO it would be a good idea to list them according to the genre they play. Like I for instance would say Paul Waggoner is a very great guitarist, but it's a totally different thing than Jimmy Page.

Anyways..

Paul Waggoner
Paul Gilbert (hell yeah)
Jason Becker
John Petrucci
#34
My favorites...

Jason Becker
Guthrie Govan
Marty Friedman
Andy McKee
Tomas Leeb
Antoine Dufour
Shawn Lane
Mattias IA Eklundh
Chris Broderick
Jeff Loomis
Andres Segovia
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#35
Jonny Greenwood
Matthew Bellamy
Tom Morello

just adding a few to the already mentioned
#36
Jason Becker
Shawn Lane
Yngwie Malmsteen
Marty Friedman
Guthrie Govan
T.J. Helmerich
Paul Waggoner
Ron Jarzombek
Buckethead
John Petrucci
Satch
Paul Gilbert
Steve Vai
Vinnie Moore
Dave Martone
Brett Garsed
Al Di Meola

Those are the most technically accomplished guitarists I know of, if you were looking for popular, I think everyone else has that covered.
#37
Buckethead
Michael Hedges
Terry Kath
Shawn Lane
Paul Gilbert
Jimi Hendrix
Janis Joplin
Jennifer Batten
#39
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Tony Iommi (he's my favorite and the reason I play, I had to mention him)
Ritchie Blackmore (his solos hold me spellbound every time)
Buck Dharma (again, the solos are godly)
Yngwie Malmsteen (overrated IMO, but he has his place)
Ace Frehley (underrated, deserves way more attention than he gets)
Alex Lifeson (even more underrated than Ace)
Django Reinhardt (you don't dare make a list without this guy on it)
Robert Johnson (you don't dare make a list without this guy on it)
Les Paul (you don't dare make a list without this guy on it)
Chet Atkins (I hate country, but you don't dare make a list without this guy on it)


BTW: Are you interested in classical guitarists at all? If so:
Andres Segovia (you don't dare make a list...)
Eliot Fisk

glad you said ace, dont forget about vinnie vincent.
#40
Alexi Laiho
Paul Gilbert
Marty Friedman
Eddie Van Halen
Joe Perry
Kerry King
Randy Rhoads
Jimmy Page
Dave Murray
Mick Mars
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