#2
I believe Copernicus is still going. He lives in a cave in Austria and shreds the shit out of a lute he crafted from marble and wolf gut.

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#3


Paganini
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#6
Depends what you call shredding... But I would say someone like Alex Lifeson was always shredding. My proof.
That's from 1968/69. Pretty badass.
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#7
Paganini is generally recognised as the first virtuoso. He played violin but a lot of the first shred style guitarists adapted his techniques because the instruments aren't massively dissimilar.
#8
shred is silly.
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#9
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Why post this on a thread about shred? Anyone posting here or looking here should like shred...
#11
Alan Holdsworth's been getting on a bit, but I guess he's difficult to call shred.

Edit: He's way older than Lifeson anyway, and Lifeson draws a lot of his style from Holdsworth, or at least did around the Moving Pictures kinda time.
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#12
Yngwie Malmsteen.
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#15
John McLaughlin. I was going to say Pat Martino, but he's not usually considered a shredder in the first place, and McLaughlin's two years older.

He's 69, for reference.
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Depends what you call shredding... But I would say someone like Alex Lifeson was always shredding. My proof.
That's from 1968/69. Pretty badass.


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#18
For the sake of these examples, I'll assume you mean earliest and my definition of "shred"

Jon Akkerman: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RFDW9b_ejfI (check out 2:48)
Shawn Lane: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZcRHVkjLub4
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#19
me. I'm 16474 years old. And I can play like one of these:

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#21
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For the sake of these examples, I'll assume you mean earliest and my definition of "shred"

Jon Akkerman: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RFDW9b_ejfI (check out 2:48)
Shawn Lane: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZcRHVkjLub4

He clearly meant "most aged" as opposed to "earliest."
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