Poll: So who the most important?
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View poll results: So who the most important?
George Beauchamp
0 0%
Jimi Hendrix
13 14%
Antonio Torres Jurado
0 0%
Leo Fender
24 26%
Les Paul
14 15%
Steve Vai
1 1%
Geddy Lee
3 3%
Orville Gibson
1 1%
Somebody Else
13 14%
Nobody is that Important
23 25%
Voters: 92.
#1
Who is it?

I'm gunna say Leo Fender, The Tele, Strat, P-Bass, J-Bass, Stingray and active electronics, bringing the electric to the masses. I would say thats pretty impressive.
#5
nobody can be the most important person, they all have added their own part to create "guitardom" as you state. Theres no ruler.
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#6
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I woulda gone with Slash.. although I do love Izzy ^^

gonna go with someone else, that person obviously being Van Halen. Old school shred tapping ftw.
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#7
Quote by Firenze
I woulda gone with Slash.. although I do love Izzy ^^

gonna go with someone else, that person obviously being Van Halen. Old school shred tapping ftw.



Izzy > Slash in anyway.
#8
Well, who revolutionized the guitar and set it apart from everything else? Isnt that George Beauchamp guy the guy who made the pickups? Because if it was, it would be that guy.
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#9
Quote by zep_n_gun
Well, who revolutionized the guitar and set it apart from everything else? Isnt that George Beauchamp guy the guy who made the pickups? Because if it was, it would be that guy.


The electric guitar yes. But who made the acoustic?
#13
I say Hendrix. Leo fender was great, but they would have probably come up with a design similar to the strat/tele
not that I don't respect him.
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#14
Les Paul or Leo Fender
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#15
Quote by Izz
The electric guitar yes. But who made the acoustic?


The Invetor is unknown, but Antonio Torres Jurado is the guy who gave it the basic featurers we have today, 6 strings, EADGBe, and the 24/25ish inch scale.
#16
They all did their parts man, it's hard to say.

I'd give it to Leo though. Come on now people... The strat style guitar has dominated a lot of off brand guitars. Les Paul has a lot of copies but I'd say way less then a typical strat style body..
#18
Les Paul and Chet Atkins

Quote by Firenze
I woulda gone with Slash.. although I do love Izzy ^^

gonna go with someone else, that person obviously being Van Halen. Old school shred tapping ftw.


I believe mr Van Halen wasn't the first guitarist do think up tapping
can't remeber his name but I know it had been done before Van Halen
Last edited by seljer at Sep 4, 2007,
#19
Oprah Winfrey.
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#20
Why tha FACK is Geddy Lee up there??? First of all, Rush wasn't that revolutionizing. Second of all, Geddy Lee isn't that great of a guitar player... maybe because he plays the damn BASS!! Alex Lifeson was the guitarist, and while quite good, didn't do anything original.

Edit: lollerskates, he's got 2 votes too; a sad day indeed.
#21
Didn't Les Paul invent the electric guitar? Or the amp, or something there anyways
He has my vote
#25
And the oscar goes tooo.... Fernando Sor, a.k.a. "Beethoven of the Guitar". He's really amazing. Without him I would be stuck with incredibly boring etudes and probably throw my guitar away but from the first lesson his studies are so melodic and make guitar fun while practicing.
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#26
Quote by The Madcap
Andres Segovia is the most influential guitarist, and the most responsible for popularizing the instrument.

most influencial OF HIS TIME.

and i think the appalachian bluegrass and southern gospel did FAR more to popularize the instrument.
#27
geddy lee...? bass player iirc?
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#28
You know there's something wrong with the world when there's 12 votes for Jimi Hendrix but none for the men who developed the modern acoustic and electric guitars, respectively.
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#29
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most influencial OF HIS TIME.

and i think the appalachian bluegrass and southern gospel did FAR more to popularize the instrument.
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#30
No one person was that important, everyone does their part but no one person over anyone else...

...Okay, new answer, God. Beat that.
Last edited by bequickorbedead at Sep 4, 2007,
#31
geddy lee? wtf?
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