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i want to see who everyone thinks is the greatest guitarist ever in any style of music from classical such as Andres Sorgovia (might be misspelled) to classic rock w/ Jimmy Page.

My personal opionion would have to be Page. He revolutionized guitar playing bringing it to the forefront of music. He basically made the guitar solo famous w/ awesome ones like Stairway, communication breakdown, dazed and confused, and many more.
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EVH's pretty sick, but page, clapton, hendrix, vaughn were all revolutionaries 2
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Neal Schon. His album "Beyond the Thunder" is awesome. He also beat Yngwie Malmsteen in a guitar contest when they were younger
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yeah hes good, but there are much better shredders out there, and he didnt really do anything new
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#10
very true guitar god and i def discount slash because he himself said that page was his hero
#11
EVH is amazing, tapping is so awesome sounding. Not to mention he used harmonics in a sensible way, not like Zakk Wylde, who uses them like a no talent ass clown.
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#13
evh is the man but you think he's the best ever? i could tap after 3 monthes of playing guitar
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EVH to me is by far the best guitarist ever.

he's a piece of ****
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EVH is amazing, tapping is so awesome sounding. Not to mention he used harmonics in a sensible way, not like Zakk Wylde, who uses them like a no talent ass clown.


he didnt invent tapping you know right? some jazz guitarists had been doing 4 finger tapping for years,i cant remember one guys name, but he was a former keyboarist, but wanted to learn guitar, and decided to play it like a keyboard
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well i'll give you there are better but Alexi is my favorite guitarist(well out of the ones i have met)
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Neal Schon. His album "Beyond the Thunder" is awesome. He also beat Yngwie Malmsteen in a guitar contest when they were younger



Wasnt Neal Schon from Journey???


oohhh and the greatest in my opinoin wouls stevie ray Vaughn or Page
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Al Di Mieola
Allen Holdsworth
Shawn Lane
Steve Morse

All of those guys took guitar to a whole new level of technique and musicality previously unheard of.
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Al Di Mieola
Allen Holdsworth
Shawn Lane
Steve Morse

All of those guys took guitar to a whole new level of technique and musicality previously unheard of.


+1.
I also would include John Mclaughin.
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Slash, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Clapton, Page, Zakk Wylde, Dime, Randy Rhoads, EVH, Joe Perry, Mark Tremonti, Tom Morello, Kirk Hammet, John Fruschiante (spelling?), Petrucci, Vai, Satch, Malmstein and countless others i forgot.
Brad Paisley is also overlooked a lot, he's a great player.

(these are in no real order, just the order they came to my head)
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Wasnt Neal Schon from Journey???


oohhh and the greatest in my opinoin wouls stevie ray Vaughn or Page



Yep. Journey is his baby. He also did some solo work that just blows a lot of music out of the water. Has a strong jazz fusion fell to it, in "Beyond the Thunder"
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Steve Vai, hands down. I've never seen anyone come anywhere near him in sheer technical prowess.
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Steve Vai, hands down. I've never seen anyone come anywhere near him in sheer technical prowess.


See my list....


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Slash, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Clapton, Page, Zakk Wylde, Dime, Randy Rhoads, EVH, Joe Perry, Mark Tremonti, Tom Morello, Kirk Hammet, John Fruschiante (spelling?), Petrucci, Vai, Satch, Malmstein and countless others i forgot.
Brad Paisley is also overlooked a lot, he's a great player.

(these are in no real order, just the order they came to my head)


That is the most stereotypical list of almost guitar gods I've ever seen. Very few of them have really done anything new. Tom Morello, and Vai are probably the most original people on that list.
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#34
I'd say Buckethead is the best.

I only have one of his albums at the moment, but I've heard a lot of his stuff.

His genre of music is so vast and his skill level so high.

But, because he is so secretive and hasn't jumped onto the mainstream wagon he hasn't been recognized.

It's as if he speaks through his guitar.

I'm not saying I'm right, it's all about opinions too, but you have to realize despite his choices and his odd life style, he is truly a great guitarist.
#35
Michael Angelo Batio ofc, fastest and still puts emotion in his music. invented the over under technique, double and quad guitars. he is over all the best in every way :P

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Michael Angelo Batio ofc, fastest and still puts emotion in his music. invented the over under technique, double and quad guitars. he is over all the best in every way :P

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#37
Eric Johnson - Just an outstanding player whose tone is everything and technique is flawless

Phil Keaggy - monster at looping and jamming, something new every time he plays

Pat Metheny - to me is theall around best guitarist ever. Jazz, classical, rock, nobody handles 6 strings (or 10, 12, or ??) better than him.

As for EVH, not so much. Look, the man is technically brilliant. His technique is beyaond great. BUT most of his solos in songs do not fit the songs. It's like he just whipped out these technically brilliant solos that have nothing to do with the song they are for. To me, less technically adept guitar players such as Ace Frehley or Elliot Easton are much better lead guitar players because their solos ALWAYS fit the song. EVH can play, but just not in the context of the song.
#39
Jimi Hendrix invented a new style of playing and owned at it. Rolling stones number 1 guitarist. Duane Allman is good and Next would have to be Randy Rhoads
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yeah hes good, but there are much better shredders out there, and he didnt really do anything new



-But most shredders aren't as good at rhythm as Alexi is, and he has a very interesting style of soloing that makes up for not being the fastest etc.
-He did do something new. Children of Bodom's sound definitely had an impact on the sound of metal, and gave it a new sound.

I'm not an Alexi fan boy or anything, but I just wanted to say that. As for my favourite, it would be Randy Rhoads.
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