Greatest Guitarists

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  1. Whilst whiling away the early hours, I've been browsing through a selection of video's on YouTube. I was pretty impressed with 'Slash' formerly of Guns 'N' Roses with his performances in Sweet Child O' Mine and Welcome To The Jungle.

    It got me thinking about the age old debate of WHO are the greatest Guitarists ever.

    Clapton? Slash? Hendrix?

    What are your thoughts?
  2. My Choices would be :

    Rory Gallagher
    Pete Townsend
    Eric Clapton
    Mick Ronson
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  3. udipur

    udipur LE Book Reviewer

    Clapton for his ability to hold a song with one note over a number of beats
    Richards for his verve in playing through years of heroin addiction
    Hendrix for his innovation
    Cray for the soul of his blues
    King for his union with Lucille

    I could go on (and on) but blues inspired rock artists who can hold the essence are rare and a joy to behold.
  4. jim24

    jim24 Book Reviewer

    Carlos Santana whithout a doubt, mad as f@{ck but truelly brilliant
  5. Joe Satriani
    Steve Vai
    Jimmi Hendrix
    Yngwie Malmsteen
  6. David Gilmour

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  7. Grownup_Rafbrat

    Grownup_Rafbrat LE Book Reviewer Good Egg (charities)

    It's a generation thing in my house.

    Me - Clapton, Hendrix, Gilmour. All great for different reasons.
    Offspring - Slash, Matt Heafey.
  8. Duane Allman
    Jan Akkerman
    Jimmy Page
    Richard Thompson
    Mark Knopfler
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  9. The oldies are still great, but don't forget some of the newer ones. Matt Bellamy would be able to give the best of them a run for their money.
  10. Whilst Hendrix has to be Number 1 I'm amazed no-one has mentioned Ry Cooder, agree, the late great Rory Galagher was a great blues guitarist
  11. Andy Powell of Wishbone Ash

    Shows my age I suppose :(
  12. maninblack

    maninblack LE Book Reviewer

    Ry Cooder
    Richard Thompson
    Jerry Donahue
    George Harrison
    Stuart Adamson

    Great innovators and very influential amongst other guitarists.
  13. engr172

    engr172 Old-Salt Book Reviewer

    Carlos Santana
    Angus Young
    Jimmy Page
  14. Edgar Froese
    Richie Blackmore
    Tony McPhee
    David Gilmore
  15. rampant

    rampant LE Reviewer Book Reviewer

    Paco Peña
    Paco de Lucia
    Django Rheinhardt