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patriot45
04-01-2009, 10:34 AM
The top ten greatest guitarists evah! (http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/music/toplists/the_real_guitar_heroes_top_10_rock_guitarists_ever/the_real_guitar_heroes_top_10_rock_guitarists_ever .html)


I dont agree with thier list, mine would have, not in order.
Al Dimeola
Trey Anastasio
Joe Satriani
Santana
Zappa
David Gilmore
Mark Knopfler
Kirk Hammett
Duane Allman
Stevie Ray Vaughan

I have to throw in Steve Howe and Robert Fripp!

What would your list look like?

linda22003
04-01-2009, 10:38 AM
Well, for one thing, it would have Clapton on it.

FlaGator
04-01-2009, 10:42 AM
Jimmy Page
Jimi Hendrix
Frank Zappa
Steve Vie
Joe Satriani
Stevie Ray Vaughan
George Thorogood
B.B. King
Mark Knopfler
Michael Schenker

FlaGator
04-01-2009, 10:44 AM
Well, for one thing, it would have Clapton on it.

Claptons is good, but he didn't make my top ten. I was thinking about the guitarists who influenced me the most and whose licks and riffs I most frequently ripped off.

Molon Labe
04-01-2009, 10:56 AM
No particular order.

Jimi Hendrix
Eric Clapton
Edward Van Halen
Joe Satriani
Stevie Ray Vaughn
Mark Knopfler
Duane Allman
Jimmy Page
Randy Rhoads
David Gilmore


Guess mines pretty generic cause I'm pretty much in their court. With regards to rock guitarists, the trailblazers get alot of respect from me. I think Kirk Hammett gets way too much credit since James Hetfield was the lead songwriter when they peaked. To me technical skill and what you can create go hand in hand.

Rebel Yell
04-01-2009, 10:58 AM
Kirk Hammett ( Solo on One alone puts him on the list)
Jimmy Hendricks ( probably the best)
Peter Frampton
Slash
Randy Rhodes (great work in a limited amount of time)
Steve Vai
Jimmy Page
Eric Clapton
Santana
Eddie Van Halen (not a big Van Halen fan, but no denying his ability)




Y'all might laugh at me, but C.C. Deville, while not top ten worthy, was always very underrated to me.)

BadCat
04-01-2009, 11:02 AM
J. Page
Mick Ronson
E. Clapton
Paul Kossoff
Al DiMeola
Roger McGuinn
Neil Young
Keith Richards
G. Harrison
Les Paul

Many chosen not for their virtuosity, but for their influence.

patriot45
04-01-2009, 11:06 AM
I forgot to add Jeff Watson, he plays some killer guitar!

megimoo
04-01-2009, 11:15 AM
Claptons is good, but he didn't make my top ten. I was thinking about the guitarists who influenced me the most and whose licks and riffs I most frequently ripped off.

Les Paul
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pb5_DEhmDAM
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Metallica - Nothing else matters
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-6GD7U1giQM&feature=related
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"The Most Evolved" Acoustic Spanish Guitar
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHU-AJTn0I8
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Aguila Cosmica" Acoustic Spanish Guitar
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jNMOTyGRVoI&feature=related
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Paco de Lucia - Entre dos aguas (1976) full video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2oyhlad64-s
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Andrés Segovia
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bG7y_CD9rMg
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J.S.Bach-Saraband and Gavotte en Rondeau
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b8EDpJ-aIM8&feature=related
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Narciso Yepes - Concierto de Aranjuez (2)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RxwceLlaODM
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walter sobchak
04-01-2009, 11:25 AM
for me:

Jimi Hendrix
Jeff Beck
Duane Alman
Jimmy Page
Eric Clapton
Pete Townsend
Alex Lifeson
Randy Rhoades
Eddie Van Halen
Richard Lloyd

FlaGator
04-01-2009, 11:31 AM
J. Page
Mick Ronson
E. Clapton
Paul Kossoff
Al DiMeola
Roger McGuinn
Neil Young
Keith Richards
G. Harrison
Les Paul

Many chosen not for their virtuosity, but for their influence.

Mick Ronson completely slipped my mind. I'd have to put him in there some where. He did some fantastic work with David Bowie back in the 70s and was memorable with Mott the Hoople towards the end of their run.

FlaGator
04-01-2009, 11:35 AM
Not a top ten person yet, but Andy McKee is awesome on the acoustic

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ddn4MGaS3N4

Molon Labe
04-01-2009, 11:44 AM
Not a top ten person yet, but Andy McKee is awesome on the acoustic

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ddn4MGaS3N4

You know...I thought about putting him on my list. He has a spectacular technique.

patriot45
04-01-2009, 11:56 AM
This Brazilian kid ain't famous(yet) either but he can grind an axe!

Fernando Miyata


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ATub40Npxik&feature=related

noonwitch
04-01-2009, 12:10 PM
Mine are (not in any order):

Randy Rhodes
Slash
Jimi Hendrix
Carlos Santana
Eddie Van Halen
Jimmy Page
Keith Richards
Little Steven


I can't come up with two more, off hand. I'm not a Clapton fan. I don't hate him, but I do hate the "Clapton is God" mentality.

BadCat
04-01-2009, 02:02 PM
Mick Ronson completely slipped my mind. I'd have to put him in there some where. He did some fantastic work with David Bowie back in the 70s and was memorable with Mott the Hoople towards the end of their run.

I could easily add Jeff Beck and Robin Trower in there, notice I don't have Slash in the list?

FlaGator
04-01-2009, 02:14 PM
I could easily add Jeff Beck and Robin Trower in there, notice I don't have Slash in the list?

Not that you mention it... It escaped by attention because I'm not really a Slash fan. I thought about Robin Trower too but others kept coming in to my mind. I've been ripping off B.B. King a lot lately so I wanted him on the list.

megimoo
04-01-2009, 06:52 PM
Impossible guitar
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r2BOApUvFpw&feature=related
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Edgar Cruz - Bohemian Rhapsody (classical guitar)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pZ9jrBg4Lwc&feature=related
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expat-pattaya
04-01-2009, 08:10 PM
I can't believe any list would NOT include Hendrix. That is a given. After that then it all becomes personal taste and who influenced you.

Hendrix
Stevie Ray
Clapton
Page
James Taylor
Santana
BB King
Duane Allman
Eddie Van Halen
Beck/Bloomfield/R Johnson/Buddy Guy/T-Bone Walker/Gilmour

Bubba Dawg
04-01-2009, 08:11 PM
Oh man. When I think of top ten I have about twnty players who ought to be in it.

In no particular order:

Jimmy Page
Duane Allman
Clapton
Chet Atkins
Les Paul
Ketih Richards
Steve Vai
Joe Perry
Mark Knopfler
Zappa
Billy Gibbons
Lindsey Buckingham
Joe Walsh
Dickie Betts
Doc Watson
Jeff healey

and on and on and on....

I know that's more than ten, and I wouldn't know a g-string from an e-string as a player, but as one who appreciates the art these are some fine players, and there are many many more....

Good thread.

Space Gravy
04-01-2009, 08:38 PM
I'm not much of a country fan but I have the utmost respect for Roy Clark.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k59g3pX-C_s&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UPE5LNO1EFM&feature=related

Bubba Dawg
04-01-2009, 08:49 PM
Gravy, Roy Clark could really pick it. So could Glen Campbell, for that matter.

But a couple of these Soggy Bottom Boyz can pick too.....:D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KMEl5RGnfEc&feature=related

Space Gravy
04-01-2009, 09:07 PM
Gravy, Roy Clark could really pick it. So could Glen Campbell, for that matter.

But a couple of these Soggy Bottom Boyz can pick too.....:D



Nice harmonies. I've heard that before but I can't place it.

Bubba Dawg
04-01-2009, 09:13 PM
Nice harmonies. I've heard that before but I can't place it.

O Brother Where Art Thou.... :D


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=08e9k-c91E8&feature=related

SaintLouieWoman
04-01-2009, 10:49 PM
In no particular order:

Jeff Beck
Eric Clapton
Les Paul
Andre Segovia
Carlos Santana
B B King

Have been to BB King, Clapton and Segovia concerts, would love to hear Santana in person.