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Rock and Roll legends best of the best

Posted on: April 30, 2008 11:16 pm
Who do you think is the best guitarist ever?
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Since: Mar 26, 2008
Posted on: May 23, 2009 9:57 am

Rock and Roll legends best of the best

I can't disagree with any of the above, all greats.  I really like Carlos as well.  But being a lifelong fan of Rush I have to send my vote for Alex Lifeson.

Since: Nov 13, 2008
Posted on: May 22, 2009 11:21 am

Rock and Roll legends best of the best

C'mon Rok, the 80's were full of wrong answers to this questionWink
Honorable mentions to Stevie Ray, Jimi Hendrix and Brian May. . .all making a case in their own way...
But the king of kings is Jimmy Page

Since: Nov 7, 2006
Posted on: May 20, 2009 7:46 pm

Rock and Roll legends best of the best

Sportfan, I love questions like this because there's never a wrong answer.  LOL

My vote will always go to Carlos Santana as the guitarist I love to listen to the most. 

However, the late Steve Gaines (Lynyrd Skynyrd) was a rising talent at the time of his death, but never gets enough mention in forums like this.

A far out pick to many will be Lindsey Buckingham, of Fleetwood Mac.  He may be a prima donna, but the man can flat out play a guitar.  Check out any of their reunion DVDs of the past eight or nine years.  He's tremendous in those, even if he does come across as a jerk.  


Since: May 28, 2008
Posted on: May 29, 2008 1:51 am

Rock and Roll legends best of the best

I know I'm going to get criticized for this but, John Fogerty of Creedance Clearwater Revival was an amazing guitarist.  

Since: Mar 11, 2008
Posted on: May 17, 2008 12:10 am

Rock and Roll legends best of the best

Stevie Ray Vaughn is my pick for the best ever. Yes there are a whole lot more, but when he plays you can feel the Blues.

Since: Feb 26, 2007
Posted on: May 12, 2008 1:09 am

Rock and Roll legends best of the best

I would have to say that Jimi Hendrix is the best guitarist to ever grace the face of this earth, but as someone has already said, it is simply a matter of opinion. I am a huge Hendrix and Led Zeppelin fan. I have every album/song that I know of for both artists. In fact, I was already playing Hendrix's "Red House Blues" before I even came across this blog... The things Hendrix does with a guitar... the sounds he makes... they really do take you to another world. And Jimmy Page is insane too. I would have to say that I prefer Led Zeppelin as a whole to Jimi Hendrix/The Jimi Hendrix Experience/Band of Gypsys, but commenting on the two as guitarists alone, I would have to give the edge to Hendrix. But both are certainly two incredible musicians - two whose sounds have never been replicated as far as I know of. This modern music isn't really music, per se... It's all about getting rich, and getting ho's, and getting money or whatever. That's not music. Listen to Zeppelin's Stairway to Heaven (BBC version - that's the best one I've heard) or Rock and Roll or When the Levee Breaks. Or listen to Hendrix's Red House or Manic Depression or Rainy Day, Dream Away... Now that's music... But that's just one man's opinion... Clapton and Slash and whoever else has been mentioned are ridiculous too...

Since: Dec 13, 2006
Posted on: May 4, 2008 1:27 pm
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Since: Nov 8, 2007
Posted on: May 4, 2008 12:24 pm

Rock and Roll legends best of the best

eric clapton

Since: Apr 22, 2008
Posted on: May 2, 2008 6:25 pm

Rock and Roll legends best of the best

Hendrix by far...

Since: Apr 30, 2008
Posted on: May 1, 2008 8:57 pm

Rock and Roll legends best of the best

Buddy Guy

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