Top 30 greatest and best guitar players of all time





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Published on Feb 6, 2008

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Those guitarists that have changed music with their unique playing..

The order of the list is based on the influence they created on guitar players that came after them. You cant say clapton is better than hendrix or vice versa, but you can say who made a bigger influence on music... think about this when watching the video...

other guitar players conidered...John McLaughlin, Toni Iommi, Muddy Waters, Keith Richards, Alexis Laiho, Peter Frampton, John Mayer, Randy Rhoads, Ritchie Blackmore, Dimebag, Zakk Wylde, Tom Morello, Dave Mustaine, Kirk Hammet... give me a break people... 30 is a small number for all the great guitarists!

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Sean McAleavy
That list is so lame!!! You got Django, Les and Prince at the bottom of the list and Clapton and BB King towards the top. Really! Wheres Roy Clark and Chet Atkins? Wheres..... nevermind. My guess is that a fucking drummer compiled this.
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tom bridges
what a shit list.
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Crunch The Man
Slash In Front of SRV ?? Not A chance
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No Rory Gallagher, Keith Richards, Chet Atkins, Johnny winter and a dozen other greats. If I could I’d hit the 👎twice
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Hunter Fasnacht
Where the hell is Mark Knopfler?
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Silvan Spektor
Most Influential Guitarists - Robert Johnson at 22? Are you out of your mind? The names the guy influenced are like the who's who of rock and roll- Rolling Stones, Fleetwood Mac, Led Zeppelin, Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton... How many greats have been influenced by someone like Slash? Also Les Paul at 23? The guy invented the amplified rock and roll sound! You have a nice variety of names in this list but the placement is criminal!
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Edwin Markarian
Where is Richy Black more ????
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Luis Janeiro
Wtf?Wheres Paco de Lucia????????????? The world's best classic guitar player?.... Wheres tommy emmanuel the worlds best acoustic guitar player....WHERES CHET ATKINS? Wheres Mark Knopfler??????? The one who revolutionized the rock in 80's............ This list was a dam lame.... You put 20 guitar players out of 30 that only play distorted guitar with heavy metal effect.... Thats nothing
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Arthur Shatz
Absurdly subjective and incoherent. How can you possibly omit Chet Atkins, Doc Watson, Tommy Emmanuel, Charlie Christian, or George Benson? Not to mention Vince Gill, Albert Lee, or Al DiMeola. Go back to the drawing board.
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Top 30 for who? Who voted them? What about Steve Morse? Jason Becker? Lot's of these guitarists on your list aren't great players, but very influential. I'm surprised Ace Frehley isn't mentioned but Slash is.
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