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Gibson.comís Top 50 Guitar Solos: Full List, Readers Poll Revealed
Gibson ^ | September 24, 2010

Posted on 10/03/2010 7:23:12 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement

With today’s announcement of the Top 10 Guitar Solos of All Time, another Gibson.com Top 50 list is in the books. Below, check out the full rundown of all 50 solos that made the list. (You can get more information on each of the entries here: #50-41, #40-31, #30-21, #20-11 and #10-1.)

Plus, take a look at the readers poll and the guitarists who scored multiple entries further down the page.

(Excerpt) Read more at gibson.com ...


TOPICS: Music/Entertainment
KEYWORDS: gibson; guitars; music; rockandroll
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Where's the Nuge? Ten Years After?
1 posted on 10/03/2010 7:23:18 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement
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To: ConservativeStatement

Finally, a good thread..


2 posted on 10/03/2010 7:25:24 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: ConservativeStatement

This is somebody’s list, alright. Except for a few selections, it sure as hell ain’t mine.


3 posted on 10/03/2010 7:26:14 PM PDT by behzinlea
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To: ConservativeStatement

Looks like a pretty decent list. Of course, it’s all based on personal taste. I’m sure we’ll get a few bemoaning the absence of guitar genius Johnny Noname, but such is the nature of these lists.


4 posted on 10/03/2010 7:27:07 PM PDT by randog (Tap into America!)
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To: ConservativeStatement

“Watchtower” should be #1...no question.


5 posted on 10/03/2010 7:29:02 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (''I don't regret setting bombs,I feel we didn't do enough.'' ->Bill Ayers,Hussein's mentor,9/11/01)
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To: ConservativeStatement

My Sharona????


6 posted on 10/03/2010 7:30:00 PM PDT by csmusaret (If the Bush recession ended in June 2009, did the Obama economy begin in July 2009?)
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To: behzinlea
Except for a few selections, it sure as hell ain’t mine.

Agreed.

7 posted on 10/03/2010 7:30:39 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (''I don't regret setting bombs,I feel we didn't do enough.'' ->Bill Ayers,Hussein's mentor,9/11/01)
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To: ConservativeStatement
You want to hear an AWESOME guitar solo not listed?

Check out:
Al Dimeola - Mediterranean Sundance (Friday Night In San Francisco LIVE).

8 posted on 10/03/2010 7:31:37 PM PDT by kromike
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To: ConservativeStatement
#20. “Sultans of Swing,” Dire Straits (Mark Knopfler)

If this is not top five then it's time for me to die.

9 posted on 10/03/2010 7:32:03 PM PDT by outofstyle (Anti-socialist)
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To: ConservativeStatement
"Do it Robbie, do it".

Panama.

Move it on over.

Those are three good ones that come to mind.

10 posted on 10/03/2010 7:32:28 PM PDT by Defiant (Liberals care more about the Koran than they did about Terri Schiavo.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

“I got a line on you (babe)” by Spirit. Great riff at the end of that song.


11 posted on 10/03/2010 7:32:40 PM PDT by llevrok (Born a ham and never cured.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R4gV-W93-OY&feature=related

I’ve always liked Davis Gilmour’s solo at the end of ‘High Hopes’. The combination of lap steel followed by acoustic is great. His best performance of the song might have been in Gdansk with an orchestra. (above video - solo kicks in at 5 minute mark).


12 posted on 10/03/2010 7:33:44 PM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: ConservativeStatement

One of my favorite songs of all time, if not my #1 ever, thanks in part to Slash:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8SbUC-UaAxE&ob=av3e


13 posted on 10/03/2010 7:34:41 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: ConservativeStatement

Huh. Allman Brothers’ live version of Whipping Post should be near the top. Prince is a hell of a guitarist - his live version of Red House is killer. And yeah, it’s blues but Gary Moore’s Parisienne Walkways deserves to be there.


14 posted on 10/03/2010 7:36:28 PM PDT by RAR
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To: csmusaret
My Sharona????

I hear you. It's more of a riff than a solo.

15 posted on 10/03/2010 7:36:41 PM PDT by cicero2k
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To: randog
Yeah. Johnny Nonames like Alvin Lee, Jeff Baxter, and Jeff Beck.

And if the point is to indentify great guitar solos as opposed to naming well-known guitarists who can play really fast, there are some Johnny Nonames who belong here--guitarists like Tony Peluso and Jay Graydon.

16 posted on 10/03/2010 7:36:48 PM PDT by behzinlea
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To: outofstyle
As soon as I saw the title, I though Knopfler's Going Home HAS to be on the list...
17 posted on 10/03/2010 7:38:07 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: ConservativeStatement
1. “Stairway to Heaven,” Led Zeppelin (Jimmy Page)

I'll give Gibson credit for selecting something recorded on a Fender Telecaster as their number one guitar solo.

18 posted on 10/03/2010 7:38:59 PM PDT by Drew68
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To: llevrok

Yes indeed. Randy California played a right tasty solo on that number.


19 posted on 10/03/2010 7:39:05 PM PDT by behzinlea
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To: ConservativeStatement

Guitar? You want guitar?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kgb3mrwixEY


20 posted on 10/03/2010 7:40:05 PM PDT by 353FMG (ISLAM will end America's Constitution.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

#1 Any Pavement solo.


21 posted on 10/03/2010 7:40:33 PM PDT by struggle ((The struggle continues))
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To: ConservativeStatement

Guitars, Metallica
Kirk-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WM8bTdBs-cw&ob=av2e

enough said.. the man could tell a story with his guitar.


22 posted on 10/03/2010 7:42:30 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: ConservativeStatement
Incomplete without Alvin Lee “Going Home”.
23 posted on 10/03/2010 7:42:54 PM PDT by Apercu ("Mongo only pawn.......in game of life")
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To: humblegunner

Hey bud, thought this would be a fun thread


24 posted on 10/03/2010 7:43:30 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: ConservativeStatement

What, no Dick Dale?


25 posted on 10/03/2010 7:43:33 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: ConservativeStatement
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Black Sabbath : Symptom of the Universe

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Iron Maiden : Hallowed Be Thy Name

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Judas Priest : Tyrant

26 posted on 10/03/2010 7:45:51 PM PDT by death2tyrants
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To: kromike

Another Al Dimeola gem - Race with the Devil on Spanish Highway.


27 posted on 10/03/2010 7:46:04 PM PDT by lawdvd
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To: ConservativeStatement

28 posted on 10/03/2010 7:46:08 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Well, some that certainly should be on the list aren’t. For instance:

- Jethro Tull’s Martin Barre on “Aqualung.”
- Dave Mason on “All Along the Watchtower.”
- Fleetwood Mac’s Lindsay Buckingham on “Go Your Own Way.”

Just to name a few.


29 posted on 10/03/2010 7:46:37 PM PDT by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: RAR

I love Gary Moore!


30 posted on 10/03/2010 7:47:03 PM PDT by antivenom (OBASTARD must become a "Half Term President" * Impeach the anti-Constitution Bastard!)
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To: mnehring

I can only imagine the budget to produce that video.


31 posted on 10/03/2010 7:47:03 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: Joe 6-pack

I know! I have an old video of my, then 4 y/o, daughter in her ballet tutu dancing to that. Knopfler is brilliant. I saw him this year & he is absolutely at the top of his game. He is better than ever, I guess he figured something out along the way. Thanks you for the link!


32 posted on 10/03/2010 7:48:40 PM PDT by outofstyle (Anti-socialist)
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To: ConservativeStatement

No Les Paul with “How High the Moon.” No Les Paul at all.

Hmph.


33 posted on 10/03/2010 7:48:46 PM PDT by Erasmus (Personal goal: Have a bigger carbon footprint than Tony Robbins.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Geez...Duane Allman sucked as a guitarist. Hate to say that about a dead man - but he was God-awful....


34 posted on 10/03/2010 7:49:26 PM PDT by TomServo
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To: Revolting cat!

The Ventures. Great band.


35 posted on 10/03/2010 7:49:30 PM PDT by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

36 posted on 10/03/2010 7:49:33 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: ConservativeStatement

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oqnU83wPmfc

Best ever.


37 posted on 10/03/2010 7:49:54 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: ought-six

Buckingham is ALWAYS shunned in these polls. A damn shame. He is without a doubt one of THE best guitarists out there. Him singing Big Love solo with just his guitar is simply masterful.


38 posted on 10/03/2010 7:50:07 PM PDT by rintense
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To: ConservativeStatement

Fingertalkin’ by Triumph featuring Rick Emmett. An excellent acoustic effort by an accomplished electric shredder.


39 posted on 10/03/2010 7:50:08 PM PDT by Free in Texas (You a Hopey-Changey? How's it feel to be one of Obama's lap dogs? What if he quits feeding you?)
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To: NewRomeTacitus; cripplecreek; creeping death; JeffreyH; RandallFlagg; cschroe; rollo tomasi; ...

Metal Ping!


40 posted on 10/03/2010 7:50:41 PM PDT by Grizzled Bear (Does not play well with others)
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To: Grizzled Bear
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Heavy Metal ping!

41 posted on 10/03/2010 7:50:48 PM PDT by death2tyrants
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To: TomServo

“Duane Allman sucked as a guitarist. Hate to say that about a dead man - but he was God-awful....”

Guess you never heard “Blue Sky.”


42 posted on 10/03/2010 7:50:54 PM PDT by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: ConservativeStatement
Robin Trower....Bridge of Sighs
43 posted on 10/03/2010 7:51:15 PM PDT by thescourged1
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To: ConservativeStatement

Well here’s Alex Lifeson from earlier this summer. A short version of La Villa Stranglato (good quality):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJf7JC_wiEM&feature=related


44 posted on 10/03/2010 7:52:07 PM PDT by 21twelve ( You can go from boom to bust, from dreams to a bowl of dust ... another lost generation.)
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To: Drew68

Live he used a Gibson though right? The double neck?


45 posted on 10/03/2010 7:52:16 PM PDT by Mr. Blonde (You ever thought about being weird for a living?)
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To: ConservativeStatement
Brian Eno--The Album is Warm Jets and the song is Baby's On Fire. Searing guitar solo from an unexpected source. Now granted there are many, many excellent guitar solos out there, including Maggot Brain by the Funkedelics, as well as from more "traditional" guitarists like SRV, Santana and a whole host of others.

But you really want to hear something--find the Rolling Stones playing in Hawaii 1966, the last show of their US tour. Brian Jones on Satisfaction when the song was till fresh will tear into you and leave you in a slobbering heap on the floor. You will then remember why the Rolling Stones were tagged the "Greatest Rock and Roll Band in the World"

Where do you find that track? Search the net, It was recorded by KPOI Radio at the time.

46 posted on 10/03/2010 7:52:16 PM PDT by abigkahuna (screw em all)
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To: Mr. Silverback; reaganaut; The Comedian

Let me know whether or not you received the first “ping.”


47 posted on 10/03/2010 7:52:19 PM PDT by Grizzled Bear (Does not play well with others)
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To: ConservativeStatement

An average Frank Zappa guitar solo blows away most of those.


48 posted on 10/03/2010 7:52:31 PM PDT by dfwgator (Texas Rangers - AL West Champions)
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To: ought-six
Guess you never heard “Blue Sky.”

Nope - but I'll even give Duane another chance...when I run into it, I'll give it a listen..

49 posted on 10/03/2010 7:53:07 PM PDT by TomServo
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To: outofstyle
Have to agree 112%

Mark Knopfler - Sultans Of Swing (Live)

50 posted on 10/03/2010 7:53:57 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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