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Gibson.com Top 50 Guitarists of All Time
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Posted on 06/15/2010 5:19:20 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement

And, so it begins. You voted and so did we, and at the end of a month-long process, we’re ready to start revealing Gibson.com’s Top 50 Guitarists of All Time.

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: chat; entertainment; guitarists; music; rockandroll
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1 posted on 06/15/2010 5:19:20 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement
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To: ConservativeStatement

Links to the others — http://www.gibson.com/en-us/Lifestyle/Features/Top-50-Guitarists-528/


2 posted on 06/15/2010 5:20:37 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: ConservativeStatement

Get Robin Trower in there


3 posted on 06/15/2010 5:21:26 PM PDT by dennisw (History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid - Gen Eisenhower)
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To: ConservativeStatement
Some of my faves:


4 posted on 06/15/2010 5:22:16 PM PDT by Clemenza (Remember our Korean War Veterans)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Andres Segovia 47? Fail.


5 posted on 06/15/2010 5:22:32 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: dennisw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iA6l2KgQ2Kw


6 posted on 06/15/2010 5:23:07 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: ConservativeStatement

I saw John Hiatt just got a sig guitar.

and we have tickets to see him and my favorite Gibby box player Webb Wilder next month. :)


7 posted on 06/15/2010 5:23:09 PM PDT by doodad
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To: ConservativeStatement

Junior Brown should be at the top of the list.


8 posted on 06/15/2010 5:23:31 PM PDT by ExpatGator (I hate Illinois Nazis!)
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To: ConservativeStatement
#13 - JACK WHITE

#14 - PRINCE

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!FAIL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

9 posted on 06/15/2010 5:24:18 PM PDT by BossLady (Sharron Angle is Star Spangled!)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Joe Pass, Wes Montgomery, Chet Atkins and Mark Knopfler.


10 posted on 06/15/2010 5:24:39 PM PDT by outofstyle (Anti-socialist)
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To: dennisw
Agreed. Although as a child I would get him confused with Pat Travers.

Most underrated rock-era guitarists: Jeff Baxter (especially the Steely Dan stuff), Terry Kath (Listen to the first two Chicago albums), and George Harrison (he played for the song, not to showboat).

11 posted on 06/15/2010 5:24:51 PM PDT by Clemenza (Remember our Korean War Veterans)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Kurt Cobain on the list? ROFL

I’m a bassist, and I play guitar better than he does/did. He was a joke.

Having a popular band and killing yourself shouldn’t get you onto a ‘best of’ list.....


12 posted on 06/15/2010 5:25:07 PM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: ConservativeStatement

i want a Gibson electric guitar!!!! Clapton of course is one of the top.


13 posted on 06/15/2010 5:25:11 PM PDT by GOP Poet (Obama is an OLYMPIC failure.)
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To: ConservativeStatement
I'm glad Rory Gallagher was in there.

WAAAAAY too low on the list, in my opinion though.

14 posted on 06/15/2010 5:25:27 PM PDT by PalmettoMason (The shattered skulls of tyrants should be used for traction under the boots of justice. T. Nugent)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Any list is not right if Carlos Santana is not included.

I didn’t see him on the list.


15 posted on 06/15/2010 5:25:32 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: doodad

Speaking of John Hiatt, Ry Cooder’s work on Hiatt’s “Bring the Family” was outstanding.


16 posted on 06/15/2010 5:25:35 PM PDT by Clemenza (Remember our Korean War Veterans)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Vitus Mataré, Trotsky Icepick


17 posted on 06/15/2010 5:26:13 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: ConservativeStatement

From their website:

“Check back each day this week, as we reveal 10 more of the greatest axe slingers in music history, with the Top 10 arriving on Friday morning.”

What a bunch of website/blog whores! We are supposed to check back for four weeks? No Thanks!


18 posted on 06/15/2010 5:26:19 PM PDT by caver (Obama: Home of the Whopper)
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To: EGPWS

Playing it now! Leo Kottke should be on this list. Too many old blues musicians


19 posted on 06/15/2010 5:26:23 PM PDT by dennisw (History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid - Gen Eisenhower)
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To: ConservativeStatement

I haven’t looked at the list but I’m sure Eddy Shaver ain’t on it. Best guitar player I ever saw.


20 posted on 06/15/2010 5:26:24 PM PDT by Terry Mross
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To: ConservativeStatement

Glad to see Hendrix as #1.

He belongs there.

However, no mention of Bill Nelson. Which says the list makers are ignoramuses.


21 posted on 06/15/2010 5:26:43 PM PDT by sauropod (The truth shall make you free but first it will make you miserable.)
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To: dennisw

And how about :Leo Kottke. Adrian Legg. Jorma Kaukonen.


22 posted on 06/15/2010 5:27:19 PM PDT by Pelham (without Deporting 20 million illegals border control is meaningless.)
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To: ConservativeStatement
Nigel!


23 posted on 06/15/2010 5:27:28 PM PDT by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: KoRn
Take Kurt Cobain out and put this man in the list


24 posted on 06/15/2010 5:27:31 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: ConservativeStatement

Jimmy Page
Jimi Hendrix
Frank Zappa


25 posted on 06/15/2010 5:28:59 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: ConservativeStatement

Actually Glen Campbell and that other country star(I just can’t remember his name)are among the best. They are real naturals.


26 posted on 06/15/2010 5:29:02 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: ConservativeStatement

What a load.

There some good guitarists on the list, but the order is whacked.


27 posted on 06/15/2010 5:29:06 PM PDT by Boucheau
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To: ConservativeStatement
Kurt Cobain? Jack White at 13, please.

No Seve Vai, no Paul Gilbert, No Buckethead, No Mark Tremonti There's not a shredder on the list.

No Tommy Emmanuel? Good grief

Best guitarist no one has ever heard of, Doyle Bramhall (sp>). Check out his work on the Roger Waters "In The Flesh" tour DVD. He's insane.

Plus, I'd exchange Chuck Berry with Stevie Ray Vaughn. No way does Vaughn deserve to be out of the top 10.

28 posted on 06/15/2010 5:29:16 PM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: outofstyle

Agreed


29 posted on 06/15/2010 5:29:31 PM PDT by cowtowney
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To: caver

Check here — http://www.gibson.com/en-us/Lifestyle/Features/Top-50-Guitarists-528/


30 posted on 06/15/2010 5:29:33 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: ConservativeStatement
Ah, don't think I saw GOVI?

What's up with that?

31 posted on 06/15/2010 5:29:45 PM PDT by Conservative Vermont Vet ((One of ONLY 37 Conservatives in the People's Republic of Vermont. Socialists and Progressives All))
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To: nickcarraway

Considering it is a reader poll, I’m amazed Segovia even made the list.


32 posted on 06/15/2010 5:29:49 PM PDT by Cuttnhorse ("It is terrible to contemplete how few politicians are hanged." - G.K. Chesterton, 1921)
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To: BossLady; Clemenza

HUGE EPIC FAIL - for real!!!!!!!!!!

Keith Richards ahead of Jeff Beck? I think not.

Clemenza - Excellent points about George and Terry Kath.

No Santana?


33 posted on 06/15/2010 5:31:01 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (I suffer from B.S. - Barack Syndrome!)
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To: SeekAndFind
"Any list is not right if Carlos Santana is not included."

Good pick-up. I didn't see him either. He and Knopfer are both off the list, which is ridiculous.

34 posted on 06/15/2010 5:31:18 PM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: ConservativeStatement

Duane Allman 29?????????


35 posted on 06/15/2010 5:31:55 PM PDT by hecht (NEXT YEAR IN JERUSALEM)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Leo Kottke


36 posted on 06/15/2010 5:32:23 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: ConservativeStatement

These lists are just popularity contests - attempting to apply an objective ranking to a highly subjective art form. Sells magazines, I guess...


37 posted on 06/15/2010 5:32:25 PM PDT by Mr. Jeeves ( "The right to offend is far more important than any right not to be offended." - Rowan Atkinson)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Wow! Gibson did themselves no favors with this.

That Kurt Cobain is 49th ought to tell you something.

Gotta stop studying this joke of a list.


38 posted on 06/15/2010 5:32:55 PM PDT by Boucheau
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To: SeekAndFind

Yeah, Carlos Santana is great! He has the most distinctive style of play, you can identify his guitar playing right away. No Joe Satriani either, oh well. They have Frank Zappa listed??? I love his old songs, but I thing his writing skill tops his musicianship.


39 posted on 06/15/2010 5:32:59 PM PDT by Clovis_Skeptic (The answer to 1984 is 1776!)
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To: Pelham

Jorma Kaukonen. - Yes


40 posted on 06/15/2010 5:33:53 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: PalmettoMason
I'm glad Rory Gallagher was in there. WAAAAAY too low on the list, in my opinion though.

Rory was great, and humble too. I heard a story that some reporter asked Jimmie Hendrix how it felt to be the worlds greatest guitarist, and Hendrix replied " I don't know, ask Rory Gallagher."

41 posted on 06/15/2010 5:34:24 PM PDT by dznutz
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To: outofstyle

I don’t know Mark Knopfler (yet) but I second your motion.


42 posted on 06/15/2010 5:34:42 PM PDT by Misterioso
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To: BossLady

LOL yeah really !

They forgot Michael Schenker, Steve Hackett and especially Frank Marino.


43 posted on 06/15/2010 5:34:48 PM PDT by Para-Ord.45
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To: GOPsterinMA

The only person missing from this crap list is Boxcar Willie.... ;)

44 posted on 06/15/2010 5:36:11 PM PDT by BossLady (Sharron Angle is Star Spangled!)
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Ah, it was Roy Clark. Believe it or not; he and Glen Campbell could play just about anything. They just plain gifted.


45 posted on 06/15/2010 5:36:22 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Pelham

I listed Leo Kottke in my second post on this thread. He’s still out there playing and has quite a few you tube videos. I’m sure he has inspired a few million guitarists.

“Guess I owe it all to Pamela Browne”


46 posted on 06/15/2010 5:36:40 PM PDT by dennisw (History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid - Gen Eisenhower)
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To: BossLady

Prince is one hell of a guitar player, but these greatest guitar player lists are always trainwrecks because a lot of morons will choose whose hip and current, over actual natural talent and skill.
They are as worthless as MSNBC polls.


47 posted on 06/15/2010 5:36:49 PM PDT by Proud_USA_Republican ("The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.")
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To: BossLady

LOL! Good choice BossLady


48 posted on 06/15/2010 5:37:41 PM PDT by Cuttnhorse ("It is terrible to contemplete how few politicians are hanged." - G.K. Chesterton, 1921)
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To: ConservativeStatement

David Gilmore #1, Jimmy Hendrix. Van Halen, Stevie Ray Vaughn...


49 posted on 06/15/2010 5:37:47 PM PDT by crazydad
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I think it was Jay Severin (radio political show) who mentioned Glen Campbell’s skills recently.


50 posted on 06/15/2010 5:37:48 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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