Skip to comments.Gibson.com Top 50 Guitarists of All Time
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, were ready to start revealing Gibson.coms Top 50 Guitarists of All Time.
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Get Robin Trower in there
Andres Segovia 47? Fail.
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. :)
Junior Brown should be at the top of the list.
#14 - PRINCE
Joe Pass, Wes Montgomery, Chet Atkins and Mark Knopfler.
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).
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.....
i want a Gibson electric guitar!!!! Clapton of course is one of the top.
WAAAAAY too low on the list, in my opinion though.
Any list is not right if Carlos Santana is not included.
I didn’t see him on the list.
Speaking of John Hiatt, Ry Cooder’s work on Hiatt’s “Bring the Family” was outstanding.
Vitus Mataré, Trotsky Icepick
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!
Playing it now! Leo Kottke should be on this list. Too many old blues musicians
I haven’t looked at the list but I’m sure Eddy Shaver ain’t on it. Best guitar player I ever saw.
Glad to see Hendrix as #1.
He belongs there.
However, no mention of Bill Nelson. Which says the list makers are ignoramuses.
And how about :Leo Kottke. Adrian Legg. Jorma Kaukonen.
Actually Glen Campbell and that other country star(I just can’t remember his name)are among the best. They are real naturals.
What a load.
There some good guitarists on the list, but the order is whacked.
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.
What's up with that?
Considering it is a reader poll, I’m amazed Segovia even made the list.
HUGE EPIC FAIL - for real!!!!!!!!!!
Keith Richards ahead of Jeff Beck? I think not.
Clemenza - Excellent points about George and Terry Kath.
Good pick-up. I didn't see him either. He and Knopfer are both off the list, which is ridiculous.
Duane Allman 29?????????
These lists are just popularity contests - attempting to apply an objective ranking to a highly subjective art form. Sells magazines, I guess...
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.
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.
Jorma Kaukonen. - Yes
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."
I don’t know Mark Knopfler (yet) but I second your motion.
LOL yeah really !
They forgot Michael Schenker, Steve Hackett and especially Frank Marino.
The only person missing from this crap list is Boxcar Willie.... ;)
Ah, it was Roy Clark. Believe it or not; he and Glen Campbell could play just about anything. They just plain gifted.
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”
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.
LOL! Good choice BossLady
David Gilmore #1, Jimmy Hendrix. Van Halen, Stevie Ray Vaughn...
I think it was Jay Severin (radio political show) who mentioned Glen Campbell’s skills recently.
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