Greatest guitarists ever?

Mafesto

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Okay, so I actually think this is a stupid statement.
Any band worth a damn has a guitarist capable capturing vote for such a poll.
In fact a simple youtube search will yield amateurs imitating their favorite guitarists and doing an excellent job of it.
But, this place is deader than a door-nail, so maybe this will illicit a few replies providing a little entertainment.
 

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Maybe instead of their playing ability, which they all have, the criteria should be their ability to write a catchy lick?
Glen Buxton - School's out
Angus Young - Back in Black
Keith Richards - Start me up
Slash - Sweet child o mine

Could go on and on
 

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Maybe instead of their playing ability, which they all have, the criteria should be their ability to write a catchy lick?
Glen Buxton - School's out
Angus Young - Back in Black
Keith Richards - Start me up
Slash - Sweet child o mine

Could go on and on
Rithcie Blackmore with Deep Purple writing Smoke On The Water
 

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hard to beat DIMEBAG riffs and groove...#1:devil:
Tom Morello has some funky stuff too
Marty Friedmans Megadeth stint.(Especially rust in peace album)
Yngwie Malmsteen..Black Star,Far beyond the sun, Blue, Littlesavage,Evil eye
 

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As you say at any given time any number of guitarist would fill the top spot.

David gilmore -Pink Floyd
jimmy page-led zepplin
Jimi hendrix
Eric clampton
Eddie Van Halen
Stevie ray vaughn
BB king
Muddy Waters
john lee hooker
Tom Scholz
Joe Bonamassa
Joe Satriani

I think to narrow the field you would have to look at it specific terms Did they have an effect on how people actually play the guitar or the sounds that came from the guitar.

Jimi Hendrix - impact on how people actually played and linked notes together on the guitar

Tom Scholz - developed sounds produced with the guitar

BB king
 
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As you say at any given time any number of guitarist would fill the top spot.

David gilmore -Pink Floyd
jimmy page-led zepplinrimi hendrix
Eric clampton
Eddie Van Halen
Stevie ray vaughn
BB king
Muddy Waters
john lee hooker
Tom Scholz
Joe Bonamassa
Joe Satriani

I think to narrow the field you would have to look at it specific terms Did they have an effect on how people actually play the guitar or the sounds that came from the guitar.

Jimi Hendrix - impact on how people actually played and linked notes together on the guitar

Tom Scholz - developed sounds produced with the guitar

BB king

You and I don't see eye to eye on alot, but putting Gilmore on the top of the list......
Well for today any way, we're Floyd brothers!
 
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Zakk Wylde is a shredder, Prince (not really a fan) was also an absolute shredder that doesn't get enough credit for how good he was. Kirk Hammett deserves some love too
 

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No order, just who comes to mind:
Jimi, Prince, Eddie, Clapton, Vaughan, Santana, BB King, Chuck Berry, Jimmy Page, Johnny Ramon, Kirk Hammett. I love Tom Morello, but He's not in the greatest conversation. Slash is solid, but not greatest. Also a big Mark Knopfler fan.

If I had to pick ONE, I'd personally say Jimi or Prince.
 
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