Top 5 guitarists

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TOP FIVE GUITARISTS OF ALL TIME
#5 Stevie Ray Vaughan: Stevie Ray played blues style music and was strongly influenced by many blues guitarists such as Freddie King, Lonnie Mack, Buddy Guy, and Jimi Hendrix. Since Vaughan's sound and playing style, which usually included simultaneous lead and rhythm parts, caused many to compare him to Hendrix, which is quite the compliment. Vaughan covered several Hendrix tunes on his studio albums and in live performances, such as "Little Wing," "Voodoo Child" and "Third Stone from the Sun." Some critics say, "Vaughan can play Hendrix better than Hendrix himself." I am not so sure about that, but he still is an amazing musician.
Rolling Stone Rank #7
#4 Jimmy Page: Led Zeppelin, the perfect mix of hard and heavy rock along with a bluesy background, was created in 1968 when Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones and John Bonham decided to start a band. Before Page was a part of Led Zeppelin he had his fair share of success with The Yardbirds. Page has great ability and is a very well rounded guitarist and should never be left out of this type of discussion. He was inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice, one time with each of his bands. In 1980 when Led Zeppelin split because of the death of Bonham Page moved on after a little while and played with many other top artists including Clapton, Jeff Beck, and Steve Winwood.
Rolling Stone Rank #9
#3 Carlos Santana: When I think of Carlos Santana the first thing that comes to my mind is the personal, distinct sound that he has in his music. Santana gets that sound with the combination of three specialized amps and new type of wah pedal. Santana started to really grow as a star late in the 1960s and early 1970s pleasing crowds with his long jammed out solos mixed with jazzy salsa beats. Santana has played with many great musicians throughout his long career and is still shredding the guitar and is coming out with an album later this year.
Rolling Stone Rank #15
#2 Jimi Hendrix: Very tough call here, to put Jimi at number two because he could easily be atop this list. If you listen to Hendrix's music, you can just hear the technicality and skill of his crazy God given talent. He played many different genres of music, rock, jazz, blues, and what some consider acid rock. The solos that he did were absolutely mind boggling, and with all of his many variations of style everything he did was different and innovative. Hendrix completely changed the future of the guitar with his use of distortion and the Wah Wah Pedal. It really was too bad that this legend died at the young age of 27 years old. Even though Hendrix did his fair share of drugs, and many people look down upon that, he still had some of the rawest talent of any musician.
Rolling Stone Rank #1
#1 Eric Clapton: Eric Clapton is a fan favorite and a critic’s favorite because of his amazing talent to create out of this world sound and music. Although Clapton has varied his musical style throughout his career, blues has always been his main foundation. Even though his focus has been blues, he is credited as an innovator in a variety of other genres. These include blues-rock, psychedelic rock, pop, reggae and love. Clapton is in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with two bands and as a solo artist. This English legend, singer, and songwriter is in a league of his own compared to many of the guitarists that are around today and has proven himself time and time again. Robert Johnson, Freddie King, B. B. King, Albert King, Buddy Guy, Hubert Sumlin are some the musician that had major influences Clapton’s guitar playing.
Rolling Stone Rank #4

Honorable mentions: David Gilmour, Frank Zappa, James Patrick Page, Eddie Van Halen, B.B. King, John Frusciante, Duane Allman, George Harrison, and Keith Richards.

Comments

JIMMY PAGE FIRST CAUSE HIS IS THE BEST COMPOSER AND GUITARIST ALL THOSE I KINDA AGREE WITH AND CARLOS IS MY FAV BUT BEFORE HIM SHOULD COME THE MOTOR CITY MAD MAN HIM SELF TED NUGENT WHAT ABOUT IN THE HONORABLE THE BEST OF THEM ALL CHUCK BERRY AND IN THAT TOP AC/DC ANGUS YOUNG SOME WHERE MABEY NOT 5 BUT 10 - sherminator300

what about pete from the who he was amazing not top 5 but top 10 - sherminator300

The CORRECT order:
1. Jimi Hendrix
2. Eric Clapton
3. Carlos Santana
4. David Gilmour
5. Mark Knopfler
You don't know what you're talking about. - visitor

your list is almost the same as his! what do you mean he dosent know what he's talking about! - visitor

What about the shredders? Michael Angelo Batio, Yngwie Malmsteen and Dimebag? They're better than Jimmy Hendrix or Eric Clapton. At leats one of them should be on the list. - visitor

watch doyle dykes one time, then vote again. - visitor

1. Jimi hendrix: he can play the top of his guitar with his teeth while he plays the bottom with his hand. also if u seem him play a song it will change at every concert he just screws areound with it and it makes a good sound.
2.Eddy Van halen:when he shreds i think of making him one but still hes two. basically hes an amazing shredder.
3.slash: Hes just really skilled although i dont like his music as much as van halens or hendrixes.
4.Santana:guitar solo in into the night is pretty cool also hes just pretty good overall.
5.B.B King - visitor

1. Jimi Hendrix

2. Slash

3. Eddie Van Halen - johnk1126

1. Jimmy page
2. Kirk Hammet
3. Eddie Van Halen
4. james Hetfield
5. Jimi Hendrix - visitor

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