lets see wht the members think
Okay....I voted....but I wanted to vote for all the guitarist at once.
Only 50 guitarist Nick!?! :D
(Grumble, Grumble) where's Marty Friedman, Dave Mustaine, Jeff Beck, Paul Gilbert, Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, B.B. King, Buckethead, Frank Zappa....
"If I had a time machine, I'd go back and tell me to practise that bloody guitar!" -Vic Lewis
Everything is 42..... again.
Sorry. He's not on the list.
Charlie Byrd was the greatest ever
Playing guitar and never playing for others is like studying medicine and never working in a clinic.
I voted Kurt Cobain. Since I don't care for complexity I just looked at the 'do I like it' factor. And because I like them all a lot I voted for Cobain. Kinda like a grand 'it doesn't need to be complex to be just as cool' statement.
As for technically best: no clue. How to compare Steve Vai with Django Reinhardt?
Heck, they don't even list the best guitarist from the Yardbirds . . .
Oh, man, the Yards' had so many!! 8)
Gotta agree with KP, the best Yardbird axeman (in IMNSHO) is not listed, and he actually happens to be my all around fave. But if a person doesn't know who that is, well it doesn't really matter now does it?
(Yes, greybeard, I'm sure you know -- even if you don't agree.)
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Depends on the mood i'm in, and lots of players are truly great, no one is the best, But i went for Page, last week it was Junior Brown, the week befor that it was Billy Gibons, the week befor that................ :P --the dog
There's a poster of Slash up on my study wall, but he's not as good as Brian May, and Brian May's not as good as Alex Lifeson who seems to be missing for some unexplained reason, and geez there wasn't even Mr John Technical Williams or anyone from the classical side, and there was nobody from the C&W stable, no Nick Drake, Joe Strummer or Nile Rogers, and no Ritchie Blackmore....
I'm with Nick - the choices on the list are simply well known guitarists and every one of us can come up with a list of who should have been there.
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I have always felt that it is better to do what is beautiful than what is 'right'" - Eliot Fisk
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Thanks for that, Alan. I am also a Lifeson disciple. Not that I necessarily think that others should consider him "the best"; I just love his work. So many sounds and textures... and just the ideas he has and his phrasing.
Truly amazing to me. :)