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Nexion
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Who would you guys put in your top ten favorite guitarists? It doesn't have to be for any other reason that you like them, I just want to hear some favorties.

Mine (in no particular order):
1. Jimi Hendrix
2. John Frusciante
3. Robby Krieger
4. Elliott Smith
5. Stevie Ray Vaughan
6. Omar Rodriguez-Lopez
7. Jerry Cantrel
8. Tony Iommi
9. Josh Homme
10. Jimmy Page

But that will probably change it a few days, I can never make up my mind, in fact I am already wanting to change it.

"That’s what takes place when a song is written: You see something that isn’t there. Then you use your instrument to find it."
- John Frusciante


   
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Nexion
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Honorable mentions:
John Petrucci
Steve Vai
*Jack White*
*Andrew Stockdale*
*David Gilmour*
Ted Nugent
*Lou Reed*
Slash
*Adam Jones*
Tom Petty
Eric Clapton
*Bradley Nowell*
Matt Pike
*Tom Morello*
Scott Hill
*Robert Fripp*
Jerry Garcia
Drave Grohl
*J Mascis*
*Tom Johnston*
George Harrison

And a ton more that I forgot

"That’s what takes place when a song is written: You see something that isn’t there. Then you use your instrument to find it."
- John Frusciante


   
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1. Eric Clapton
2. Carlos Santana
3. Pete Townshend
4. Keith Richards
5. Trey Anastasio
6. Eddie Van Halen
7. Derek Trucks
8. Mark Knoplfer
9. Slash
10. David Gilmour
Honorable Mention:
Hendrix

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Nexion
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Phish fan ehhh :wink:

"That’s what takes place when a song is written: You see something that isn’t there. Then you use your instrument to find it."
- John Frusciante


   
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Anonymous
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hendrix, page... honestly, anyone else i have to be in a mood to listen to after a while. either of those two could be playing in a far off corner of my mind for the rest of my life and i'd be ok with it, especially hendrix. the more i listen, the more i like it, and i've been listening most of my life.
i once spent a month doing nothing but eating spaghetti, learning how to throw cards, and listening to "voodoo soup" and bob dylan's "bringing it all back home" on repeat. i was 16 and had got kicked out of the house. those two albums kept me from total despair. i don't think i've listened to either of them more than a handful of times since.
now, of course, total despair seems to be waiting for me behind every corner.


   
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Joe Satriani
Slash
Kirk Hammett
Jimmy Page
SRV
Eddie Van Halen
Randy Rhodes
Johnny Cash (more for his songwriting I guess...)
Tom Scholz
Don Felder/Joe Walsh (sorry if putting my two Eagles guitarist on the same line puts me over 10...but I had to do it)

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For me it would be,

1. Jimmy Page
2. Kurt Cobain (anybody who can make one of the greatest riffs of all time with power chords deserves to be here)
3. Jimi Hendrix
4. Tom Morello
5. Izzy Stradlin
6. John Frusciante
7. Mike McCready/Stone Gossard
8. Kim Thayill
9. David Gilmour
10. Tony Iommi

Thats the way it stands currently, it'll probably be entirely different in a week

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chuckster
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Hmm. Tough one. Today it is (in no particular order):

Slash
Angus Young
Jimi Hendrix
David Gilmour
Eric Clapton
SRV
Jimmy Page
Mark Knoppfler
Keith Richards
Joe Walsh

Ask me again tomorrow. :wink:

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It was them that turned me to drink.


   
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Alan Green
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Ten. Hmmm. Top four or five in order, but no preference amongst the others

Alex Lifeson
Brian May
Slash
John Frusciante
Matt Bellamy
Joe Satriani
Andres Segovia
Richie Blackmore
Jimy Page
Jimi Hendrix

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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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David Hodge
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Whenever I see a list like this, I have to think because my "favorite" guitarists are people that I enjoy playing guitar with. So you probably won't know any of these, even though some are GN forum members...

In alphabetical order by last name:

Jeff Brownstein
Dennis Corbin
Wes Inman
Paul McKenna
Greg Nease
Tony Nuccio
Kathy Reichert
Mike Roberto
Rich Schroeder
Nick Torres

And there are many, many more, folks like our own Alan Green and Tom Seb (Noteboat), whom I've only gotten to meet for the briefest of times, plus all the great people I meet at seminars and classes (and not to mention my students!) - but you asked for ten... (and you didn't include bass guitarists, drummers, multi-instrumentalists... :wink: )

I listen to every guitar player I can get a disc of, but it's the people I know and play with who are always my favorite or "top whatever" guitarists. Call me silly...

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Dan T.
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1. Jimmy Page
2. George Harrison
3. Alex Lifeson
4. Randy Rhodes
5. Mark Tremonti
5. Robbie Blunt
7. B.B. King
8. Eric Clapton
9. David Gilmour
10. Tony Iommi

or something like that. :wink:

Dan

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Like Nexion's, this is always changing - but (in no particular order) here goes:

1. Terje Rypdal
2. Pat Metheney
3. Buddy Guy
4. Peter Green
5. David Gilmour
6. David Torn
7. Joyce Cooling
8. Steve Hillage
9. Robert Fripp
10. John Scofield


   
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Nexion
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I'm surprised to see quite a few fellow Frusciante followers (whats that called when a group of words in a row with the same first letter like the last four words of my previous sentence).

That's good to know that I'm not the only one here to appreciate him.

Have any of you guys heard his work with Ataxia? It was a band that was very short-lived(about 2 days) comprised of John, Josh Klinghoffer(of Bicycle Thief), and Joe Lally(of Fugazi). They wrote two albums (each in about 4 hours). Ten songs in all, but they have only released the first CD: Automatic Writting. It is more of an experimental, avante-garde rock.

"That’s what takes place when a song is written: You see something that isn’t there. Then you use your instrument to find it."
- John Frusciante


   
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Nexion
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By the way, I just saw him in concert with the Chili Peppers two weeks ago, he blew me away.

The Mars Volta opened for them and from my opinion TMV stole the show, but most of the people were there for RHCP, so TMV didn't get as big of a reaction from the crowd.

I don't think that TMV's work was cohesive enough for the more pop-oriented fans there, so they didn't really get it, but The Mars Volta were mind-blowingly amazing!!!

"That’s what takes place when a song is written: You see something that isn’t there. Then you use your instrument to find it."
- John Frusciante


   
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Going by my CD collection
T1 John Lee Hooker,Mark Knopfler,and Frank Zappa
T4 Robert Cray,Ted Nugent, and Keith Richards
7 Joe Walsh
T8 SRV and Tom Morello
T10 David Grohl and Alex Liefson

of course this isn't fair to newer artist or those I am just now getting into
such as Luther Dickinson (NMAS), Robert Randolph, Chris Cotton, Mark Lemhouse, Django Rienhardt, and Lightning Hopkins.

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