Discussion in 'Artists/Band Discussion' started by jasonjcrago, Feb 4, 2005.
Just wondering who people think has been or still is, the best guitarist of all time???
my personal favorite guitarist of all time is yngwie malmsteen.... and he's probably one of the best in the world
Ooh a tough one.
Would love it to be Syd Barrett but his was a "random precision" so that counts him out. Love his creativity though.
Brian May of Queen is certainly a distinctive guitarist. Recognise his axe as soon as he touches a string.
David Gilmour of Pink Floyd probably wins it overall though. Technical and stylish.
Wes Borland (Limp Bizkit) and Richie Sambora (Bon Jovi)
Steve Morse, without a doubt (technically) is head and shoulders above most. He delves into all styles from rock thru to fusion. I think he's been voted best guitarist by guitarist mag about 7 years running. There are fantastic guitarists out there and one can never discount melodic content.
Close on his heels I reckon are guys like Vai, Satriani, Petrucci, Gilbert. Also check out a guy called Dan Huff from the band Giant, awesome......
I thought this was going to turn into a huge Slash vs. Jimmy Page brawl.
My favorites are:
Alexi Laiho (Children Of Bodom)
John 5 (previously of Marilyn Manson)
... That's about all off the top of my head.
Although I'm sure there are much, much better guitarists out there (I'd agree with the Vai/Satriani etc. mentioned above)
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