Best Guitarist????

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  1. jasonjcrago

    jasonjcrago New Member

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    Just wondering who people think has been or still is, the best guitarist of all time???
  2. Gawd

    Gawd New Member

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    my personal favorite guitarist of all time is yngwie malmsteen.... and he's probably one of the best in the world
  3. Wembley99

    Wembley99 New Member

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    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.
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    Wes Borland (Limp Bizkit) and Richie Sambora (Bon Jovi)
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    Boulton New Member

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    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.
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    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......
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    theheartless New Member

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    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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