Who Is Your Favorite Guitar Player/Gu...

Who Is Your Favorite Guitar Player/Guitarist?

There are 13 comments on the Freerepublic.com story from May 29, 2008, titled Who Is Your Favorite Guitar Player/Guitarist?. In it, Freerepublic.com reports that:

Per popular demand, after the very successful "Who Is Your Favorite Drummer?" thread, here we have a new posting to determine who is your favorite guitarist of all time.

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spectrumofsound

Decatur, GA

#1 Jun 3, 2008
jimmy page
Sammycantdriveat 65

Longmont, CO

#2 Jun 3, 2008
My Favorite is 1 Eddie Van Halen
2Jimmy Page
3Dime
4Jimi Hendrix
5Ritchie Blackmore
6Randy Rhoads
7Paul Gilbert
urMOM

Sacramento, CA

#3 Jun 3, 2008
Sammycantdriveat65 wrote:
My Favorite is 1 Eddie Van Halen
2Jimmy Page
3Dime
4Jimi Hendrix
5Ritchie Blackmore
6Randy Rhoads
7Paul Gilbert
i agree with all of those.

“The truth will set you free...”

Since: Jul 07

Lisbon

#4 Jun 4, 2008
The best (hard rock / heavy metal), for me, are:

10th Paul Gilbert
9th Randy Rhoads
8th Jimmy Page
7th "Dimebag" Darrell
6th Jimi Hendrix
5th John Petrucci
4th Eric Johnson
3rd Nuno Bettencourt
2nd Steve Vai
1st EDWARD VAN HALEN

http://www.olho.nu/van-halen/history/bio_edwa...
http://www.olho.nu/van-halen/gear/evh.htm
Cubs Fan

Glendale Heights, IL

#5 Jun 5, 2008
Joe Satriani by far is the best guitarist I've seen live. He smokes EVH.
Julia

Marysville, OH

#6 Jun 5, 2008
Cubs Fan wrote:
Joe Satriani by far is the best guitarist I've seen live. He smokes EVH.
Check this out then Cubs Fan.

I'm one too, Cubs have the BEST record in baseball baby!

“The truth will set you free...”

Since: Jul 07

Lisbon

#7 Jun 6, 2008
What can I say about that video ?...
- Grace Porter is excellent !!!!!
- Joe Satriani can play, but his blues is poor...

I like Satch a lot (have all the CDs autographed by the man, as I interviewed him some 10 years ago) but he lacks originality... he hasn't done anything stunning since "Time Machine" (let's see what this "Chickenfoot" project brings).

Steve Vai is much more inventive than Satch and Edward Van Halen also. If you're not familiarized with "Eruption", "Spanish Fly", "Cathedral", "Mean Street", "Baluchiterium" and so many other licks/solos, go and do your homework.

About my list, I may have been unfair... Allan Holdsworth, Eric Clapton, B.B. King, Ritchie Blackmore and Frank Zappa should be in there... not that they're heavy metal but they had a big big big impact on electric guitar...
Julia

Marysville, OH

#8 Jun 6, 2008
mogwai73 wrote:
What can I say about that video ?...
- Grace Porter is excellent !!!!!
- Joe Satriani can play, but his blues is poor...
I like Satch a lot (have all the CDs autographed by the man, as I interviewed him some 10 years ago) but he lacks originality... he hasn't done anything stunning since "Time Machine" (let's see what this "Chickenfoot" project brings).
Steve Vai is much more inventive than Satch and Edward Van Halen also. If you're not familiarized with "Eruption", "Spanish Fly", "Cathedral", "Mean Street", "Baluchiterium" and so many other licks/solos, go and do your homework.
About my list, I may have been unfair... Allan Holdsworth, Eric Clapton, B.B. King, Ritchie Blackmore and Frank Zappa should be in there... not that they're heavy metal but they had a big big big impact on electric guitar...
Yes, I don't think you can pick the BEST guitar player. It's all subjective, with so many different tastes and styles.

You have choosen some very talented men, let me add (since I'm a woman and I don't see any on here) Nancy Wilson. You should see that lady play!

I do love your 'list' though.
Shammyfagar

Longmont, CO

#9 Jun 6, 2008
mogwai73 wrote:
What can I say about that video ?...
- Grace Porter is excellent !!!!!
- Joe Satriani can play, but his blues is poor...
I like Satch a lot (have all the CDs autographed by the man, as I interviewed him some 10 years ago) but he lacks originality... he hasn't done anything stunning since "Time Machine" (let's see what this "Chickenfoot" project brings).
Steve Vai is much more inventive than Satch and Edward Van Halen also. If you're not familiarized with "Eruption", "Spanish Fly", "Cathedral", "Mean Street", "Baluchiterium" and so many other licks/solos, go and do your homework.
About my list, I may have been unfair... Allan Holdsworth, Eric Clapton, B.B. King, Ritchie Blackmore and Frank Zappa should be in there... not that they're heavy metal but they had a big big big impact on electric guitar...
You know who is not getting any love is Steve Morse IMO he is the most underrated guy around, Morse is the guitarist guitar player, I also would add George Lynch and Warren DiMartini, Uli John Roth is amazing as well, EVH is a such a pure talent and 10000000000000000% original, for someone to say Satch is better is beyond me, one listen to Spanish Fly and you know EVH has major chops, Eruption has to be the most copied solo in hardrock history, EVH brilliant guy who also pushed for Holdsworth to be signed by warner, great move

“The truth will set you free...”

Since: Jul 07

Lisbon

#10 Jun 18, 2008
Julia wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes, I don't think you can pick the BEST guitar player. It's all subjective, with so many different tastes and styles.
You have choosen some very talented men, let me add (since I'm a woman and I don't see any on here) Nancy Wilson. You should see that lady play!
I do love your 'list' though.
Julia... I also forgot Jennifer Batten... her version of the "Flight Of The Bumblebee" is jaw-dropping awesome and for a few years she seemed to be the only human (other than Edward Van Halen) who could play the guitar solo to "Beat It"... she did it every night live with Michael Jackson.

But then again, not enough to be on that Top10 list; it's a man's world, I guess...

“The truth will set you free...”

Since: Jul 07

Lisbon

#11 Jun 18, 2008
Shammyfagar wrote:
<quoted text>
You know who is not getting any love is Steve Morse IMO he is the most underrated guy around, Morse is the guitarist guitar player, I also would add George Lynch and Warren DiMartini, Uli John Roth is amazing as well, EVH is a such a pure talent and 10000000000000000% original, for someone to say Satch is better is beyond me, one listen to Spanish Fly and you know EVH has major chops, Eruption has to be the most copied solo in hardrock history, EVH brilliant guy who also pushed for Holdsworth to be signed by warner, great move
Oooops... I forgot to include Steve Morse !!!
He should be on that Top10 list, for sure.

I have several of his records and DVDs (solo, with the Dixie Dregs and with Deep Purple) and he's a monster guitar player. Also a great guy.

My bad.
Apologies.
VanHalenRocks

Loveland, CO

#12 Jun 18, 2008
mogwai73 wrote:
<quoted text>
Oooops... I forgot to include Steve Morse !!!
He should be on that Top10 list, for sure.
I have several of his records and DVDs (solo, with the Dixie Dregs and with Deep Purple) and he's a monster guitar player. Also a great guy.
My bad.
Apologies.
Steve Morse cool guitarist and great person, top ten player alltime IMO
The Dan

Maitland, FL

#13 Jun 23, 2009
There are so many, but here are my favorite 10 off the top of my head (oh hell, its more than 10):

Martin Barre (Jethro Tull)
Robin Trower
Carlos Santana
Dave Murray and Adrian Smith (Iron Maiden and yes I count them as one! Janick who?)
Yngwie Malmsteen
Randy Rhodes
Richie Blackmore
Uli Roth (ex-Scorpions, Electric Sun)
Mattias Jabs (Scorpions)
Michael Schenker
Tony Iommi (Sabbath, Heaven and Hell)
Kirk Hammett (Metallica)
Ace Frehley(Kiss, Frehley's Comet)
Jimmy Page
Jeff Beck
Gary Richrath (REO Speedwagon before he got too wasted)
Neil Schon (Journey)
Ted Nugent
Steve Vai
Joe Satriani
Steve Howe (Yes)
Doug Aldrich (Dio, Whitesnake)
Slash
Warren Dimartini (Ratt)
John Sykes (Thin Lizzy, Whitesnake)
Jake E. Lee (Ozzy, Badlands)
Darryl Abbott (Pantera, Damage Plan)

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