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Old 03-14-2007, 05:39 PM   #1
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Your 5 favorite guitarists

I know a "what's your favorite guitarist" thread would go nowhere, so I'll give you a top 5 to work with. Remember, this is your "favorites" not who you think is the "best", so don't be afraid to decide subjectively.

Here's my list.

5. Graham Coxon


Guitarist of Blur, and captain of his own solo career at this point, he is my favorite guitarist of the 90's, a period when guitar heroes were a rarity. He isn't the smoothest guitarist, or the cleanest, but no guitarist in that entire decade had quite his versatility. He also wrote brilliant songs, and he could sing too. Rock on, Graham.

4. Joe Perry


Riffs were all the rage back in the day, but there were few that could come up with as many brilliant riffs as this man. I wouldn't say he is one of the more talented guitarists of his day, but no doubt one of the more competent, and he was also the ultimate riff machine. Still is...when the band lets him be, that is. Great slide player too.

3. David Gilmour


Probably possessed the greatest guitar tone of any guitarist, ever. It was immediately recognizable, soaring, and sounded sublime. He wrote great songs, had a great voice, and played the solo on Comfortably Numb. That should be enough. He was a genius.

2. The Edge


Redefined what the "guitar hero" was for the 1980's. His guitar style is immediately recognizable and glorious. 100% unique, 100% awesome, he's still the man, and he's still on fire.

1. Jimmy Page


He basically created the riff. He wielded dwarf minions, mystical powers, and, ultimately, the greatest guitar skills known to man. If his resume isn't enough to put him on this list, just think; according to the Onion, he's about to save rock. First he creates the riff, now he's about to save our asses. I would think that qualifies him as the ultimate guitar hero, wouldn't you?

K, your turn.
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george harrison (not a wanker, but maaaan did he have ear for melody?)
da edge (same as harrison, but different)
jonny greenwood (just wow).
nels cline
david gilmour/peter buck

^last two are both wankers. but good wankers.
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Wank rock

BTW, I agree with Cline. He's the man.
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1.David Gilmour





2. Jonny Greenwood



3. The Edge



4. John Frusciante


5. Jimmy Page

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george harrison (not a wanker, but maaaan did he have ear for melody?)
da edge (same as harrison, but different)
jonny greenwood (just wow).
nels cline
david gilmour

^last two are both wankers. but good wankers.
ur a wanker ..............buddy
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my top 4 perfectly reflects my top 4 bands.

the fifth one could have been peter buck
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my top 4 perfectly reflects my top 4 bands.
3/5 for me. Good guitar work is pretty important to me.
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Honorable Mention

Tom Morello

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In no particular order:

Jimi Hendrix
Eddie Van Halen
Edge
David Gilmour
Slash
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The Edge

well, duh. It's Edge's guitar style that has helped me fall in love with a lot of other bands that I think sometimes have a similar sound. And he's the reason I have an Explorer.

Jimi Hendrix

Cliche choice I know, but he's that good. Axis: Bold as Love is probably the best guitar album of all time. Little Wing, Spanish Castle Magic...

Tom Morello

Badass riffs, insane solos from outer space. And he made Audioslave listenable... but his true place is with Rage.

Russel Lissack

Guitarist from Bloc Party, for those who don't know. I feel like he's got a unique style, but also reminds me of Edge a bit as his parts are often simple, but perfect.

John Frusciante

Simply a virtuoso.

Honourable mentions: George Harrison, Jonny Greenwood, Joe Hill (from Alien Ant Farm - I met him and he let me play his guitar, which was amazing), Terry Corso (AAF's old guitarist), Tom Verlaine, Richard Lloyd, Matt Bellamy, Adam Jones (Tool)
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Russel Lissack

Guitarist from Bloc Party, for those who don't know. I feel like he's got a unique style, but also reminds me of Edge a bit as his parts are often simple, but perfect.


is he trying to look like Jonny Greenwood?
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Anyone?

Anyway, in no order, my favourites (I know they're not the best guitarrists ever but they're my favourite ones)are

The Edge
Matt Bellamy
Graham Coxon
David Guilmour
Brian May

And then there's the guy from The Strokes (I can't remember his name right now ) But I'm still "discovering" him... So he's not a favourite yet...
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My top five:

1. David Gilmour


The man's a genius.

2. Brian May


A guitarist who doesn't get half the credit he's due. Nobody sounds like Brian May. Nobody.

3. Jonny Greenwood


It's Jonny Fucking Greenwood! Can you imagine The Bends and OK Computer without Jonny? I can't.

4. Matt Bellamy


He's done things I didn't even know were possible on guitar. Watch any live Muse DVD and you'll see what I mean.

5. George Harrison


Not as flashy as the other guys I've listed, but come on, it's George!
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1. David Gilmour
2. Jimmy Page
3. The Edge (before 2000 when he at least tried!)
4. Slash (pretty much grew up listening to this guy's awesome solos )

5. Mark Knopfler
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Brian Setzer
Eddie Van Halen
John Mayer
The Edge
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