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Can you name the top 50 guitarists of all time according to Gibson?
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Gibson picked 50 guitarists on its own, and took an online poll for 25 more.
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Jan 31st, 2011 at 05:42 GMT
There were some strange omissions(where is Brian May?!), and some strange guitarists to be added to the list, but I did like that Duane Allman got the reader's top spot :) In any case, great quiz!
Jan 31st, 2011 at 23:54 GMT
just to add to the list: Mark Knopfler, Carlos Santana, Kirk Hammett (screw the haters)
Feb 1st, 2011 at 02:02 GMT
Blackmore ought to be WAY higher than Cobain
Feb 1st, 2011 at 02:27 GMT
Good quiz, and a decent pair of lists all things considered. I'm glad to see that I was merely misspelling Reinhardt and Bonamassa. I'm disappointed to see that I wasn't just misspelling Vai, Santana, May, Knopfler, Malmsteen (loved the bonus though) and Waters, which I tried with one, two, and even THREE "t"s. And I also must confess, when I typed "Johnson", I meant Eric, not Robert.
Feb 1st, 2011 at 13:34 GMT
Feb 2nd, 2011 at 01:34 GMT
No Yngwie Malmsteen, Steve Vai, John Petrucci, Bumblefoot, OR Buckethead make this list totally and utterly freaking worthless. I'm not even going to get into the lack of guys like Kerry King, Brian May, etc, etc. Worthless garbage of a list.
Feb 3rd, 2011 at 03:17 GMT
the good old lets throw kurt cobain in routine good guitarist at best not great
Feb 3rd, 2011 at 19:38 GMT
Missed out my three all time favourites - Alex Lifeson of Rush, Michael Schenker of UFO and John Fogerty of CCR. Liked Allen Collins getting a mention, but all in all a pretty shocking list. Btw, I'm so glad they didn't use all that awful Buckethead/Vai/Petrucci garbage, that's not even real music, it sounds terrible
Feb 4th, 2011 at 00:05 GMT
No Buckethead, list is wrong.
Feb 5th, 2011 at 17:35 GMT
how is kurt cobain on here, but joe walsh and don felder are not? i would even put steve clark and phil collen ahead of cobain.
Feb 6th, 2011 at 18:44 GMT
Yeah I kind of have to agree with some of the comments on here. Gibson seemed to go pretty strongly by how much influence a guitarist had on later music, instead of just raw skills. I guess Cobain makes sense that way--I have to admit that more people probably tried to sound like him than anyone else of his generation. Same goes for Ed O'Brien and Jonny Greenwood. But yeah, a lot of really talented players were left off.
Aug 14th, 2011 at 18:33 GMT
I agree with a lot of the above comments about inclusions/exclusions, especially based on the fact that these lists seemed to be based on the whole package (playing, songwriting, impact/influence, etc) as opposed to just pure skill. Otherwise, people like Cobain wouldn't be anywhere near these lists. But since it does appear to be based on the whole package, can anyone explain where the hell Bob Dylan is?!
Nov 27th, 2011 at 20:26 GMT
...where's Tony Iommi?
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