Best Guitar Soloist of All Time

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by Nathaniel Curran


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These guitar solo masters are chosen based on the following common ...
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These guitar solo masters are chosen based on the following common criteria: ? talent/artistic merit ? stylistic and technical diversity ? melodic construction and musical phrasing ? balance of technique and passion ? wow factor ? continuity/playing through the changes ? accessibility ? longevity These guys have inspired a lot of musician and changed and affect the idea of what music really is nowadays with their great guitar solos. Who do you think is the best soloists of all time? NOTE: I exclude some of great guitar players like Randy Rhoads (Ozzy Osbourne), Brian May (Queen), Ritchie Blackmore (Deep Purple), Keith Richards (The Rolling Stones), Kirk Hammett (Metallica), B.B King etc. because of either they are being one dimensional or they did not meet some of the criteria listed. Credits to: http://bit.ly/1ohWrBo - for info | Frinzee | GuitarWorld
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  Opinion Poll


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This poll has ended.
Winner: Jimmi Hendrix

79% of the group voted correctly.

Larry Carlton

Name your genre! Jazz? Blues? Pop? Rock?


1%
Jimmi Hendrix

NO NEED TO EXPLAIN WHY!


79%
Eddie Van Halen

Listen to "Eruption" and be ready for a jaw-dropping solo


3%
David Gilmour

Everybody knows "Comfortably Numb"


1%
Les Paul

Father of Rock N Roll! His solos are really awesome


1%
Eric Johnson

Check out "Cliffs of Dover"


0%
Jimmy Page

Led Zeppelin's lead guitarist. One of the best musician to influence new and amateur guitar players. "Stairway To Heaven" solo says it all.


5%
Slash

Former Guns N Roses lead guitarist. He's a living legend when it comes to guitar soloing. "Sweet Child O' Mine" is one of my favorite and "November Rain" is ranked 6th in Guitar World's 100 Greatest Guitar Solo of All Time.


8%
Stevie Ray Vaughan

Try listening to "Flood" and "Pride of Joy".


0%
Steve Vai

This guy gives me goosebumps! His soloing style is very passionate. Check "For The Love of God"


0%
Don Felder

He explained the meaning of the word "beauty" through his solo. Hotel California shows it.


1%

Comments

  • 50.74%

    Top Comment: Jaspher Balmes voted for Jimmi Hendrix over 5 years ago.

    Everybody is the best but only Hendrix is perfect in every way. He is the root and influence of most famous guitar players nowadays.


  • 53.33%

    Top Comment: Stacey Jones voted for Slash about 5 years ago.

    If Fergie will join here, she'll surely pick Slash :))


  • 53.49%

    Top Comment: Frasier Watson voted for Slash over 5 years ago.

    Slash - because he's awesome


  • 59.38%

    Adolph Evans voted for Jimmi Hendrix about 5 years ago.

    despite of short career, Jimi's known for his talent


  • 60.87%

    Herbert Higgins voted for Don Felder about 5 years ago.

    im a fan of eagles so.......... Don Felder


  • 50.72%

    Robert Rice voted for Les Paul about 5 years ago.

    Les Paul because the guitar was named after him


  • 51.06%

    William Bennett voted for Slash about 5 years ago.

    Hendrix's solos are weird. Eddie's sloppy. All i can say is that Slash and Jimmy Page are the best but i'd pick Slash. His solos marked the music history


  • 49.02%

    Austin Stewart voted for Slash about 5 years ago.

    slash doesn't gets old


  • 53.33%

    Stacey Jones voted for Slash about 5 years ago.

    If Fergie will join here, she'll surely pick Slash :))


  • 51.06%

    William Bennett voted for Slash about 5 years ago.

    im thinking if there's something between the two of them. 1st time i listened and watched Beautiful Dangerous music video was like.... is this a porn? haha


  • 59.26%

    Shark Man voted for Slash about 5 years ago.

    im sick of those Hendrix's solos


  • 55.32%

    Peyton Shields voted for Jimmi Hendrix about 5 years ago.

    Jimmi himself is music


  • 81.67%

    Leah Fuentes voted for Jimmi Hendrix about 5 years ago.

    Jimmi Hendrix <3


  • 58.49%

    Bevis Anderson voted for Jimmy Page about 5 years ago.

    where's B.B King? i mean they're all white!


  • 55.32%

    Peyton Shields voted for Jimmi Hendrix about 5 years ago.

    Jimmy Hendrix's black dude


  • 44.9%

    Carl Emmanuel voted for Eddie Van Halen about 5 years ago.

    My vote's for Eddie Van Halen. He's really awesome. I even love rock and roll because of him. The 1st time i've listen to some of his solo was like, how the fuck did he do that? lmfao!


  • 81.67%

    Leah Fuentes voted for Jimmi Hendrix over 5 years ago.

    NO NEED TO EXPLAIN WHY


  • 60.0%

    Nathaniel Hemmenway voted for Jimmy Page over 5 years ago.

    Jimmy Page because "Stairway to Heaven", "Heartbreaker" and "You Shook Me" says that he's the best!


  • 28.57%

    Leroy Dingman voted for Jimmy Page over 5 years ago.

    agree.. Stariway To Heaven is the song that has the best solo


  • 45.45%

    Coy Simmons voted for Larry Carlton over 5 years ago.

    Larry Carlton, he can solo in every genre


  • 53.49%

    Frasier Watson voted for Slash over 5 years ago.

    Slash - because he's awesome


  • 44.9%

    Carl Emmanuel voted for Eddie Van Halen about 5 years ago.

    i like Slash too!


  • 50.74%

    Jaspher Balmes voted for Jimmi Hendrix over 5 years ago.

    Slash has his own style in soloing.. That's what makes him cool and awesome


  • 65.0%

    Keegan Paul voted for Jimmy Page over 5 years ago.

    Jimmy Page! He's LEGEND!


  • 54.74%

    Charles Johnson voted for Eddie Van Halen over 5 years ago.

    i'd go for Eddie Van Halen.. my 2nd choice is Slash


  • 50.74%

    Jaspher Balmes voted for Jimmi Hendrix over 5 years ago.

    Everybody is the best but only Hendrix is perfect in every way. He is the root and influence of most famous guitar players nowadays.


  • 66.0%

    armae almonte voted for Jimmi Hendrix about 5 years ago.

    Jimmi Hendrix FTW!


  • 66.0%

    armae almonte voted for Jimmi Hendrix about 5 years ago.

    Ill go for Jimmi Hendrix for the win!


  • 60.0%

    Robert Stansberry voted for David Gilmour over 5 years ago.

    i know but some of his solos doesn't move me like what David Gilmour had done. Have you listened to Comfortably Numb?


  • 50.74%

    Jaspher Balmes voted for Jimmi Hendrix over 5 years ago.

    i know right.. Comfortably Numb is such a masterpiece..


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