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Who is your all time favourite guitarist? I know there are an abundant amount to choose from, but their is no specific music genre here, so you can upload any guitarist to the poll! I have kick started it with a bunch of the most popular ones and a few of my personal favourites....

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My vote goes to Jimmy Page. Legend.

By hotdog (2918) - Prophet | 02.03.10

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I used to think that song was a bit slow and boring, but now I quite like it. I dunno if I agree about Slash being the best though. Eric Clapton and Hendrix etc, they were more ground breaking with their music.

By monstah (12) - Apprentice | 02.03.10

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Its all about Slash man, you just gotta listen to November Rain, his solo pisses over everyone else in this poll.

By jerryriver (1436) - Prophet | 02.03.10

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Surely it has to be Hendrix? He was a musical as well a guitar playing genius.

By martin (15216) - Prophet | 02.03.10

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1) Jimi Hendrix

No one merged the blues, rock and psychedelia with as much ease or wielded a guitar with as much charisma. And he could play with his teeth.

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2) Jimmy Page

A member of The Yardbirds from 1966 to 1968, after which he founded Led Zeppelin. Described as "unquestionably one of the all-time most influential, important, and versatile guitarists and songwriters in rock history".

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3) Slash

Saul Hudson the former lead guitarist of Guns N' Roses.

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4) Eric Clapton

Clapton has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of the Yardbirds, of Cream, and as a solo performer, being the only person ever to be inducted three times. Enough said.

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5) Kurt Cobain

Best known as the lead singer and guitarist of the rock band Nirvana. Regarded by many as one of the greatest musicians of his generation, his groundbreaking influence enduring.

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6) Carlos Santana

Delivered with a level of passion and soul equal to the legendary sonic charge of his guitar, the sound of Carlos Santana is one of the world's best-known musical signatures.

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7) B.B. King

Critical acclaim and widespread popularity have cemented his reputation as possibly the most respected, successful, and most recognized bluesman in the world.

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8) Keith Richards

Founding member of The Rolling Stones. Richards's guitar playing shows his fascination with chords and rhythm; he conspicuously avoids flamboyant virtuosity.

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9) Brian May

Brian Harold May, CBE (born 19 July 1947 in London) is an English musician and astrophysicist most widely known as the lead guitarist of the rock band Queen. As a guitarist he uses his home built guitar, "Red Special", and has composed hits such as "Now I'm Here", "Tie Your Mother Down", "We Will Rock You", "Who Wants to Live Forever", "Hammer to Fall", "Save Me", "Fat Bottomed Girls", "I Want It All" and "Too Much Love Will Kill You". May earned a PhD in astrophysics in 2007 and is currently the chancellor of Liverpool John Moores University.[1] May lives in Surrey

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10) Rory Gallagher

An Irish blues-rock musician who rose to fame as a talented songwriter, guitarist, and bandleader who gained a reputation as a gifted and charismatic live performer,

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11) Mark Knopfler

Mark Knopfler is best known as the lead guitarist, vocalist and songwriter for the British rock band Dire Straits, which he co-founded in 1977

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12) Buckethead

His music spans such diverse areas as progressive metal, thrash metal, funk, electronica, jazz, bluegrass, and avant-garde music.

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13) Synyster Gates

Lead guitarist for the American rock band Avenged Sevenfold. Guitar World magazine has ranked him as one of the fastest guitar players of all-time.

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14) Yngwie Malmsteen

Best known for his extremely fast shred guitar solos and Neo-classical style of playing. He favours the harmonic minor scale, and often uses diminished arpeggios and phrygian scales and draws an influence from Bach and Beethoven.

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15) Chuck Berry

Chuck Berry is one of the pioneers of rock and roll music. John Lennon said: "If you tried to give rock and roll another name, you might call it 'Chuck Berry'."

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16) Michael Angelo Batio

Batio is self-taught, ambidextrous and able to play two guitars at the same time either in synchronization or using separate harmonies, as shown when he plays his famous Double-Guitar. When it comes to shredding, he is totally unbelievable. He rips and you wont be able to see his fingers

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17) Richard Thompson

Made his debut as a recording artist as a member of Fairport Convention in September 1967. He continues to write and record new material and perform live.

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18) Jack White

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