All time top guitarists (Page 8)
JacquesTrappe: Shawn Lane, Al Di Meola, Django, Hendrix, Greg Howe, Marshal Harrison, Danny Gatton, to name just but a few
triphammer1173: it depends on the genre
Django Rienhart on Jazz for sure.
In rock Eric Clapton
In metal Randy Rhodes or Yngwie Malmsteen
Eknock: Blackmore , Steve Hunter , Jim McCarty , Dick Wagner , Lenny Breau , Michael Schenker and George Harrison.were the tral blazers for me. Nowadays I like Gilbert , Bouillet , Ohta , Ohmura to name a few. But I could rave on all day ...
jimstazz: Tony iommie,Ritchie Blackmore,Jimmy Page and Brian May are my favorite.I grew up in the 80s and I'm still listening to them.
David Grey: Chet Atkins, Stanley Jordan, Monte Montgomery, Hendrix (of course)... Tommy Emmanuel is incredible. There are all of these insanely amazing youtube players that make me rethink this though. We forget that some of the greatest musicians have never even been heard of. All the usual ones that get mentioned like Vai, Van Halen, etc... Ian Thornley is a guy I'm really digging a lot lately.
thinktank4: we must remember guitarists other than the hard rockers too. Glen Campbell was awesome. Joni Mitchell. Willie Nelson does a lot with his ancient 6 string - fun to watch.
irishbat: God so much talent and so many worthy names mentioned. I will toss out my list and not in any particular order... Jimmy Page, Robin Trower, Neil Young, Keith Richards, Peter Frampton, The Edge, Jimi Hendrix, Stephen Stills,