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Gibson.com Reveals Top 50 Guitarists, Plus Readers Poll Results

05.28.2010

All week, you’ve been checking out Gibson.com’s Top 50 Guitarists of All Time, starting with #50-#41, then #40-#31, and #30-#21, then #20-#11, and, finally, #10-#1. In case you wanted to see the entire list of 50 guitarists in one place – running from Hendrix to Blackmore – here you go.

Also, below the Top 50, check out the results of our Readers Poll, which had its own influence on the final list. Many of your 25 picks were represented, but some guitarists just missed the cut. See who came in first. It might surprise you …

Gibson.com’s Top 50 Guitarists of All Time

1. Jimi Hendrix

2. Jimmy Page

3. Keith Richards

4. Eric Clapton

5. Chuck Berry

6. Jeff Beck

7. Eddie Van Halen

8. Chet Atkins

9. Robert Johnson

10. Pete Townshend

11. George Harrison

12. Stevie Ray Vaughan

13. Jack White

14. Prince

15. Steve Cropper

16. Mike Bloomfield

17. B.B. King

18. Wes Montgomery

19. Mick Ronson

20. Django Reinhardt

21. Johnny Marr

22. Les Paul

23. The Edge

24. Ron Asheton

25. Angus Young

26. Neil Young

27. Danny Gatton

28. Ed O’Brien and Jonny Greenwood

29. Duane Allman

30. Roy Buchanan

31. Bo Diddley

32. Ry Cooder

33. Scotty Moore

34. Slash

35. Buddy Guy

36. (tie) Mike Campbell

       Charlie Christian

38. Lou Reed

39. Frank Zappa

40. Steve Jones

41. David Gilmour

42. (tie) Richard Thompson

       John Frusciante

       Rory Gallagher

       Clarence White

       Hubert Sumlin

47. (tie) Andres Segovia

       Robert Fripp

49. (tie) Kurt Cobain

       Ritchie Blackmore

 

Gibson.com’s Readers Poll – Top 25 Guitarists

1. Duane Allman

2. Jimmy Page

3. Jimi Hendrix

4. Warren Haynes

5. Eric Clapton

6. Stevie Ray Vaughan

7. Rik Emmett

8. Frank Marino

9. Slash

10. Angus Young

11. (tie) Jerry Cantrell

      Mike Bloomfield

13. (tie) Dickey Betts

      Jeff Beck

15. Derek Trucks

16. Jerry Garcia

17. (tie) Chet Atkins

      Jack White

19. Joe Satriani

20. (tie) Joe Bonamassa

      Les Paul

22. Randy Rhoads

23. (tie) Keith Richards

      Eddie Van Halen

25. (tie) David Gilmour

      Ritchie Blackmore

      Allen Collins

      Robert Fripp

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