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Rock’s Greatest Guitarists of All Time [video]

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According to the readers of Guitar World magazine, Eddie Van Halen is the greatest guitarist of all time.

The magazine did something different to determine this list, rather than just take reader votes.
They went with a knock-out round format, featuring a list of 132 guitarists.

Mr. Van Halen knocked out Jake E Lee, Michael Schenker, Slash, Randy Rhoads, Joe Satriani, Alex Lifeson and lastly Brian May.

Do you agree that Eddie is the best?

Here’s the Top 25 on the list, and for the complete Top 50, visit Guitar World Magazine.

1. Eddie Van Halen (Van Halen)
2. Brian May (Queen)
3. Alex Lifeson (Rush)
4. Jimi Hendrix
5. Joe Satriani
6. Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin)
7. Tony Iommi (Black Sabbath)
8. Steve Ray Vaughan
9. Dimebag Darrell Abbott (Pantera / Damageplan)
10. Steve Vai
11. Randy Rhoads
12. Dave Mustaine (Megadeth)
14. Les Paul
15. Duane Allman (Allman Bros Band)
15. David Gilmour (Pink Floyd)
16. Robert Johnson
17. John Petrucci (Dream Theater)
18. Zakk Wylde
19. James Hetfield (Metallica)
20. Ritchie Blackmore
21. Angus Young (AC/DC)
22. Slash
23. Paul Gilbert
24. Buddy Guy
25. George Harrison

 

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