The thing about music is everyone has an opinion and no one is necessarily wrong – sort of.
Nowhere is this more evident than with guitar players. Everyone has their favorites, across genres, styles and technique. Take Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 100 greatest guitarist, which was compiled in 2003. There’s an argument at every entry.
Is Chuck Berry really a better guitar player than Eddie Van Halen? No, but he was a more influential guitar player. The one that fueled an argument at the office yesterday was Jack White vs. Slash. Is White more creative, influential and innovative than Slash? Of course. But is he techinically a better guitar player than Slash? Not close, in my view.
So let’s start some new debate. What do our readers think? Let’s see if we can’t put together the Listening Room’s Greatest Guitar Players of All Time as determined by you, the reader.
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