1. Ritchie Blackmore
2. John Norum
3. JJ Marsh
4. David Gilmour
5. Tommy Bolin
6. Tony Iommi
7. Bernie Marsden / Micky Moody (together)
8. Mark Knopfler
9. Rory Gallagher
10. Yngwie Malmsteen
I've never sat down and thought about listing guitarists--my list would probably be similar to many others if I did.
One exception would probably be Phil Keaggy. If you're not familiar with him, do a you tube search. I've seen him live many times--just him and his gutar. He is incredible to watch. And he's a really nice guy!
My ten favorites are :
Prince (is it rock ? I don't mind)
Alpha. orders , no ranks, & the most important one is the 11th
Now don't laugh.......even more.
Anybody ever hear of Joe Stump?
Honest; that's the guy's name.
I bought a CD because the album cover said that he was
the world's greatest guitar shredder. I don't know if a
gazillion notes a minute qualifies, but this guy is it.
But you have to look at the list of song titles to recognize
something as familiar as "Happy Birthday" because........
........as the Emperor of Austria, Joseph II, said to Mozart,
(in the movie "Amedeus") after listening to a new opera,
"There are just too many notes."
Does that make somebody a great guitarist?
Don't ask me. But he probably....IS....the fastest.
Hi Grace, I saw Joe Stump half a year ago in a small club here in Den Haag, The Netherlands. A marvellous hard rock guitar player and fast indeed. I bought his cd on the spot. He's a huge Backmore fan bytheway. He even played a few Rainbow/Purple tunes. I love to see him making an album with a famous singer....
My top 5 guitar players....
1. Tony Iommi
3. Vinnie Vincent
5. Ace Frehley