top guitarists?

I was looking at a web site that listed the top 10 for each decade im going to list them,,, tell me if you think they are correct or not.....


John Petrucci

Kenny Wayne Sheperd

Tom Morello


Marty Friedman

Zakk Wylde

Vito Bratta

Dimebag Darrell

Mike McCready

Jerry Cantrell

--the 80's___

Eddie Van Halen

Stevie Ray Vaughan

Joe Satriani

Steve Vai

Yngwie Malmsteen

Randy Rhoads

Eric Johnson

Paul Gilbert

Steve Morse

Jason Becker

the 70's____

Jimmy Page

Richie Blackmore

David Glimour

Duane Allman

Brian May

Carlos Santana

Tony Iommi

Angus Young

Ry Cooder

Mick Ronson

the 60's

Jimi Hendrix

Eric Clapton

Jeff Beck

Frank Zappa

Keith Richards

Peter Green

Pete Townshend

Dave Davies

Steve Cropper

George Harrison

the 50's

Chuck Berry

Bo Diddley

Mickey "Guitar" Baker

Scotty Moore

Lowman Pauling

Cliff Gallup

James Burton

Eddie Cochran

Link Wray

Carl Perkins

so just tell me what you think, if this list is a good one or not,


yes i thought they were missing a few just wanted to see what you all thought about it.

17 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    I would add:

    Chet Atkins (Mr. Guitar) - 50s/60s (give me a break!)

    Paul Simon - - 60s/70s (under-rated player)

    James Taylor - 60s/70s (under-rated player)

    Johnny Winter - 60s/70s (tears it up)

    Mark Knopfler - 70s/80s/90s (can't believe he wasn't on it)

    Michael Bloomfield - 60s (terrific player - Dylan's lead then)

    Shawn Phillips - 60s/70s (terrific player - top secret)

    I would delete:

    Yngwie Malmsteen - 80s (don't care for scale - racing)

    Edit: Agree w/Silver Rose about Lindsey Buckingham - he sure could play (before he went into mid-life crisis).

    Source(s): Ears, personal opinion, experience, eclectic tastes.
  • 5 years ago

    Atkins, Hendrix, Zappa, Clapton, Knopfler, Doc Watson, Winter, Jerry Reed, Django, Tedesco..

  • Peepaw
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    Joe Perry, Joe Walsh, Mike Rutherford, George Harrison, Alvin Lee, Steve Howe, Steve Lukather would be some great additions to the list.

    Glad to see Jeff Beck was mentioned. He is so often left out, and is an exceptional guitarist. If not mentioned would have been the 1st one I would have added.

    Otherwise a great list.

  • Mac
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    BB King

    Steve Wilson of Porcupine Tree

    Charlie Christian

    Django Reinhardt

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  • Sadie
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    Eric Clapton

    Jimi Hendrix

    George Harrison

  • 1 decade ago

    Well, there are several on there {particularly from the 90's} that I have no knowledge of, but the are 2 big omissions :~

    Lindsey Buckingham {70's}

    Mark Knopfler {80's}

    I'm actually amazed to see that list includes Peter Green, as usually so many overlook him...

  • 1 decade ago

    Jimmy Page

    Dimebag Darrell

  • 1 decade ago

    Besides the two that Silver Rose Wolf mentioned where are these:

    Alvin Lee

    Steve Howe

    BB King

    Gary Moore

    Ronnie Montrose

  • 1 decade ago

    Very good list.

    It would be better having Steve Lukather and Joe Perry on the list.

  • 1 decade ago

    That's a pretty good list. I never thought of listing them by the decade.

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