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The Top 100 Guitarists of All Time, as picked by Rolling Stone magazine a few years back. Any 100 Best Guitar Players list is going to cause controversy and this is no exception. Hard rock fans in particular are sure to complain about the rankings on this list, but RS certainly put some thought into their list of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of Alltime. To see Rolling Stone's full commentary and a mess of user comments go here: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/100-greatest-guitarists-of-all-time-19691231
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    Jimi Hendrix is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Rolling Stone's Top 100 Guitarists of All Time

    #1 on the original list
    Jimi Hendrix Blues-rock, Rock music, Experimental rock

  2. 2

    #14 on the original list
    Blues-rock, Rock music, Jazz fusion

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  3. 3

    #8 on the original list
    Blues-rock, Soul blues, Rock music

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  4. 4
    Eric Clapton is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Rolling Stone's Top 100 Guitarists of All Time

    #3 on the original list
    Blues-rock, Rock music, Reggae

  5. 5

    #30 on the original list
    Rock music, Blues, Country blues

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  6. 6

    #21 on the original list
    Rock music, Rhythm and blues, Rock and roll

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  7. 7
    Stevie Ray Vaughan is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Rolling Stone's Top 100 Guitarists of All Time

    #4 on the original list
    Stevie Ray Vaughan Blues-rock, Rock music, Instrumental rock

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    Ry Cooder is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Rolling Stone's Top 100 Guitarists of All Time

    #67 on the original list
    Ry Cooder Americana, Rock music, Latin American music

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    Jimmy Page is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Rolling Stone's Top 100 Guitarists of All Time

    #2 on the original list
    Jimmy Page Blues-rock, Folk rock, Heavy metal

  10. 10

    #25 on the original list
    Blues-rock, Rock music, Reggae

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    Kirk Hammett is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Rolling Stone's Top 100 Guitarists of All Time

    #42 on the original list
    Kirk Hammett Thrash metal, Heavy metal, Speed metal

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    Kurt Cobain is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Rolling Stone's Top 100 Guitarists of All Time

    #119 on the original list
    Kurt Cobain Grunge, Alternative rock, Punk rock

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    #48 on the original list
    Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk rock

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    #9 on the original list
    Blues-rock, Rock music, Instrumental rock

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    #7 on the original list
    Blues-rock, Chicano rock, Pop music

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    Johnny Ramone is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Rolling Stone's Top 100 Guitarists of All Time

    #189 on the original list
    Johnny Ramone Punk rock

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    #72 on the original list
    Blues-rock, Punk blues, Rock music

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  18. 18

    #63 on the original list
    Rock music, Electronic dance music, Protopunk

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  19. 19

    #84 on the original list
    Rock music, Folk music, Electric folk

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  20. 20

    #188 on the original list
    Rock music, Rockabilly, Country rock

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    George Harrison is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Rolling Stone's Top 100 Guitarists of All Time

    #22 on the original list
    George Harrison Pop music, Rock music, Experimental rock

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    Mike Bloomfield is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Rolling Stone's Top 100 Guitarists of All Time

    #129 on the original list
    Mike Bloomfield Blues-rock, Chicago blues, Rock music

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    #61 on the original list
    Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk rock

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  24. 24

    #92 on the original list
    Rock music, Alternative rock, Post-punk

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    Freddy King is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Rolling Stone's Top 100 Guitarists of All Time
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    #57 on the original list
    Rock music, Acoustic music, Heavy metal

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  27. 27

    #11 on the original list
    Celtic rock, Blues-rock, Rock music

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  28. 28

    #99 on the original list
    Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk rock

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    #397 on the original list
    Garage rock, Protopunk, Heavy metal

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    #27 on the original list
    Chicago blues, Electric blues, Blues

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    Dick Dale is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Rolling Stone's Top 100 Guitarists of All Time

    #85 on the original list
    Dick Dale Instrumental rock, Heavy metal, Pop rock

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    #401 on the original list
    Rock music, Acid rock, Jazz

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    #555 on the original list
    Noise rock, No wave, Experimental rock

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    Noise rock, No wave, Experimental rock

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    #246 on the original list
    American Primitivism, Folk music, Avant-garde music

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    Steve Cropper is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Rolling Stone's Top 100 Guitarists of All Time

    #112 on the original list
    Steve Cropper Electric blues, Rhythm and blues, Soul music

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    #69 on the original list
    Blues-rock, Chicago blues, Rock music

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    Peter Green is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Rolling Stone's Top 100 Guitarists of All Time

    #64 on the original list
    Peter Green Blues-rock, Rock music, Blues

  39. 39

    #10 on the original list
    Rock music, Heavy metal, Pop rock

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    John Fogerty is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Rolling Stone's Top 100 Guitarists of All Time

    #66 on the original list
    John Fogerty Americana, Blues-rock, Swamp pop

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    #345 on the original list
    Rock music, Country rock, Bluegrass

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    Robert Fripp is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Rolling Stone's Top 100 Guitarists of All Time

    #60 on the original list
    Robert Fripp New Wave, Experimental rock, Instrumental rock

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    Eddie Hazel is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Rolling Stone's Top 100 Guitarists of All Time

    #228 on the original list
    Eddie Hazel Psychedelic soul, Soul music, Psychedelic rock

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    #177 on the original list
    Rock music, Rock and roll

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    Frank Zappa is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Rolling Stone's Top 100 Guitarists of All Time

    #26 on the original list
    Rock music, Experimental rock, Heavy metal

  46. 46

    #15 on the original list
    Pop music, Rock music, Rock and roll

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    T-Bone Walker is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Rolling Stone's Top 100 Guitarists of All Time

    #107 on the original list
    T-Bone Walker Jump blues, Chicago blues, Texas blues

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    #49 on the original list
    Blues-rock, Heavy metal, Hard rock

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    John McLaughlin is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Rolling Stone's Top 100 Guitarists of All Time

    #62 on the original list
    John McLaughlin Kozmigroov, Rock music, World music

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    Pete Townsend is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Rolling Stone's Top 100 Guitarists of All Time

    Pete Townsend

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