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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
Jimi Hendrix Blues-rock, Rock music Experimental rock

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Duane Allman is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Rolling Stone's Top 100 Guitarists of All Time
Duane Allman Blues-rock, Rock music Jazz fusion

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B.B. King is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Rolling Stone's Top 100 Guitarists of All Time
B.B. King Blues-rock, Soul blues Rock music

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Eric Clapton is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Rolling Stone's Top 100 Guitarists of All Time
Eric Clapton Blues-rock, Rock music Reggae

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Robert Johnson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Rolling Stone's Top 100 Guitarists of All Time
Robert Johnson Rock music, Blues Country blues

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Chuck Berry is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Rolling Stone's Top 100 Guitarists of All Time
Chuck Berry Rock music, Rhythm and blues Rock and roll

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Stevie Ray Vaughan is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Rolling Stone's Top 100 Guitarists of All Time
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
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
Jimmy Page Blues-rock, Folk rock Heavy metal

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Keith Richards is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Rolling Stone's Top 100 Guitarists of All Time
Keith Richards 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
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
Kurt Cobain Grunge, Alternative rock Punk rock

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Jerry Garcia is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Rolling Stone's Top 100 Guitarists of All Time
Jerry Garcia Blues-rock, Rock music Folk rock

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Jeff Beck is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Rolling Stone's Top 100 Guitarists of All Time
Jeff Beck Blues-rock, Rock music Instrumental rock

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Carlos Santana is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Rolling Stone's Top 100 Guitarists of All Time
Carlos Santana 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
Johnny Ramone Punk rock

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Jack White is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Rolling Stone's Top 100 Guitarists of All Time
Jack White Blues-rock, Punk blues Rock music

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John Frusciante is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Rolling Stone's Top 100 Guitarists of All Time
John Frusciante Rock music, Electronic dance music Protopunk

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Richard Thompson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Rolling Stone's Top 100 Guitarists of All Time
Richard Thompson Rock music, Folk music Electric folk

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James Burton is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Rolling Stone's Top 100 Guitarists of All Time
James Burton 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
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
Mike Bloomfield Blues-rock, Chicago blues Rock music

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Warren Haynes is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Rolling Stone's Top 100 Guitarists of All Time
Warren Haynes Blues-rock, Rock music Folk rock

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The Edge is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Rolling Stone's Top 100 Guitarists of All Time
The Edge 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
Freddy King

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Tom Morello is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Rolling Stone's Top 100 Guitarists of All Time
Tom Morello Rock music, Acoustic music Heavy metal

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Mark Knopfler is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Rolling Stone's Top 100 Guitarists of All Time
Mark Knopfler Celtic rock, Blues-rock Rock music

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Stephen Stills is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Rolling Stone's Top 100 Guitarists of All Time
Stephen Stills Blues-rock, Rock music Folk rock

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Ron Asheton is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Rolling Stone's Top 100 Guitarists of All Time
Ron Asheton Garage rock, Protopunk Heavy metal

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Buddy Guy is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Rolling Stone's Top 100 Guitarists of All Time
Buddy Guy 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
Dick Dale Instrumental rock, Heavy metal Pop rock

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John Cipollina is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Rolling Stone's Top 100 Guitarists of All Time
John Cipollina Rock music, Acid rock Jazz

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Lee Ranaldo is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Rolling Stone's Top 100 Guitarists of All Time
Lee Ranaldo Noise rock, No wave Experimental rock

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Thurston Moore is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Rolling Stone's Top 100 Guitarists of All Time
Thurston Moore Noise rock, No wave Experimental rock

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John Fahey is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Rolling Stone's Top 100 Guitarists of All Time
John Fahey 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
Steve Cropper Electric blues, Rhythm and blues Soul music

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Bo Diddley is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Rolling Stone's Top 100 Guitarists of All Time
Bo Diddley 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
Peter Green Blues-rock, Rock music Blues

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Brian May is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Rolling Stone's Top 100 Guitarists of All Time
Brian May 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
John Fogerty Americana, Blues-rock Swamp pop

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Clarence White is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Rolling Stone's Top 100 Guitarists of All Time
Clarence White 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
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
Eddie Hazel Psychedelic soul, Soul music Psychedelic rock

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Scotty Moore is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Rolling Stone's Top 100 Guitarists of All Time
Scotty Moore 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
Frank Zappa Rock music, Experimental rock Heavy metal

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Les Paul is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Rolling Stone's Top 100 Guitarists of All Time
Les Paul 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
T-Bone Walker Jump blues, Chicago blues Texas blues

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Joe Perry is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Rolling Stone's Top 100 Guitarists of All Time
Joe Perry 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
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