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Rolling Stone's Top 100 Guitarists of All Time

Coley Reed
Updated Junho 14, 2019 234k views 100 items
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
Genre: Blues-rock, Rock music & Experimental rock; Nationality: United States of America
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Duane Allman is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Rolling Stone's Top 100 Guitarists of All Time
Genre: Blues-rock, Rock music & Jazz fusion; Nationality: United States of America
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B.B. King is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Rolling Stone's Top 100 Guitarists of All Time
Genre: Blues-rock, Soul blues & Rock music; Nationality: United States of America
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Eric Clapton is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Rolling Stone's Top 100 Guitarists of All Time
Genre: Blues-rock, Rock music & Reggae; Nationality: England
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Robert Johnson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Rolling Stone's Top 100 Guitarists of All Time
Genre: Rock music, Blues & Country blues; Nationality: United States of America
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Chuck Berry is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Rolling Stone's Top 100 Guitarists of All Time
Genre: Rock music, Rhythm and blues & Rock and roll; Nationality: United States of America
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Stevie Ray Vaughan is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Rolling Stone's Top 100 Guitarists of All Time
Genre: Blues-rock, Rock music & Instrumental rock; Nationality: United States of America
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Ry Cooder is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Rolling Stone's Top 100 Guitarists of All Time
Genre: Americana, Rock music & Latin American music; Nationality: United States of America
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Jimmy Page is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Rolling Stone's Top 100 Guitarists of All Time
Genre: Blues-rock, Folk rock & Heavy metal; Nationality: England
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Keith Richards is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Rolling Stone's Top 100 Guitarists of All Time
Genre: Blues-rock, Rock music & Reggae; Nationality: England
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Kirk Hammett is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Rolling Stone's Top 100 Guitarists of All Time
Genre: Thrash metal, Heavy metal & Speed metal; Nationality: United States of America
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Kurt Cobain is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Rolling Stone's Top 100 Guitarists of All Time
Genre: Grunge, Alternative rock & Punk rock; Nationality: United States of America
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Jerry Garcia is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Rolling Stone's Top 100 Guitarists of All Time
Genre: Blues-rock, Rock music & Folk rock; Nationality: United States of America
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Jeff Beck is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Rolling Stone's Top 100 Guitarists of All Time
Genre: Blues-rock, Rock music & Instrumental rock; Nationality: England
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Carlos Santana is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Rolling Stone's Top 100 Guitarists of All Time
Genre: Blues-rock, Chicano rock & Pop music; Nationality: United States of America
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Johnny Ramone is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Rolling Stone's Top 100 Guitarists of All Time
Genre: Punk rock; Nationality: United States of America
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Jack White is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Rolling Stone's Top 100 Guitarists of All Time
Genre: Blues-rock, Punk blues & Rock music; Nationality: United States of America
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John Frusciante is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Rolling Stone's Top 100 Guitarists of All Time
Genre: Rock music, Electronic dance music & Protopunk; Nationality: United States of America
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Richard Thompson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Rolling Stone's Top 100 Guitarists of All Time
Genre: Rock music, Folk music & Electric folk; Nationality: United Kingdom
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James Burton is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Rolling Stone's Top 100 Guitarists of All Time
Genre: Rock music, Rockabilly & Country rock; Nationality: United States of America
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George Harrison is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Rolling Stone's Top 100 Guitarists of All Time
Genre: Pop music, Rock music & Experimental rock; Nationality: United Kingdom
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Mike Bloomfield is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Rolling Stone's Top 100 Guitarists of All Time
Genre: Blues-rock, Chicago blues & Rock music; Nationality: United States of America
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Warren Haynes is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Rolling Stone's Top 100 Guitarists of All Time
Genre: Blues-rock, Rock music & Folk rock; Nationality: United States of America
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The Edge is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Rolling Stone's Top 100 Guitarists of All Time
Genre: Rock music, Alternative rock & Post-punk; Nationality: United Kingdom
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Freddy King is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Rolling Stone's Top 100 Guitarists of All Time