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Last night I came across a list of the "The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time" put out by Rolling Stone Magazine and I didn’t agree with their choices. It is also probably important to note that I was drunk and some of my good friends were over for a bit of a jam session. Well when I woke up this morning amidst a pile of beer bottles and cigar butts I came across our list of the top ten. I think we were all too drunk to attempt a top one-hundred but here is what we came up with.

The ENWILSON Top Ten Guitarist of All Time:

1. Andres Segovia

2. Jimmy Page

3. Jimmy Hendrix

4. Eric Clapton

5. Pete Townshend

6. Stevie Ray Vaughn

7. Mark Knopfler

8. Buddy Guy

9. (Kirk Hammet) Has been replaced by Frank Zappa

10. (Eddie Van Halen) Has been replaced by Paul Simon

Posted below is Rolling Stone’s List for you to compare and contrast. Enjoy!

The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time Top 10:

1. Jimi Hendrix

2. Duane Allman of the Allman Brothers Band

3. B.B. King

4. Eric Clapton

5. Robert Johnson

6. Chuck Berry

7. Stevie Ray Vaughan

8. Ry Cooder

9. Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin

10. Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones

The Rest (Bottom 90)

11Kirk Hammett of Metallica 12 Kurt Cobain of Nirvana 13 Jerry Garcia of the Grateful Dead 14 Jeff Beck 15 Carlos Santana 16 Johnny Ramone of the Ramones 17 Jack White of the White Stripes18 John Frusciante of the Red Hot Chili Peppers 19 Richard Thompson 20 James Burton 21 George Harrison 22 Mike Bloomfield 23 Warren Haynes 24 The Edge of U2 25 Freddy King 26 Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine and Audioslave 27 Mark Knopfler of Dire Straits 28 Stephen Stills 29 Ron Asheton of the Stooges 30 Buddy Guy 31 Dick Dale 32 John Cipollina of Quicksilver Messenger Service 33 Lee Ranaldo of Sonic Youth 34 Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth 35 John Fahey 36 Steve Cropper of Booker T. and the MG's 37 Bo Diddley 38 Peter Green of Fleetwood Mac 39 Brian May of Queen 40 John Fogerty of Creedence Clearwater Revival 41 Clarence White of the Byrds 42 Robert Fripp of King Crimson 43 Eddie Hazel of Funkadelic 44 Scotty Moore 45 Frank Zappa 46 Les Paul 47 T-Bone Walker 48 Joe Perry of Aerosmith 49 John McLaughlin 50 Pete Townshend 51 Paul Kossoff of Free 52 Lou Reed 53 Mickey Baker 54 Jorma Kaukonen of Jefferson Airplane 55 Ritchie Blackmore of Deep Purple 56 Tom Verlaine of Television 57 Roy Buchanan 58 Dickey Betts 59 Jonny Greenwood of Radiohead 60 Ed O'Brien 61 Ike Turner 62 Zoot Horn Rollo of the Magic Band 63 Danny Gatton 64 Mick Ronson 65 Hubert Sumlin 66 Vernon Reid of Living Colour 67 Link Wray 68 Jerry Miller of Moby Grape 69 Steve Howe of Yes 70 Eddie Van Halen 71 Lightnin' Hopkins 72 Joni Mitchell 73 Trey Anastasio of Phish 74 Johnny Winter 75 Adam Jones of Tool 76 Ali Farka Toure 77 Henry Vestine of Canned Heat 78 Robbie Robertson of the Band 79 Cliff Gallup of the Blue Caps (1997) 80 Robert Quine of the Voidoids 81 Derek Trucks 82 David Gilmour of Pink Floyd 83 Neil Young 84 Eddie Cochran 85 Randy Rhoads 86 Tony Iommi of Black Sabbath 87 Joan Jett 88 Dave Davies of the Kinks 89 D. Boon of the Minutemen 90 Glen Buxton of Alice Cooper 91 Robby Krieger of the Doors 92 Fred "Sonic" Smith of the MC5 93 Wayne Kramer of the MC5 94 Bert Jansch 95 Kevin Shields of My Bloody Valentine 96 Angus Young of AC/DC 97 Robert Randolph 98 Leigh Stephens of Blue Cheer 99 Greg Ginn of Black Flag 100 Kim Thayil of Soundgarden

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