The greatest guitarest of all time is, of course, the late Gerry Garcia, god bless his soul, of the former Greatful Dead. No offense Mr. Hendrix, but no one could could flat out jam like Gerry, listen to some live Dead if u doubt me.
hey all, I'm new to these parts but I saw this and decided to throw in my 2 cents worth. I voted for Dimebag Darrell because I think Pantera is one of the greatest metal bands. I also like Zakk Wylde. He can really rip it up with his Les Paul. I was visiting the Gibson website today and saw that he has authorized a version of his guitar in camoflauge. I thought it was pretty cool. http://www.gibsoncustom.com/Signature/wylde_camoLP.htm
Ace freakin' Frehley
Angus & Malcolm Young (can't have one w/o the other.)
Mick mufuggin' Mars
Honorable Mention; George Lynch, Warren DeMartini, Vivian Campbell, Zakk Wylde. What's the difference? They were all doing their "Randy Rhoads".
Let us not forget SRV.
Please just forget about Eddie Van Halen. That dude is so overrated. Define good. A million notes a minute? He was a much better songwriter.
B. B. King can but i forgot to put him. If you want some good guitar work buy the album "riding with the king" it's a whole album of B. B. King and Eric Clapton doing their thing. It is really great. If you like the blues.