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TEN BEST GUITARISTS

1. EDDIE VAN HALEN

Inventor of the modern heavy rock technique. Enough said.

 

2. RANDY RHOADS

Cut down in his prime. Sounded like three people.

 

3. JIMMY PAGE

Writer, player producer. Led Zep were phenomenal.

 

4. STEVE VAI

At his best when working to the discipline of a Dave Lee Roth song. Watching him play a heart-shaped guitar with a neck on the left and right two-handed was unrepeatable.

 

5. JEFF HEALEY

Blind and now dead. A blues great. Invented the on-the-lap technique.

 

6. BRIAN ROBERSTON

Made the classic Thin Lizzy twin-harmony sound.

 

7. JOE PERRY

The engine of Aerosmith. Better than Keef by miles.

 

8. MICHAEL SCHENKER

Mad but brilliant German, and the best ambassador for the Flying V.

 

9. FRANCIS DUNNERY

The muse of It Bites. One of the fastest, especially on the Chapman stick.

 

10. ROBIN TROWER

The White Hendrix? Phenomenal technique and control.

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