Top Guitarists


50. Jukka Tolonen (Tasavallan Presidentti)
49. Andy Powell (Wishbone Ash)
47. Ronnie Earl
46. Kim Simmonds (Savoy Brown)
45. Stan “The Man” Webb (Chicken Shack)
44. Ricky Gardiner (Beggars Opera)
43. Jan Akkerman (Focus)
42. Dave Gilmour (Pink Floyd)
41. Jeff Kollman (Cosmosquad/Sign of 4/Mogg Way/Edwin Dare)
40. Tommy Castro
39. Mark Farner (Grand Funk Railroad)
38. Phil Keaggy (Glass Harp)
37. Peter Hanmer (Off The Edge)
36. Neil Schon (Santana/Journey)
35. Larry “Rhino” Reinhardt (Iron Butterfly/Captain Beyond)
34. Allan Holdsworth (Soft Machine/Tempest)
33. Frank Marino (Mahogany Rush)
32. Tommy Bolin (James Gang/Deep Purple)
31. Alex Lifeson (Rush)
30. Paul Kossoff (Free/Back Street Crawler)
29. Robin Trower
28. Mario Millo (Sebastian Hardie/Windchase)
27. Tony Joe White
26. Carlos Santana
25. Clem Clempson (Colosseum/Humble Pie)
24. Toy Caldwell (Marshall Tucker Band)
23. Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin)
22. Roy Z (Tribe Of Gypsies / Driver)
21. Terry Smith (If/Zzebra)
22. Ollie Halsall (Patto/Tempest)
21. Jeff Beck
20. Ian Crichton (Saga)
19. Peter Parks (Warhorse/Fandango)
18. Jimi Hendrix
17. Joe Satriani
16. Alvin Lee (Ten Years After)
15. Steve Morse (Dixie Dregs/Deep Purple)
14. Al Di Meola
13. Rory Gallagher
12. Rik Emmett (Triumph)
11. Michael Schenker (UFO/Scorpions/MSG)
10. Pat Travers
9. Leslie West (Mountain)
8. Roye Albrighton (Nektar)
7. Terry Kath (Chicago)
6. Mick Box (Uriah Heep)
5. Ritchie Blackmore (Deep Purple/Rainbow/Blackmore’s Night)
4. Gary Moore
3. Tony Iommi (Black Sabbath)
2. Andy Latimer (Camel)
1. Warren Haynes (Allman Brothers/Gov’t Mule)


4 thoughts on “Top Guitarists

  1. Vivian Bannatyne says:

    Howzit Leon,
    My favourite subject. Where do I start. There are so many great players.

    1) Larry Coryell
    2) Jeff Beck
    3) Tommy Bolin (Zephyr, James Gang, Billy Cobham, Alphonse Mouzon, Deep Purple)
    4) Ollie Halsall (Patto, Tempest)
    5) Ray Gomez (Stanley Clarke Band)
    6) Scott Henderson
    7) Johnny Winter
    8) Roy Buchanan
    9) Rory Gallagher
    10)Al di Meola
    11)Frank Zappa
    12)John Goodsall (Brand X)
    13)John Etheridge (Darryl Way’s Wolf, Soft Machine)
    14)Jimmy Herring (Col. Bruce Hampton & The Aquarium Rescue Unit, Jazz Is Dead)
    15)Joe Satriani
    16)David Sancious (Bruce Springsteen, Jack Bruce, Sting, Peter Gabriel, Seal, Zucchero, etc)
    17)Frank Marino (Mahogany Rush)
    18)Alex Lifeson (Rush)
    19)Ronnie Montrose
    21)Michael Schenker (UFO, Scorpions)
    22)Eef Albers (Focus – on the album Focus Con Proby)
    23)Ronnie Earl
    24)Gary Moore
    25)Pat Travers
    26)Eddie Van Halen
    27)Robin Trower
    28)Steve Vai
    29)Ritchie Blackmore (Deep Purple, Rainbow)
    30)Paul Gilbert
    31)Joe Walsh (James Gang, The Eagles)
    32)Jukka Tolonen (Tasavallan Pressiddenti)
    33)Janne Schaffer (ABBA)
    34)Jan Akkerman (Focus)
    35)Andy Powell (Wishbone Ash)
    36)Warren Haynes (Gov’t Mule, Allman Brothers)
    37)Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin)
    38)Alvin Lee (Ten Years After)
    39)Alan Holdsworth (Igginbottom’s Wrench, Tempest, Soft Machine)
    40)Jimi Hendrix
    41)Tony Iommi(Black Sabbath, Rainbow)
    42)Buck Dharma “Don Roeser” (Blue Oyster Cult)
    43)Rik Emmett (Triumph)
    44)Steve Morse (Dixie Dregs, Kansas, Deep Purple)
    45)Duane Allman (Allman Brothers)
    46)Toy Caldwell (Marshall Tucker Band)
    47)Andy Latimer (Camel)
    48)Jean-Marie Ecay (French blues/fusion player)
    49)Mick Taylor (Rolling Stones)
    50)Carlos Santana

  2. Chip Peters says:

    Hi Leon
    I enjoyed reading your reply with thee current Radio station you work-preform at
    Hope you still spin some WISHBONE-ASH sounds very inviting in southern Africa jo berg
    My Best Wishes & Good luck with all future endeavors
    Best Regards Chip Peters
    Farmington Connecticut USA 06032

    • Leon Economides says:

      Hi Chip!

      Thanks very much for your comment, and for the kind wishes – they’re much appreciated!

      I will play some Wishbone Ash this coming Friday night – I hope you can tune in (via My show is from 9pm to midnight, Johannesburg, South Africa time!

      Thanks again, and all the best!


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