Ya habíamos puesto aquí la lista de los mejores guitarristas según la revista Rolling Stone del 2003 según sus editores, primordialmente David Fricke, ahora sacan la edición 2011 de los 100 mejores guitarristas pero basado en el voto de otros guitarristas y expertos.

Un panel de guitarristas y expertos votaron para elaborarla, aquí la lista de votantes y consultores:

LOS VOTANTES: Trey Anastasio, Dan Auerbach (The Black Keys), Brian Bell (Weezer), Ritchie Blackmore (Deep Purple), Carl Broemel (My Morning Jacket), James Burton, Jerry Cantrell (Alice in Chains), Gary Clark Jr., Billy Corgan, Steve Cropper, Dave Davies (The Kinks), Anthony DeCurtis (Contributing editor, Rolling Stone), Tom DeLonge (Blink-182), Rick Derringer, Luther Dickinson (North Mississippi Allstars), Elliot Easton (The Cars), Melissa Etheridge, Don Felder (The Eagles), David Fricke (Senior writer, Rolling Stone), Peter Guralnick (Author), Kirk Hammett (Metallica), Albert Hammond Jr. (The Strokes), Warren Haynes (The Allman Brothers Band), Brian Hiatt (Senior writer, Rolling Stone), David Hidalgo (Los Lobos), Jim James (My Morning Jacket), Lenny Kravitz, Robby Krieger (The Doors), Jon Landau (Manager), Alex Lifeson (Rush), Nils Lofgren (The E Street Band), Mick Mars (Mötley Crüe), Doug Martsch (Built to Spill), J Mascis (Dinosaur Jr.), Brian May, Mike McCready (Pearl Jam), Roger McGuinn (The Byrds), Scotty Moore, Thurston Moore (Sonic Youth), Tom Morello, Dave Mustaine (Megadeth), Brendan O’Brien (Producer), Joe Perry, Vernon Reid (Living Colour), Robbie Robertson, Rich Robinson (The Black Crowes), Carlos Santana, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Marnie Stern, Stephen Stills, Andy Summers, Mick Taylor, Susan Tedeschi, Vieux Farka Touré, Derek Trucks, Eddie Van Halen, Joe Walsh, Nancy Wilson (Heart)

CONSULTORES: David Browne, Patrick Doyle, David Fricke, Will Hermes, Brian Hiatt, Alan Light, Rob Tannenbaum, Douglas Wolk

top 100 guitarists 2011

Y a continuación la lista:

100 Lindsey Buckingham (Fleetwood Mac)
99 Thurston Moore (Sonic Youth)
98 Alex Lifeson (Rush)
97 Steve Jones (The Sex Pistols)
96 Bruce Springsteen
95 Roger McGuinn (Byrds)
94 Peter Buck (REM)
93 Paul Simon
92 Dimebag Darrell (Pantera)
91 Dave Davies (The Kinks)


90 Tom Verlaine (Television)
89 Bonnie Raitt
88 Carl Perkins
87 James Hetfield (Metallica)
86 J. Mascis (Dinosaur Jr.)
85 Andy Summers (The Police)
84 Joe Perry (Aerosmith)
83 Eddie Hazel (Funkadelic)
82 Nels Cline (Wilco)
81 Lou Reed (Velvet Underground)
80 Buddy Holly (and The Crickets)
79 Mike Campbell (Tom Petty)
78 John Fahey
77 Willie Nelson
76 Robbie Krieger (The Doors)
75 Joni Mitchell
74 Dick Dale
73 Kurt Cobain (Nirvana US)
72 John Frusciante (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
71 Robert Johnson
70 Jack White (White Stripes)

69. Richard Thompson
68. John McLaughlin
67. T-Bone Walker
66. Leslie West
65. Slash
64. Duane Eddy
63. Johnny Winter
62. Robert Fripp
61. Dickey Betts
60. Ron Asheton
59. Robbie Robertson
58. Peter Green
57. Rory Gallagher
56. Albert Collins
55. John Lennon
54. Joe Walsh
53. Otis Rush
52. Clarence White
51. Johnny Marr
50. Ritchie Blackmore
49. Muddy Waters
48. Jonny Greenwood
47. Stephen Stills
46. Jerry Garcia
45. Link Wray
44. Mark Knopfler
43. Hubert Sumlin
42. Mike Bloomfield
41. Mick Ronson
40. Tom Morello

39. Steve Cropper (Booker T. and the MGs)
38. The Edge (David Evans – U2)
37. Mick Taylor (The Rolling Stones)
36. Randy Rhoads (Blizzard of Oz)
35. John Lee Hooker
34. Curtis Mayfield
33. Prince
32. Billy Gibbons (Z.Z. Top)
31. Ry Cooder (Captain Beefheart)
30. Elmore James
29. Scotty Moore (Elvis Presley)
28. Johnny Ramone (The Ramones)
27. Bo Diddley
26. Brian May (Queen)
25. Tony Iommi (Black Sabbath)
24. Angus Young (AC/DC)
23. Buddy Guy
22. Frank Zappa (The Mothers of Invention)
21. Chet Atkins (Hank Williams, Elvis Presley and the Everly Brothers)
20. Carlos Santana (Santana)

19. James Burton (Ricky Nelson)
18. Les Paul (Les Paul and Mary Ford)
17. Neil Young (CSN&Y, Neil Young and Crazy Horse)
16. Derek Trucks (Allman Brothers Band)
15. Freddy King
14. David Gilmour (Pink Floyd)
13. Albert King
12. Stevie Ray Vaughan (SRV and Double Trouble)
11. George Harrison (The Beatles, The Travelling Wilburys)

10. Pete Townshend (The Who)
9. Duane Allman (Allman Brothers Band)
8. Eddie Van Halen (Van Halen)
7. Chuck Berry
6. B.B. King
5. Jeff Beck (The Yardbirds, The Jeff Beck Group)
4. Keith Richards (The Rolling Stones)
3. Jimmy Page (The Yardbirds, Led Zeppelin)
2. Eric Clapton (John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers, The Yardbirds, Cream, Blind Faith, Derek and the Dominoes)
1. Jimmy Hendrix (Jimi Hendrix Eperience, Gypsy Sun and Rainbows, Band of Gypsys)

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