I got into a debate with some friends the other day and we really struggled with who is or was the greatest rock guitartist? Some said Jimi Hendrix, others said Duane Allman. Jimmy Page, Santana, Eddie Van Halen...who is the best of all time? This needs to be resolved. Thanks for your input.
Eddie just got out of rehab and was on the cover of one of the Guitar magazines, either Guitar World or Guitar Player. He has a new EVH amplifier that he designed with one of Fenders top technical guru's that he is launching. Still has the bravado and he is a gun slinger, one of the greatest ever. Beck still owns him though :), even Eric Clapton said "When he (Jeff Beck) is on he is THE best."
Suzy - you are the best, I am most impressed that you worked 4 days on the challenge. That's focus. Congratulations
Mayer is great. I was very impressed with his performance at Live Earth. You will probably notice though that my selections for the most-part are all dead but one (Howe). IMO, all the great ones are long-gone (if not a far cry from what they once were, i.e. Clapton, Jimmy Page). Another more contemporary (past 10 years) guitarist I might add though would be Jonny Greenwood of Radiohead, a truly brilliant musician.