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MOJO Top 100 Guitarists

A playlist featuring the 100 greatest guitarists as chosen by MOJO music magazine. Outstanding songs and main guitar details listed.

1. Jimi Hendrix - Purple Haze - 1967 - Fender Stratocaster

2. Steve Cropper - Green Onions - 1962 - Fender Telecaster

3. Peter Green - The supernatural (John Mayall’s Hard rain) - 1967 - Gibson Les Paul

4. Keith Richards - Jumpin’ Jack Flash - 1968 - Fender Telecaster 1950’s

5. Chuck Berry - Johnny B. Goode - 1958 - Gibson ES-350

6. Eric Clapton - Crossroads (Wheels of fire) 1968 - Custom Fender Stratocaster

7. Jimmy Page - One Long Kiss

8. T Bone Walker - Your my best poker hand (The Complete..) - 1946 - Gibson ES-150

9. Neil Young - Like a Hurricane (Decade) - 1977 - Gibson Les Paul

10. Richard Thompson - Can’t Win (Watching The Dark) - 1988 - 1959 Fender Stratocaster

11. B.B. King - Sweet Little Angel - (Live at the Regal) - 1965 - “Lucille” Gibson Archtop

12. Jimmy Nolen - Papa’s got a brand new bag - (Any James Brown compilation) - 196? - Vox 335 copy.

13. Jeff Beck - Where were you? (Guitar shop) - 1989 - Fender Esquire

14. Stevie Ray Vaughan - Pride and Joy (Texas Flood) - 1983 - Fender Stratocaster

15. Pete Townshend - My Generation - 1965 - Rickenbacker 1997

16. George Harrison

17. Robert Johnson - Come on in my kitchen (the complete recordings of..) - 1937 - Gibson L1

18. Charlie Christian - Solo Flight (Genius of electric guitar) - 1988 - Gibson ES-150

19. Guitar Slim - The things I used to do (The things I used to do) - 1953 - Telecaster

20. Johnny Ramone - It’s alive (Whole album) 1979 - Mosrite Ventures

21. Eddie Van Halen - Eruption ( Van Halen) - 1978 - Custom Linn Ellsworth

22. Ry Cooder - Vigilante Man ( The Purple Valley) - 1972 - Customised Fender Stratocaster

23. Johnny Marr - The Queen is dead - 1986 - Fender Stratocaster

24. Hubert Sumlin - 300 pounds of joy (Single) - 1990 - Gibson Les Paul Gold Top

25. Curtis Mayfield - People get ready (Originals) - 1965 - Fender Stratocaster

26. James Burton - It’s up to you (Ricky Nelson’s All my best) - 1992 - Fender Telecaster

27. Elmore James - The sky is crying (The history of..) - 1990 - A cheap Kay

28. Frank Zappa - Watermelon in Easter hay (Joe’s Garage) - 1978 - Gibson SG

29. J Mascis - The Wagon

30. Buddy Guy - Five long Years (Damn right I’ve got the blues) - 1991 - Fender Stratocaster

31. Freddie King - Have you ever loved a woman ( Texas Sensation) - 1960 - Les Paul Gold Top

32. The Edge - Bullet in the blue sky (Joshua Tree) 1987 - Gibson Explorer

33. Prince - I wanna be your lover (Prince) - 1979 - Cheap Telecaster Copy

34. Tom Verlaine - Marquee Moon (Television’s Marquee Moon) - 1977 - Fender Jazzmaster

35. Jerry Garcia - Dark Star (Live Dead) - 1969 - Irwin Custom

36. Sister Rosetta Tharpe - That’s all (Lucky Millinder’s Apollo Jump) - 1941 - Gibson SG Custom

37. Eddie Cochran - My Way (Legendary Master series) - 1972 - Gretsch Chet Atkins

38. Roger McGuinn - Mr Tambourine man - 1965 - Rickenbacker 360 - 12

39. Duane Allman - Dreams (Allman Brothers Band) - 1970 - Gibson Les Paul

40. Link Wray - Rumble (The best of..) - 1994 - Danelectro Guitarlin

41. Robbie Robertson - Unfaithful Servant (Rock of ages) - 1972 - Fender Telecaster

42. Bert Jansch - Angie (Bert Jansch) - 1965 - Yamaha acoustic

43. Chet Atkins - Chinatown,My Chinatown (The RCA Years) - 1952 - Gretsch Chet Atkins

44. Hank Marvin - Sleepwalk (The Shadows) - 1961 - Fender Stratocaster

45. Robert Lockwood - Hard time getting Started (The Chess Box) - 1952 - Gibson L7

46. Scotty Moore - That’s all Right (Elvis’s The Sun Collection) - 1954 - Gibson Super 400

47. Eldon Shamblin - Faded Love (Bob Wills, Classic Western Swing) - 1950 - Gibson Super 400

48. Bo Diddley - Mumblin’ Guitar (Have Guitar will Travel) - 1959 - Square Gretsch

49. Lowell George - Fat man in the Bathtub ( Dixie Chicken) - 1973 - Fender Stratocaster

50. Ron Asheton - TV eye (The Stooges, Fun House) - 1970 - Fender Stratocaster

51. Robert Fripp - Sailor’s Tail (Islands) - 1971 - Ferandez Sustainer

52. David Gilmour - Shine on you crazy Diamond (Wish you were here) - 1975 - Fender Stratocaster

53. Mick Ronson - The width of a circle (The man who sold the world) - 1971 - Gibson Les Paul

54. Syd Barrett - Baby Lemonade (Barrett) - 1970 - Fender Telecaster

55. Bob Mould - Friend, You got to fall (Songs and Stories) - 1987 - Ibanez Rock ‘n’ Roll Junior

56. Leo Nocentelli - Sophisticated Cissy (The Meters, Good old funky music) - 1990 - Fender Stratocaster

57. Nile Rodgers - Good Times (Chic, Risqué) - 1979 - Fender Stratocaster

58. Clarence White - Cuckoo Bird (Everly Brothers Single) - 1969 - Custom Fender Telecaster

59. Steve Jones - Bodies ( Never Mind the Bollocks ) - 1977 - Gibson Les Paul

60. Kurt Cobain - Serve the servants (In Utero) - 1993 - Fender Jaguar

61. Wayne Kramer - Looking at you ( Back in the USA) - 1970 - Fender Stratocaster

62. Les Paul - How high the moon (The Legend & the Legacy) - 1991 - Gretsch Chet Atkins :-))

63. Eddie Taylor - I’m Gonna Love You (J Reed & E Taylor, Ride ‘em on down) - 1955 - Gibson ES-355

64. Ike Turner - Prancing ( Unissued track given away with Guitar Player Mag.) - 1959 - Fender Stratocaster

65. Dick Dale - Misirlou (The best of..) 1962 - Fender Stratocaster

66. Cliff Gallup - Crusin’ (Gene Vincent & the Blue caps, Guitar Player Mag. Giveaway) - 1991 - Gretsch Duo-jet

67. Lou Reed - I can’t stand it (Velvet Underground, V.U.) - 1985 - Gretsch Country Gentleman

68. King Sunny Ade - Sunny Loni (Live live Juju) - 1988 - Fender Telecaster

69. Leo Kottke - Ojo (6 & 12 String Guitar) - 1969 - Taylor 12 string

70. Eddie Hazel - Maggot Brain (Funkadelic, Maggot Brain) - 1971 - Fender Stratocaster

71. Albert King - Blues Power (Live wire/Blues power) - 1969 - Gibson Flying V

72. Carlos Santana - Sampa Pa Ti (Abraxis) - 1970 - Yamaha SG 2000

73. Merle Travis - Merle’s Boogie (Capital Classics) - 1948 - Custom Merle Travis/Paul Bigsby

74. Wes Montgomery - Montgomeryland Funk Chase (Far Wes, Pacific Jazz) - 1959 - Gibson L5

75. Billy Gibbons - Nasty Dogs & Funky Kings (ZZ Top, Fantango!) - 1975 - Gibson Les Paul

76. Peter Tosh - Get up, Stand up (The Wailers, Burnin’) - 1973 - Gibson Les Paul Sp.

77. Joni Mitchell - Coyote (Hejira) - 1976 - Martin D-45

78. Mike Bloomfield - East West (The Butterfield blues band, East - West) - 1966 - Gibson Les Paul

79. Zoot Horn Rollo - Big eyed beans from Venus (Cpt. Beefheart, Clear Spot) - 1972 - Danelectro

80. Angus Young - For those about to rock (AC/DC) - 1981 - Gibson SG

81. Mark Knopfler - You and your friend (Dire Straits, On every street) - 1991 - Fender Stratocaster

82. Bernard Butler - How about you (The Sound of McAlmont & Butler) - 1995 - Gibson ES-355

83. Charley Patton - A spoonful blues (Founder of the delta blues) - 1989 - Stella

84. John McLaughlin - Dream (Mahavishnu Orchestra, Between Nothingness & Eternity) - 1973 - Rex Double neck Gibson

85. Carl Perkins - Matchbox (Carl Perkins) - 1957 - Gibson ES-5 switchmaster

86. James Williamson - Search & Destroy (The Stooges, Raw Power) - 1973 - Les Paul custom

87. Rory Gallagher - Shadow Play (Stage Struck) - 1980 - Fender Stratocaster

88. Ernie Isley - Summer Breeze (Isley Brothers, 3+3) - 1973 - Fender Stratocaster

89. John McGeogh - Spellbound (Siouxsie & the Banshees, Juju) - 1981 - Yamaha SG1000

90. Toni Iommi - Supernaut (Black Sabbath, Vol 4) - 1972 - Gibson SG Jr

91. Mark Ribot - 16 shells from a 30-Ought-6 (Tom Waits, Big Time) - 1988 - Fender Telecaster

92. Bonnie Raitt - Give it up or let me go (Give it up) - 1972 - National Resonator

93. Phil Manzanera - In every home a Heartache (Roxy Music, For your pleasure) - 1973 - Gibson Firebird

94. John Cipollina - The Fool (Quicksilver messenger service) - 1968 - Gibson SG

95. Mick Green - My Babe (Johnny Kid & The Pirates, Classic & Rare) - 1993 - Fender Telecaster

96. Jonny Greenwood - Just (Radiohead, The Bends) - 1995 - Fender Telecaster

97. John Squire - Shoot you Down (The Stone Roses) - 1989 - Gretsch Country Gentleman

98. John Fahey - When you wore a tulip (After the ball) - 1973 - Yamaha Acoustic

99. Marv Tarplin - Tracks of my tears (Smokey Robinson & the Miracles, Single) - 1970 - Gibson Les Paul Custom

100. Ritchie Blackmore - Highway Star (Deep Purple, Made in Japan) - 1972 - Fender Stratocaster

Snooks Eaglin - Sophisticated Blues

Johnny Burnett Trio - Rock Therapy

Chic/Slash - Le Freak (live)

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