Jimi Hendrix was named the greatest guitar player in history: Rolling Stone magazine

The great musician Jimi Hendrix has been announced as the greatest guitar player in history on Wednesday by Rolling Stone magazine. He is the best among a list of top guitar players.

Here is the Rolling Stone’s top 10 greatest guitarists:

1. Jimi Hendrix

2. Eric Clapton

3. Jimmy Page

4. Keith Richards

5. Jeff Beck

6. B.B. King

7. Chuck Berry

8. Eddie Van Halen

9. Duane Allman

10. Pete Townshend

Jimi stands as the explorer of idea that what is rock music and what it can do. He was unique, he manipulated his guitar, the effects he could create from his whammy bar on studio and stage was extraordinary.

The decision was done by voting. The panel of experts recruited to vote for their favorite guitar players included musicians such as Lenny Kravitz, Eddie Van Halen (who was voted No. 8), Brian May and Dan Auerbach from The Black Keys, along with a selection of Rolling Stone’s senior writers and editors.