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Listmania: Top 50 Guitarists (Epilogue)

In pop culture, lists are everything. They lend a sense of order to an otherwise orderless world. From film and literature to music, critics and readers alike love to put things in tidy rows. It is with this in mind that Popdose presents Listmania, a weekly series counting down the staff’s favorite things.

It all started with a discussion around the Popdose water cooler. The LA Times piece on the 50 Greatest Guitarists Ever was the catalyst, setting the staff on a quest to parlay the chatter into a concise list. Over 200 guitarists were submitted and voted on, and over the course of the last month we counted them down, from Wes Montgomery to Jimi Hendrix. In the course of that month, we’ve heard your agreements and objections –the objections coming louder than agreements.

Rising above the din was the laundry list of guitarists that we overlooked, or just plain got wrong –though I’ve had a hard time grasping that one. So as a epilogue to the Listmania: Top 50 Guitarists, I give you the rest of the list, in alphabetical (by first name) order. These are the 150+ that didn’t get enough votes but were on at least one contributor’s list. You will see many of the names that were mentioned as “missing,” and a few that I’m certain don’t even belong in the top 500.

Next week, we take a look at 10 movies that are guaranteed to kick your ass.

Just in case you missed the previous installments of the series, here are a few handy links.

Top 50 Guitarists (50-36)
Top 50 Guitarists (35-21)
Top 50 Guitarists (20-11)
Top 50 Guitarists (10-1)

Those were the best, here is the rest:

Aaron Turner
Ace Frehley
Adam Jones
Adrian Belew
Albert Collins
Andres Segovia
Andy Partridge
Angus Young
Bill Frisell
Billy Corgan
Billy Zoom
Blind Willie McTell
Bo Diddley
Bob Mould
Brad Paisley
Brett Mason
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Brian Setzer
Bruce Cockburn
Bruce Springsteen
Buddy Guy
Buddy Miller
Carrie Brownstein
Charlie Burchill
Charlie Christian
Chris Smither
Chris Whitley
Chrissie Hynde
Christopher Cross
Chuck Schuldiner
Curtis Mayfield
Dan Huff
Danny Gatton
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Danny Whitten
Dave Davies
Dave Mustaine
David Bromberg
David Lindley
Dennis Coffey
Derek Trucks
Dick Dale
Dimebag Darrell
Django Rheinhart
Doug Martsch
Dweezil Zappa
Edge
Elliot Easton
Elmore James
Eric Johnson
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Ernie Isley
Fred “Sonic” Smith
Freddie King
Freddy Stone
Gary Moore
Glen Campbell
Glenn Tilbrook
Graham Coxon
Grant Green
Ian Crichton
J.B. Lenoir
Jack White
James Burton
James Iha
James Taylor
Jerry Garcia
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Joan Jett
Joe Messina
Joe Perry
Joe Walsh
Joey Santiago
John Cippolina
John Fahey
John Hammond
John McGeoch
John McLaughlin
John Scofield
John Sykes
John Wesley
Johnny Ramone
Johnny Winter
Jon Brion
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Joni Mitchell
Jonny Greenwood
Josh Homme
Julian Bream
Justin Broadrick
Kenny Burrell
Kevin Shields
Kirk Hammett
Kurt Rosenwinkel
Larry Campbell
Larry Carlton
Leo Kottke
Leo Nocentelli
Leslie West
Lightnin’ Hopkins
Lowell George
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Magic Sam
Marc Bolan
Mark Smith
Marnie Stern
Martin Barre
Marv Taplin
Matt Guitar Murphy
Matthew Bellamy
Michael Hedges
Michelle Shocked
Mick Jones
Mikael Akerfeldt
Mike McCready
Mike Roe
Mike Stern
Muddy Waters
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Munuf Rayani
Neal Geraldo
Nels Cline
Nick Drake
Nile Rodgers
Nils Lofgren
Odetta
Pat Metheny
Paul Gilbert
Paul Kossoff
Paul Simon
Peter Frampton
Peter Green
Phil Campbell
Phil Collen
Pops Staples
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Randy California
Randy Rhoads
Richard Lloyd
Robbie Krieger
Robbie Robertson
Robert Fripp
Robert Johnson
Robert Quine
Robin Trower
Roger McGuinn
Roger Miller
Rory Gallagher
Roy Buchanan
Russell Malone
Ry Cooder
Scotty Moore
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Smokin’ Joe Kubek
Son House
Stanley Jordan
Stephen Stills
Steve Morse
Steve Rothery
Steve Vai
Stuart Adamson
Susan Tedeschi
Taj Mahal
Tanya Donelly
The Edge
Todd Rundgren
Tom Morello
Tom Scholz
Tom Verlaine
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Tommy Emmanuel
Tommy Tedesco
Trey Anastasio
Vince Gill
Vudi
Waddy Wachtel
Wayne Kramer
William Hamper
Zakk Wylde
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