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The Results

We asked you to vote for your greatest guitarist of the latest 30 years and over 30,000 of you got involved. Thanks for all your votes - here's the full Top 40 rundown

You can read about how we selected the shortlist over at the BBC Music Blog

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The Axe Factor

Vote for your favourite guitarist

  1. John Frusciante
    John Frusciante
    (13.9%)1
  2. Slash
    Slash
    (10.3%)2
  3. Matt Bellamy
    Matt Bellamy
    (8.6%)3
  4. Johnny Marr
    Johnny Marr
    (6.8%)4
  5. Tom Morello
    Tom Morello
    (5%)5
  6. Kirk Hammett
    Kirk Hammett
    (4.8%)6
  7. Jonny Greenwood
    Jonny Greenwood
    (4.5%)7
  8. Prince
    Prince
    (4.3%)8
  9. Jack White
    Jack White
    (4%)9
  10. Peter Buck
    Peter Buck
    (3.5%)10
  11. The Edge
    The Edge
    (2.9%)11
  12. Thurston Moore
    Thurston Moore
    (2.6%)12
  13. John Squire
    John Squire
    (2.4%)13
  14. Josh Homme
    Josh Homme
    (2.3%)14
  15. Graham Coxon
    Graham Coxon
    (2.3%)15
  16. Omar Rodriguez Lopez
    Omar Rodriguez Lopez
    (2.2%)16
  17. James Dean Bradfield
    James Dean Bradfield
    (1.9%)17
  18. Jeff Buckley
    Jeff Buckley
    (1.9%)18
  19. Noel Gallagher
    Noel Gallagher
    (1.9%)19
  20. Kurt Cobain
    Kurt Cobain
    (1.8%)20
  21. J Mascis
    J Mascis
    (1.5%)21
  22. Billy Corgan
    Billy Corgan
    (1.5%)22
  23. Mike McCready
    Mike McCready
    (1.3%)23
  24. Bernard Butler
    Bernard Butler
    (0.9%)24
  25. Joey Santiago
    Joey Santiago
    (0.8%)25
  26. Stephen Malkmus
    Stephen Malkmus
    (0.7%)26
  27. Kevin Shields
    Kevin Shields
    (0.7%)27
  28. Dave Navarro
    Dave Navarro
    (0.7%)28
  29. PJ Harvey
    PJ Harvey
    (0.6%)29
  30. Charlotte Hatherley
    Charlotte Hatherley
    (0.6%)30
  31. Albert Hammond Jr
    Albert Hammond Jr
    (0.6%)31
  32. Richard Hawley
    Richard Hawley
    (0.5%)32
  33. Bob Mould
    Bob Mould
    (0.5%)33
  34. Jamie Cook
    Jamie Cook
    (0.3%)34
  35. Carrie Brownstein
    Carrie Brownstein
    (0.3%)35
  36. Russell Lissack
    Russell Lissack
    (0.2%)36
  37. Robyn Hitchcock
    Robyn Hitchcock
    (0.2%)37
  38. Matthew Followill
    Matthew Followill
    (0.2%)38
  39. Nick Zinner
    Nick Zinner
    (0.2%)39
  40. Simon Tong
    Simon Tong
    (0.1%)40

This is not a representative poll and the figures do not purport to represent public opinion as a whole on this issue

Presenter Choices

Steve Lamacq

Graham Coxon

Gideon Coe

Robyn Hitchcock

Nemone

Jack White

Marc Riley

Jonny Greenwood

Chris Hawkins

Johnny Marr

Richard Bacon

Matt Bellamy

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