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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

Got ambitions to be a Guitar God yourself? Then take a look at our Anyone Can Play Guitar tutorials with the likes of Bernard Butler showing you how to play their hits...

The Axe Factor

Vote for your favourite guitarist

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

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


Jack White

Marc Riley

Jonny Greenwood

Chris Hawkins

Johnny Marr

Richard Bacon

Matt Bellamy

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