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VH Tops Hendrix In Gibson Poll

Give Gibson credit for having a more interesting web site than any other guitar manufacturer we're aware of. They enlisted Zakk Wylde to deliver a vid clip announcing the top ten electric guitar albums in its rundown of the site's top 50. The poll crowned the self-titled debut from Van Halen as the best-of-the-best.  Hard to fault a list that includes earth shaking fret work from Jimi Hendrix, Duane Allman, Jimmy Page, Eric Clapton, Slash, Eddie Van Halen and AC/DC's incendiary Young brothers, but not finding Pete Townshend in the top 10 (Live At Leeds #13, Who's Next #19) or Stevie Ray Vaughan in the top 20 (The Sky Is Crying #31) is surprising.  And no matter how technically brilliant Eddie is - he can't eclipse what Hendrix accomplished with and for the guitar on his debut.
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 1. Van Halen
 2. Are Your Experienced - Jimi Hendrix
 3. Led Zeppelin IV
 4. Layla & Other Assorted Love Songs - Derek & The Dominos
 5. Appetite For Destruction - Guns N' Roses
 6. Led Zeppelin II
 7. At Fillmore East - Allman Brothers Band
 8. Disraeli Gears - Cream
 9. Electric Ladyland - Jimi Hendrix
10. Back In Black - AC/DC

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