A versatile musical talent in funk-rock-soul.
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Djahuti
02/20/2011

Prince 3

He CAN play really well,but he wastes so much time making un-inspiring schlock that it almost doesn't matter.When he wants to,though,he can wail.

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Bird808
11/05/2010

Prince 4

No doubt he's a horny little purple smurf, but I will actually give Prince four stars as he's got some skills on the guitar. He can play other musical instruments as well and has an incredible vocal range. He's not "the greatest". Not by a long shot with some on this list, but he's better than some "artists" by todays standards.

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MonkeyMagic
10/27/2010

Prince 5


All the numskulls above - metal-only-lovers / people who just exhibit none other than general views about Prince - are missing a secret. Prince albums don't spank the guitar. He likes to do everything musically. So unless you see a live show you won't see the ability...or the rare solos that leak onto youtube.

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ileshamp
06/16/2010

Prince 5

he's a great gutarist if you take time to listen....he did one of chuck berry's songs...johnny be goode. he doesnt have a arrogance but a high confidence. he views himself as positivity and dont tghink about himself through others eyes meaning he's fine with how he is fuck ya'll lol

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FranksWildYear s
06/10/2010

Prince 5

You rarely see him included on a list like this and it's probably because of all of the other distractions that he creates around himself with his consciously weird image making behaviour.  But he certainly has the chops that could compete with anyone.

He may not be one of the ten most innovative guitar players of all time, but is definitely 10 times more versatile than 90% of the entries on this list. In fact his greatest asset is an ability to play like a great hard rock guitarist, a great funk guitarist, and when I saw him over a decade ago, half of his set was straight ahead blues. I hadn't fully appreciated him as a guitarist until I saw him live.

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Chalky
06/10/2010

Prince 4

I'm getting back into Prince after a while. For anyone who was around for any part of the 80's it was impossible not to hear something by Prince. I remember my mom bought me the Batdance single from the Batman movie in 1989. Obviously, back then it was pretty cool but not so much today. Anyway, as a guitarist, nobody really comes close to Prince. His guitar playing and solos are amazing. The thing is that a lot of Prince's stuff is great but then a lot of it isn't so great, so it might take you a while to find some merit in Prince's guitar work. Overall, even on his classic hits, the guitar playing might be overlooked but give it another listen, and you'll find it's great.

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LinkAjax
04/29/2010

Prince 1

I thought this was one of the most accurate ive ever seen, until I come to see that prince is above guitar beasts like Rhoads and Iommi. I'm not saying he's bad, just saying he DOES NOT deserve the spot he is given. He should be like #40 with Kurt Cobain.

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Jake_Armitage
02/05/2010

Prince 5

Anyone that has taken the time to witness Prince rip into a rock guitar solo realizes that he is not just awesome, but a breathtaking guitar player. He is so much more than just R&B or just rock or just soul or just anything. This man can play any instrument, any style, incredibly well. Most knowledgeable music enthusiasts like to say that he is Hendrix reborn. (Hendrix for a new generation.)

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Danjo
01/02/2010

Prince 2

No, no, no, no, no. Do you not see him sitting on top of John Petrucci, Kirk Hammet, and Randy Rhoads? THATS NOT WHERE HE BELONGS!!!! He should be much further down this list.

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Prince 3

Not as good as he seems to think he is.

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Chrisrianna
07/20/2009

Prince 5

Prince is a really talented guitar player. If you can ever see him play live you will see this. Watch him at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony when he got inducted, his performance that night during an all-star jam with Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne was fantastic. They played George Harrison's (The Beatles) "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" and I don't think Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne couldn't believe how great Prince's playing really was.

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sideshowbobby
07/20/2009

Prince 5

Dude may be fruity as hell--but damn he can work those strings

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The Nature Boy
04/13/2009

Prince 4

Prince is a total legend.

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front476
01/23/2009

Prince 3

I've heard rumors that the first few albums that Prince recorded were his dad's songs. I don't know if this is true. He definately caught the attention of many people.

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Victor83
10/14/2008

Prince 5

He may not be the absolute best; but he is definitely the most underrated of all time.

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caroline112
10/08/2008

Prince 3

pretty good on guitar but i dont know why he's on here...

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DTOSH
08/26/2008

Prince 5

He is so underrated as a guitar player,it isn't even funny.Purple Rain,1999,The Gold Experience,and Sign Of The Times justify this.

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The Masked Cracka
08/19/2008

Prince 5

he;s always been on my tops list

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Paul375
08/04/2008

Prince 4

A very underrated guitarist and a great performer.

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myspace-373553756
07/29/2008

Prince 4

The guy is just weird though

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beauMAN!
07/24/2008

Prince 4

Great composer/writer

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ufomsg
07/15/2008

Prince 5

u guys dog n prince dont even know music have u even heard him play

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rebuilding
07/14/2008

Prince 3

some good songs early on, but his arrogance just kinda grates on me.

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Shtanto
07/13/2008

Prince 5

Nasa wants that back I reckon

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monkey11611
07/11/2008

Prince 5

prince is coo

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ms-139286718
07/02/2008

Prince 4

not great guitar but good voice

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Rob670
07/02/2008

Prince 4

As talented as he is, I think his guitar playing gets overlooked, which is a shame cause he's amazing

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LLOYD985
06/26/2008

Prince 5

First black R N B guy to get into Rock N Roll hall of fame. Truly one of the greats.

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24_Skater4ever _24
06/24/2008

Prince 1

what he hell!!!! fuck him!

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Will292
06/22/2008

Prince 1

fuc prince why is he even in here, can i go lower than one

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Not Dead Yet
06/20/2008

Prince 1

fucking suck

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kinger75002
06/20/2008

Prince 2

Obviously jerrylee12345  you haven't heard him play.

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jerrylee12345
05/19/2008

Prince 1

oh my god, hahahaha, ur freekin kidding me right?

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Zetara22
02/15/2008

Prince 1

why is he on the list?

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angryjed
12/03/2007

Prince 4

Way, Way, Way underrated guitar player. Unfortuneatley his albums have so much going on that it gets drowed out. Once again it is the live performances that separate the real talents. His concerts are legendary.

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DAYSOWILD33
10/17/2007

Prince 5

HE IS THE GREATEST THE HAS BEEN. NO ONE MAN ON THIS EARTH HAS DONE AS MUCH FOR MUSIC AS THE ARTIST KNOWN AS PRINCE. HE IS MUSIC.HE CAN PLAY ANY TYPE OF GUITAR AND ANY STYLE OF MUSIC. THESE ARE THE DAYSOWILD

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GrimGuitarist
10/10/2007

Prince 1

Prince is terrible I dont know how he can be rated so high

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aay
09/25/2007

Prince 1

He has not done anythig amazig on the guitar.

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dangerhouse
09/24/2007

Prince 5

A study in technique. Right up there with Taylor.

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pwright1
09/24/2007

Prince 2

Great entertainer, yes.  Best guitarist of all time, HELL NO.

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SarahAfshar
09/22/2007

Prince 5

Prince is as universal and creative, as his music. He as an artist is extremely impressive, however; he as a guitarist proves he is ultimately one of the greatest musicians to exist on planet earth. His ability to create and innovate an array of sounds, to which is accepted by the vast majority of the status quo population proves, he is deserving to be the "Prince" of music. He is extremely underrated and with that stated, I think he is easily one of the best guitarists, if not the best guitarist I have ever heard.

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ma duron
09/11/2007

Prince 4

His original aesthetics combined literate experimentation and adventurous reinvention, with stellar instrumental skills and showmanship.

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