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UK musicians reveal their favourite guitar hero

Found this on a Musical Instrument Professional Website


Adam Savage 24/11/2010 11:00am

Eric Clapton named top guitarist as a result of survey by Allianz Musical Insurance

A survey undertaken by Allianz Musical Insurance at Guitar Nation Live led to Eric Clapton being named the number one guitar idol for the large turn out of visitors who went along to the company's stand at the event.

Musicians were asked to reveal the guitarist that has had the most effect on them, and Clapton topped the pile, with Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck and Chuck Berry completing the top five.

Clapton's 'Blackie' Stratocaster was also declared the guitar visitors would most like to own, followed by Jimmy Page's Double neck Gibson, the Number One Strat, played by Stevie Ray Vaughan, the original Les Paul and Brian May's Red Special.

"It's great to see that the UK still has a strong rock star tradition," said Robin Stagg, Allianz Musical Insurance's claims manager. "At Allianz we want to make sure that guitarists can keep living like their guitar heroes by protecting their instrument should it be damaged, lost or stolen."

For another part of the survey, guitarists were asked to state the most unusual place that they have played their instrument. A surprising 38 per cent said they had played on a beach, one claimed to have played on a plane and, bizarrely, three had apparently played on a rollercoaster.

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