Report Who is (or was) the worlds best guitarist? in Music Discussion Posted June 7, 2005 First of All JR, YOU ARE AN IDIOT! If you don't get what I mean by Jimi Hendrix being the first good guitar player, than you should be added to the list of Mentally retarded moron club! You don't think I like metal because I hate Metalica! What an IDIOT! Metalica has horrible lyrics, there all about demons and hell and crap. The singer is so gay! Jimi Hendrix wasn't that good, Steve Vai could so write better music, and he does. Compared to the guitarist today he is terrible! If it weren't for Hendrix there would be no Vai Are you mentally retarded? What the heck is that supposed to mean? Hendrix didn't start rock/metal you idiot! I also highly doubt that Vai Could play Machine Gun or write as good music as Hendrix did. Do you even know who Steve Vai is? Let me tell you. HE IS THE FREAKIN GREATEST GUITAR PLAYER EVER! He has written better than Hendrix. YOU DON'T THINK VAI COULD PLAY MACHINE GUN. MAYBE YOU SHOULD LISTEN TO THE REAPER, OR FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, BY STEVE VAI. You'll have to listen to the whole song, because some parts he does slower, then he goes insane. If you want a really really nice sounding song, listen to: Die to Live. For the love of God is a very sweet song too. You guys should just keep your mouths shut!