reporting that visitors to this week’s London guitar show Guitar Nation Live voted Eric Clapton as their #1 Guitar Hero. The poll was taken at the booth of instrument insurance company Allianz Musical Insurance.
“It’s great to see that the U.K. still has a strong rock star tradition,” Allianz’s Claims Manager Robin Stagg told the press.
Two more U.K. natives – Jimmy Page and Jeff Beck – also made it into the Top 5. The Top 5 guitarists are, in this order, Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck and Chuck Berry.
While Clapton rose to fame in John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers, he frequently played his 1960 “Beano” Les Paul, which Gibson recently announced it would reproduce.
Another poll taken by Allianz Musical Insurance placed Les Paul’s original Les Paul and Page’s Double Neck Guitar high on a list of the most coveted guitars of all time.