David Gilmour tops Guitarist poll
Written by Matt   
Monday, 06 February 2006

David Gilmour has been voted "Fender's Greatest Player" in a poll published in this month's 'Guitarist' magazine in the UK.

The readers poll is part of a huge celebration in the issue, of the guitar manufacturer's 60th birthday, taking a look at the ingredients that turned a pioneering US guitar maker into rock'n'roll's greatest brand.

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David appears ahead of such celebrated musicians as Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Keith Richards, and Eric Clapton.

The magazine comments: "Gilmour has achieved what once seemed impossible: he's usurped Jimi Hendrix as your favourite Fender player ever. His forthcoming solo album 'On An Island' will offer a rare taste of new material, while his gliding, shining playing with Pink Floyd not only stands the test of time, it seems to become ever more popular.."

The February issue - number 273 - of Guitarist went on sale in the UK on Wednesday 25th January, priced £5.25, and is available in selected outlets worldwide as an import.