To be completely honest, this is a very hard list to make, and I mean than in the best way possible. The fact is that there are so many talented and famous endorsees on that list to pick from that selecting just a handful of them for a regular top 10 is virtually impossible, so I’m not even going to try to do that. This will be my list of Top 10 Godin Guitars Players, created as objectively as possible (probably not much, if at all), it should be read with NO order in mind and completely subjected to other opinions, the more the merrier in fact. Finding a middle ground will probably get us closer to something we can all agree on. So, without further ado:
Top 10 musicians endorsed by Godin Guitars:
- Frank Black and the Catholics - second band of Pixies’ leader and frontman Frank Black, cornerstone and icon of the whole grunge scene back in the days, late 80s-early 90s.
- Billy Corgan - founder and frontman of the almighty Smashing Pumpkins, rock solid back commonly associated among the grunge scene but actually with a sound distinctively different and unique.
- Ritchie Blackmore - need no introduction, legend of hard rock and one of the founding members of Deep Purple. Like any guy his kind, Ritchie didn’t settle with only one legendary iconic band, his second band Rainbow, also reaches superstardom and features rock monsters like Ronnie Dio.
- George Clinton and The P-Funk All Stars - funk legend George Clinton’s regrouping of some of the most memorable Parliament-Funkadelic’s members from back in the 70’s. The Parliament-Funkadelics music has got an amazing influence on musicians of such different genres like post-punk or ska.
- Leonard Cohen - poet, novelist and of course influential folk songwriter and musician. Cohen belongs in pop culture heaven alongside other men of his generation and cultural entourage like Lou Reed, Bob Dylan and Paul Simon.
- David Crosby - his name alone speaks volumes of rock history. Founding member of The Byrds and Crosby, Still & Nash, for which has joined the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame in 2 occasions, one for each band.
- Al Di Meola - Jazz referent by definition, specially his jazz fusion and latin jazz experience, Di Meola’s input to the music world goes way beyond any genre in particular. He is up to this day one of the most influential musicians out there to all guitar players.
- Tony Iommi - this guy we’re all more that familiar with. He’s only a pioneer, legend and icon in heavy metal history. Founding member and leader of Black Sabbath. Iommi plays in a unique way, emerged from the defect in one of his hands, the lack of the tip of the finger in 2 fingers in his right hand from a factory accident, he uses thimbles. This has marked his sound forever and made him one of the most important people in rock history of all time.
- Paco de Lucia - Best known as probably the most popular and influential modern flamenco musician of all times, he has also gave his input to classical guitar and jazz as well.
- Brian May - utterly genius, no other words that better describe this guy. Rock idol, member of legendary Queen and astrophysicist! This man does it all and success in everything.