Brian May Named Greatest Guitarist of All Time

U.K.’s “TOTAL GUITAR” Magazine has named Queen’s Brian May as the greatest guitarist of all time. He has beat out other legendary guitarists like Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Page, Van Halen, and Eric Calpton. 

In a statement to the magazine, May said “I’m absolutely speechless. I’m blown away. I have to say it’s completely unexpected. Obviously, I’m deeply touched that people feel that way about me. I’m not under any illusions that, technically, I’m even on the tree of great guitarists. I guess this tells me that what I’ve done has affected people, and that means a great deal to me. I will never claim to be a great guitarist in the sense of, you know, a virtuoso. I guess I just try to play from my heart and that’s about.”

He also acknowledged beating out Hendrix, saying that “it is very humbling” and that “Jimi is, of course, my number one.”

Source: Total Guitar