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Readers Poll Results: Top 10 Eddie Van Halen Guitar Solos

Readers Poll Results: Top 10 Eddie Van Halen Guitar Solos

You could go back and forth for years trying to choose the best Eddie Van Halen guitar solo on any individual Van Halen album.

But to try to pick his best guitar solo ever? Damn near impossible.

But that's exactly what we asked you to do in a poll on two weeks ago.

We gave you 42 songs to choose from, covering different eras and lineups and the new album, A Different Kind Of Truth. Did you vote for the fingerwork of the young, raw Eddie? The middle-period, short-haired version? The modern-day version who's tearing up North American stages as we speak?

Regardless of your choice, there's one thing most people can agree on: He changed the face of rock guitar playing forever.

Check out the top-10 vote getters on the two pages below. As always, thanks for voting!

Be sure to check out our current poll: What Is Your Favorite Tremolo/Vibrato System for Guitar?

The all-new April 2012 issue of Guitar World counts down the 50 Best Van Halen Songs of All Time. It's available now at the Guitar World Online Store.

10. GIRL GONE BAD from 1984

09. SPANISH FLY, from Van Halen II

08. I'M THE ONE, from Van Halen

07. PANAMA, from 1984

06. MEAN STREET, from Fair Warning


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