“It has four solos, all of which are contenders for the greatest solo ever played”: This is the top guitar cover of all time, as voted for by Total Guitar readers

Greatest cover version of all time
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It’s the perfect conversation starter: What’s the best cover version of all time? 

Now, Total Guitar looks to have put the ever-raging debate to bed once and for all, having extended that very question via a poll to its readers in a bid to crown the greatest cover version of all time – one that overshadows and outshines the original. 

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Phil Weller

A freelance writer with a penchant for music that gets weird, Phil is a regular contributor to Prog, Guitar World, and Total Guitar magazines and is especially keen on shining a light on unknown artists. Outside of the journalism realm, you can find him writing angular riffs in progressive metal band, Prognosis, in which he slings an 8-string Strandberg Boden Original, churning that low string through a variety of tunings. He's also a published author and is currently penning his debut novel which chucks fantasy, mythology and humanity into a great big melting pot.