The best rock guitarist in the history of mankind. When Jimi played, the guitar seemed to be part of his body just like another limb. He was a master at mixing lead and rhythm guitar together. Unlike most guitarists, he didn't need anyone backing him up, even when he played a solo!
Jimi Hendrix could make his guitar sound like a machine gun!
by RexGibson January 01, 2004
a great musician, equall with Jim Morrison but Yngwie Malmsteen is a better guitarist
The morning is dead
And the day is too
There’s nothing left here to greet me
But the velevet moon
All my loneliness
I have felt today
It’s a little more than enough
To make a man throw himself away
And I continue
To burn the midnight lamp
by guevara April 19, 2004
An over-rated junkie who played the guitar like shit.
Jimi Hendrix is such a douche man. Needs to go back to the cotton farm and play the banjo.
by christw October 18, 2006
Most Overrated guitarist of all time. People don't realize how incredibly average he his to guitarist of today. Many, many guitarist have surpassed jimi a long time ago. Some modern day guitarist that have mastered the instrument are john petrucci, joe satriani, steve vai, and yngwie malmsteen. And much more. Jimi was so limited to blues and nothing else. Guitarist of today touch more scales than just pentatonics like hendrix. Hendrix was aslo very repetetive (partly because he limited himself to blues and the time signature 4/4) Guitarist like John petrucci touch almost all scales and modes and hae the ability to progress in their songs (which means to play in odd time meters, change keys, change modes and scales). None of this was Jimi capable of doing, maybe because he was stoned out of his mind. Jimi can't shred like modern guitarist either, and for those of you who are going to say "playing fast doesnt make you good", well you should realize that there is a lot of guitarist who shred and play slow emotional songs. Jimi was the best guitarist but got passed up first by eddie van halen, then yngwie malmsteen. After that the standards really jumped and people applied much more styles to their playing. Many guitarist became WWAAYY better than jimi. Progressive metal is where the talents at.'nough said.
Jimi hendrix was the most overrated guitarist EVER. And couldn't much either than blues, which is the easiest form of music to play.
by Christobar August 06, 2006
Sure Jimi is a great guitarist, but as one can see he is clearly OVERRATED. Many of the definitions that are already posted for Jimi are the same. "Jimi played the guitar with his teeth", "Jimi was on acid, he has to be awesome!", "Jimi lit guitars on fire!", blah, blah, blah. What song did Jimi play the guitar with his teeth on? Let me tell you, it was "The Star Spangled Banner", which I must say is one of the WORST guitar solos I have ever heard in my life. It sounds like crap. I don't even know how to play a fricken guitar let alone one with my teeth and I could still play something on a guitar that sounds better than that sorry excuse of music with a guitar pick taped to my butt. I could take a dump in the toilet and listen to the kerplunks in the water and still be more entertained. The only reason that Jimi is SO fricken popular is because he has so many fricken gimmicks that appeal to many idiots, who only appreciate what artists do and not what they create. Just because he did things such as lighting guitars on fire and getting high on acid during concerts doesn't mean he is the greatest guitarist. Sure he was good at the guitar but no more. Cleary anyone who can recognize quality music when they hear it can't say that Jimi was the greatest guitarist ever; his guitar playing sounds sloppy and just plain bad at times. If anyone really wants to hear the greatest guitarist of all time pop in a Led Zeppelin CD and you will instantly have your clothes ripped off by the explosive riffs of the true Guitar God. Jimmy Page is by far the greatest guitarist ever to live, and he doesn't need a bunch of fricken gimmicks to prove that. Just listen to these few Led Zeppelin songs: "Stairway to Heaven", "Dazed and Confused", "Heartbreaker", and "Communication Breakdown" and any other previous opinions you had of Jimi Hendrix will be shattered completely. Listen to the rest of Led Zeppelin and you will worship them as music gods.
Jimmi Hendrix = good guitarist that is totally and completely overrated.

Jimmy Page = The Greatest Guitarist ever.
by Hovdog August 22, 2005
shity guitar player...

any one who thinks he is good has no idea about what guitar is

and if you do play guitar you must suck at it to think jimi is good..
jimi hendrix sucks more then pamela anderson in the porno
by a/an August 10, 2006
He wasnt actually that good, true he was inventive inavative and different but his technique wasnt the best. Eric Clapton in my opinion has a much better technique and playing style and is much more clean and efficient in what he plays. He was still a good guy tho.
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by Icarus January 03, 2005
An excellent guitarist becuase he is just plain nigger. Known to break the boundaries of guitar playing becuase he was niggafied- in such ways as plucking the strings with his teeth because he cant afford a dentist becuase his family was unfortunatly, nigger. his afro inspired many nigs to pick up a guitar and steal it. His untimley death was the result of his tired nigger legs not wanting to sit in the back of the bus. when he was 12 his pops came home with a stolen guitar for jims, (typical nigger) the rest was history.
Billy: who would win Jimi vs. Eric clapton,,
Tommy: eric clapton wins regardless because jimi is a nigger.
Billy: Jimi hendrix couldnt spell his name correctly, isnt it jimmy?
Tommy: niggas aint educated
by Jmams September 11, 2005
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