"The finest guitar I’ve ever owned, however, is this 1958 Gretsch Chet Atkins that Joe Walsh gave me. It’s the loudest guitar I’ve ever had. It is so loud, man. I used that guitar on every track of Who’s Next." Pete Townshend....(1972 GP interview) Joe Walsh, icon of American Rock, needs a better narrative in rock history. From The James Gang to The Eagles, Joe's style of playing is learned by any serious rock musician. I will make this claim: Eric Clapton is the Joe Walsh of British rock.....or....Joe Walsh is the Eric Clapton of American rock. Joe has the same eloquence of phrasing, iconic guitar licks, tasty tone, but more importantly, a powerful influence over the next 5 decades of guitar players. And finally, to Joe's own credit, The Eagles, arguably America's greatest rock band (certainly within the top 5) recruited Joe to an already wildly successful band. Just had to have him. I think the comparison between Clapton and Walsh is worthy of consideration.