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Bratset
04-13-2009, 01:08 PM
The reason for this thread is simply :rock: who is your favoritte guitarist and why? :D
(P.S there may have been similar threads, if so pleas point me to it since I couldn't find it :P)

I'l start ;-)

Ųystein Sunde (Oystein Sunde), he is a Norwegian guitarist which I admire not only for his insane technical skills but also for his awesome songwriting. His songs however are in Norwegian so many of you will probably not understand them. :D

Some of his songs:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5xt0Qd_FQgA&feature=channel_page (Instrumental from 03:54)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYJyQ94m2-g (Instrumental)

scooterguitar
04-13-2009, 01:21 PM
Wow, that's killer! Never heard of him, thanks for sharing.
My fav is Hendrix all the way!
SRV
Yngwie

None of the past decades guitarsists have "done" it for me, at least yet!

MisoHappy
04-13-2009, 01:57 PM
I'm caught between Herman Li, Steve Vai, and John Mayer......hmmmmm

russ_buss
04-13-2009, 02:01 PM
Joe Walsh. he is a versatile guitarist and his lead work and solos are skillful without overdoing it.

Bratset
04-13-2009, 02:09 PM
Wow, that's killer! Never heard of him, thanks for sharing.
My fav is Hendrix all the way!
SRV
Yngwie

None of the past decades guitarsists have "done" it for me, at least yet!

hehe glad you liked him :D
He is remendosly underated here in Norway because many people don't think of him as a serious musican because of his lyrics :P They are funny but not always to serious ;-) thereofre his technical abilities are bypassed by people who don't like his lyrics and style.
and offc Hendrix is a great one :D


Joe Walsh. he is a versatile guitarist and his lead work and solos are skillful without overdoing it.

Wow, that was a good one, hand't heard of him before.
Thanks for sharing

BUGOY
04-13-2009, 04:23 PM
"slow hand" Eric Clapton! and John Mayer.. i dont think he gets enough credit for his guitar skills.

scooterguitar
04-13-2009, 04:30 PM
Wow, I'm suprised at the Mayer comments, he seems to b leading:>) He's a wonderful writer and excellent musician, but his actual guitar skills just aren't on par with so many of his counterparts...Now his tone! The guy plays Dumbles and Two Rocks with his vintage strats, gotta love that! The Clapton BLues Fest, I thought Mayer had the best tone there, and he had quite the contenders of tone to deal with!

CitizenSnips
04-13-2009, 05:19 PM
Brian May (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DTWXj448G88)for sure. His solos are amazing and make me completely jealous.

Ukulele JJ
04-13-2009, 06:09 PM
My favorite guitarist? Probably Shawn Colvin. She's no super-virtuoso or anything, but for some reason I just love her playing. There's very little I do on a ukulele that isn't basically me trying (lamely) to rip off her acoustic guitar technique.

Here's Shawn doing some lovely fingerpickin' (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dj_oEx4-Mc4&feature=related)

And here she is doing that percussive, chunky thing she does (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HqYOR0BwAxA).



Runners-up would include:

Larry Carlton (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yMArrSjSjOo)

Billy Gibbons (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UlzXEvDfdn4)

Nile Rogers (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WsKPPL-j6kE)

Brian May (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-m69BrvJNfg)

Wes Montgomery (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ihke6p7xaCg)

Eric Johnson (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VnqpOFcBiMM)


JJ

Stackabones
04-13-2009, 06:19 PM
Django -- I love his phrasing and lines, and he wrote Nuages.

Joćo Gilberto -- the man almost single-handedly invented bossa nova guitar style and his voice is so cool.

Jimmy Page -- Led Zep, man. :cool:

Ok, that was three ... so favorite guitarists. There are others.

MisoHappy
04-13-2009, 07:30 PM
A lot of super duper outrageous cool awesome musicians that have radical skillz don't sing. That's the magic of John Mayer

Bluke
04-14-2009, 05:12 AM
Blind Blake

http://www.gracyk.com/blake1.shtml

Manalishi
04-16-2009, 12:14 AM
Peter Green.Listen to his work with John Mayall,then the 'real' Fleetwood Mac stuff (not the MOR US/UK band that they became!).Then listen to his stuff with 'Splinter Group' after twenty years away,through mental illness.Peter rules!

thejumpingflea
04-16-2009, 06:12 AM
Tommy Emmanuel (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J5qakFIecBU)

haole
04-17-2009, 03:14 PM
Hendrix, hands down. He was a great songwriter and composer; the guitar playing was just icing on the cake. :D

Also, John Frusciante, Jeff Beck, Chet Atkins, Mark Knopfler, and Jack White.

Waterguy
04-17-2009, 03:23 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pvbBaj4hb8w Fretkillr

grappler
04-17-2009, 03:33 PM
slash
santana

SailQwest
04-17-2009, 03:37 PM
Jonny Lang

DeG
04-17-2009, 04:53 PM
My fav...

http://www.rock-songs.com/led-zeppelin/jimmy-page-4.jpg

Brad Bordessa
04-17-2009, 05:47 PM
Ledward Kaapana
Carlos Santana
Eric Johnson
and
Robert Randolph (also rocked the house at the Eric Clapton Guitar Fest)

cori
04-17-2009, 06:36 PM
Michael Hedges. im surprised no one has mentioned him yet.. i hope this brings me out of my lurker status. This is my first post!

GX9901
04-17-2009, 08:06 PM
Slash and Eddie Van Halen. Of course, I really have no idea what makes a good guitarist. I just always thought those guys looked pretty cool playing a guitar.

Spooner
04-17-2009, 08:54 PM
Sheesh...no way for me to pin one down...but here's a short list in no particular order:

Ritchie Blackmore
Eric Clapton
Jimmy Page
Hendrix
Les Paul
SRV
Robert Cray
Camille Baudoin
Andres Segovia
BB King

...for starters.

Jimmy
04-18-2009, 01:19 AM
Tommy Emmanuel (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J5qakFIecBU)

rep for you good sir

There's this sweet guitarist I'm surprised you haven't mentioned yet. Ryan Esaki? No?

Ukulele JJ
04-18-2009, 03:44 AM
There's this sweet guitarist I'm surprised you haven't mentioned yet. Ryan Esaki? No?

I though Andy Scott played guitar for Sweet.

:D

JJ

wee_ginga_yin
04-18-2009, 04:53 AM
If you want to see some amazing acoustic guitar playing
with an unbelievable percussive technique then check Andy McKee (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ddn4MGaS3N4)

And the master for lap steel is Kelly Joe Phelps (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=plKO0q9zcv0)
If his guitar playing does not give you the shivers then his voice will.

GrumpyCoyote
04-18-2009, 10:31 AM
It's like picking my "favorite" star in the sky - very hard to do.

But no one has mentioned the late Michael Hedges yet - astonishing acoustic player.

Also Adrian Legg, Robert Fripp, Richard Thompson - soooo many more.


NOT to troll at all, but I really don't understand how John Mayer made so many lists - from every cut I've heard, fair guitar player, vapid songwriter, kinda bland. Perhaps I should try again, I must be missing something.

EDIT: Cori called MH out! missed it - nice taste!

Link
04-18-2009, 12:30 PM
Andy McKee got me in to instrumentalists. Specifically, this song: (still the most amazing instrumental song I've ever heard):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JsD6uEZsIsU

Buckethead. His newer instrumental albums, 2007 onward, are so funky.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7G7z0wxuC5w&feature=related

Tommy Emmanuel, the legend:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AhR04kmcSXU

Ukulele JJ
04-18-2009, 12:51 PM
NOT to troll at all, but I really don't understand how John Mayer made so many lists - from every cut I've heard, fair guitar player, vapid songwriter, kinda bland. Perhaps I should try again, I must be missing something.

For one, I think it's so rare that a pop star these days actually has any instrumental chops at all that it's news when they do. Sort of like the proverbial dancing bear.

But still, he's pretty good. I mean, the guy holds his own with Steve Jordan and Pino Palldino, and that's no easy feat.

That said, the best singing-guitarist-who-has-chops-but-who-also-has-hits-and-sells-lots-of-records-to-normal-people these days is Brad Paisley, hands down.

JJ

ricdoug
04-18-2009, 04:11 PM
Rolling Stone Magazine did an article on this 6 years ago. Jimi is also my number one choice. After that my order varies widely from their selection, butmany of the guitarists the readers picked are also on my personal list. Ric

http://www.rollingstone.com/news/story/5937559/the_100_greatest_guitarists_of_all_time

The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time

1 Jimi Hendrix
2 Duane Allman of the Allman Brothers Band
3 B.B. King
4 Eric Clapton
5 Robert Johnson
6 Chuck Berry
7 Stevie Ray Vaughan
8 Ry Cooder
9 Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin
10 Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones
11 Kirk Hammett of Metallica
12 Kurt Cobain of Nirvana
13 Jerry Garcia of the Grateful Dead
14 Jeff Beck
15 Carlos Santana
16 Johnny Ramone of the Ramones
17 Jack White of the White Stripes
18 John Frusciante of the Red Hot Chili Peppers
19 Richard Thompson
20 James Burton
21 George Harrison
22 Mike Bloomfield
23 Warren Haynes
24 The Edge of U2
25 Freddy King
26 Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine and Audioslave
27 Mark Knopfler of Dire Straits
28 Stephen Stills
29 Ron Asheton of the Stooges
30 Buddy Guy
31 Dick Dale
32 John Cipollina of Quicksilver Messenger Service
33 & 34 Lee Ranaldo, Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth
35 John Fahey
36 Steve Cropper of Booker T. and the MG's
37 Bo Diddley
38 Peter Green of Fleetwood Mac
39 Brian May of Queen
40 John Fogerty of Creedence Clearwater Revival
41 Clarence White of the Byrds
42 Robert Fripp of King Crimson
43 Eddie Hazel of Funkadelic
44 Scotty Moore
45 Frank Zappa
46 Les Paul
47 T-Bone Walker
48 Joe Perry of Aerosmith
49 John McLaughlin
50 Pete Townshend
51 Paul Kossoff of Free
52 Lou Reed
53 Mickey Baker
54 Jorma Kaukonen of Jefferson Airplane
55 Ritchie Blackmore of Deep Purple
56 Tom Verlaine of Television
57 Roy Buchanan
58 Dickey Betts
59 & 60 Jonny Greenwood, Ed O'Brien of Radiohead
61 Ike Turner
62 Zoot Horn Rollo of the Magic Band
63 Danny Gatton
64 Mick Ronson
65 Hubert Sumlin
66 Vernon Reid of Living Colour
67 Link Wray
68 Jerry Miller of Moby Grape
69 Steve Howe of Yes
70 Eddie Van Halen
71 Lightnin' Hopkins
72 Joni Mitchell
73 Trey Anastasio of Phish
74 Johnny Winter
75 Adam Jones of Tool
76 Ali Farka Toure
77 Henry Vestine of Canned Heat
78 Robbie Robertson of the Band
79 Cliff Gallup of the Blue Caps (1997)
80 Robert Quine of the Voidoids
81 Derek Trucks
82 David Gilmour of Pink Floyd
83 Neil Young
84 Eddie Cochran
85 Randy Rhoads
86 Tony Iommi of Black Sabbath
87 Joan Jett
88 Dave Davies of the Kinks
89 D. Boon of the Minutemen
90 Glen Buxton of Alice Cooper
91 Robby Krieger of the Doors
92 & 93 Fred "Sonic" Smith, Wayne Kramer of the MC5
94 Bert Jansch
95 Kevin Shields of My Bloody Valentine
96 Angus Young of AC/DC
97 Robert Randolph
98 Leigh Stephens of Blue Cheer
99 Greg Ginn of Black Flag
100 Kim Thayil of Soundgarden (Posted ago 27, 2003)

Pippin
04-18-2009, 05:14 PM
Steve Howe s amazing. In session players, Steve Lukather (Toto) and Waddy Wachtel is absolutely incredible. I always thought that Brian May (Queen) was fantastic. In acoustic music, Jorma Kaukonen (Hot Tuna, Jefferson Airplane) is another great. Of course, Segovia was mentioned and don't forget Julian Bream (http://www.myspace.com/breamjulian), who plays classical guitar and the 13-string lute.

Link
04-19-2009, 10:05 AM
For one, I think it's so rare that a pop star these days actually has any instrumental chops at all that it's news when they do. Sort of like the proverbial dancing bear.

But still, he's pretty good. I mean, the guy holds his own with Steve Jordan and Pino Palldino, and that's no easy feat.

That said, the best singing-guitarist-who-has-chops-but-who-also-has-hits-and-sells-lots-of-records-to-normal-people these days is Brad Paisley, hands down.

JJ
TROOTHS


Has anyone seen Brad on Austin City Limits? Holy crap he's an amazing guitarist.

aggie182
04-19-2009, 12:48 PM
My favorite guitarists are guys who inspire me musically, not necessarily great guitarists. With that in mind: Billy Joe Armstrong, Tom Delonge, Tim Armstrong, and more. Mostly punk and pop-punk guitarists.

ukeatan
04-19-2009, 01:37 PM
In the world of jazz, Barney Kessel's my fave. That guy had some serious chops (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uAgwe8lSTgw).

Monkeyswithladders
04-22-2009, 12:18 PM
I like a lot of the aforementioned favorites. I was particularly happy to see Joe Walsh, John Frusciante, and Jack White on here. Sidenote: Jack's work with the Raconteurs is some of my favorite music of the decade for certain.

Anyway, one that I really love and I didn't see here yet is Link Wray. Just superbly innovative. Not even just the leads, but the killer style of putting hard rhythm chords and palm-muted runs together to do just wicked sounding compositions. Check out Bluebeard if you haven't heard it-- that's a good synecdoche for what I'm talking about.

Also, David Gilmour. His song writing is ridiculously good, but it's the fact that in guitar his power comes from his tasteful chops and crazy good tone. He just puts so much into every note; he can place these amazing leads that aren't overdoing anything, but are still sooo powerful. It's like he has the power to use just the bare minimum of notes he needs in a part, but to give each of them their full potential through the right amount of bends, vibrato, slides... just awesome.

Kaneohe til the end
04-23-2009, 08:16 PM
Rolling Stone Magazine did an article on this 6 years ago. Jimi is also my number one choice. After that my order varies widely from their selection, butmany of the guitarists the readers picked are also on my personal list. Ric

http://www.rollingstone.com/news/story/5937559/the_100_greatest_guitarists_of_all_time

The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time

1 Jimi Hendrix
2 Duane Allman of the Allman Brothers Band
3 B.B. King
4 Eric Clapton
5 Robert Johnson
6 Chuck Berry
7 Stevie Ray Vaughan
8 Ry Cooder
9 Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin
10 Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones
11 Kirk Hammett of Metallica
12 Kurt Cobain of Nirvana
13 Jerry Garcia of the Grateful Dead
14 Jeff Beck
15 Carlos Santana
16 Johnny Ramone of the Ramones
17 Jack White of the White Stripes
18 John Frusciante of the Red Hot Chili Peppers
19 Richard Thompson
20 James Burton
21 George Harrison
22 Mike Bloomfield
23 Warren Haynes
24 The Edge of U2
25 Freddy King
26 Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine and Audioslave
27 Mark Knopfler of Dire Straits
28 Stephen Stills
29 Ron Asheton of the Stooges
30 Buddy Guy
31 Dick Dale
32 John Cipollina of Quicksilver Messenger Service
33 & 34 Lee Ranaldo, Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth
35 John Fahey
36 Steve Cropper of Booker T. and the MG's
37 Bo Diddley
38 Peter Green of Fleetwood Mac
39 Brian May of Queen
40 John Fogerty of Creedence Clearwater Revival
41 Clarence White of the Byrds
42 Robert Fripp of King Crimson
43 Eddie Hazel of Funkadelic
44 Scotty Moore
45 Frank Zappa
46 Les Paul
47 T-Bone Walker
48 Joe Perry of Aerosmith
49 John McLaughlin
50 Pete Townshend
51 Paul Kossoff of Free
52 Lou Reed
53 Mickey Baker
54 Jorma Kaukonen of Jefferson Airplane
55 Ritchie Blackmore of Deep Purple
56 Tom Verlaine of Television
57 Roy Buchanan
58 Dickey Betts
59 & 60 Jonny Greenwood, Ed O'Brien of Radiohead
61 Ike Turner
62 Zoot Horn Rollo of the Magic Band
63 Danny Gatton
64 Mick Ronson
65 Hubert Sumlin
66 Vernon Reid of Living Colour
67 Link Wray
68 Jerry Miller of Moby Grape
69 Steve Howe of Yes
70 Eddie Van Halen
71 Lightnin' Hopkins
72 Joni Mitchell
73 Trey Anastasio of Phish
74 Johnny Winter
75 Adam Jones of Tool
76 Ali Farka Toure
77 Henry Vestine of Canned Heat
78 Robbie Robertson of the Band
79 Cliff Gallup of the Blue Caps (1997)
80 Robert Quine of the Voidoids
81 Derek Trucks
82 David Gilmour of Pink Floyd
83 Neil Young
84 Eddie Cochran
85 Randy Rhoads
86 Tony Iommi of Black Sabbath
87 Joan Jett
88 Dave Davies of the Kinks
89 D. Boon of the Minutemen
90 Glen Buxton of Alice Cooper
91 Robby Krieger of the Doors
92 & 93 Fred "Sonic" Smith, Wayne Kramer of the MC5
94 Bert Jansch
95 Kevin Shields of My Bloody Valentine
96 Angus Young of AC/DC
97 Robert Randolph
98 Leigh Stephens of Blue Cheer
99 Greg Ginn of Black Flag
100 Kim Thayil of Soundgarden (Posted ago 27, 2003)

i was just about to pull up this list. i would however, add someone. Michael Einziger of Incubus. the song Stellar has one of the sickest riffs ive ever heard, past and present

gheepn
04-24-2009, 07:55 AM
Check out Dream Theater, I don't know the guitarist but should def be high on the list.

Buddy McCue
04-24-2009, 08:56 AM
After thinking about this for awhile, I'd have to say Joe Pass.

UKISOCIETY
04-24-2009, 09:00 AM
Doc Watson and the Reverend Gary Davis should be on here somewhere.

Myala509
04-29-2009, 01:18 PM
WTF is kurt doing above all those other great guitarists?

Monkeyswithladders
04-29-2009, 05:39 PM
You kind of have to take those lists with a grain of salt-- knowing they're made to sell magazines. There isn't a solid reason Johnny Ramone should be at #16 and Derek Trucks at #81. I picked those two as an example because I like both their products as far as music goes, but as far as judging the guitar playing it's obvious the decisions are popularity-influenced.

I also think it's noteworthy that the absence of this kind of top-100 attitude stuff is one of the main things that really pulled me away from guitar and sucked me into ukulele. When you play a guitar in front of people, everyone wants to be a music critic-- see how good you are, critique your strengths and weaknesses, and sometimes just be a snob. I love that when you play a uke, people just smile, enjoy the music, and leave all that fluff behind. The difference between negatively focused and positively focused energy does wonders for the charm of the instrument imho.

buddhuu
04-29-2009, 10:15 PM
Favourites?

Two stand miles above all others.

Jimi Hendrix :music:
Django Reinhardt :worship:


Many others I like and respect, but none come near Jimi and Django.

Other greats

SRV
Ollie Halsall
Nile Rodgers (terrific rhythm player)
Joe Pass
A whole cast of old bluesmen

Super Strat shredders do little for me. Clever and dextrous, but ultimately pointless. They'll all go blind, you know... :D

wee_ginga_yin
04-29-2009, 10:22 PM
Doc Watson and the Reverend Gary Davis should be on here somewhere.

When the Rev was being interviewed by Grossman, Stephan asked him "Why do you only use two fingers when you are picking the guitar?"

And the Rev. replied "You don't need more than two"

Pueo
04-30-2009, 12:31 PM
I must add a name I have not yet seen:
Tuck Andress
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NtljYur4_T8
My wife turned me on to him, he performs with his wife, Patti, as Tuck & Patti, check them out. I've seen them live a few times and I still don't believe he can play what he plays. He plays "I Wish" by Stevie Wonder and you hear the whole song - bass, melody, horns, vocals (!) and it's just him and his guitar. Amazing.

Now that you have heard that, I think I can shed some light on the John Mayer thing. There is a recording of Joyn Mayer playing "Neon" live and the intro to the song is very similar to Tuck's style of playing. I've heard it, and I am very impressed.

Someone mentioned Joe Pass already, and I also like Wes Montgomery a lot.

I'd have to say another favorite of mine is Trey Anastasio of Phish.

I also like a lot of the people already mentioned many times, but I thought I might turn a few people on to someone new to them.

olokun82
04-30-2009, 08:55 PM
Jake Cinnegar from Umphrey's McGee is pretty gnarly....check em out

GrumpyCoyote
05-02-2009, 09:39 PM
I must add a name I have not yet seen:
Tuck Andress
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NtljYur4_T8
My wife turned me on to him, he performs with his wife, Patti, as Tuck & Patti, check them out. I've seen them live a few times and I still don't believe he can play what he plays. He plays "I Wish" by Stevie Wonder and you hear the whole song - bass, melody, horns, vocals (!) and it's just him and his guitar. Amazing.

Now that you have heard that, I think I can shed some light on the John Mayer thing. There is a recording of Joyn Mayer playing "Neon" live and the intro to the song is very similar to Tuck's style of playing. I've heard it, and I am very impressed.

Someone mentioned Joe Pass already, and I also like Wes Montgomery a lot.

I'd have to say another favorite of mine is Trey Anastasio of Phish.

I also like a lot of the people already mentioned many times, but I thought I might turn a few people on to someone new to them.



I met Tuck in a shoe store in MA just before a show back in '91ish... Nice guy. Amazing player - agree one of the best. "Reckless Precision" sums him up well.

kailua
05-03-2009, 05:46 AM
Andres Segovia http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bG7y_CD9rMg

gp-ak
05-19-2009, 12:52 PM
You kind of have to take those lists with a grain of salt-- knowing they're made to sell magazines. There isn't a solid reason Johnny Ramone should be at #16 and Derek Trucks at #81. I picked those two as an example because I like both their products as far as music goes, but as far as judging the guitar playing it's obvious the decisions are popularity-influenced.

Making a list like that pretty much impossible. LIke you said, its totally commercial. But obviously the list isn't based on technical skill. Trucks could do things that Johnny Ramone could never even dream about, but Johnny Ramone is still a more influential player than probably Derek Trucks ever will be. And the Ramones had great songs, even if they weren't great musicians.

Russ Sonny Kemner
05-19-2009, 02:34 PM
First I want to say that I now remember why I stopped reading Rolling Stone. Kurt Cobain in the top 20.... Paaaaaaleeeeeeeeeeeezzzz!

I didn't even see Ted Nugent, Johnny Lang or Kenny Wayne Shepherd on the list. And my favorite guitarist the man who brought balls back to the 12 bar blues - Angus Young rated in at a measley 96.

Second Favorite: Chuck Berry

Long Live Rock N Roll!!!

Russ Sonny Kemner
05-19-2009, 02:35 PM
I forgot to mention Travis Meeks - Days of the new - wails on the acoustic.

Uncle-Taco
05-19-2009, 03:37 PM
Billy F. Gibbons
Chet Atkins
Magic Sam
Albert Collins
John Jackson

seeso
05-19-2009, 03:45 PM
Stevie Ray Vaughan
Jimi Hendrix
Buddy Guy
Slash
Jimmy Page

Gcow55
05-19-2009, 07:40 PM
Trey Anastasio
Jerry Garcia
Django Reinhardt
Derek Trucks
Warren Haynes

Roy Jovero
05-19-2009, 08:25 PM
Probably John Mayer (Current John Mayer Trio/Continuum John Mayer, not the pop Your Body Is A Wonderland Johm Mayer) right now. There's just that special something about Slow Dancing In A Burning Room that made me an instant fan.

Russ Sonny Kemner
05-21-2009, 05:55 PM
NIGEL TUFNEL


Which gives me an idea for the Barons heavy metal contest, if I can muster up the courage to try this before the contest is over, although I'm not sure if I can compare my playing to the critically acclaimed musicianship of Nigel Tufnel or David St. Hubbins.

spazus_maximus
05-22-2009, 07:44 AM
Trey Anastasio
Jerry Garcia
Django Reinhardt
Derek Trucks
Warren Haynes


Right on Bro...Im with ya 100%....Dont forget Tony Rice & Leo Kottke!

LonnaB
05-22-2009, 09:32 AM
Right on Bro...Im with ya 100%....Dont forget Tony Rice & Leo Kottke!

I'm with you two.

Let's add Steve Kimock. He blows my mind!

UkeNukem
06-13-2009, 01:31 PM
Here's one to stir the pot - "SCO" - If I could play like anyone, it would be him.

http://www.johnscofield.com/

The Professor Emeritus of Jazz/Rock Fusion.

Bratset
06-28-2009, 01:06 AM
I have discovered so many good guitarists from this thread :) it's great :)

mile38
06-28-2009, 01:14 AM
. . . is Lindsay Buckingham

amute
06-28-2009, 01:53 PM
Jake Cinninger from Umphrey's McGee
&
BucketHead

KC8AFW
06-28-2009, 06:05 PM
SRV and Robert Johnson are at the top of my list. But, I have to give props to Antoine Dofour (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PlExaU0WOhY), Andy McKee (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lSnWhsmlGec) and Erick Turnbull (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fne0RH4SRiY&feature=fvst)

itsme
06-28-2009, 08:19 PM
I must add a name I have not yet seen:
Tuck Andress
That guy is amazing! Thanks for sharing it. :)

For rock, I'm partial to Gary Moore.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KFUW621lgXY

Crawfish
06-29-2009, 10:24 AM
So many great players, you can't have one favorite.

Here are three I haven't seen mentioned:

David Russell (http://www.youtube.com/davidrussellguitar) - he's got it all: tone, technique and taste.

Greg Koch (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQEvHqRKqLk) - He's a real hoot, and can emulate tons of players, great teacher.

Pete Kennedy (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4FrZz7rEuaU) - He can play anything - I was fortunate to take some lessons with him.

Also my two earliest influences: George Harrison and Carl Wilson. Masters of taste and playing for the song. Both criminally underrated.

-Kevin

nikolo727
07-01-2009, 05:49 PM
im a herman li guy. call me a noob, but i really like his fast solos. people say all the songs are the same, and i can see what they mean, but i love them. dragonforce music just likes my ears.

eric clapton
tom petty
sam totman
all the beatles.

RevWill
07-01-2009, 05:55 PM
Slowhand, Stevie Ray, Jimi, Pete Townshend, Dave Davies, The Beatles (John, George and Paul), Duane Allman, Brian Setzer, Rev. Horton Heat, Bill Kirchen, Dave Edmunds, Muddy Waters, Buddy Guy, Hubert Sumlin, Albert King, Mike Campbell, Dickey Betts, Buddy Miller, Vince Gill, Brad Paisley, Albert Lee, Ry Cooder, David Hidalgo and Cesar Rosas, James Burton,

I could go on and on. In fact, I already did.

Crawfish
07-02-2009, 02:52 AM
Slowhand, Stevie Ray, Jimi, Pete Townshend, Dave Davies, The Beatles (John, George and Paul), Duane Allman, Brian Setzer, Rev. Horton Heat, Bill Kirchen, Dave Edmunds, Muddy Waters, Buddy Guy, Hubert Sumlin, Albert King, Mike Campbell, Dickey Betts, Buddy Miller, Vince Gill, Brad Paisley, Albert Lee, Ry Cooder, David Hidalgo and Cesar Rosas, James Burton,

I could go on and on. In fact, I already did.

Mike Campbell destroys.

So do all of those cats, actually. Hubert Sumlin rules.

-Kevin

RevWill
07-02-2009, 03:08 AM
Lately I've been on a Los Lobos kick and I'm rediscovering what killer players Hidalgo and Rosas are. Totally underrated guitarists, songwriters, singers.

seeso
07-02-2009, 03:53 AM
Lately I've been on a Los Lobos kick and I'm rediscovering what killer players Hidalgo and Rosas are. Totally underrated guitarists, songwriters, singers.

Totally agree. :shaka:

mrUKETOBER
07-02-2009, 05:06 AM
i like steve vai !

Ukulele JJ
07-02-2009, 05:31 AM
How about Johnny Marr?

Maybe not the most "burning" guitarist out there. But he plays the right thing at the right time, and it sounds cool.

There's a lot to be said for that.

:shaka:

JJ

LonnaB
07-02-2009, 06:34 AM
Lately I've been on a Los Lobos kick and I'm rediscovering what killer players Hidalgo and Rosas are. Totally underrated guitarists, songwriters, singers.

We've got plenty of Los Lobos on our shelves, that's for sure. Good stuff.

LonnaB
07-02-2009, 06:37 AM
Jake Cinninger from Umphrey's McGee
&
BucketHead


Jake's pretty awesome!

Buckethead, I'm familiar with his playing, as well. Bonnaroo!

P-Uker
07-02-2009, 09:39 AM
Merle Travis

dinair
08-21-2009, 02:50 AM
Well for me my favorite guitarist is Django. I really like his art.

ed531
08-21-2009, 11:05 AM
Any guitar player that's made me want to learn to play one of their songs is my favorite guitar player.

But the three that I've always liked are

Tuck Andress
Stanley Jordan
Allan Holdsworth

OctoberRoad
08-30-2009, 04:21 AM
John Mayer. Clearly the one and only for me...

Kaneohe til the end
08-30-2009, 10:29 PM
John Mayer. Clearly the one and only for me...

was just about to add my name to the John Mayer list. been listening to more of his stuff now, and dare i say it, i like his style a tad more than SRV's.

freedive135
09-01-2009, 08:08 AM
How about Les Paul???
I can't belive no one listed Dick Dale without those 2 where would todays electric guitar players be!!!!

Bratset
09-01-2009, 08:49 AM
How about Les Paul???


!!
Can't belive I didn't mention him myself! :)
He was just so awesome!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S8O5wZAd2z4

FrankBungle
09-07-2009, 03:37 AM
hendrix!

while among human beings it's hard to decide, there are too many...i'd say CESAREO! it's an italian guitarist of the best italian band (ELIO E LE STORIE TESE). you can see him on youtube playing with people like Ike Willis, Santana and James Taylor.

check him out if you're curious!

Sonseeker30
09-07-2009, 06:39 AM
My favorite guitarist is the Master Andre Segovia...I wish I could play as half as good as he is. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bG7y_CD9rMg

Then to follow would be Tim Reynolds, Carlos Santana, JT and George Benson.

JBennett
10-06-2009, 09:09 AM
Joey Santiago (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LFuAGWcA_Mc), lead guitar with the Pixies (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9oP0-Fu87PU&feature=related).

Susie A
10-06-2009, 09:15 AM
This is an easy one! Tommy Emmanuel. If he is ever performing anywhere near you ... go and see him.

http://www.tommyemmanuel.com/

thatguy
10-06-2009, 11:35 AM
Hard to pick really. There's a lot of guitar work I really like. One of my favorites right now though has to be Tom Morello.

Craig Robertson
10-06-2009, 12:08 PM
I actually read through most of this thread thinking how foolish it is to make lists of people who play guitar as an expression of their individuality.

However, the comments about introducing people to performers they may not have heard opened my eyes.

I won't get into "best" or "greatest"...but, if you love guitar played fluidly and passionately, you should listen to Paco de Lucia (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q9vNSA0WNlw).

Pippin
10-06-2009, 01:01 PM
I actually read through most of this thread thinking how foolish it is to make lists of people who play guitar as an expression of their individuality.

However, the comments about introducing people to performers they may not have heard opened my eyes.

I won't get into "best" or "greatest"...but, if you love guitar played fluidly and passionately, you should listen to Paco de Lucia (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q9vNSA0WNlw).

Paco is incredible. I do think the Tommy Emmanuel is also an amazing guitarist... two completely different styles of play.

Craig, what do you think of Charo? ...that is a serious question.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mfVf7N8CJEA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=whErwOotGSY&feature=related

Pippin
10-06-2009, 01:03 PM
This is an easy one! Tommy Emmanuel. If he is ever performing anywhere near you ... go and see him.

http://www.tommyemmanuel.com/

+100

Absolutely!

RevWill
10-06-2009, 01:51 PM
Esteban.




























:biglaugh:

jimmybookout
10-24-2009, 06:08 AM
Chet Atkins;

I saw him on a Prarie Home Companion show in the early 1980's, it set me on a path to learn how to play like that (still trying!). Check out the video, it is poor sound quality but what a tune and what a player.

Jimmy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJRlgRxVnR0


And this amazing version of Autumn Leaves

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vkztrtOjpH4&NR=1

haolejohn
10-24-2009, 06:29 PM
Lots of great guitarist and I love many of them but my newest favorite guitar player is Shane Benard of Shane and Shane. Here is a You Tube of him.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mI1V2uaBRZA

His music and playing are phenomanal. Not a mainstream guy. Check out his double strum. He is also a great person.

AnnaUK
10-25-2009, 12:43 PM
I know it's an obvious answer, but it really was Jimi Hendrix for me.

The first time I saw a film of him playing, I was so impressed I've never forgotten. I played his riffs for hours, trying to be as good as him. (I was about 15.) Needless to say, I never got to his standard, but I had a lot of fun trying :D

An inspiration to many people and sadly missed.

ricdoug
10-25-2009, 08:14 PM
I know it's an obvious answer, but it really was Jimi Hendrix for me.

DITTO! Ric

Pippin
10-25-2009, 08:48 PM
Here is Tommy Emmanuel playing "Classical Gas"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hU-3_D26mUg

Tall Fiddler...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=szd7r_Gib4c

adamb007
10-25-2009, 08:56 PM
brian may from queen that guy is a gun and a noteable uke player

csr5z
10-26-2009, 05:46 AM
Eric Johnson

Monte Montgomery -- amazing acoustic player from Texas.

Here's his website: http://www.montemontgomery.com/ (www.montemontgomery.com)

Here's his performance on Live From Daryl's House.
http://www.livefromdarylshouse.com/index.php?page=ep9 (http://http://www.livefromdarylshouse.com/index.php?page=ep9)

Check out "I Could Have Loved You Forever"

haolejohn
10-26-2009, 12:09 PM
Eric Johnson

Monte Montgomery -- amazing acoustic player from Texas.

Here's his website: http://www.montemontgomery.com/ (www.montemontgomery.com)

Here's his performance on Live From Daryl's House.
http://www.livefromdarylshouse.com/index.php?page=ep9 (http://http://www.livefromdarylshouse.com/index.php?page=ep9)

Check out "I Could Have Loved You Forever"

Monte is impressive. Been listening to him for about 2 years now. Lot of good musicians come out of Tx. Shane Benard is one of them as well.

CoffeeJunkee
10-26-2009, 06:15 PM
Eric Johnson.... SRV..... Ace Frehley

haolejohn
10-26-2009, 06:20 PM
Eric Johnson.... SRV..... Ace Frehley

SRV is my all time favorite I think. I can recognize his licks like no one else.

haolejohn
10-26-2009, 06:21 PM
I haven't read this one yet but I also loved Duane Allman.

GrumpyOldMan
11-08-2009, 10:01 AM
Francis Dunnery.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b47uulHxruc
I've been a fan for over 20 years and he matures and changes as the years go by.
If anyone has never heard of him (shame on you!) he was Robert Plants guitarist on Fate of Nations but he has also played with Santana, Yes, Ian Brown, Lauren Hill and many others.

Ian.