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Giraffes
11-26-2010, 07:47 AM
Title tells is simply enough. So go on and share. :D


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B.B. King - Sweet Sixteen (Live in '74) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bcv0mKnRfnM)
My absolute favorite guitarist and "King of the Blues." This man doesn't play the guitar; he makes Lucille sing and scream. Probably the biggest influence on me musically.

Jimi Hendrix - Red House (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sBdItKB_rBw)
There's no real arguing of it; Jimi Hendrix is the best guitarist out there. B.B. may be my favorite, but Jimi is just simply the best.

Kristian Matsson - Where Do My Bluebirds Fly (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6OlfhYmyVV4)
Know through his moniker "The Tallest Man on Earth" this man is my favorite artist. His voice, his lyrics, and his guitar playing all strike a chord with me like no other.

These guys make my top 3.

cletus
11-26-2010, 09:25 AM
Mister Les Paul.

Chris Tarman
11-26-2010, 12:47 PM
I'm not much of a guitarist, but I'm a good listener. So, in no particular order and with no explanation:
Jimmy Page; Richard Thompson; Brian May; David Gilmour; Alex Lifeson; George Harrison; Pete Townsend; Martin Barre; Steve Howe; lots more I am forgetting...

countrybumpkin
11-26-2010, 12:54 PM
Joe Satriani, Mark Knopfler, Chet Atkins, Keola Beamer

TicToc
11-26-2010, 01:21 PM
Carlos Santana.

countrybumpkin
11-26-2010, 01:32 PM
Carlos Santana.

Hear, hear

808boy
11-26-2010, 06:02 PM
Tripple the motion...... CARLOS SANTANA.......... Best concert ever,1970, Winterland , San Francisco!!!!!!!!!

AzMichael
11-26-2010, 06:28 PM
1. Django Reinhardt...not only the best right hand, but the best left hand too, with essentially only two usable fingers
2. Wes Montgomery...no pick, no fingers...just a thumb
3. Johnny Smith...beautiful expression and amazing chords

~Michael

RyanMFT
11-26-2010, 07:13 PM
Michael Hedges.....an incredible guitarist

ukeCANjam
11-26-2010, 09:18 PM
Tommy Emmanuel :o

Loveandpeace
11-27-2010, 12:34 AM
Tommy Emmanuel as well, then Joe Satriani

Pippin
11-27-2010, 02:43 AM
Tommy Emmanuel :o

Finally!!!

Yes, Tommy Emmanuel is by far the best. He is just simply amazing.

UkeDave
11-30-2010, 09:07 AM
I know this is going to seem weird. But my friend showed me some stuff on Andy Taylor (guitarist for Duran Duran). That dude shreds.

ukeeku
11-30-2010, 12:39 PM
leo kottke

Kitsune
11-30-2010, 01:23 PM
Michael Hedges.....an incredible guitarist

I will never get over how amazing Michael Hedges is.

Brad Bordessa
11-30-2010, 08:07 PM
Eric Johnson - High Landrons (sickest, most musical use of a flanger you ever did hea): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kksTSgMClak

Ledward Kaapana - "Look ma! No hands!": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=87S3cUdiX-g

Sonny Landreth - Uberesso: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pmB4r_V0aA4

Dane
11-30-2010, 08:41 PM
At the moment, Pat Metheny, and Mike Keneally

Gosh I can't find a good quality audio of Metheny and his orchestrion, he controls every instrument and it's not pre-scripted, he just improvises, it is AMAZING to see in person.
Keneally is also incredible to see in person, this is a video someone took from when I saw him play, I really didn't think I'd like him at first, but I got super into his stuff, he has such a wide variety and is incredibly talented.

Metheny:

message to a friend - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZovR9zqglmE
42 string guitar - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zYBkTj6lRts&feature=related
orchestrion - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1fRQo3gi6T0&feature=related

Mike Keneally: These videos really don't do him the justice he deserves
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8DgRiD4tWzQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=shb0_Tr5Mt4&feature=related

ItsMrPitchy
12-05-2010, 04:14 AM
gotta be the one and only Jimi Hendrix. R.I.P Jimi your a legend.

Manalishi
12-05-2010, 05:25 AM
Peter Green.Listen to any of the 'real' Fleetwood Mac
stuff before they became a second rate AOR band!

Chris Tarman
12-05-2010, 06:03 AM
Peter Green.Listen to any of the 'real' Fleetwood Mac
stuff before they became a second rate AOR band!

B.B. King called Peter Green the scariest guitarist he'd ever heard. In a GOOD way. The guitar on "Rattlesnake Shake" is gut-wrenching.

philpot
12-06-2010, 06:00 PM
Jimi Hendrix and Herman Li.

Doug W
12-07-2010, 11:42 AM
Adrian Legg (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMZm_olq12I)

ucityuker
12-07-2010, 01:17 PM
Stevie Ray Vaughn, Jimi Hendrix, "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott :D

arw
12-07-2010, 01:38 PM
The preternatural David Rawlings

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nugXkgd_-84

Hippie Dribble
12-07-2010, 04:50 PM
Bob Brozman, Richard Thompson, Tommy Emmanuel, Slava Grigorian, Jerry Douglas, James Taylor, Jeff Lang, many others...

Chris Tarman
12-07-2010, 06:12 PM
Bob Brozman, Richard Thompson, Tommy Emmanuel, Slava Grigorian, Jerry Douglas, James Taylor, Jeff Lang, many others...

Huzzah! Another Richard Thompson fan!

Hippie Dribble
12-07-2010, 06:21 PM
Huzzah! Another Richard Thompson fan!

HUGE Richard Thompson fan here Chris. Have many of his records, and most of the ones he recorded with Linda...

Just thinking, if you ever get the chance to buy a DVD called "Grizzly Man", you should. Quite apart from being a great film, as part of the extras there's a 1 hour documentary on the scoring of the music for the film, and RT takes centre stage. Absolutely brilliant and worth the price of admission alone!

vntgebetty
12-08-2010, 10:23 AM
Buddy Guy, Jimi Hendrix, Jack White, M. Ward, Bonnie Raitt, Joni Mitchell

Chris Tarman
12-08-2010, 12:47 PM
HUGE Richard Thompson fan here Chris. Have many of his records, and most of the ones he recorded with Linda...

Just thinking, if you ever get the chance to buy a DVD called "Grizzly Man", you should. Quite apart from being a great film, as part of the extras there's a 1 hour documentary on the scoring of the music for the film, and RT takes centre stage. Absolutely brilliant and worth the price of admission alone!

I've seen it, and I have the soundtrack.
The only R&L Thompson I don't have (well, I do have it on vinyl, but have no way to listen to it) is "First Light". I have all of his commercially available solo albums, plus a few of the oddities. And I have all of his concert DVDs. If I could play and sing like anyone, he'd be right up there in my choices.

glassjimmy
12-08-2010, 03:02 PM
I like funk guitar a lot, Leo Nocentelli from the Meters is my favorite guitarist. Jeff "Skunk" Baxter I think is the most wildly underrated guitarist ever, listen to his solo's on the Steely Dan song Reelin in the Years and Bodhisattva.

Chris Tarman
12-08-2010, 07:46 PM
I like funk guitar a lot, Leo Nocentelli from the Meters is my favorite guitarist. Jeff "Skunk" Baxter I think is the most wildly underrated guitarist ever, listen to his solo's on the Steely Dan song Reelin in the Years and Bodhisattva.

LOVE The Meters! I'm a bassist, so I think George Porter Jr. is FREAKING AWESOME! The whole band was sooooo funk-ay!

molokinirum
12-09-2010, 09:13 AM
My favorite is Eric Clapton, hands down!!!

Brad Bordessa
12-17-2010, 11:05 AM
Bob Brozman, Richard Thompson, Tommy Emmanuel, Slava Grigorian, Jerry Douglas, James Taylor, Jeff Lang, many others...

Bob Brozman is a beast. Lots of guys do the "bangy" guitar thing, but Bob does it without ever stopping whatever he WAS doing. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vX--sM5G52U. Most amazing 1:44 you'll see in a while.

musicmonsterw
12-18-2010, 02:26 PM
Jimmy Page, Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, Joe Walsh, Don Felder, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Nuno Bettencourt, Paco de Lucia, Carlos Santana, Eddie Van Halen, Paul Simon.

Like many others but I think these are my favorites.

mikeg0232
12-18-2010, 02:37 PM
Ledward Kaapana (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A8eNBdS-V0M)

tantalus
12-18-2010, 10:01 PM
Gotta be Ry Cooder!

equiplay
12-18-2010, 10:11 PM
Albert Lee

Hippie Dribble
12-19-2010, 02:53 AM
Gotta be Ry Cooder!

good call tantalus. Ry Cooder is brilliant, eh :)

haole
12-19-2010, 06:17 AM
Jeff Beck, Chet Atkins, Les Paul, Mark Knopfler, and Jimi Hendrix (in no particular order) are my top five.
Top ten would also include John Frusciante, Jimmy Page, Led Kaapana, Roger McGuinn, and David Gilmour.

Chris Tarman
12-19-2010, 11:59 AM
I mentioned him earlier in this thread, but last night between setting up and playing a gig with my country band, the singer and I hung out at his house and watched a Queen + Paul Rogers concert that he had recorded off Direct TV. MAN.... Brian May is AWESOME! I don't think I have ever seen a guitarist who looks so comfortable holding his guitar. It's like it's part of his body. Everything he does looks so effortless.

andywergedal
01-03-2011, 10:21 AM
Dave Mathews, Joyce Cooling and Larry Carlton

brickerenator
01-03-2011, 01:41 PM
Phil Keaggy

wolf69
01-07-2011, 08:19 AM
I realy like the style from

Igor Presnyakov http://www.youtube.com/user/Iggypres

and for mi one of the best is Naudo (a Brazilian guitarist)

Sungha Jung
Mark Knopfler
Carlos Santana
Eric Clapton :-)

kevkwak
01-07-2011, 09:12 AM
M. Ward
Lindsey Buckingham

Both have styles you can pick out straight away.

Eric Blooduke
01-07-2011, 09:41 AM
Eric Clapton, Peter Green, Jeff Beck, Miller Anderson (Keef Hartley Band)

Chris Tarman
01-07-2011, 01:41 PM
M. Ward
Lindsey Buckingham

Both have styles you can pick out straight away.

Oh yeah, I forgot about Lindsey Buckingham! Truly unique.

wolf69
01-09-2011, 02:23 PM
I have to insist with Igor Presnyakov, he is not famous but watch this video -OMG

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SeLfVDcWICM&feature=rec-exp_fresh+div-1f-37-HM

itsme
01-09-2011, 03:54 PM
For rock, Gary Moore and Tony MacAlpine.

For classical, John Williams, David Russell and Kazuhito Yamashita.

Nickie
01-10-2011, 06:51 PM
Doc Watson, Andre Segovia, Django Reinhart, Eric Johnson, Stevie Ray Vaughn.

Coconut Willie
01-11-2011, 07:16 AM
Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck & Stevie Ray Vaughn.

tjomball
01-17-2011, 06:31 AM
Matt Bellamy from Muse, norwegian bluesman Bjørn Berge(he's so frikkin awesome, he's the reason I picked up the guitar in the first place) , Adam Jones from Tool, norwegian folk musician Øystein Sunde(Eric Clapton said he was simply amazing as a guitarist), Ali Farka Toure(also his son Vieux Farka Toure), Bo Diddley, another norwegian bluesman Knut Reiersrud, Robert Johnson, Hound Dog Taylor(wicked bluesman), Grainne Duffy(irish lass, plays some wicked blues), Muddy Waters, and far too many to list em all...

luvdat
01-20-2011, 11:52 PM
Norman Blake.

moka
01-21-2011, 12:49 AM
Him Sungha Jung http://www.youtube.com/user/jwcfree

Anthonyy
01-22-2011, 05:52 AM
I like this guitarist
Jimi Hendrix - Red House

gnomethang
01-31-2011, 12:09 PM
Joe Satriani is the man in my opinion

Ataraxia
02-24-2011, 10:24 PM
Dos dúos: Rodrigo y Gabriela & also Synyster Gates and Zacky Vengeance from Avenged Sevenfold.

Spiritinthesky
03-10-2011, 10:56 AM
Jeff Beck, I just love his playing. Check out his version of Somewhere Over The Rainbow.

FreakyBob
03-10-2011, 04:14 PM
Eric, Jimi, Jimmy Page, SRV, Carlos and Jeff Beck of course - but right behind and along side are David Gilmour, Mike Bloomfield, Randy California and good old Frank Zappa.

A little Mr. Bloomfield: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZnPrc55Kwk

lookingforcurly
03-10-2011, 04:34 PM
Robin Bullock
Pete Kennedy

pepeananas
03-10-2011, 04:37 PM
My top 3 are Bob Brozman, Tony Rice, Jerry Garcia. Next 3 would be Derek Trucks, Ry Cooder, Buddy Guy.

Hippie Dribble
05-17-2011, 02:00 AM
Well my favorites are Robert Wilkins, Frank Stokes, Memphis Minnie, and Sleepy John Estes...I love the Memphis Blues. They are my all time favorite.

hi Pat and welcome to the forums!

this may be a totally out there question, but you're not THE Pat Symcox from SA are you, ex cricketer? Apologies if I'm way wrong! :o

Lexxy
05-17-2011, 02:08 AM
Well I don't know alot of guitarists, but....
Sungha Jung, Tommy Emmanuel.

Sungha, young and very very talented. Can only get better in time.

Tommy, his riffs are just..Wow. Never seen anyone else who could improvise as well as him on the spot. And his songs are just so nice to listen to. (Especially Angelina, and Classical gas)

Pippin
05-17-2011, 11:29 AM
Well I don't know alot of guitarists, but....
Sungha Jung, Tommy Emmanuel.

Sungha, young and very very talented. Can only get better in time.

Tommy, his riffs are just..Wow. Never seen anyone else who could improvise as well as him on the spot. And his songs are just so nice to listen to. (Especially Angelina, and Classical gas)

I do think that Tommy is the best in the world today. There are lots of great guitarists, but there is only one Tommy Emmanuel.

luvdat
05-17-2011, 12:55 PM
The person I want to add to this list and suprisingly on the heels of Norman Blake is Segovia. Yes, one opinionated dude and not really technically the greatest guitarist BUT his "make it beautiful" approach would be well applied by folks who worship more technical players, and let's face it, it took soembody like Segovia to bring classical guitar to where it is.

With respect to Norman Blake, Segovia, and yes indeed, BB King, slow it down folks and make each note count.

wolfybau
05-26-2011, 07:46 AM
Ledward Kaapana (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A8eNBdS-V0M)

I second this!!
one of my fave, there are a lot of amazing slack key players.

Another fave of mine, a 'shredder' guitarist, even if you don't like that style, check out his amazing story. he has ALS , yet still continues to compose music. Also he and his father pioneered a form of eye comunication for the severly handicaped. there are in the processes of producing a movie to tell his story.

here is a trailer for the movie

http://www.vimeo.com/18606557

and here is his website, please suport this remarkable man and his work.

http://jasonbeckerguitar.com/

Michael92Gales
06-03-2011, 09:09 PM
Kristian Matsson rocks...

Lil' Musician~
06-04-2011, 09:39 AM
I would have to say Ben Moody of Evanescence.

jungleturtle
06-04-2011, 05:40 PM
Arlo Guthrie, Ry Cooder, Bob Dylan, Robbie Robertson, Chuck Berry, Muddy Waters, Howlin Wolf, Hubert Sumlin, to name a few

kevsumac
06-07-2011, 07:27 AM
Poor Slash...overlooked thus far.

4FabBEATLES
06-12-2011, 02:06 PM
George Harrison was a great guitarist-and ukulele player- not too flashy, but creative and fit the Beatles well, before going on to do amazing solo work electric, slide, and acoustic. even Eric Clapton learned alot from George, so Clapton is good too. Paul McCartney is pretty good too, he doesnt show it live, but hes a good guitarist since he wrote hundreds of songs and is a multi instrumentalist playing bass and normal guitars among other instruments. a fairly unknown, but amazing player was Jimmy McCulloch, who played for Paul McCartney & Wings in his early twenties as well as other famous bands. he wrote the guitar solos for famous Wings songs "Maybe I'm Amazed" and "Junior's Farm" Acoustic fingerpickers are great too, so Laurence Juber and child prodigy Sungha Jung are awesome acoustic fingerstyle guitarists.

there are lots of great guitarists out there past and present
Carlos Santna, Jimmy Page; Richard Thompson; Brian May; David Gilmour; Alex Lifeson; George Harrison; Pete Townsend

cyrilruiz
06-12-2011, 09:27 PM
Listening music is one of my hobby. my favourite guitarists are Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Nicke Andersson, Tariqh Akoni and so on. In my free time I like to listen music and its effect on my mood.

countrybumpkin
07-21-2011, 09:49 PM
Barry Flanagan

Sven-Uke
07-21-2011, 10:21 PM
David Rawlings, he is an awesome country musician.
Check out him playing Caleb Mayer with Gillian Welch at this YouTube Link (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nugXkgd_-84).

UkeNukem
07-23-2011, 05:51 AM
John Scofield

From his bio

"After a debut recording with Gerry Mulligan and Chet Baker, Scofield was a member of the Billy Cobham-George Duke band for two years. In 1977 he recorded with Charles Mingus, and joined the Gary Burton quartet. He began his international career as a bandleader and recording artist in 1978. From 1982-1985, Scofield toured and recorded with Miles Davis. His Davis stint placed him firmly in the foreground of jazz consciousness as a player and composer.

Since that time he has prominently led his own groups in the international Jazz scene, recorded over 30 albums as a leader (many already classics) including collaborations with contemporary favorites like Pat Metheny, Charlie Haden, Eddie Harris, Medeski, Martin & Wood, Bill Frisell, Brad Mehldau, Mavis Staples, Government Mule, Jack DeJohnette, Joe Lovano and Phil Lesh. He’s played and recorded with Tony Williams, Jim Hall, Ron Carter, Herbie Hancock, Joe Henderson, Dave Holland, Terumasa Hino among many jazz legends. Throughout his career Scofield has punctuated his traditional jazz offerings with funk-oriented electric music. All along, the guitarist has kept an open musical mind."

http://www.johnscofield.com/

ANYONE who played with Miles Davis knows what they're doin'!

Also putting in a plug for Scott Henderson, from my home town in SE Florida.

http://www.scotthenderson.net/

I jammed with him once in high school. After about ten minutes I just stopped playing. He asked why I stopped and I said "I'll learn more watching you!"

Snorky
07-23-2011, 06:10 AM
Definately Antoine Dufour,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vRvRBQTqUKI
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b1GZC0GQKOA

beatsick8
07-23-2011, 08:56 AM
John Frusciante

Go Pack!
07-23-2011, 12:42 PM
Junior Brown,Les Paul,Dick Dale,Brian Setzer,Johhny Winter and George Harrison.

georgio
08-15-2011, 06:48 AM
Norman Blake, Richard Thompson, Doc Watson...

23skidoo
08-15-2011, 06:14 PM
David Rawlings, he is an awesome country musician.
Check out him playing Caleb Mayer with Gillian Welch at this YouTube Link (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nugXkgd_-84).

Oh, Yes. And only one other mention way back five pages.....

My favorite guitarist, without a doubt. If you like traditional bluegrass and country with a modern twist, you've got to give this guy a listen, if you haven't already. I can see how it wouldn't be for everyone, but I think he's about as harmonically and technically creative as any guitarist in any genre recording today. Usually plays with Gillian Welch, recording under her name, but has an album out as 'The Dave Rawlings Machine' featuring Welch and the guys from Old Crow Medicine Show. It's my favorite of any of the records the two of them have put out..... Just saw them live last week and it's pretty much a religious experience....

Great vocalist, as well.....

Brad Bordessa
08-15-2011, 09:10 PM
Barry Flanagan

Yes. There are a ton of better acoustic players out there, but (IMO) NO ONE can get such a great tone out of an acoustic. Plus, I love his beat up old guitar.

Somebody mentioned Vieux Farka Toure. I got his album "fondo" and it is killer. Another guy with great tone and taste.

One more: Tom Morello. Weird "solos", but his rhythm is monstrous.

humuhumunukunukuapuaa
08-15-2011, 09:19 PM
Kirk Hammett from Metallica, Clapton, Jimi ... and Prince.

erivel
08-16-2011, 09:43 PM
Steve Howe.

ichadwick
08-18-2011, 01:41 AM
Leo Kottke, probably one of the best acoustic guitar players of all time. Mentored by John Fahey.

Doc Watson - number one flatpicker. Try to hear his Nashville Pickin cut - a duet with his son.

Gary Moore. The Man. Sad loss, too. Blues player supreme. Maybe not as fast as Johnny Winter, but he could craft a memorable line. Stevie Ray Vaughan was damned fine, too.

Jesse Cook. Maybe not as technically brilliant as Paco de Lucia in some aspects, but has a great sense of composition and rhythm and writes terrific song. Plus he's fast.

Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Carlos Santana - they invented most of the licks we hear today in pop & rock.

John Williams - maestro of classical guitar.

John Maclaughlin - the Mahavishnu supreme jazz guitarist.

buddhuu
08-26-2011, 05:30 AM
Favourites, not "best":

Jimi
Django
BB
Gilmour

Saw a recent BBC TV show on "guitar heroes". There were a couple of Flamenco guys on there who scared the bejaysus out of me. I couldn't listen to that stuff all day, but those blokes got 'nuff chops! Can't be human...

KimosTherapy
08-28-2011, 07:49 PM
Ledward Kaapana, Ozzie Kotani, Keola Beamer, Jesse Cook, Andy McKee, Chet Atkins, Muriel Anderson

bernadette
09-01-2011, 07:16 AM
I'm thinking of, in no certain order:

Jeff Beck
Jimi Hendrix
Jimmy Page
Slow Hand

sonicbaker
09-16-2011, 04:50 PM
Neil Young, in both electric and acoustic versions

josh.kattelman
09-20-2011, 06:22 AM
Lots of awesome suggestions!

Here are mine:

Paul Galbraith
Joe Pass
LAGQ
Tuck Andress
Bill Steer
Mike Amott
Hetfield

NordicUke
11-14-2011, 03:58 AM
Tommy Emmanuel :o

yes! he's amazing!

BlackBearUkes
01-10-2012, 04:18 PM
Only one person got it right. The correct answer is John Fahey!

allanr
01-11-2012, 09:42 AM
http://www.youtube.com/embed/eBG5PQuW6oo

Eric, SRV, Buddy Guy,Jimmy Vaughan, and Robert Cray - on the same stage.

gnordenstam
01-11-2012, 04:31 PM
Todd Rundgren, Lindsey Buckingham, Django, Bill Frisell

23skidoo
01-11-2012, 04:38 PM
Dave Rawlings..... I posted this back a ways, but I can't stop watching it......

songs starts about :27 seconds in.....


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gxPTQDP2bRQ

Shazzbot
01-11-2012, 07:01 PM
Eric Tingstad

thomdawg
01-13-2012, 11:22 AM
Django, Jerry Garcia, Les Paul

Zielona
01-14-2012, 09:21 AM
I don't have my favourite guitar player, but hmm... Zakk Wylde has interesting style <:

lovebud
01-14-2012, 09:34 PM
Joe Satriani, Jeff Beck, Steve Vai are my favorite guitarists.

vanflynn
01-15-2012, 08:14 AM
Chet Atkins or Frank Zappa, depending on my mood

'ili puakea
02-18-2012, 11:05 AM
So many, but here's a few...

John Lee Hooker
Clapton
SRV
Adrian Belew
David Rhodes
Led Kaapana
Jeff Peterson
Sonny Lim

Nickie
02-19-2012, 07:46 PM
Eric Johnson (electric), Stevie Ray Vaughn, Django, John Williams, Tommy Emmanual, Sungha Yung, Doc Watson, Dan Crary, Taj Mahal.

bdukes
02-20-2012, 12:02 AM
Great read... iTunes is getting a workout as I sample all the great suggestions. For my favs I just have to poll my "Driving" playlist.

Angus and Malcolm Young
Eddie Van Halen
Bruce Springsteen
George Harrison
Joe Walsh
Ritchie Blackmore
Jimmy Page
Billy Gibbons
James Taylor
Brian May

Wow, just realized I may be stuck in the '70s.

Chris Tarman
02-20-2012, 06:20 AM
Great read... iTunes is getting a workout as I sample all the great suggestions. For my fans I just have to poll my "Driving" playlist.

Angus and Malcolm Young
Eddie Van Halen
Bruce Springsteen
George Harrison
Joe Walsh
Ritchie Blackmore
Jimmy Page
Billy Gibbons
James Taylor
Brian May

Wow, just realized I may be stuck in the '70s.

I just bought the DVD "Queen: Days of Our Lives", which is a great doc on the band. Brian May is just so awesome. I can't think of a guitarist who looks more comfortable with his guitar. It's like it's a part of his body. I guess that's what happens when you build it yourself and then play only that guitar forever and ever!

ryanvt
02-20-2012, 07:13 AM
If we are going for favorite guitarist it's Mike McCready for me. His style and "flow" is like a sound massage for my ears and brain...

Harrysong
11-21-2013, 11:11 PM
I have many favourites but these are my tops::

George Harrison
Brian May
Donovan
Nick Drake
Ritchie Blackmore
Jimmy Page
Jeff Beck

hucklelele
11-24-2013, 11:18 AM
Jim Croce
John Denver
Paul Simon
Justin Hayward
James Taylor
Joan Baez

dirtmaster4
12-31-2013, 08:21 PM
Steven Curtis Chapman, Cody Bonnette, Xavier Coll, Jak Blount, Patrick Sweeney, Kevin Huguley, Tommy Mizzone, Jeremy Camp, Jason Gray, Rich DuBose...
...the list is very long.

frukmana
02-22-2014, 03:38 AM
Robben Ford, Jimi Hendrix, Jack Pearson, Birelli Lagrene

kkimura
02-22-2014, 01:37 PM
David Bromberg

stevepetergal
02-22-2014, 04:39 PM
Joe Pass, Wes Montgomerey

actadh
02-22-2014, 05:31 PM
I grew up in the D.C. area, so there is a local connection to John Fahey and Roy Buchanan for two of my favorite guitarists.

I got two birthday present gifts of Leo Kottke concerts - one in a small venue in an old restored movie theater and later at a college campus. Both were memorable.

Mississippi John Hurt's You Are My Sunshine is the gold standard of that song for me - I wish I could play it like that. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mFK-mFlZ2uw&feature=kp

Ipcmlr
03-25-2014, 06:23 PM
Tom morello and prince.

Mxyzptik
03-25-2014, 06:56 PM
Joe Bonamassa, check out "I'd rather go blind" with Beth Hart.

MauiBuilt
03-26-2014, 11:29 AM
Ledward Ka'apana. :shaka:

SoCal Ukester 713
04-25-2014, 02:06 PM
Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Page, Nick Drake, Johnny Marr, Elliott Smith

stevepetergal
04-25-2014, 02:42 PM
Wes Montgomery

CeeJay
04-27-2014, 11:33 AM
Mark Knopfler, Wilco Johnson, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Peter Green and Joe Bonamassa.....

bobinde
05-03-2014, 12:18 PM
I'm surprised that no one has mentioned Stephen Stills . . .

bobinde

Ramart
05-03-2014, 12:32 PM
Jeff Beck
Django Reinhardt
Leo Kottke
Joe Walsh
Mark Knopfler
and many more...

Wicked
05-03-2014, 04:05 PM
.... me....

Teek
05-03-2014, 05:42 PM
Haven't seen Keith Urban listed yet so I will mention him. ;) Supposedly John Fogerty has some rep. I think someone already listed Craig Chaquico. There's a local guy named Jim Earp who seems pretty talented. I don't really know enough about guitar to pick favorites from history though.

hokelore
05-08-2014, 01:32 AM
Norman Blake. Paul Brady. RT. Nancy Wilson.

seneystretch
05-08-2014, 12:54 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4VfeP3roN7A

Jeff Beck, Brian Setzer, etal honoring Les Paul and Mary Ford

Really there's not a uke in the set but it's still great fun.

I didn't see Carole Kaye and Larry Knechtel, the Wrecking Crew invented so much we take for granted.

kkimura
05-08-2014, 01:19 PM
Doc Watson 'cause he deserves more than two hits on a list like this.

lakesideglenn
05-08-2014, 01:42 PM
Mike Dowling

Peterjens
05-08-2014, 01:50 PM
Tim Ellis from Portland, Oregon

resophonic
05-11-2014, 07:13 AM
I do not think anyone has mentioned Blind Blake. Arthur "Blind" Blake was in a class by himself playing ragtime guitar in the late 1920's and early 1930's. I also love Big Bill Broonzy and Blind Willie McTell. Doc Watson was amazing. These guitarists are not just guitarists but great artists and excellent singers and that means a lot!

CeeJay
05-11-2014, 02:26 PM
.... me....

Cool..confident and cool...like it...

CJ

actadh
05-12-2014, 08:43 AM
I saw Ana Vidovic perform yesterday. It was a wonderful experience. She is now at the top of my list.
http://www.anavidovic.com/html/home.html

therinkydinktink
05-18-2014, 04:06 PM
Charlie Christian deserves a mention IMHO.

johnpe
05-22-2014, 07:27 AM
Hank Snow and ,here in the UK, Martin Simpson.

feeblepizza
05-30-2014, 01:41 AM
Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Page, my friend Mike.

Retired Uke Man
02-02-2015, 06:56 AM
IMHO, Tommy Emmanuel, CGP. As many of you know, the 'cgp' monicker refers to 'certified guitar player' and was bestowed on Tommy and 4 others by the late, great Chet Atkins himself who is Tommy's idol. If it's good enough for Chet Atkins, it's good enough for me. I've seen Tommy in concert several times, met him at a 'meet & greet' and attended a workshop given by Tommy with about 30 other lucky souls. He's a gentleman, a consumate entertainer and above all a real 'certified guitar player'. Check out hundreds of great videos on youtube.

Just my opinion, YMMV 🎸

Joe

peanuts56
02-02-2015, 01:12 PM
Chet Atkins, so smooth and polished. Pat Metheny, one of the most amazing concerts I have ever attended. Singer/songwriter, Michael Johnson (Bluer Than Blue) , a very accomplished guitarist. Joe Pass, saw him in 79 in Boston with Ella Fitzgerald, the most amazing night of music I have ever heard. Tony Rice!!!