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Who is your favorite guitarist?

gdboogietime74 5 July 9

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Jorma Kaukonen

Hot Tuna these days

Hot Tuna then as well. Hot Tuna was a sort of back up band for Jefferson Airplane.


Wassup homey!? ???


Joe Satriani

Is he Santana?

@sweetcharlotte No, but they have collaborated.


Garcia and Cale are 2 tops on my list

@CrazyQuilter gotta be Jerry Garcia.


Jimmy Page.

Have you heard the acoustic stuff he did with Roy Harper?

@273kelvin I have not, but I'll check it out now. Thank you.


Robert Plant


Page you mean?


Wow there are soooooooooo many that qualify. Nancy Wilson of Heart. Slow Hand. Alvin Lee. Jimmy Page. The list goes on and on.

A lot are mentioning Clapton but none mentioning JJ Cale.

@gdboogietime74 ahhh the late great JJ.


I've had the pleasure of hearing a number of great guitar players in person.

It would be difficult to think of one more influential than Merle Travis (with the possible exception of Chet Atkins). Doc Watson definitely earned his status a legendary bluegrass picker.

Leo Kottke, Laurence Juber, Pepino d'Agustino, and Pierre Bensusan are/were amazing.

There are plenty of others that I am forgetting.

As far as the most amazing technical playing I have ever seen, that would be Musashi Suzuki (look him up).

But my personal favorite is probably Richard Thompson.

Tommy Emmanuel for technical, no?

@gdboogietime74, I saw Musashi Suzuki play in Long Beach. It was a small crowd, but there were a number of really good guitar players there. I lost count of the number of jaws on the floor. Not only was he pristine technically, he also played with amazing feeling. And he did this in multiple genres.

I hope he comes back from Japan sometime soon.


Too many to name just one!

C'mon..gimme one of your tops


Herman Li from DragonForce.

That guy is a fucking beast.


So many. Like Jerry Cantrell from Alice in Chains and Slash.

Slash is good ! I worked in Vegas as a supervisor for entertainers (to get them on the stage on time) Slash showed up so drunk, 4 young women were holding him up and dressing him as he showed up for his concert late in his limo. He made it to the stage, they handed him that long black electric guitar and played it like a sober pro. I was amazed at how good he is playing a guitar.


Stevie Ray and Prince was no slouch in that department either.

I second the vote for SRV.


Depends on the genre of music. In otherwords, I have several.

List em up


Lindsey Buckingham Eric Clapton and that member of the Eagles that did that incredible instrumental on their remake of Hotel California

Oops, meant to love Angus Young on comment below.


Too many to name. What genre?


A lot of good ones. Few great ones. I'm going to give props to Guthrie Govan who played on Steven Wilson's, Hand. Cannot. Erase. album. His guitar solo on Regret # 9 absolutely screams.


Joe Bonamassa


Tough one.

I've always liked Steve Howe, Angus Young, Steve Vai, SRV to name a few but there are a lot 🙂


Darrell Abbott
David Gilmore
Darrell Scott
David Rawlings

It’s hard to pick one, but if I did, it would be from these five.


Terry Kath of Chicago. The only guitarist Jimmy Hendrix ever said was better than him.


The Godfather of Metal, the Riff Master, the Iron Man: Mr. Tony Iommi


Joe Pass


For innovation: Link Wray.
For skill: Angus Young, Steve Vai.
For fantastic, beautiful sounds: Too many to list.




There are so many great guitarists it's hard to choose. Like Jimi Hendrix, BB King, Chet Atkins, Bob Dylan and on and on and on.

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