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Who is your favorite guitarist?

gdboogietime74 5 July 9

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Too many to name. What genre?


My vote goes to Brian May of Queen.......


I don’t have a favorite, but there are a lot of greats - Jeff Beck, Chet Atkins, Duane Allman, Jimmy Page, Wes Montgomery, Django Reinhardt, Jerry Reed, Eddie Hazel, Stanley Jordan, Clarence White...


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.


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.


Garcia and Cale are 2 tops on my list

@CrazyQuilter gotta be Jerry Garcia.


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.


Tony Iommi from Black Sabbath


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.


When other 13 year olds were swooning over David Cassidy I was lusting after Jimmy Page.


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

I second the vote for SRV.


Django Reinhardt


Johnny Cephas, Roy Buchanan, Stevie Ray, Doc Watson, Clapton. Honorable mention to Jimmy Page and Hendrix.




Randy Rhoads


Me, but I can't play anymore. Just kidding. There have been many in all genres, but the ones who come immediately to mind are Clapton, Hendrix, Van Halen, B.B. King, Zappa, and Hooker. There are many more.


Rory Gallagher




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


Too many to name just one!

C'mon..gimme one of your tops


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!? ???


Stevie Ray Vaughn.


Currently alive: Tosin Abasi.
Alive in memory: Jeff Hanneman.


Steve Howe

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