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Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Nicklas, Jun 5, 2003.
this is a hard quesetion i know......
Yngwie Malmsteen is pretty good.
My original band were fortunate enough to open for Billy Idol when hes was in Australia. Stevie an absolute monster musician.
phil and tommy emmanuel
Paul McCart....oops, sorry. Andreas Sergovia, Joe Pass, Mark Knopfler, Lindsay Buckingham, and Dean DeLeo are some of my favorites.
I'm going to throw in Stevie Ray Vaughn. I never really listened to him or that style of blues/rock until I read about a tribute concert that Eric Clapton, Buddy Guy, John Lee Hooker, Bonnie Raitt and some other people did to SRV in Guitar World. He's pretty well-respected and known as it is, but I imagine he'd be in the Clapton god-like status if he hadn't died.
I'm with Stephanie..Gilmore is awesome. I'm sitting here listening to "Wish You Were Here" album The solo in Comfortably Numb is one of my favorites.
Although I'm a big fan of Jimmy Bruno.
His playing is absolutely unbelievable. He makes the most complicated runs I've ever heard anyone attempt sound nothing short of effortless. To see him live is an extremely humbling experience. His technical mastery is at a level few every attain.
Seriously, listen to the song "Happy" from "Play Thru Me", it's amazing. And all that with only 9 fingers.
Steve Howe, Stevie Ray Vaughn (R.I.P.), Eric Clapton, David Torn, and Adrian Belew are among my favorites. I hate shred guitar.
I am amazed that no one has mentioned Wes Montgomery yet. You can't have a 'greatest guitarist' thread without him. If you don't know who he was, Google will help get you started. Anyplace with a decent Jazz section will have recordings of him. Well worth checking out.
I don't think anyone has had more influence on the guitar than Chet Atkins. He is the most recorded solo instrumentalist in music history, and has earned 11 Grammys and 9 CMA "Instrumentalist of the Year" awards.
As in the similar thread on drummers, I can't pick just one, so here's a list of a few that I really like.
i vote for Eric Clapton a guy who is not out to flash......sometimes he even looks shy on stage.....and i really like Cat Steven on accustic this guy is a much underrated artist he is a great guitarr player and singer/songwriter.
Allan Holdsworth, because he created a whole new universe on his own.
Another vote for Andreas Segovia here.
Segovia used and taught the method of preparation, attack and release which produces superior tone and is the proper way for the instrument to be played no matter what style you choose. JMHO
Francisco Tárrega and John Dowland deserve some honorable mention also.
For what its worth, Les Paul once said in an interview that the guitarist that produces the cleanest tone in popular music is Eric Clapton.
In no real order because none compare...
1.) David Gilmour
2.) Ed Crawford
3.) John Scofield
4.) Tony Iommi
5.) Brent Mason
just a few of my favorites.
But Jimmy needed only 6... err.. wrong thread, sorry
i'll add Warren Haynes of Gov't Mule and the ABB--as a guitarist he's quite accomplished both straight up and slide--coupled with the fact that he is usually covering all rythym and lead duties as well as all vocal duties(when in the mule)I think he's the complete package!
Derek Trucks aint bad on the slide either
some old time rockers: