Who is your favorite guitarist?

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  • gudnoyezgudnoyez Posts: 7,044
    Tommy Bolin
    Rory Gallagher
    Roy Buchanan
    In that order
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  • EmlynEmlyn Posts: 2,494
    Jeff Beck
    Mark Knopfler
    Keith Richards
    Lee Ritenour
    Wes Montgomery
    Chet Atkins
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  • motorstereomotorstereo Posts: 1,315
    gudnoyez wrote: »
    Tommy Bolin
    Rory Gallagher
    Roy Buchanan
    In that order

    Very sad that all 3 died needlessly long before their time.
  • aprazer402aprazer402 Posts: 1,502
    Hard to pick one. In no order: For rock; Hendrix, Beck, Bolin, Trower, Clapton, Satriani... For Blues; Albert King, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Roy Buchannan, Elmore James...
  • dragon1952dragon1952 Posts: 4,693
    mantis wrote: »
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    Larry Carlton, Jeff Beck and David Gilmour are at the top of my list. Gilmour isn't as flashy as the other two but he makes up for it in pure emotion (watch David Gilmour Live at Royal Albert Hall).

    Can't disagree with that trio and I will add John Petrucci and Roy Clark. Can't leave out Page, Hendrix and Zappa.
    Hendrix was my original hero back on the 70's when I started to play. He played a White Strat like mine.

    You mean you played a white Strat like his :smile:
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  • indyhawgindyhawg Posts: 1,333
    In no particular order:
    David Gilmour
    Alex Lifeson
    EVH
    SRV
    Steve Howe
    John Petrucci
    Tony Iommi
  • headrottheadrott Posts: 5,448
    Forgot Eric Johnson and Jimmy Page.
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  • george danielgeorge daniel Posts: 11,992
    Living=Clapton. Deceased =Hendrix
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  • deronb1deronb1 Posts: 4,782
    Clapton, Trucks, Lifeson, Knopfler.
  • jdjohnjdjohn Posts: 999
    Somewhat timely thread here since Harold Bradley passed away just last month. He is one of (if not ‘the most’) recorded guitarists of all time, due to all the session work he did back-in-the-day. He is from the era of Chet Atkins and Les Paul, and played on literally thousands of recordings as a session guitarist, mostly recorded here in Nashville. Naturally, that included a lot of country albums, but he also recorded with folk and rock artists like Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, and The Byrds. He did a few instrumental records of his own, one of which I randomly selected at a used record store, and is how I discovered him. It is called Misty Guitar, and AFAIK is only available on vinyl (mono and stereo). Another one of his records was Guitar for Lovers Only. My wife says it sounds like ‘drive-in movie background music’, but she doesn’t mean that in a negative way. His playing style is not flashy or innovative or technically impressive per se, but in the category of ‘favorite’, he is one of mine.

    I don’t listen to much country music, which is probably considered sacrilegious considering I live in Nashville. But in that genre, I see Roy Clark and Chet Atkins have already been mentioned, but from a pure skill standpoint, I think Jerry Reed could be added to the list – he did a few collaborations with Chet. And from modern country artists, I think Keith Urban, Brad Paisley, and Vince Gill have to be considered. And if we include the lap steel guitar, my goodness, Jerry Douglas is tops…I do like me some AKUS.

    Classical guitar: Julian Bream, John Williams, Christopher Parkening

    Rock/blues: David Gilmour, Mark Knopfler, Steve Howe, Eddie Van Halen, Vivian Campbell, Dave Murray/Adrian Smith, Prince (he just kicks a$$), Muddy Waters

    Ok, so I have a problem picking favorites :#
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  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 5,742
    No love for John McLaughlin?
  • boston1450boston1450 Posts: 6,472
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    Jeff Beck & John Petrucci
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  • mlistens03mlistens03 Posts: 2,639
    George Harrison is one of my favorites, along with David Gilmour.
    Not Tom or Trey or Jim just Micah
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  • decaldecal Posts: 3,178
    My favorite changes daily probably. Today is Derek Trucks day.
    If you can't hear a difference, don't waste your money.
  • daddyjtdaddyjt Posts: 1,076
    WagnerRC wrote: »
    ...Lindsey Buckingham. Holy cow he was unreal....

    Completely agree - Lindsey is one of the most under-rated guitarists out there.
    Too much stuff to keep track of.

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  • deronb1deronb1 Posts: 4,782
    Always liked Mike Campbell too.
  • chumliechumlie Posts: 8,609
    Rory Gallagher
    Frank Zappa
    Stevie Ray Vaughan
    Jimi Hendrix
    Jeff Beck
  • dragon1952dragon1952 Posts: 4,693
    jdjohn wrote: »

    Rock/blues: David Gilmour, Mark Knopfler, Steve Howe, Eddie Van Halen, Vivian Campbell, Dave Murray/Adrian Smith, Prince (he just kicks a$$), Muddy Waters

    Ok, so I have a problem picking favorites :#

    Vivian Campbell....hmmm. That's a unique pick. He's been in my cousin's band Riverdogs for a few iterations.
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  • ManticoreManticore Posts: 405
    Almost all the previously listed gents are phenomenal guitar players and most hold a place in my music heart but, i would like to add a few ( possibly repeat one or two) to the list. Truly some of my favorites!!
    In no particular order of gift or talent.
    Duane Allman
    Dickey Betts
    Steve Howe
    Jan Akkerman
    Robin Trower
    Jeff Beck
    Gary Moore
    Florian Opahle
    Steve Hackett
    I guess i don't have a true favorite
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  • jdjohnjdjohn Posts: 999
    dragon1952 wrote: »
    jdjohn wrote: »

    Rock/blues: David Gilmour, Mark Knopfler, Steve Howe, Eddie Van Halen, Vivian Campbell, Dave Murray/Adrian Smith, Prince (he just kicks a$$), Muddy Waters

    Ok, so I have a problem picking favorites :#

    Vivian Campbell....hmmm. That's a unique pick. He's been in my cousin's band Riverdogs for a few iterations.
    I was a big Dio fan in my younger days when VC was in the band. His solos were some of my favorites to 'air guitar'.
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  • motorstereomotorstereo Posts: 1,315
    Hmmm; A couple of Campbells mentioned with no mention of Glen Campbell? He was an amazing guitarist
  • dragon1952dragon1952 Posts: 4,693
    jdjohn wrote: »
    dragon1952 wrote: »
    jdjohn wrote: »

    Rock/blues: David Gilmour, Mark Knopfler, Steve Howe, Eddie Van Halen, Vivian Campbell, Dave Murray/Adrian Smith, Prince (he just kicks a$$), Muddy Waters

    Ok, so I have a problem picking favorites :#

    Vivian Campbell....hmmm. That's a unique pick. He's been in my cousin's band Riverdogs for a few iterations.
    I was a big Dio fan in my younger days when VC was in the band. His solos were some of my favorites to 'air guitar'.

    Yeah, I guess they had quite the falling out. RJD evidently doesn't think much of Def Leppard :^ /
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  • deronb1deronb1 Posts: 4,782
    dragon1952 wrote: »
    jdjohn wrote: »
    dragon1952 wrote: »
    jdjohn wrote: »

    Rock/blues: David Gilmour, Mark Knopfler, Steve Howe, Eddie Van Halen, Vivian Campbell, Dave Murray/Adrian Smith, Prince (he just kicks a$$), Muddy Waters

    Ok, so I have a problem picking favorites :#

    Vivian Campbell....hmmm. That's a unique pick. He's been in my cousin's band Riverdogs for a few iterations.
    I was a big Dio fan in my younger days when VC was in the band. His solos were some of my favorites to 'air guitar'.

    Yeah, I guess they had quite the falling out. RJD evidently doesn't think much of Def Leppard :^ /

    Which begs the classic joke, "What has seven arms and sucks?"...
  • dragon1952dragon1952 Posts: 4,693
    Hmmm; A couple of Campbells mentioned with no mention of Glen Campbell? He was an amazing guitarist

    He definitely was. I used to watch his show as a teenager. Mason Williams and Roy Clark were regulars. He was an amazing drinker too!

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  • OleBootOleBoot Posts: 544
    Too many good guitarists to call out a favorite - depends on the style of music, the mood you're in etc.

    That being said I am flabbergasted that having read this whole thread that I see no mention of Mr. Joe Walsh.

    I also have a lot of this gentleman's music:

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