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 Socalguy1962
Joined: 7/14/2009
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Terry Kath, the late Chicago guitarist, died in '78.
Tommy Bolin, former James Gang and Deep Purple, died in 76
Paul Kossoff, former Free, died in '76
Ronnie Montrose - I still love his debut record with a young unknown Sammy Hagar on vocals.
 Tayfire
Joined: 2/29/2008
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Posted: 8/23/2012 10:34:07 AM
How about another underated guitarist, Zal Cleminson from The Sensational Alex Harvey Band also played with Nazareth after the band split up.
 2findU
Joined: 11/19/2005
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Posted: 8/31/2012 6:22:33 AM

As I get older and I meet people playing guitar and they go on about this or that guitar player, I'm reminded of all the great players that never made the big time or were only there for a while. Some died before they were famous... some were well known in the guitar playing community but my list might start like:

Nick Drake
Wes Montgomery
John McLaughlin
Allan Holdsworth
Frank Marino
Peter Green

and all those great guitar players in all those cool early 70s italian prog bands like P.F.M., Banco, Osanna, Area, AlphaTaurus, etc.


John McLaughlin: I know who he is. I saw him live from the 3rd row. It was when the Visions of The Emerald Beyond album was out. But my favorite is Birds of Fire. Some of those other names are familiar too.
 Auburn292
Joined: 8/28/2012
Msg: 22
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Posted: 9/12/2012 11:18:37 AM
John Petrucci.... in a metal prog band context....who can hold a candle to him?
Paul Gilbert....one of the best ever
Joe Satriani .....king of melody
Guthrie Govan.....oh my god...really he makes me sick...too good.
Tobi Abasi..sp? New kid on the block plays an 8 string and listen to "wave of babies" SHIT!!!
Ty Tabor....has phrasing that's sooooo good.
Greg Howe....the BEST black shred guitarist on the planet... listen to anything he does...notes pour like water out of him.
Nuno Bettencourt...awesome and misunderstood at times.
Marty Friedman ....best guitarist Megadeth ever had.
Dime bag Darrel....I miss you bud...you made a new style of metal all by yourself
Michael angelo Batio....who in hell can do the shit he does..??? NO ONE...
 knotkeeno
Joined: 9/30/2010
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Posted: 9/21/2012 10:09:53 PM
some of the folks i listen to that haven't been mentioned:

chet atkins
les paul
kelly jo phelps
doc watson
leo kotke
 Ska_Voovie
Joined: 10/26/2009
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Posted: 9/22/2012 4:07:34 AM
A lovely bit of vid from YT

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tx4cRw6TIIg

Ronnie from Botswana showing how guitar can be played ..

just to show its not a One Off

http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=TTvyHKBuUpQ&feature=endscreen
 PosiREP
Joined: 6/8/2012
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Posted: 9/22/2012 8:15:10 PM
Tosin Abasi(Animals As Leaders)

(these 3 guys are best when listening to work together in Periphery)
Misha Mansoor
Jake Bowen(is also John Petrucci's nephew so he walked out of the womb holding a guitar)
Mark Holcomb

Teppei Teranishi(Thrice)

Joey Eppard(Three)

Travis Meeks(Days of The New)

Ben Weinman(Dillinger Escape Plan)

Paul Waggoner(Between The Buried And Me)

Brent Hinds(Mastodon)
 PosiREP
Joined: 6/8/2012
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Posted: 9/29/2012 10:01:19 AM

Guthrie Govan.....oh my god...really he makes me sick...too good.


Guthrie has a guest solo on Periphery's new album.(along with Petrucci and Wes Hauch)

Misha Mansoor plays the first solo and Govan plays the second
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6c8Cl3Hka0
 ronineko
Joined: 7/23/2012
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Posted: 10/6/2012 12:46:43 PM
Finally, John5 gets a mention. And, a nice one at that. Trivia: When he's on tour, while the rest of the band is out partying, he finds a local guitar teacher and trades notes and maybe takes a lesson. Ever growing, ever evolving.
 ronineko
Joined: 7/23/2012
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Posted: 10/6/2012 12:49:18 PM
I read the entire thread and not a single mention of Adrian Belew. You people need to get out more.
 LuvADKs
Joined: 8/31/2011
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Posted: 10/7/2012 6:59:37 PM
Barry Bailey
Danny DeGennaro
Robben Ford
 regrob
Joined: 7/29/2009
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Posted: 10/13/2012 8:33:36 AM
Bill Connors
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zn5tuhFwr9A
 regrob
Joined: 7/29/2009
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Posted: 10/13/2012 8:42:19 AM
Eddie Hazel-
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UGGVy4RkUs0

Al Di Meola & Paco De Lucia
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hhccIfevjCU
 hereandnow2day
Joined: 3/3/2006
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Posted: 10/19/2012 9:36:36 AM
Tommy Emmanuel... I've seen many great guitarists. Tommy is peerless, his stateside buddy Frank Vignola is a worthy understudy.

Then there is the Pats... Martino & Metheny. Many greats, all with their own message.
 Ska_Voovie
Joined: 10/26/2009
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Posted: 10/19/2012 10:25:08 AM
Ali Farka Toure ,

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

always reminds me of early John Lee Hooker
 julian0415
Joined: 9/18/2012
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Posted: 10/19/2012 10:40:00 AM
I admire your choices, and since this is all personal opinion, I recomend the following:
ritchie blackmore (check out Blackmore Night "Fires at Midnight")
David Gilmour ( david gilmour self titled album (david gilmour))
michael Hedges ( also an amazing acoustic guitar player)
Aldo Nova ( 3 albums in the 80s and backed jon bon jovi on the Young Guns soundtrack)
Ry cooder (slide blues)
 THEKidWicked
Joined: 8/9/2010
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Posted: 10/20/2012 11:14:08 AM

ritchie blackmore (check out Blackmore Night "Fires at Midnight")
David Gilmour ( david gilmour self titled album (david gilmour))
michael Hedges ( also an amazing acoustic guitar player)
Aldo Nova ( 3 albums in the 80s and backed jon bon jovi on the Young Guns soundtrack)
Ry cooder (slide blues)


i'd be pretty surprised if there are guitar fans that have never heard of deep purple and pink floyd.

nice find with michael hedges. never heard of him.

jon bon jovi co wrote a lot of blood on the bricks with aldo nova. some cool tunes on every album.

ry cooder is a legend.

vito brata was mentioned. complete rip of of eddie van halen. disappeared after white lion broke up and hasn't played since.

k.w.
fantasy
 FFS38
Joined: 8/12/2011
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Posted: 10/22/2012 4:48:46 AM
msg 6 @ thekidwicked

Yeah, agreed, Vernon Reid, terribly messy, take away the fuzz box and what have you got, a load of bluff, bit like that guy from David Bowies 'tin machine', can't remember his name off the top of my head.

Joe Satriani?? Never knew what all the fuss was about, nothing original there, apart from 'let's do some tapping in a weird mode'! Steve Vai, his student, was better.

Some great solos on the first Boston album, 'Foreplay/Long time' has some great soloing, remember reading in a guitar mag that it wasn't Tom Scholz or any of the other members of the band, anyone know who?
 MS.ICENI
Joined: 2/3/2007
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Posted: 10/22/2012 7:32:01 AM
TOMMY EMMANUEL AND MARK KNOPFLER...nothing better than the BIG DOGS!!
 Green_Jello44
Joined: 6/19/2011
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Posted: 11/17/2012 1:49:01 PM
yukka tolonen............................................
 MrCorBoaz
Joined: 8/22/2012
Msg: 57
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Posted: 12/15/2012 1:40:09 PM
Charles Christian
Grant Green
Charlie Byrd
Charlie Patton
Herb Ellis
Kenny Burrell
Ernest Ranglin
Albert Collins
T Bone Walker
Clearence Gatemouth Brown
Earl “Chinna” Smith
Lightning Hawkins
Wayman Tisdale
Cat Core
Freddy King
Earl Klugh
Albert King
Hurbert Sumlin
Junior Kimbrough
Tony Chin
Larry Graham
Peter Green
Johnny Winter
Lynn Taitt



Christian is 1 of the most influential guitarists in history. I know Stanly Jordan is well known to guitarists but you'd be surprised by how many people have never heard of him nor his work. Tisdale also, I think he actually suffered from being overlooked due to the fact that he was a great basketball player who just happened to be a fantastic guitarist.
 MrCorBoaz
Joined: 8/22/2012
Msg: 58
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Posted: 12/15/2012 3:53:57 PM
How about;

Bulee Slim Gaillard-not only for being a somehow forgotten guitarist but also forgotten pioneer in American music....HE MUST be added to the Rock n Roll, Jazz and American Music Hall Of Fame.

Niles Rodgers

Al Mckay

Jimmy Nolen

Cornell Dupree

Freddie Stone-Sly's brother

Paul "Lil' Buck" Sinegal

Tony Maiden
 drakster
Joined: 7/14/2006
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Posted: 12/16/2012 7:01:51 AM
nick drake.....incredible player
 MrCorBoaz
Joined: 8/22/2012
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Posted: 12/16/2012 8:50:26 PM
I'll add:
Tom Morrello

Dr. Know

Raul Midon-IF you haven't heard him.....you SHOULD....he has no genre, which really says how good he is.

Eric Gales

Derek Trucks-most have heard of him....I think

Vernon Reid I guess deserves mention

Buddy Guy-I KNOW every guitarist has not only heard of him but has listened to him, if not they can't be taken serious.

Maybe I'll mention Doc and Dallas Coyle but not so much.
 MrCorBoaz
Joined: 8/22/2012
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Posted: 12/19/2012 10:45:59 AM
Since I just posted it on the Rockabilly thread and nobody has listed him on this thread....Pat Hare... Auburn "Pat" Hare the guitarist that heavily influenced Rock n Roll, Rockabilly and Metal guitar play. Before Chuck Berry began doing his thing with Johnnie Johnson Trio, Pat Hare was doing it with the Blue Flames then later with Howlin Wolf, James Cotton and Muddy Waters. Check out Love Me Baby(Lil Junior's Blue Flames) 1951 Mystery Train(Blue Flames) 1953, Cotton Crop Blues(James Cotton featuring Pat Hare)1954, I'm Gonna Murder My Baby-1954
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