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 Sid Valleyview
Joined: 9/4/2006
Msg: 71
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I'd have to say my best mate Simon, would be one of the best guitarists I have ever seen. Not only can he duplicate things, like a true technician. He can come out with some pretty cool riffs as well. Listenability is the key for me. Not really into spandex and sweatbands myself. Music as art, rather than sport is how it should be.
 GenuineGoddess
Joined: 9/23/2006
Msg: 73
who do rate as the best guitarists in the world
Posted: 11/14/2006 10:13:03 PM
One of my many favourites is Billy Idol is Rebel Yell - Live Acoustic .... awesome !!
 SomethingforKate
Joined: 6/4/2006
Msg: 74
who do rate as the best guitarists in the world
Posted: 11/14/2006 10:45:53 PM
I'm going to plug a few chicks in here..have included a bass player or two. There are more but me temporarily forget

Liz Phair
Juliana Hatfield
Melissa Auf Der Maur
Poison Ivy - The Cramps
Kim Deal - The Pixies/The Breeders
Kelley Deal - The Breeders
Mia Dyson - Australian singer/songwriter/guitarist
 drewbydoo
Joined: 9/17/2006
Msg: 75
who do rate as the best guitarists in the world
Posted: 11/15/2006 5:13:10 AM
i could list 50 guys i think are amazing , for 50 different reasons


but ill say that having seen these guys live or heard live recordings, this bunch do it for me


dave gilmour - pink floyd
rocky george from suicidal tendencies
santana
dimebag - pantera
lindsay buckingham - fleetwood mac
 mrinbetween
Joined: 11/10/2006
Msg: 76
who do rate as the best guitarists in the world
Posted: 11/16/2006 7:50:48 AM
it is still teddy nugent.........

listen you heathens

then go roger for meaning


i wish they would play together.......................
 peteratamino
Joined: 11/25/2006
Msg: 78
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Posted: 5/26/2007 4:22:02 AM
i heard santana is good on the guitar
 SergeantOz
Joined: 4/11/2007
Msg: 79
who do rate as the best guitarists in the world
Posted: 5/26/2007 3:41:59 PM
Santana - talented and has been around for years

Bo Diddley - the king of guitars including his homemade guitars and "Lucille" his favourite.

Chuck Berry - the dirty old pervert who really made the guitar sing with his raw sound

Mark Knoffler - must have been the parachute pants and head band

Me - I learnt to play 5 chords and could play hundreds of songs (joke people).

Jim Hendrix - the only dude who played a right handed guitar - left handed (upside down) and had the `fro and head band to match.

Eddie Cochran - legend of the Gibsons .............. sadly killed in 1960.

Trevor Filewood - the religious nut who sang songs of praise in the 1980's for about 2 minutes in the afternoon after school on Channel 7 I think. He looked like my old science teacher and we used give him crap alot too. (Ok this is sarcasm boys and girls)
 hilly1971
Joined: 2/13/2007
Msg: 80
who do rate as the best guitarists in the world
Posted: 5/26/2007 7:07:00 PM
"Gaz".......from a faboulous little know band up here on the sunny coast.......guitarists have such nimble fingers!!!
 serenex
Joined: 11/3/2006
Msg: 81
who do rate as the best guitarists in the world
Posted: 5/26/2007 7:22:03 PM
Gaz".......from a faboulous little know band up here on the sunny coast................Hilly whats a" know band" .................For my liking Ritchie Blackmore was prolific in guitar riffs pity hes doing goldilocks and the 3 bears tunes thes days
 hilly1971
Joined: 2/13/2007
Msg: 82
who do rate as the best guitarists in the world
Posted: 5/26/2007 7:31:48 PM
^^ You know i meant "known"...........Are you teasing me??............steady or its over the balcony again for you!!
 atalia
Joined: 3/28/2007
Msg: 83
who do rate as the best guitarists in the world
Posted: 5/26/2007 7:59:28 PM
Tommy and Phil! hi Phil the snake man from Coffs mouse woman
 ~Pedro Sanchez~
Joined: 11/23/2006
Msg: 84
who do rate as the best guitarists in the world
Posted: 5/26/2007 10:46:17 PM
I can appreciate all guitar players but as to being moved by a guitar player, flamenco does it for me and Andrés Torres Segovia is king (ok Paco Peña too).
 dan00075
Joined: 12/3/2006
Msg: 85
who do rate as the best guitarists in the world
Posted: 5/27/2007 5:08:41 AM
well, this is easy...

Yngwie Malmsteen FTW!!!

Paco De Lucia is also one of my favourites... totally different genre, though.
 likes_a_laugh
Joined: 3/17/2007
Msg: 86
who do rate as the best guitarists in the world
Posted: 5/27/2007 5:33:20 AM
Stevie Ray Vaughan was the dude..before he passed on...
Fav tune woz 'Mary had a little lamb'
 lovableladywanted
Joined: 5/14/2006
Msg: 87
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Posted: 7/15/2007 6:27:39 AM
This guy seems to be off the radar , but in my opinion best guitarist of all time is JOE WALSH. He has many albums and his instrumentals are priceless , not to mention the flair he gave THE EAGLES . I think another awesome guitarist that I have not seemed mentioned has to be JAMES YOUNG from STYX. I know James Young does not rank with some of the people mentioned but hes still a great guitarist. Joe Walsh is number 1 in my opinion. Ok next post will shoot me down lmao .
 Disgruntledmuso
Joined: 3/19/2007
Msg: 89
who do rate as the best guitarists in the world
Posted: 7/25/2007 4:55:52 AM
different horses for different courses............

For technical facility- Malmsteen or Steve Vai

For fingerboard and scale knowledge- Robert Fripp or any of the Jazz- Rock Greats (Al di Miola)

For slow melodic playing with a sense of tone- Carlos Santana or BB King.

For creating interesting accompaniments to songs- Graham Coxon

For employing guitar harmonies- Brian May

Other noteworthy guitarists- Frank Zappa, Van Halen, Ted Nugent the list is endless

Jimi Hendrix was a fantastic player, but I feel that people tend to put him on this unattainable god-like mantle. He was a great innovative guitarist, and I love his work, but it was far from infallible, as with everybody's guitaring.
 lucifershamster
Joined: 6/12/2007
Msg: 90
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Posted: 7/25/2007 7:19:28 AM
Pulse_Meddle and Late seemed to have been pretty comprehensive.
mike kennelly, frank zappa impossible guitar parts, (its where he met vai)
Jan Ackerman, focus
Nancy Wilson , heart
Brian robertson,
fast eddie clark,
slava gregorian,


glad to see some of the quiet masters not for gotten, like belew, trower, reinhart.

base players, someone mentioned billy sheene, even billy acknowledges there has never been anyone like jaco pastorius.
 Disgruntledmuso
Joined: 3/19/2007
Msg: 91
who do rate as the best guitarists in the world
Posted: 7/26/2007 12:20:48 AM
mrbptc, I understand what your'e saying about Santana. His songs can get monotonous. Frank Zappa parodied this by making a piece of music called "Variations on Carlos Santana's secret chord progressions", which is a good call considering that most of his songs are jams based around Gm7/ C7 chord progressions. Let's face it, he isn't a songwriter, but he has a very beautiful guitar style that considers the tone of each individual note.

In addition to my list-

For solo "lap piano" jazz guitar- Joe Pass

Country fingerstyle- Chet Atkins

Rhythm Guitar- John Lennon

Bass Player- Paul MacCartney, Stanley Clarke
 Disgruntledmuso
Joined: 3/19/2007
Msg: 92
who do rate as the best guitarists in the world
Posted: 7/26/2007 4:15:22 AM
SgtOz,

A few clarifications

It was BB King who has lucille, which is a closed bodied gibson 335

Bo Diddley used custom made gretsch and gibson guitars in the shapes of oblongs etc

Eddie Cochrane used a Gretsch hollowbody for his unfortunately short career (though he did install a gibson p90 pickup to the bridge position).

As for Jimi, he wasn't the only guitarist who played a right handed guitar left-handed. Players like Albert King simply got a right handed guitar, and played it left handed without re- stringing. Jimi re-strung his guitars lefty a-la Paul MaCartney (though Sir Paul's reknowned Hofner Bass is a left handed model, a lot of his guitars are right handed re-strung left handed)
 jeffreysearch
Joined: 2/19/2007
Msg: 93
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Posted: 7/27/2007 4:33:02 AM
Also ! it was BB King who said that `Gary Moore had one of the Best `Blues Feels, he had Heard ! so i think he would Know a Great guitarist ! just listen to `Paisienne Walkways .
 Leatheryman
Joined: 3/10/2007
Msg: 96
who do rate as the best guitarists in the world
Posted: 7/28/2007 10:23:21 AM
I think Daniel Johns deserves a mention in here somwhere. Nobody said Kurt Cobain either. But it's a little too "poppy" culture like these days. I'll be back with some names of people nobody has heard of.
 Leatheryman
Joined: 3/10/2007
Msg: 97
who do rate as the best guitarists in the world
Posted: 7/28/2007 11:37:19 AM
Yeah and what about Saul Hudson AKA Slash? He was playing to 100 thousand plus people 15 years ago and now nobody gives a toss... Eastern Creek sounded like shit though
 beachlife68
Joined: 5/16/2007
Msg: 98
who do rate as the best guitarists in the world
Posted: 7/29/2007 9:01:34 PM
mason rack . check out his myspace page .
 akatexjones
Joined: 7/27/2007
Msg: 99
who do rate as the best guitarists in the world
Posted: 8/12/2007 8:06:13 PM
Do yourself a favor and listen to Tony Rice and Brad Davis. Tony being a leagend along with his 1935 D-28 Martin, in Folk, jazz and bluegrass. Brad must be the most sought after guitarist in the industry right now for studio as well as currently traveling with Billy Bob Thornton. He is also the creator of the double down up technique.

You will not believe what these guys can do on a guitar...
 elad11
Joined: 6/27/2007
Msg: 100
who do rate as the best guitarists in the world
Posted: 8/18/2007 2:03:47 AM
Eddie Van Halen. I could listen to "Eruption " for hours.
Tommy Emanuel. Not bad for a man who has never lernt to read music.
Joe Satriani
Steve Vai.
Slava Gregorian. An Aussie Guy that plays classical guitar. Absolutly amazing.
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