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Favorite guitar player?

Asked by MrGrimm888 (16361points) July 7th, 2016

Love Clapton, Tom Morello, Hendrix, Zakk Wylde, Slash, Andy Mckee, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Steve Perry, Kenny Wayne Shepherd…..I could go on and on.
Any music fans?

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Earthbound_Misfit's avatar

Don’t have a favourite. However, I love Tommy Emmanuel, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Mark Knopfler, Eric Clapton, Carlos Santana…

Brian1946's avatar

Me three for Clapton and too for Hendrix.

My favorite Clapton works are his solos on the British version of Spoonful, NSU, and the Yoko-free version of Yer Blues with the Plastic Ono Band.

Hendrix: Foxey Lady, If Six Was Nine, Hey Baby, and Red House.

I guess my favorite though, is probably Johnny Winter.

DoNotKnowMuch's avatar

Isaac Brock, J Mascis, Joey Santiago, Peter Buck

stanleybmanly's avatar

Too many “favorites” dependinig on the genre. I mean, blues verging into jazz. I mean who do you pick? Clapton, Kenny Burrell, Mississippi John Hurt? Okay for bluegrass it’s Doc Watson, no debate! Then there are the classical guitarists, Flamenco guitarists, and where do you plop Django Reinhardt?

flutherother's avatar

Frank Zappa is my personal favourite. An example

stanleybmanly's avatar

And Jimmy Page?

cookieman's avatar

Tough to choose, but my top three are probably:

Prince

Stevie Ray Vaughn

Lindsey Buckingham

HONORABLE MENTION
• Jimmy Page
• Brian May

Tropical_Willie's avatar

Jeff Beck

Jimi Hendrix

Eric Clapton

olivier5's avatar

Atahualpa Yupanqui :-)

kritiper's avatar

My brother, former lead guitarist of Gold, Silver, and Brass.

Coloma's avatar

Clapton for sure, and yes, Stevie Ray Vaughn Bob Weir and Jerry Garcia.

Cruiser's avatar

Steve Morse is my all time favorite though Ritchie Kotzen is a guitarist who I can’t get enough of especially live. Now if you ask any pro guitarist alive today who they would pay money to see play live almost all would say Frank Marino who has influenced my own guitar playing more than any other guitarist.

Cruiser's avatar

Great choice on the Zappa tune @flutherother I was lucky to see him play this live during the 1978 Zoot Allures tour.

janbb's avatar

I’ll go with many of the blues and acoustic guitarists listed above and add Elizabeth Cotton to the list. She is amazing; check her out on YouTube.

Dutchess_III's avatar

Tommy Emmanuel is ah mazing! He sometimes plays at the local Bluegrass festival we have here every year.

Rarebear's avatar

Favorite rhythm guitar: Pye Hastings
Favorite lead guitar: Martin Barre

marinelife's avatar

Jazz? I love Joe Pass and Tal Farlow.

Rock I love Brian May.

Seek's avatar

My husband. (it’s our anniversary, shut up)

NerdyKeith's avatar

Jimmy Hendrix

olivier5's avatar

Among African guitar players, I like Vieux Farka Toure quite a lot.

MrGrimm888's avatar

Olivier5, that’s tight. You might like Wyclef Jean.
Do you mind if I ask , do you live in Africa?

SmartAZ's avatar

HERE is my favorite entertainer, and he plays guitar too.

janbb's avatar

John Martyn and Mississippi John Hurt. I love acoustic finger picking guitar.

SQUEEKY2's avatar

IMO it has to be Mark Knopflier of Dire Straights fame.

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