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Who are your favorite guitar players?

Asked by adri027 (1415points) January 1st, 2009 from iPhone

Carlos santana
Robert Johnson
Muddy waters
Jimi Hendrix
Trio los Panchos
These are just some.

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srmorgan's avatar

Alvin Reed
Eric Clapton
Wes Montgomery
Les Paul
Andres Segovia.

There is a guy from Nova Scotia called J T Cormier who is incredible


qualitycontrol's avatar

BB King
Anthony Santons
Eric Clapton
Carlos Santana

AstroChuck's avatar

Ian Bairnson
Brian May
Jimi Hendrix
Any of the Gipsy Kings

googlybear's avatar

Buckethead (someone else knew him—really :-)
Jimi Hendrix
Eric Clapton

El_Cadejo's avatar

@googlybear ive seen him live 4 times now :) hes amazing and puts on a phenomenal live show, especially when he jams with that1guy at the end

SoapChef's avatar

Michael Hedges, God rest his soul.

Megan64's avatar

Michael Hedges was awesome…I totally forgot about him…

Jimi Hendrix
J Mascis
Doug Martsch

SoapChef's avatar

@ Megan Wasn’t he? Such a totally unique style of playing. As a friend of mine said, “He became the instrument”.

Megan64's avatar

@soap Loved his cover of Love Bizarre…which reminds me to add Prince to my list up there. I knew I’d forget someone.

SoapChef's avatar

@ Megan His covers were great and yes I especially liked Love Bizarre. My very favorite though, is Woman of the World. He was gone waaaaaay too soon.

buster's avatar

Yngwie Malmsteen plays Bach James Iha of Smashing Pumpkins is a favorite of mine too

asmonet's avatar

Eric Clapton. If only for Layla.
And I really like Nick Drake’s albums, almost only because of the guitar.
Brian May*
Jimi Hendrix*

*Thanks AC.

pwyatt's avatar

In a little different vein, Willie Nelson is as good as they get. Most don’t think of him as a great guitar player, but, if you really listen to his music, you will hear that he is phenomenal. I recently saw him in concert, and was really blown away with his abiltiy.

queenzboulevard's avatar

Andrés Segovia

Darwin's avatar

Andres Segovia definitely!
Robbie Robertson
Duane Allman
Stevie Ray Vaughn
Dick Dale
Les Paul
Bo Diddly
Johnny Winter
John Lee Hooker
Django Reinhart
Chet Atkins
Albert King
Jeff Beck
Carlos Santana
Eric Clapton
Jimi Hendrix
And there will always be others as I get around to hearing them.

adri027's avatar

Eddie Hazel

joeysefika's avatar

Eric Clapton
Pete Townshend
Jimmy Page

aidje's avatar

The Edge

cyndyh's avatar

Jimi Hendrix
John Butler
John Mayer
Mike McCready
Stone Gossard
Eric Clapton
John Hammond
Jimmy Page
Jerry Garcia
George Harrison
There are others, but that’s a good start.

cage's avatar

Matthew Bellamy :)

Bluefreedom's avatar

Mark Knopfler
Carlos Santana
Steve Vi
Joe Satriani
Stevie Ray Vaughn
Jimmy Page

rockstar's avatar

In particular order
Gary Moore
Jimmy Page
Jimi Hendrix
BB King
Phil Keaggy
Eric Clapton
Andres Segovia
Chet Atkins

boffin's avatar

Steve Howe
Terry Kath

Knotmyday's avatar

What they ^ said; and I add:

Son House
Tony Iommi
Angus Young (come on, guys)
Jack White
Randy Rhoads
Pete Townshend
Rory Gallagher
Edward Van freaking Halen, for cripes sake.


90s_kid's avatar

C. Santana
RHCP are really good I can never learn their songs because they are too hard for me.
ZZ top is pretty good also.
And Prince does weird things with his guitar sso I guess I would add him, too.

I took these answers from me but then look through, too. (Prince——darwin)

cyndyh's avatar

Yes, knotmyday, lurve for mentioning some of my other favorites that I forgot in the wee smalls of last night.

wilhel1812's avatar

John Petrucci

janbb's avatar

Mississippi John Hurt
Eric Clapton
Steve Tiltson
Mark Knopfler
John Renbourn
Bert Jansch
Jerry Garcia
David Grisman

gilgamesh's avatar

clapton, johnson, page, garcia defintely, reinhardt

johnnyknoxville08's avatar

stevie ray all day

prprprprpr's avatar

can’t believe nobody put Tom Morello on here yet, he’s a genius!

pathfinder's avatar

Leny kravitz and one of my friend.His name Is Tomas Dobrovolny

wondersteph's avatar

hendrix, vaughn, mayer.

tennesseejac's avatar

Trey Anastasio & Derek Trucks

SoapChef's avatar

@tennesseejac lurve for Derek Trucks. I listened to ‘This Sky’ probabley a dozen times last night.

tennesseejac's avatar

Jimmy Herring, Warren Haynes, Jack Pearson, Duane Allman, Nels Cline, John Frusciante

IchtheosaurusRex's avatar

Frank Zappa, Gary Richrath, Steve Hackett, and lately, Steven Wilson of Porcupine Tree.

aprilsimnel's avatar

A lot of the guitarists I like are listed above, so here’s some that aren’t:

Eddie Hazel – Parliament / Funkadelic
Nick Drake
Vernon Reid – Living Color
Lindsey Buckingham – Fleetwood Mac
Nile Rogers – Chic

cyndyh's avatar

Hi, aprilsimnel. Eddie Hazel and Nick Drake are up in there. Yeah, I’m surprised no one mentioned Lindsey Buckingham. I got to see him live once. Fleetwood Mac was awesome. This will let you know how long ago that was : The warm up band was Men at Work. :^>

IchtheosaurusRex's avatar

No one has mentioned Steve Stills. Among the better acoustic players around.

wilhel1812's avatar

I’d like to add Brian May

MooKoo's avatar

Doyle Dykes
Billy Corgan
Joe Satriani
Angus Young

mass_pike4's avatar

Warren Haynes
Dave Matthews
Stevie Ray Vaughan
Jimi Hendrix
Eric Clapton
Frank Zappa
Steve Vai

Strauss's avatar

I’m going to add to this list some of the greats from earlier times:

Tony Mottola
‘Mother’ Maybelle Carter
Buddy Emmons
Roy Clark
Doc Watson

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