Who's your top 5 favorite Guitarists?

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  1. DougUSMC

    DougUSMC Perpetual Practicer

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    NO order below, I tried 3x and couldn't do it, so I defaulted to Alphabetical. Heck ,there was a lot of deleting and replacing before I could narrow down to 5...

    Tommy Emmanuel
    Jimi Hendrix
    John Mayer
    Eddie Van Halen
    Stevie Ray Vaughn
     
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  2. vchizzle

    vchizzle Zomb!e Nine, DFZ

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    I’m glad it’s titled as favorite rather than best. Still difficult and I’m not surprised I haven’t replied!:D

    I’ll try to go with some that affect or move me in some way, maybe influence.

    Slash
    Adam Jones - Tool
    Jerry Cantrell - Alice In Chains
    Dean DeLeo - STP
    David Gilmour

    Jeff Beck - one of the best live performances I’ve seen, I actually had tears at one point.

    Zakk Wylde - first couple albums with Ozzy, he was very different at the time and I loved it

    George Lynch - unique phrasing and note placement, I love what he does now with KXM even more than when I liked the shred stuff

    Clint Lowery - from first listen to Sevendust I was blown away. He sings great and writes great songs as a solo artist as well.
     
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  3. Wakester

    Wakester Re Member

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    I got an invite last night to join Yiannis Papodopoulos' FB page, so he goes to the top of my list.
     
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  4. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    Totally agree with you on Zakk. I loved his playing on those two albums. Lynch is one of my all time favs, too.
     
  5. iLookLikeElvis

    iLookLikeElvis New Member

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    Jimmy Page
    Jerry Garcia
    Richard Thompson
    Ronnie Wood
    Anders Osborne
     
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  6. Plugske

    Plugske You plug it in, it turns you on.

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    It is way too difficult to mention only five. So I will skip the most obvious ones like Page, Clapton, Hendrix, Gilmour, etc.

    Robin Trower
    Peter Green
    Ted Oberg (Livin' Blues)
    Andy Powell/Ted Turner ( Whisbone Ash, perfect combination of these two)
    George Kooymans (Golden Earring, one of the oldest rock bands still playing)
     
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  7. IKnowALittle

    IKnowALittle New Member

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    well, i can't give you five, i can only give one.
    favourite ... right?

    Merle Travis.
     
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  8. mark cassidy

    mark cassidy New Member

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    When I was a young lad growing up near Teesside in the UK back in the 60s and early 70s, before I emigrated to Canada, I saw a lot of bands around the area and as far north as Newcastle and even in Ayr when I worked a summer at the Butlins up there, but my favorite bar none was PG's Fleetwood Mac. I saw them several times at the Coatham in Redcar. I believe PG has been very much forgotten and underrated over the long years since he pulled away from the limelight. What I always remember from those shows was how good Albatross sounded live and also the fact that they used Orange gear. Very cool.
     
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  9. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Poor PG never truly realised his own worth as a musician, well that is certainly how I’ve interpreted his comments when he’s been interviewed.
     
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  10. Plugske

    Plugske You plug it in, it turns you on.

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    I fully agree about PG, he did really wonderful things. A shame he didn't get all the credits for it. When he joined John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers for recording the album "A Hard Road" in 1967, you could already hear what he was able to do. Here he also met with John McVie.

     
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  11. John

    John https://deathbenotproud.bandcamp.com

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    Michael Romeo from Symphony X
    Syu from Galneryus
    Paco de Lucia
    John Williams, as in the classical guitarist from Australia. Not that one scrub who butchered the Star Trek theme to infinity and beyond.
    Emanuel Aguilar
     
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  12. Dead&Co

    Dead&Co New Member

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    John Mayer
    John Frusciante
     
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  13. Wakester

    Wakester Re Member

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    I would have never guessed.;)
     
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  14. Tony M.

    Tony M. New Member

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    Favorite as in the ones I enjoy listening to the most.
    In no particular order:

    Johnny A.
    John Cipollina.
    Nokie Edwards.
    Wes Montgomery.
    A whole bunch more but I'm only allowed 5 in this thread.
     
  15. Lister

    Lister Playing guitar badly since the 70's...

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    Chet has always been a favorite. My Dad had a copy of For the Good Times which contained Chet's version of Chaplin in New Shoes. I wish I had a dollar for every time I listened to that song and yet it's still a favorite. I can play the lead or the rhythm part, but I still can't play both at the same time like Chet did...
     
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  16. Birdsofprey

    Birdsofprey Fly birdies fly!

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    And know one mentions Steve Hackett hmmmmm.
     
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