Your top 5 guitarists...

TNJ

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Drew Zingg
Greg Koch
Jimmy Herring
Brent Mason
Jimmy Page

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Gearopenia

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Could come up with 50. No particular order

1. Neal schon
2. Buckethead
3. Melvin Taylor
4. Danny Gatton
5. Dereck Trucks- for slide
6. Tom Bukovac
7. Brent mason
8. EJ
9. Joe Bonamossa
10. George Benson

My list is twice as good as all yours
 

daveanto21

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I cant believe it. I did a search and no one said RORY GALLAGHER!!! That man never got the "fame" he should have. Terrible timing I guess. Great blues player. Anyways here's mine....

Rory Gallagher
Jimi Hendrix
Johnny Winter
the three kings
Tab Benoit
 

Windup 43

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In no particular order (changes all the time, but these guys are always right near the top for me):

Mark Knopfler
David Gilmour
Jimmy Page
Rory Gallagher
John McGeoch
 

Bendimax

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I usually don't/can't do top 3 or top anything but, to my surprise, these 5 came rather easy... except I hated to put Mr. Reinhardt as #5 though... but have to be honest. Next 5 or 10, in order, would be tougher.

1. Jimi Hendrix
2. John McLaughlin
3. Jeff Beck
4. Jimmy Page
5. Django Reinhardt
 

TheCount0212

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I cant believe it. I did a search and no one said RORY GALLAGHER!!! That man never got the "fame" he should have. Terrible timing I guess. Great blues player. Anyways here's mine....

Rory Gallagher
Jimi Hendrix
Johnny Winter
the three kings
Tab Benoit
I Wonder Who from Irish Tour = one of the greatest live blues numbers ever recorded...
 

Bendimax

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I remember seeing Rory Gallagher in a small club outside of Chicago called "Beginnings" in 70s. He was playing hopping around on the bar. An awesome player.
 

daveanto21

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I Wonder Who from Irish Tour = one of the greatest live blues numbers ever recorded...


I agree! That cd is what turned me onto rory. I didnt think there could be any better live cd of him......Until my dad gave me his live in europe cd! A true musician taht plays strictly with heart!
 

TheCount0212

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I agree! That cd is what turned me onto rory. I didnt think there could be any better live cd of him......Until my dad gave me his live in europe cd! A true musician taht plays strictly with heart!
When it comes to raw, natural playing, tough to beat Rory. I'd say he's very difficult to imitate because he's just so original. EC is another one who is hard to completely mimic, because his phrasing is just so otherworldly.
 

RvChevron

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In no particular order, (for today):

EVH (especially for his rhythm playing)
Eric Johnson
Danny Gatton
Guthrie Govan
Pat Metheny
Mike Landau
 

Ethn Hayabusa

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Tough to say. My current top 5 is different from my all time top 5, so maybe I'll go with 2 lists:

Current in no order:
Jimmy Herring
Oz Noy
Chris Poland
Bumblefoot
Steve Morse

It was actually hard to think of 5. I didn't really realize it, but I guess I don't listen to guitar players as much as I once did.


All Time-The guys I learned from and made me want to play
1. Satriani
2. Steve Morse
3. Eddie Van Halen
4. Steve Vai
5. John Petrucci

I don't listen to much Vai, Petrucci or Satriani nowadays, but they were so crucial to my development. I could easily have named another dozen who were a big deal for me (Beck, Mclaughlin, Garsed, Holdsworth, Henderson, Hedges, Johnson, Metheny, Tabor, Zappa, etc.)
 

GAT

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Lately I would pick:

1. Derek Trucks
2. Michael Landau
3. Jimmy Herring
4. Robben Ford
5. Eric Johnson

Over my lifetime:

1. Jeff Beck
2. Early Santana
3. Billy Gibbons
4. George Benson
5. Wes Montgomery
 




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