Your top 5 guitarists...

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  1. Chris Brooks

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    • Brett Garsed
    • George Benson
    • Frank Gambale
    • Yngwie Malmsteen from 1984-1992
    • Richie Kotzen
     
  2. Road King

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    Eddie Van Halen
    Al DiMeola
    Steve Morse
    Jeff Beck
    Brent Mason
     
  3. TNJ

    TNJ Gold Supporting Member

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    Drew Zingg
    Greg Koch
    Jimmy Herring
    Brent Mason
    Jimmy Page

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  4. Gearopenia

    Gearopenia Supporting Member

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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
     
  5. 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
     
  6. 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
     
  7. 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
     
  8. deeohgee

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    Jimi Hendrix
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  9. TheCount0212

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    I Wonder Who from Irish Tour = one of the greatest live blues numbers ever recorded...
     
  10. 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.
     
  11. zhivago

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    I only have three...

    1. Billy Gibbons
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    2. Keith Richards
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    3. Neil Young
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    :)
     
  12. daveanto21

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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!
     
  13. TheCount0212

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    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.
     
  14. 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
     
  15. Ed DeGenaro

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    Hendrix
    Tommy Bolin
    McLaughlin
    Ray Gomez
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  16. 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.)
     
  17. clintmartin

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    Eric Johnson
    Jeff Beck
    David Gilmour
    Carlos Santana
    Oz Noy
     
  18. GAT

    GAT Gold Supporting Member

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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
     
  19. oxtone

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    Jimi Hendrix
    Mike Landau
    Phil Keaggy
    Dann Huff
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  20. acguitar84

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    Jimi Hendrix
    Eddie Van Halen
    Stevie Ray Vaughan
    Eric Johnson
    Neil Schon
     

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