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Old 14th Dec 2011, 22:13
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Great Guitarists of our Time (there are quite a few)

Here's one or three


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Old 14th Dec 2011, 22:24
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It has to be between:-


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Old 14th Dec 2011, 22:31
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Peter Green - lovely underrated stuff.
Albert Lee - he could play a bit.
Jimmy Page could twang with the best of them.
Then of course there's ole "Slowhand" himself.

Just a bit of informative trivia. Eric's real surname is Clapp, hence his childhood nickname of slowhand - as in slow handclap. There's people out there who think that it relates to his playing style.
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Old 14th Dec 2011, 22:41
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I wouldn't call Green underrated. Undoubtedly, the greatest rock guitarist of all time is Jimi Hendrix & I will justify that to all comers. Brian May is but a small turdlet on Hendrix's shoes.
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Old 14th Dec 2011, 22:43
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Paco de Lucia if we're talking classical, arguably John Williams.

For the rest, Mark Knopfler.
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For the rest, Mark Knopfler.
I'll drink to that.
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Old 14th Dec 2011, 23:11
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Yngwie Malmsteen shits on all of 'em -


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Jeff Beck, always. Ask most top guitarists
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Thread drift: there are many excellent musicians and singers, but good song-writing seems to be a dying art. Not much worth listening to since the '80s, even if skillfully performed.
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Jeff Beck ditto
Because he can tap but doesn't much



Johny Smith jazz





Doyle Dykes finger plucking I never seen better, amazing.



WTF gorn wrong now?

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Old 15th Dec 2011, 00:57
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Django Reinhart
He only had three fingers
Joe Pass
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Sungah Jung, not yet maybe but give him a few more years.

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For sheer 'attack of the harmonics', Leo Kottke.
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Old 15th Dec 2011, 03:33
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I'd vote for classical guitar. South-America in general.
Margarita Escarpa ("just" Spanish, though).
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My favorites overlap some previous selections, but I have always had a special devotion to:
1. Rory Gallagher
2. Chet Atkins
3. Stevie Ray Vaughn
4. Dwayne Allman
5. Mark Knofler
6. Ritchie Blackmore
7. Johnny Winter
8. Stanley Clark
9. Jimmy Hendrix
10. Muddy Waters
11. Eric Clapton
12. Bonnie Raitt
13. Bela Fleck
14. Scottie Moore
15. Robert Johnson
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Old 15th Dec 2011, 06:05
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Agree with Leo Kottke. Like to see him and Tommy Emmanuel giving it stick together.
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Old 15th Dec 2011, 06:54
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Davy Graham.



Yep. That's really one man playing all by himself...
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Malmsteen is a one trick pony. It's not all about being able to play Paganini 16th notes all day long. Jeff Beck is the guitarists guitarist, but it's still Hendrix. Poll after poll puts Hendrix in first place. No one did more to move rock guitar forward & whilst you can hear Hendrix' moves in Jimmy Page records, you never hear it the other way round & they were contemporaries.
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Richie Blackmore of Deep Purple and Rainbow fame
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These days I get bored listening to endless noodlng up and down the blues scales or distorted lightning fingered shredding and like to hear something simple and melodic.

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