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post #31 of 153

I'm a bit biased, and certainly not saying he's the technically greatest guitarist, but Jack White is probably my favorite.



post #32 of 153
Originally Posted by vince321 View Post

David Gilmore.  Can't get into technicalities because I'm not a musician.  What I know is Pink Floyd guitar solos from the 70's give me goose bumps.  He, to me is a genius.


Agree or disagree?


Can't say I find him THE best, but offcourse, the man's a genius


post #33 of 153

Any old farts here recall Frank Marino & Mahagany Rush?  A Jimi Hendrix clone that pulled it off quite well.  Seen him a few times.  Loudest concert among over 200 attended.

post #34 of 153

No mention of Mr. Steve Vai yet? The man a genius on the guitar. Not only that but it is rare to find an artist who is willing to bring a teenaged guitarist on stage with him to play.


Other than that, I have to tip my hat to the Japanese guitarist Tak Matsumoto.


There are many great guitarists out there. The only one that is considered good by many that I simply cannot stand for a number of reasons is Yngwie Malmsteen. 


Also... I know I will get flamed for this one... But speaking strictly as a musician... Hendrix was not that technically talented as a guitarist. (before you all jump at my throat...) I'm not saying he was bad, but he wasn't that fantastic either. What set him apart from the rest is that he was incredibly creative, and a genius. The same can be said of Frank Zappa, not talented technically, but so creative it more than made up for it. 

post #35 of 153

I think if we're talking raw talent we need to throw Guthrie Govan into the ring. He's definitely top tier.

post #36 of 153


kyuuketsuki, TMG is great ;)


I would also like to mention Reb Beach, one of the best currently playing.

Edited by Drake22 - 3/19/11 at 9:44pm
post #37 of 153


Originally Posted by KneelJung View Post

Nice list 9pin, but how did Warren Haynes not make the cut confused.gif



Man You got that Right, Especially for all around (he can play any type of guitar) superbly........Thanks for pointing him out...... We could add some more.... Albert Lee, Ry Cooder, Robert Cray.........Lets add The Late great Kenny Poole!! 


post #38 of 153

Joe Satriani

Jimi Hendrix

Jimmy Page

Eric Clapton

David Gilmour has some brilliant work too

post #39 of 153

Mark Knopfler

Stanley Jordan

Edited by IPodPJ - 3/26/11 at 2:10am
post #40 of 153

Buddy Guy is the first to come to mind

post #41 of 153

Larry LaLonde of Primus.

post #42 of 153

There are a lot of phenominal guitarist's out there, a few that I truly like are Brian May, Ritchie Blackmore, Yngwie J. Malmsteen, Eddie Van Halen and R.I.P. Darrel "DimeBag" Evans. A really Cool thread to start, NICE!!! atsmile.gif

post #43 of 153

The answer is Tosin Abasi






Edited by Prog Rock Man - 3/26/11 at 12:41pm
post #44 of 153

It's the first time I heard Him play, 8 stringer, Nice!  beerchug.gif

post #45 of 153

Looks like it’s a lot about speed with most of the videos posted here. If that’s the case, why not go with the world record holder (he makes all others seem slow):



Speed is necessary at times, but it bores me quickly. I think Vai is the best of the creative shredders. I am a Buckethead fan too along with a whole bunch of other guitarists, but the King of all guitarists IMHO is Andre Segovia.  

Edited by robm321 - 3/26/11 at 3:00pm
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