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Greatest Guitar Player Ever - Old & Modern Era

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by blade819, Jan 10, 2017.

  1. blade819

    blade819 Well-Known Member

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    Always an interesting poll. However this time let's do years.
    1) 1920 - 1960
    2) 1961 to present
    Who and why?

    My answers:
    1) Muddy Waters - playing the blues he was way ahead of his time technically
    2) Jimmy Page - diverse, imagination, technical
     
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  2. trapshootin hippie

    trapshootin hippie Well-Known Member

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    Chit Akins, just cause.
     
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  3. redfin1956

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    this is a tuff one
    1-les paul- cause he invented it all
    2a- jimmy page- cause he is great
    2b-eric Clapton-cause he is god
    2c the list just goes on and on alex liefson, carlos Santana, al demeola , john mc lauglin,jon acckerman, 06-01-14-Led-Zeppelin-ftr.jpg terry kath. jeff beck, jimmi hendryx, steveie ray...........................................................
     
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  4. gailmk67

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    Les Paul- Who else could it be
    David Gilmour (Pink Floyd) - Often forgotten- Imaginative, creative, subtle and emotionally powerful when necessary. His technique has a way of drawing you into the mood of the music.

    But less not forget Eddie Van Halen- who simply enjoys playing and is incredibly entertaining
     
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    Larry Carlton.
     
  6. X1

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    Jeff Beck,the man does what few others do,he does not use a pick just his fingers,he tunes his guitar not by adjusting the strings but how he bends the strings,he to this day practices 8hrs per day,he is a dedicated professional,he effortlessly plays arrangements that most guitar players would just look at and shake there heads but he is not just great technically but also plays with feeling,when peers like Jimmy Page and Eric Clapton see a performer,they go see Jeff Beck.


     
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  7. Lagamor

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    Robert Johnson because he was a blues playing freak.
    Jimmy Hendricks because of his unparrelleled creativity.

    Honorable mentions Chit Adkins, Jeff Beck, Eddie Van Halen and a personal favorite David Gilmour.
     
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    You would really have to break it it down into types of music. Comparing a great blues guitarist to a great hard rock guitarist to a great classical guitarist is apples and oranges. There are a lot of truly great performers in every category and pin pointing one in each is almost impossible. There are some guitarists who were or are great in multiple categories like Eric Johnson.
     
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    All that have been mentioned so far are definitely great guitarist. One guy that never gets the recognition he deserves is Eric Johnson. Just google him and then listen to his song "Cliffs of Dover" and you'll see what I'm talking about. Truly fabulous!
     
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  10. X1

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    I also love Gilmours playing he is something special.
     
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    I'm partial to Chet

    Edit
    Country Music Association

    Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

    Grammy Awards

    Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
     
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    Great minds think alike. I listen to him most every day.
     
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    Ariel Bender
     
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    Alvin Lee of Ten Years After

    It's really not a question of whether he's the best or not. He just brings a ton of energy to his guitar playing, and his electric on the stage!

    Who can forget his performance at Woodstock
     
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    Tony Iommi- Black Sabbath, Roy Clark--Hee Haa
     
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    David Gilmour

    Joe Satriani

    Jeff Beck
     
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    ariel bender, mott rocks! there are so many, hows about Dwayne allman, brian may, 942223_135275736665107_1102451849_n.jpg richie blackmore,then there are guys who cant play to save their friggin lives!!! but they have albums, etc....... as much as I love kiss, ace sucks. there just aren't any really good new axe men out today
     
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    Tommy Iommi proved you could do a heavy sound slow. Wish some of these new metal bands would take a note from him.

    On a side note, my wife just said Billy Joel looks like a penis with his new "haircut".
     
  19. CharlieAMA

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    I'm with Chet Atkins, Grady Martin, Jimmy Capps, and Leon Rhodes, and Roy Clark. All Country/Western of course. Now with steel guitar, I'll pick Don Helms(Hank Williams), Buddy Emmons, Jimmy Day(both with Ray Price), Buddy Charleton(Ernest Tubb), Weldon Myrick(Connie Smith), Ben Keith(Patsy Cline and other studio stuff), Herb Steiner(Johnny Bush), Dickie Overby(Amber Digby, Darrel McCall, Mona McCall and a host of others), Johnnie Siebert(Carl Smith),Ralph Mooney(Buck Owens, Wynn Stewart, Jan Howard, Waylon Jennings and a host of others), Hal Rugg(Wilburn Brothers and Loretta Lynn)and so forth. A little off topic, but I don't care. It is still a guitar.
     
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    Another steel player I forgot to mention is Jack Evins. He played on Ray Price's 'Invitation to the Blues' recording because Jimmy Day was sick. He played on some other of Ray's records and shows before going into the U.S. Marshall's Service.