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Favourite guitarists

Dave the Gnome 07 Oct 20 - 10:33 AM
gillymor 07 Oct 20 - 10:52 AM
gillymor 07 Oct 20 - 10:54 AM
Bonzo3legs 07 Oct 20 - 11:06 AM
Dave the Gnome 07 Oct 20 - 11:29 AM
Acorn4 07 Oct 20 - 11:32 AM
Jeri 07 Oct 20 - 11:45 AM
leeneia 07 Oct 20 - 11:53 AM
Backwoodsman 07 Oct 20 - 12:04 PM
Stilly River Sage 07 Oct 20 - 12:07 PM
Gordon Jackson 07 Oct 20 - 12:11 PM
GUEST,Ray 07 Oct 20 - 12:18 PM
Jeri 07 Oct 20 - 12:29 PM
GUEST,Roderick A Warner 07 Oct 20 - 12:32 PM
GUEST,Reinhard 07 Oct 20 - 12:39 PM
RTim 07 Oct 20 - 12:45 PM
Bonzo3legs 07 Oct 20 - 12:52 PM
GUEST,Sean O'Shea 07 Oct 20 - 02:06 PM
GUEST,Cj 07 Oct 20 - 02:19 PM
GUEST,henryp 07 Oct 20 - 04:16 PM
Bonzo3legs 07 Oct 20 - 04:17 PM
GUEST,henryp 07 Oct 20 - 04:22 PM
GUEST 07 Oct 20 - 05:31 PM
gillymor 07 Oct 20 - 05:39 PM
gillymor 07 Oct 20 - 05:44 PM
Long Firm Freddie 07 Oct 20 - 07:52 PM
PHJim 07 Oct 20 - 08:32 PM
GUEST,guest RS 09 Oct 20 - 02:01 PM
Elmore 09 Oct 20 - 02:12 PM
Bonzo3legs 09 Oct 20 - 04:34 PM
GUEST,RA 09 Oct 20 - 04:43 PM
G-Force 09 Oct 20 - 05:19 PM
fat B****rd 09 Oct 20 - 05:26 PM
Tattie Bogle 09 Oct 20 - 06:24 PM
GUEST,henryp 09 Oct 20 - 06:24 PM
GUEST,Big Al Whittle 09 Oct 20 - 10:00 PM
GUEST,Henry Piper (of Ottery ) 10 Oct 20 - 06:45 AM
Dave the Gnome 10 Oct 20 - 06:45 AM
Bonzo3legs 10 Oct 20 - 08:13 AM
Phil Cooper 10 Oct 20 - 08:34 AM
gillymor 10 Oct 20 - 08:43 AM
Rob Naylor 10 Oct 20 - 10:11 AM
GUEST,Big Al Whittle 10 Oct 20 - 11:06 AM
Tattie Bogle 10 Oct 20 - 12:10 PM
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gillymor 10 Oct 20 - 01:23 PM
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Subject: Favourite guitarists
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 07 Oct 20 - 10:33 AM

With the sad demise of Eddie Van Halen it's inevitable that we will get into favourites. Limit it to 3. Any style. My choices are probably more based on the songs I like as much as anything but yours could be style, ability, fame, colour of guitar or anything at all.

Jimi Hendrix
Mark Knopfler
Gary Moore

Over to you and be nice :-)


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Subject: RE: Favourite guitarists
From: gillymor
Date: 07 Oct 20 - 10:52 AM

James Burton
Jerry Garcia
Django Rheinhart
(Ry Cooder)


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Subject: RE: Favourite guitarists
From: gillymor
Date: 07 Oct 20 - 10:54 AM

and B.B. of course. Sorry for the overflow dtg but I couldn't name some and leave out others.


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Subject: RE: Favourite guitarists
From: Bonzo3legs
Date: 07 Oct 20 - 11:06 AM

Steve Morse
Richard Thompson
Jerry Donahue / sadly won't play any more
Martin Simpson
Sam Carter
Jeff Beck


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Subject: RE: Favourite guitarists
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 07 Oct 20 - 11:29 AM

I said limit it to 3 and in the firt 2 replies we have had 5 and then 6. Bonzo should be able to count at least. He is an accountant :-D


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Subject: RE: Favourite guitarists
From: Acorn4
Date: 07 Oct 20 - 11:32 AM

Doc Watson
Albert Lee
Richard Thompson


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Subject: RE: Favourite guitarists
From: Jeri
Date: 07 Oct 20 - 11:45 AM

Tommy Emmanual
Molly Tuttle
JP Cormier
Dick Gaughan - his Farewell to Sicily is one of the best things ever


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Subject: RE: Favourite guitarists
From: leeneia
Date: 07 Oct 20 - 11:53 AM

My favorite is a Richard Gilewitz. I'm adding a link to a YouTube video so you can hear what his playing is like.

wilderness


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Subject: RE: Favourite guitarists
From: Backwoodsman
Date: 07 Oct 20 - 12:04 PM

James Burton
Molly Tuttle
Martin Simpson
Billy Strings

...and quite a few more.


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Subject: RE: Favourite guitarists
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 07 Oct 20 - 12:07 PM

Only three?

In Mudcat world I loved listening to Don Firth, I grew up listening to his performances at various public places and hoots at the house.   

In the classical world I have a number of Christopher Parkening and Julian Bream albums, and there is a modern young woman who is fabulous but largely unknown, Gohar Vardanyan.

Since Van Halen is the trigger to starting this thread, I'll note that I didn't listen to the band in particular except to hear them on the radio over the years, but I was aware of his reputation. Here is an example.


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Subject: RE: Favourite guitarists
From: Gordon Jackson
Date: 07 Oct 20 - 12:11 PM

Richard Thompson
Martin Carthy
Ritchie Blackmore


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Subject: RE: Favourite guitarists
From: GUEST,Ray
Date: 07 Oct 20 - 12:18 PM

Tony Rice
Bryan Sutton
John Jorgenson (his gypsy jazz style)

.... to name but four!


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Subject: RE: Favourite guitarists
From: Jeri
Date: 07 Oct 20 - 12:29 PM

For the record, I suck with names, and the folks I named are only who I came up with at this moment.

I saw Richard Thompson play, and he's great. Has a unique style - he flat picks and finger picks at the same time. Two guitarists in one.
And Martin Carthy's best attribute as a guitar player, other than talent, is his taste.


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Subject: RE: Favourite guitarists
From: GUEST,Roderick A Warner
Date: 07 Oct 20 - 12:32 PM

Derek Bailey (deceased)
Mary Halvorson
Joe Morris


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Subject: RE: Favourite guitarists
From: GUEST,Reinhard
Date: 07 Oct 20 - 12:39 PM

Jenn Butterworth


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Subject: RE: Favourite guitarists
From: RTim
Date: 07 Oct 20 - 12:45 PM

Pierre Bensusan
Richard Thompson
Django Rheinhart


and for extra...Ali Farka Toure


Tim Radford


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Subject: RE: Favourite guitarists
From: Bonzo3legs
Date: 07 Oct 20 - 12:52 PM

I don't do instructions on my day off!!!

You want 3 so:

Steve Morse
Richard Thompson
Molly Tuttle


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Subject: RE: Favourite guitarists
From: GUEST,Sean O'Shea
Date: 07 Oct 20 - 02:06 PM

Martin Carthy;Mike Campbell[Fleetwood Mac]David Gilmour.


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Subject: RE: Favourite guitarists
From: GUEST,Cj
Date: 07 Oct 20 - 02:19 PM

Mississippi John Hurt
D'Gary
Gaughan or Carthy...


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Subject: RE: Favourite guitarists
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 07 Oct 20 - 04:16 PM

Clarence White on acoustic
Clarence White on electric
Nic Jones


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Subject: RE: Favourite guitarists
From: Bonzo3legs
Date: 07 Oct 20 - 04:17 PM

And from a different slant:

Nic Jones in 1980

Eric Clapton in 1965

Hank Marvin in 1960


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Subject: RE: Favourite guitarists
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 07 Oct 20 - 04:22 PM

I guess I'm still entitled to a third;
David Lindley soaring on lap steel


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Subject: RE: Favourite guitarists
From: GUEST
Date: 07 Oct 20 - 05:31 PM

Off the top of me head:

Soig Siberil
Steve Hackett
George Harrison

and many more


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Subject: RE: Favourite guitarists
From: gillymor
Date: 07 Oct 20 - 05:39 PM

Tony Rice
Frank Vignola
Doc Watson (probably my all-time favorite but there are so many good ones and they all affect me differently).

and Tony MacManus


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Subject: RE: Favourite guitarists
From: gillymor
Date: 07 Oct 20 - 05:44 PM

and the late Red Shea, a great accompanist.


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Subject: RE: Favourite guitarists
From: Long Firm Freddie
Date: 07 Oct 20 - 07:52 PM

BB King
Sister Rosetta Tharpe
Martin Carthy

LFF


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Subject: RE: Favourite guitarists
From: PHJim
Date: 07 Oct 20 - 08:32 PM

John Herald
Jackie Washington
Herb Ellis

My apologies to the 327 others I left out.


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Subject: RE: Favourite guitarists
From: GUEST,guest RS
Date: 09 Oct 20 - 02:01 PM

Zoot Horn Rollo
John Fahey
Eddie Lang


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Subject: RE: Favourite guitarists
From: Elmore
Date: 09 Oct 20 - 02:12 PM

Rev. Gary Davis, Chris Newman, Nina Gerber.


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Subject: RE: Favourite guitarists
From: Bonzo3legs
Date: 09 Oct 20 - 04:34 PM

Another 3:
Peter Green in John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, nobody could touch the technique he had then, either before or since.

Ritchie Blackmore

Joseph Jones


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Subject: RE: Favourite guitarists
From: GUEST,RA
Date: 09 Oct 20 - 04:43 PM

Joseph Spence!

Dick Gaughan

Loren Mazzacane Connors


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Subject: RE: Favourite guitarists
From: G-Force
Date: 09 Oct 20 - 05:19 PM

Amos Garrett


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Subject: RE: Favourite guitarists
From: fat B****rd
Date: 09 Oct 20 - 05:26 PM

Ry Cooder
Django Reinhardt
Roger Mcguinn

To name but 3


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Subject: RE: Favourite guitarists
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 09 Oct 20 - 06:24 PM

Martin Simpson
Tony McManus
Ivan Drever
and anyone who cannot control squeaky noises as they slide up or down strings is definitely OFF my list!


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Subject: RE: Favourite guitarists
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 09 Oct 20 - 06:24 PM

Yes, Amos Garrett! Jimmy Page, of Led Zeppelin, stated Garrett was one of his favorite American guitar players - he has dual US/Canadian citizenship.

Garrett began playing guitar at fourteen. He learned from performers such as Ben E. King, T-Bone Walker, Fats Domino and B. B. King at the Esquire Club in Montreal. He studied piano and trombone at the Royal Conservatory of Music of Toronto and also plays bass guitar and mandolin.


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Subject: RE: Favourite guitarists
From: GUEST,Big Al Whittle
Date: 09 Oct 20 - 10:00 PM

Trying to think of the last one who bought me a drink....


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Subject: RE: Favourite guitarists
From: GUEST,Henry Piper (of Ottery )
Date: 10 Oct 20 - 06:45 AM

Since the Art of the Rhythm guitar is almost a lost one today, I would Name in no particular order of merit:-
Eddie Condon, Freddie Green, Lonnie Johnson.
There are dozens more whose names would mean very little these days, but whose innate sense of time and Chord Knowledge kept many lesser musicians solidly "on the Beat" over the years.


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Subject: RE: Favourite guitarists
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 10 Oct 20 - 06:45 AM

That's a grand criterea Al :-)


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Subject: RE: Favourite guitarists
From: Bonzo3legs
Date: 10 Oct 20 - 08:13 AM

Rhythm guitar - Bruce Welch of course!!


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Subject: RE: Favourite guitarists
From: Phil Cooper
Date: 10 Oct 20 - 08:34 AM

To add some gender balance to favorite guitarists, one of my guitar heroes that got me interested in guitar tunings was Mary McCaslin, I also like Julie Henigan's playing, and must admit that I like the guitar playing in the videos of The MonaLisa Twins (one of those things I discovered during this lockdown). I do like a lot of the names mentioned above as well. It's hard to narrow it down to three of anything.


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Subject: RE: Favourite guitarists
From: gillymor
Date: 10 Oct 20 - 08:43 AM

Bill Frisell
Pat Metheny
John McLauglin (mostly his acoustic work, especially from My Goal's Beyond).


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Subject: RE: Favourite guitarists
From: Rob Naylor
Date: 10 Oct 20 - 10:11 AM

Among those still living:

Tommy Emmanuel
Andy McKee
Ana Vidovic
Julie Ellison (wish she was still playing!).


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Subject: RE: Favourite guitarists
From: GUEST,Big Al Whittle
Date: 10 Oct 20 - 11:06 AM

Great Guitarists Who Have Bought Me a Drink

Wizz Jones
Bert Jansch
Terry Smith


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Subject: RE: Favourite guitarists
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 10 Oct 20 - 12:10 PM

From the lady players: another 3: another vote for
Jenn Butterworth, and also
Anna Massie
Kristina Olsen (great on the slide guitar!)


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Subject: RE: Favourite guitarists
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 10 Oct 20 - 12:44 PM

Because I could play like him if I practiced a lot more - Norman Blake

Because being able to play like him is on the outer limits of my understanding - Tommy Emmanuel

Because I'd never be able to play like him short of a dope slap from the hand of God - Derek Trucks


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Subject: RE: Favourite guitarists
From: gillymor
Date: 10 Oct 20 - 01:23 PM

Some fingerstylists I love to listen to:

Al Pettway
John Miller
Ton Van Bergeyk


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Subject: RE: Favourite guitarists
From: Georgiansilver
Date: 10 Oct 20 - 03:09 PM

My current favourite is Luca Bezzini who has some of his work on Youtube.... see here.    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4fc6cR9czH1wS4MpT1TBAQ


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Subject: RE: Favourite guitarists
From: GUEST
Date: 10 Oct 20 - 05:11 PM

Great to see Loren Mazzacane Connors, Derek Bailey & Mary Halvorson cited above, and I share great admiration for all those others named, perhaps especially John Fahey, Richard Thompson and Nic Jones.

I'm going to try and go with some that haven't been named yet -

3 in folk-ish idioms:

C Joynes
Ben Chasny
Jack Rose

3 in other realms:

Keiji Haino
Sonny Sharrock
Christina Carter


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Subject: RE: Favourite guitarists
From: GUEST,BlackAcornUK
Date: 10 Oct 20 - 05:12 PM

Oops, forgot to include my profile! That last post (Joynes, Haino et al) is from me.


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Subject: RE: Favourite guitarists
From: GUEST,BlackAcornUK
Date: 10 Oct 20 - 05:25 PM

Surprising omissions from the collective list so far (which give me a scoundrel's opportunity to name-check others)

John Renbourn
Davy Graham
Elizabeth Cotten
Joni Mitchell
Neil Young
Thurston Moore


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