Great guitar player's

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  1. Schide

    Schide Buyer of Too Much

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    That...that's beautiful.

    I'm not going to have a top 5 or anything, and these aren't who I consider the greatest per se, but perhaps some lesser known guitarists who otherwise might not appear in this thread. I would have given descriptions of why I like them but it's late and I'm not very good at that anyway.

    Warren Haynes
    Derek Trucks
    Jeff Beck
    John Cipollina
    Robert Fripp
    Frank Zappa
    Les Paul (whom I will be seeing performing tomorrow)
    Jorma Kaukonen
    Trey Anastasio
    Jon Gutwillig
    Andy McKee
    Pat Metheny
    Robert Randolph
     
  2. Caine

    Caine Rise up to the glory!!

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    Dave Mustaine
    Kerry King
    Jeff Hanneman
    Alexi Laiho
    Max Cavalera
    Michael Amott
     
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    *facepalm*

    I cannot believe I forgot the Godfather of metal.


    I'll be in my room, ....full of shame,...sobbing in the corner. I don't deserve my flying V guitar,...I should play a telecaster to teach myself a lesson.
     
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    It's impossible to pick a "top" anything. I hold many in high standard so consider this the first five I can think of right this instant.

    Buckethead
    Pepper Keenan
    Brendon Small
    SRV
    Dave Mustaine
     
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    Oh god, THIS. Without Toni Iommi (and the rest of Black Sabbath) there would be no heavy metal.
     
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    Kind of sucks that he had to loose parts of his body to lay the foundations of some of the greatest music on earth.
     
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    Poho That's MISTER Poho to you

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    Graham Pinney
    John Petrucci
    Luke Hoskin
    Sonny Landreth
    Mike Einzeger
     
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    Guitar gods...always interesting. I'm surprised that nobody mentioned Carlos Santana, Eric Clapton, George Harrison, or Tom Morello. And John Mayer often doesn't get the credit he deserves for his skill, either.
     
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    Brian May
    Andy Summers
    Wes Montgomery
    Django Reinhardt
    and my personal favorite: Tony Rice!!

    hard for me to do 5 as well. . .I'm also fond of Kerry King, Leo Nocentelli, Jim Hall, the Edge, etc. etc.
     
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    Morello and Clapton would be in my list somewhere.

    Santana isn't that mind-blowing to me. Mayer is a good player but theres something about him that I just don't like.
     
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    Holy shit someone with good taste.
     
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    Francis Dunnery.
     
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    Why thank you very much!
     
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    Poho That's MISTER Poho to you

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    there are simply far too many amazing guitarists on this planet, that are all amazing in different ways, on different levels, to different people.
     
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    kurt cobian.......
     
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    kurt cobian.......
     
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    This thread will probably go on forever

    Just to name a few not yet mentioned

    ALEX SKOLNICK

    JOE PASS
    MARTY FRIEDMAN
    BRIAN SETZER

    and

    JASON BECKER this boy was going to be a legend sadly fate did not allow this to be. Listen to "Air" from Perpetual Burn. Just beautiful.

    oh and a few late mentions:

    JAMES MURPHY
    J YUENGER

    both great, both very under rated
     
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    Muhammed Suicmez- Necrophagist
    Ivan Jaramillo -Ancient Necropsy ( one man band)
    Adam Jones-Tool.
    Mr. Dave Mustaine.
    Tom Morello.
     
  20. jorod74

    jorod74 Psycholagnist (Ret.)

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    i was waiting for Petrucci....
    another overlooked guitar player is Roy Clark.
    Don't let his days on "Hee-Haw" distract you. he was multi-faceted. saw him play flamenco, classical, bluegrass, honkytonk and country- he has such nimble fingers. always been impressed by him.