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Posted: 2/6/2017 2:07:18 AM EDT
Or the best guitar player.

Stevie Ray Vaughn = Stratocaster

Jimi Hendrix =Stratocaster

Slash = Les Paul

The styles are similar

But the music is not.


You can nominate your own candidate too,like Alex Lifeson or Vince Gill
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He was always my kind of player. I really like Joe Bonamassa on any guitar.
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Greg "The Grissle Man" Koch, Of Fender Ambassador fame.
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I've really been digging Pete Thorn's playing lately.

But of those three, I like 'em all about the same.
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I think Tommy Emmanuel is a better guitar player than any listed so far.
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I think Neil Giraldo doesn't get enough love. That guy is all over the place, and it's all tasty.

+1 for Mark Knopfler. I'm a fan.
Link Posted: 2/6/2017 12:05:24 PM EDT
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Tommy Tedesco or Glen Campbell.  They could sit in with any band, and play any kind of music.  


Lots of great guitar players out there.
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Tommy Tedesco or Glen Campbell.  They could sit in with any band, and play any kind of music.  


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I saw Tedesco at my local Sam Ash, fucking amazing, and cool stories too......
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Tommy Tedesco or Glen Campbell.  They could sit in with any band, and play any kind of music.  


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Heck, since you're talking Country....

Jerry Reed
Chet Adkins
Brad Paisley
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Heck, since you're talking Country....

Jerry Reed
Chet Adkins
Brad Paisley
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Tommy Tedesco or Glen Campbell.  They could sit in with any band, and play any kind of music.  


Lots of great guitar players out there.


Heck, since you're talking Country....

Jerry Reed
Chet Adkins
Brad Paisley

Oh, but they were  soooooo much more than country musicians. Rock, swing, jazz, spanish, lounge, easy listening.  Thousands of recordings of all sorts. Frank Sinatra in the morning, and the Beach Boys in the afternoon.  But you would never know it, because they were unnamed session players. They could play it all, and that is was what made them such musical geniuses.


Edit:  Oh gosh.....how could I forget Phil Keaggy?
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John Mayer.
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Oh, but they were  soooooo much more than country musicians. Rock, swing, jazz, spanish, lounge, easy listening.  Thousands of recordings of all sorts. Frank Sinatra in the morning, and the Beach Boys in the afternoon.  But you would never know it, because they were unnamed session players. They could play it all, and that is was what made them such musical geniuses.


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Very good point about them being session players, and they can do just about anything, but most folks think of them as Country players. And speaking of session players, Brent Mason.
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First post and all that.
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Roy Clark, Larry Coryell and  Bill Frisell
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David Gilmour.
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Jimmy Page
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Of the 3 listed, Hendrix by far. Slash doesnt even crack the top 100 on my list. Bumble foot, DJ Ashba and Buckethead all did a far better job in GNR than slash. Jimi,Rik Emmett, and Malmsteen are my top 3 in the generalized Rock genere. By the all time best player is Segovia.  Jazz would be Pat Martino.
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Of the three listed Jimi.

I would nominate Danny Gatton and Roy Buchanan.  Of course there have been many unbelievable players and choosing the best is impossible.
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Heck, since you're talking Country....

Jerry Reed
Chet Adkins
Brad Paisley
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Oops, You forgot Roy Clark!
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Oops, You forgot Roy Clark!
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Heck, since you're talking Country....

Jerry Reed
Chet Adkins
Brad Paisley


Oops, You forgot Roy Clark!


You're right, I did.
Link Posted: 2/10/2017 2:55:30 AM EDT
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Stanley Jordan, Tom Morello, Prince, and Jack White.
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I was a die-hard Vaughanabbe for a very long time.  Riviera Paradise may be my favorite song ever.

However, IMHO, the best recorded strat tone of that type is found on Scott Henderson's "Tore Down House".  Damn.

If you like it cleaner, Ronnie Earl's "Still River" is amazing.  

I then drifted to Telecasters, and Kid Ramos is THE man for me on the old plank.
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Yep, exactly
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For me it is SRV.  I wouldn't say he is better than the other players.  I just always related more to the way he played.  If you watch him when he would really get going he would almost slap at the strings.   The attitude and ferocity he had getting his sound is something I really get into.

Another example would be the late, great Steve Clark.  Those type of gritty, reckless players have always been my favorite.
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I saw Jazz great Pat Metheney a few weeks ago in concert.  It was incredible.  Not sure if I was more impressed with his chops or how his band knew exactly what he was going to do next.  Insane performance!
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+1
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There are many truly great guitarists. I think their style is what separates them. It may be just what style you prefer.
I really liked Chet Atkins too.
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