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Old 12-12-2020, 06:31 PM
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Old 12-13-2020, 08:42 AM
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John Lennon and George Harrison, Keith Richards, Robbie Blunt, Jimmy Page, Tom Petty and Mike Campbell among many others.

Lately I've been getting into playing some Scorpions, and both Rudi and Matthias are really fun to try to follow. There's technical complexity even in their clean rhythm parts that I'm digging.

Steve Lukather is another guitarist I admire but I haven't tried any of yet. The guy is crazy good, and even his impromptu stuff like "Duet For Guitar And Leafblower" is excellent.
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Old 12-13-2020, 10:20 AM
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Randy Rhoads. Shame he died in a senseless plane crash at the age of 25 when he was hitting his peak, back in 1982.
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10 off the top of head this morning...

Howard Alden
Tab Benoit
Jimmy Bruno
Chris Cain
Larry Carlton
Robben Ford
Duke Robillard
Martin Taylor
Stevie Ray Vaughn
Frank Vignola

I just stuck to living guitarists. Many of my favorites are actually long gone.
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Carlos Santana, Derek Trucks, Warren Haynes, David Hidalgo, Mick Taylor, Jorma Kaukonen, Kenny Burrell, Wes Montgomery, George Benson, Jerry Garcia, Steve Kimock

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Old 12-13-2020, 02:28 PM
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Growing up with a Strat I was always drawn to typical strat guys like Mayer,SRV, Hendrix, Clapton, Trower etc

My favorite rock guitarist of all time is probably Joe Walsh. I really like Duane Allman and Gary Rossington too.

Blues, I really like the 3 Kings. Being from the same state I have a soft spot for BB, but Freddie is so fun to watch and listen too and Albert was just such a good player.

I also really some of the old country/ rockabilly guys like Scotty Moore, Luther Perkins, Bob Wooton and love Merle and Waylon’s telecaster work.


I’ll throw this one in there. It probably gets overshadowed because he’s such a powerful vocalist and does a lot of acoustic playing, but I really love what Chris Stapleton is capable of on the electric. Definitely has a signature tone and is so good at a mixture of soulful playing and straight up southern rock type of playing.

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The guys that “move” me...

Terry Kath
Josh Smith
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Apart from the usual suspects - Hendrix and Beck being my top two electric players probably - I came across this comparison of contemporary players, improvising over the same track. While I'm not particularly a fan of most of their music, tbh, there is no doubt they are amazing players. My person favourite in this vid was Chris Buck.

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Old 12-14-2020, 07:38 AM
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I had a my rock playlist on Amazon playing as I drove to work this morning and realized I left off two of my favorite rock guitarists.

Malcolm Young and Billy Gibbons. Angus is great but I’ve always loved Malcolm’s rhythm playing. I’ve seen Gibbons live in person three times now and he’s never disappointed. He gets such an amazing tone live.
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Not a person in particular, but I got hooked on The Ventures in the mid 1970's. The surf sound got me into wanting to play guitar.
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Lately I've been on a big Bill Frisell kick. This was his contribution to the Fretboard Journal "You Are My Sunshine" project.

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Richard Thompson. I like that he comes at it from a non-blues base.

I also think Bruce Springsteen is underrated, because his guitar supports his vocals and songwriting, not the other way around.
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Old 12-14-2020, 10:34 AM
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Jeff Golub

He left us almost five years ago. I had the good fortune to meet him several times at jazz festivals. He had a great sense of humor and never seemed in a hurry to move along. And oh boy the stories he could tell. Always played smoothly and confident no matter what was thrown his way. We miss you Jeff.
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I am horrible at superlatives so here are some influences:

Joe Walsh. Every now and then I am overdubbing in a recording session and I look up at the monitors and say, "Oh, crap." I'm channeling Joe again!" The apple doesn't fall from the tree: The James Gang Rides Again was my second album.
Duane Allman/Dickey Betts - Well, I am from the South, after all.
David Gilmour - "Playing for the song" is thy name.
Andrew Latimer of Camel - emotion and melody in every lead
Andy Powell and Ted Turner of Wishbone Ash - That English folk sensibility runs deep.
Steve Howe of Yes - I almost NEVER look up at the monitors and say, "Oh Crap. I'm channeling Steve again." He's so idiosyncratic and so idiomatic that I really have a hard time playing in his choppy style. BUT, he is imaginative and inspiring to the max.
Justin Hayward (Moody Blues) - I must admit that "New Horizons" and "This Morning" were early starts for me on the road to melodic playing.
Tony Peluso - With Richard Carpenter he created the "power ballad" genre on the Carpenters' "Goodbye to Love." I fell in love with the song and his solos and decided I wanted to solo on guitar. Then I met and played with him.
The Doobie Brothers - these guys taught me the art of the precis solo.
Steve Lukather - He plays some killer solos and showed me that higher gain can be done with taste.

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Old 12-14-2020, 10:56 AM
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Cliff Gallup
Darrel Higham
Hank Marvin
Keith Richards
Stephen Stills
Eric Clapton
Tommy Tedesco
Glen Campbell
Kevin North
Stevie Ray Vaughn
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