I Want to Know Your Favorite Guitarists

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    Steve Lukather, best known as the guitarist with the group, ToTo, is by far one of my favorite guitarist.  Plus, he's a great guy who's worked on so many albums for various artist that few realize his vast accomplishments.  For you trivia folks, the group ToTo, played ALL of...
    strokemymane strokemymane
    51-55, M
    3 Responses Dec 15, 2011

    My Favorites Include...

    Jimi Hendrix, BB King, Steve Vai, Adam Nanez, Eddie Van Halen, Chris DeGarmo, Robbin Crosby (RIP), Randy Rhodes (RIP)...   yours are? 
    afreimann afreimann
    41-45, F
    Jan 2, 2009

    I Have 2 Lol

    2 favorite guitarists that I wish I could come within 50 ft of their talent lol and one of them I would probably bang lol Um Synester for Avenged Sevenfold! The guy is mad genius!!! I love the way he plays!!! And I would **** him in a heartbeat lol and my second favorite is...
    HanaNoMizu HanaNoMizu
    26-30, F
    Jan 18, 2008

    In No Particular Order:

    -Mark Knopfler (Dire Straits, solo) -Alex Lifeson (née Aleksandar Zivojinovic; Rush)  -Jan Leyers (SoulSister, My Velma, solo) -The Edge (née David Evans; U2) -Gary Richrath (REO Speedwagon)
    rustyguy rustyguy
    18-21, M
    Jan 21, 2009

    Jimi Hendrix

    Jimi Hendrix,Eric Clapton,Carlos Santana,Stevie Ray Vaughn,Neil Young,Jeff Healy,Jimmy Page,Tommy Bolin,David Gilmour,Jorma Kaukonen,BB King,Johny Winter
    pavlovscat pavlovscat
    56-60, M
    2 Responses Nov 10, 2009

    Best "Living" Blues Guitarists

    Besides Eric Clapton, my 2 favorite guitarists are Walter Trout & Ana Popovic.  Walter Trout is in the top 10 guitarists in the world and Ana Popovic should also be on that list.  We get to see them for free every summer at Blues on the Mall and they blow the...
    gaiacrone gaiacrone
    46-50, F
    6 Responses Oct 10, 2008

    But You Can Guess

    Santana, and his style can't be beat
    jadecrow jadecrow
    51-55, M
    2 Responses Aug 5, 2009

    In No Particular Order...

    Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, Mark Knopfler, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Paco de Lucia, BB King, John Mayer
    didimarjeta didimarjeta
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Dec 17, 2008

    Adam Jones♥

    from Tool. He is so bad *** on the guitar, and they are such a unique band. Together, everything, every chord, every strum of the bass, every beat of the drum ties in to form perfection.
    DramaticSuicide DramaticSuicide
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Oct 8, 2008


    Jimmy Page, Trey Anastasio, Eric Clapton, Jimmi Hendrix, Jeff Beck, George Harrison Keith Richards, Carlos Santana, Chuck Berry, B.B King. Jerry Garcia,
    nowherewoman nowherewoman
    22-25, F
    1 Response Mar 8, 2011

    Some You May Not Have Heard Of

    Duane Allman, Dickey Betts, Warren Haynes, Derek Trucks, Trey Anastasio, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, and Robbie Krieger are all great guitarists you may not have heard of. The first two were the original guitarists for The Allman Brothers Band. Duane sadly died in 1971 and is my...
    MusicLover1971 MusicLover1971
    18-21, M
    Nov 25, 2013

    There's A Few...

    Eddie Van Halen Joe Satriani Yngwie Malmsteen Steve Vai Steve Stevens Oz Fox  
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    Nov 12, 2009

    The List... (prone To Addition)

    Jimmy Page Johnny Marr Kirk Hammett (I have his hip tattoo flames shooting out of a Metallica tattoo on my sternum) Mick Mars Rich Robinson Marc Ford Slash Joe Perry Jimi Hendrix Steve Vai Joe Satriani Bruce Kulick...
    TheRealWoman TheRealWoman
    31-35, F
    13 Responses Nov 9, 2009

    A Few

    Bill Nelson...Be Bop Deluxe     Link Wray....Glen Tilbrook...Squeeze    Tom Morello...   Richard Thompson... David Hidalgo...Los Lobos     Paul Weller... Steve Bartek..Oingo Boingo     ...
    2 Responses Feb 18, 2009

    Rory Gallagher

    He's one of the best. If you have never heard of him, google him. Irish born, he started in show bands as a teen and incorporated rock n roll and blues whenever he could. Fronted a band called "Taste" in the late sixties and early seventies before going solo...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Apr 30, 2009

    My Heroin-chic Rock God

    John ******* Frusciante.  A living rock legend.  I love this man.
    CuriosityKitten CuriosityKitten
    31-35, F
    Aug 17, 2008
    musicalmohit musicalmohit
    26-30, M
    1 Response Apr 11, 2015

    There Are So Many...

    Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Page, Tony Iommi, Richie Blackmore and of course Eric.   But for me, first and foremost has to be Dave Gilmour.   Oh, and Bert Weedon.
    PammyJane PammyJane
    51-55, F
    3 Responses May 29, 2009

    How Much Time Do I Have

    Kurt Cobain of Nirvana Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones Kirk Hammett of Metallica Joe Perry of Aerosmith Jorma Kaukonen of Jefferson Airplane Ritchie Blackmore of Deep Purple Ed O'Brien of Radiohead  Eddie Van Halen Kevin Shields of My...
    TheWanderingSupertramp TheWanderingSupertramp
    26-30, M
    12 Responses Nov 10, 2009

    Stevie Ray Vaughn and Pete Townsend

    Check out Stevie V's greatest hits and Pete Townshend's White City.  Face the face is a cool song but not the best for his stellar guitar performances.  Pete is from The Who - that 60's - 80's band with Roger Daltry as lead singer for those of you who are under 35, lol...
    Aristartle Aristartle
    46-50, F
    8 Responses Jun 24, 2008

    You Would Think....

    that after putting out 28 albums and playing with Guns n Roses from 2000 - 2004, that I would have heard of this dude but, I didn't. Buckethead is one of the best guitarists I have ever heard!!! His style is amazing, unlike anyone else. Then there's Stevie Ray...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Nov 11, 2009

    There's So Many...

    Well, where to start? It would have to be Lenny Breau. I LOVED Lenny's playing, it was beyond anything anybody was doing at the time. He played the guitar like a piano, two handed tapping, harmonics and eight, nine note strums. Transcendant. He was a super nice guy, too, very...
    Sydgrrl Sydgrrl
    46-50, T
    5 Responses Apr 6, 2010

    To Be Continued...

    Derek Trucks Davy Knowles Robert Cray Bonnie Raitt Undeniably - Clapton, Page, Hendrix, King, Perry, Buckley...   Oh, and did I mention Derek Trucks - I would totally throw my panties at him given the opportunity...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Dec 22, 2008

    Underrated Or Lesser Known Guitarists

    My Top 10 (in no particular order): 1. I pray to Jim "The Reverend" Horton Heath. He plays so fast, it almost seems as if he's playing more than one guitar. Recommended Track(s): "Big Sky" "Psychobilly Freakout" 2. While he may not be the most...
    zeligocity zeligocity
    22-25, M
    15 Responses Jul 6, 2008

    My Dad =)

    He isn't famous but he is the best guitarist I've ever seen. He was in a small band years and years ago and now he self records his own songs. It sounds awesome, he taugh me and my bro how to play as well. =)
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Dec 4, 2009

    The List to Begin More Listing

    Pete Townsend Jimi Mr. Clapton Mick Thompson/Jim Root- Slipknot Randy Rhodes- Ozzy (rip) Kerry King- (Slayer) Synyster Gates/Zacky Vengeance- A7X Mark Morton/Willie Adler- Lamb of God Zakk Wylde- Ozzy/ Black Label Society (Lead) Mike Paget- BfmV Dr. Know- Bad...
    EricS EricS
    36-40, M
    6 Responses Sep 13, 2008

    B.b. King

    His reign as King of the Blues has been as long as that of any monarch on earth. Yet B.B. King continues to wear his crown well. At age 76, he is still light on his feet, singing and playing the blues with relentless passion. Time has no apparent effect on B.B., other than to...
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Jan 23, 2010

    I Think My Answer Sounds Obvious But We All Have Different Taste

    So without further ado: JOHN FRUSCIANTE! He's my inspiration! My king! My GOD! Then comes Mr. Hendrix. He did the best tooth solos of all time, lol.
    Wraither Wraither
    22-25, M
    23 Responses Sep 12, 2008


    Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see. —Arthur Schopenhauer I want to be Stevie Ray Vaughn!
    1Babe 1Babe
    46-50, F
    1 Response Aug 1, 2009

    Zakk Wylde

    because guitar playing is more about soul than technical prowess
    deleted deleted
    6 Responses Oct 9, 2008

    Where Do I Start?

    Well I love to play guitar and some of my favorites and influences are Eric Clapton, Slash, Yngwi Malmsteen, Jimmy Page, Eddie Van Halen, Angus Young, Jimi Hendrix, and Buckethead.
    Dudemeister91 Dudemeister91
    18-21, M
    May 22, 2010

    I Adore All Of Them =))

    Clapton Hendrix BB King Chuck Berry Zakk Wylde Eddie Van Halen Joe Satriani Steve Vai David Gilmour James Hetfield John Sykes Dave Mustaine Kerry King Synyster Gates Jimmy Page Yngwie Malmsteen Jack White John Frusciante ...
    joycenightmare joycenightmare
    18-21, F
    Apr 8, 2012

    Frusciante And Trucks

    In my opinion John Frusciante and Derek Trucks are in league of there own never knew people could expess such indescribable emotion with just a guitar
    Rubedo Rubedo
    31-35, M
    2 Responses Apr 24, 2010

    My Favs - No Particular Order

    Bruce Cockburn Stevie Ray Vaughn Jaco Pastorius (I know - Bass guitar but lets face it, this man forever changed electric bass in the 70s) Michael Hedges Bill Frisell B.B. King
    DeepForest DeepForest
    3 Responses Jul 29, 2010

    STEVE Vai!!!!!

    He is so amazing.  I've never seen anyone play the guitar like he does.  He makes his instrument sing!
    BlueWhaleMeatMcFacer BlueWhaleMeatMcFacer
    22-25, F
    5 Responses Oct 8, 2008

    I Have Two

    my all time favorite guitarist would have to be Slash from guns and roses/velvet revolver cause of the soul he puts into his playing like in the godfather theme and my second i would love to meet/play like kerry king with his massive speed and is capable of out playing alot of...
    torque10 torque10
    18-21, M
    Feb 9, 2009

    Roy Buchanan

    This guy was known as the "Best Unknown Guitarist In The World". His stuff is on CD, Google him. He was once considered to fill the vacancy in the Rolling Stones. Personal demons eventually caught up with him and he hung himself in a jail cell, but his music lives on.
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Jul 1, 2009


    Duane Allman, Ronnie Montrose, Jimmy Page, Robert Johnson,  BB King, and of course, Eric Clapton aka God. 
    RubyTewes RubyTewes
    31-35, F
    6 Responses May 29, 2009

    Favourites And Inspirators....

    If, indeed that is a true word, but guitarists who inspired me to learn, to improve, to develop and branch out.....From a dude close to his half century; I hope to stimulate a few Google searches if these guys are not so familiar. And I hope that you do, because that might lead...
    hawk2002 hawk2002
    46-50, M
    7 Responses Jun 22, 2011

    My Favourite Guitarists

    Yngvie Malmsteen, Richie Blacmore, Mark Knopfler, Jet Atkins, Carlos Santana, BB King, Brian May Estonian Guitarists: Mihkel Raud, Angela Aak, Endel Jogi-River
    GinaConvair GinaConvair
    41-45, F
    Jan 21, 2009

    Pete Townsend of the Who

    The whole band is my all time favorite! I am addicted to watching this guy on YouTube.  So full of energy jumping around on stage, smashing his guitars into the amps and Keith Moons drum sets. I get a rush everytime.  Sure wish I'd seen them live. I really have to add...
    FreakOfNature FreakOfNature
    4 Responses Nov 5, 2008


    Jimi Hendrix, Prince, B.B. King, and Muddy Waters
    DyingLion DyingLion
    36-40, M
    Nov 11, 2009
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