Favorite Guitarists?

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    I haven't listened to instrumental guitarists in a long time; however I just listened to them right now, and it brought back the great memories that I had spending time trying to learn some of the classical songs and amazing guitarists.

    My favorite guitarists:

    Steve Vai:



    Joe Satriani:


    Edit: How could I forget about David Gilmour and Eric Clapton?

    I also love listening to Jason Becker, Yngwie Malmsteen and Marty Friedman and so on...

    what say you, sherdog?
     
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    went to HS with Satch so yea, he's right up there.
    but how can Eddie Van Halen, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Slash, Robin Trower, Clapton, Duane Allman, Randy Rhoads,
    Jimi, Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page not be recognized as awesome?
     
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    Angus Young
    Scott Lucas(Local H)
    Robbie Krieger
    David Gilmour
     
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    lol just gonna say, dunn forgeet angus now

    and yea gilmour for sure, wow bonus points for reaching
    all the way back to robbie.
     
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    Eddie Van Halen

    Also, honorable mention to Zakk Wylde. While he is not considered one of the "greatest" of all time, I tend to like his body of work better than most other guitarists.
     
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    Just going with instrumental type guitarists I have to mention Leo Kottke

     
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    And of course the great Frank Zappa

     
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    Of recent guitarists I'm really liking Gary Clarke Jr. Not so much for technical ability but tone, presence and emotional investment.
     
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    Wydle is sick. He can play such heavy riffs and crazy solos; he is like a perfect heavy metal guitarist. His solos from No More Tears, Miracle Man and Road to Nowhere are among my favorites
     
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    Shame on me for not mentioning Randy Rhoads! I tried to learn a lot of his music with Ozzy, it is so good. Dimebag from Pantera is up there too.
     
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    In no particular order:

    George Harrison, Duane Allman, Ry Cooder, Lowell George, Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, Steve Cropper, EVH, David Gilmour, Ritchie Blackmore, Robbie Robertson, Tom Morello, Mick Ronson.
     
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    Tommy Emmanuel
    Al DiMeola
    Shawn Lane
    Adrian Belew
    Robert Fripp
    Eric Vaarzon-Morel
    Jan Akkerman
    Steve Rothery
    Steve Hackett

    To name a few I hadn't seen mentioned yet.
     
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    John Mayo is da best
     
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    This guy know what is up in the world of guitarists.

    My three biggest inspirations and influences to my guitar playing style are and always will be

    1) Chuck Schuldiner of Death and Control Denied

    Chuck is in my opinion the all time greatest guitarist in the world of rock music. The man is a legend who gave birth to Death Metal. A singer/songwriter who's skills on the guitar are extraordinary. Had the ability to play with aggression and soul all at the same time. Brain cancer took the friendliest, nicest and down to earth person when Chuck died December 13th of 2001 at the age of 34. He would have been 50 today :(

    2) David Gilmour Of Pink Floyd and solo work

    Is there anything that could be said about David Gilmour that already hasn't been said? He is the most soulful guitarist I've ever heard. While he may not be the most technical player like I said he plays with the most soul and passion. His guitar playing is an extension of himself and he gave us arguably the greatest solo in rock history in that of Comfortably Numb

    3) Frank Zappa Of The Mothers Of Invention and solo work

    Frank Zappa recorded some of the most unique music on the planet and his guitar style was solely his own. I never heard another guitarist sound like him. Many have imitated and duplicated him but nobody has been able to play like he has. Not to mention he also was an accomplished composer, singer and songwriter. Just like Chuck Frank died way too young on December 4th of 1993 of prostate cancer at the age of 52.

    Those three are my biggest influences on my playing style

    Below is a list of other guitarists I'm a big fan of

    Devin Towsend of Strapping Young Lad, Devin Townsend Project, Devin Townsend Band, Casualties of Cool, and all other side projects

    I didn't get into Devin Townsend until 2008 and boy am I glad he did. His playing style is all over the place which is a good thing. Gives us psychedelic country rock with Casualties of Cool, extreme metal with Strapping Young Lad,. ambient rock with the Ghost album under the Devin Townsend Project and a whole slew of other styles and genres. Also his vocal range is amazing. As well the vast majority of his solos are technical masterpieces full of soul and power.

    Brent Hinds of Mastodon
    Scott Gorham of Thin Lizzy
    Josh Homme of Kyuss, Queens Of The Stone Age and Eagles of Death Metal
    James Hetfield Of Metallica
    Matt Pike of Sleep and High On Fire
    Jus Oborn Of Electric Wizard
    Adam Jones Of Tool
     
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    Good stuff, @Satanical Eve!

    Although, I would personally put the Dogs guitar work and solo over Comfortably Numb.



    I also need to add Chet Atkins and James Burton to my list, certianly in terms of how much they inspire my own playing.
     
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    I just picked up the remastered vinyl of Animals and damn they did a good job with it. Sounds amazing and the guitars sound just as good if not better than on the original
     
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    Phil Keaggy, I had the pleasure of seeing him live twice; blew my mind.

    Growing up, Angus Young was a demigod to me. BB King as well. I used to think Dave Mustaine was great, and he still is, but he seems locked in a "Pentatonic Box" and doesn't seem to appreciate his other bandmates, Marty Friedman and Chris Poland come to mind, who aren't.

    EDIT: Honorable mention for Diamond "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott.
     
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