Who Is The Biggest Guitar Hero Of This Era?

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    The 60's had Clapton Page, Beck, and Hendrix. The 70's had still had Clapton, beck and Page, but also David Gilmour, Ritchie Blackmore and then Eddie Van Halen took rock guitar to a new level.

    The 80's had Van Halen, Randy Rhoads, Yngwie Malmsteen, Steve Vai, and Joe Satriani and they were guitar heroes into the 90's as well.

    Who today (someone who is relatively new, someone who debuted in the last 15 years) has the stature of a Hendrix, Page, Blackmore, Van Halen, Rhoads, Or Malmsteen?
     
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    John Mayer, for real. Saw him live back in 2006 and was blown away, guy is legit.
     
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    Jack White. Love him or hate him, there's no denying his talent
     
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    That's who I came to say, this era isn't really the sort where we have big 'guitar heroes' but I'd say he's the closest thing -

     
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    Joe Satriani

    A little biased since I went to HS with him. We used to hang out at his house
    sometimes when cutting school.
    His biggest influence was Jeff Beck, which you can clearly hear.
    Very nice fellow.
     
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    . He's definitely on the list me thinks.
     
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    And he taught many a great player.
     
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    no mention of angus?
     
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    this angus?
     
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    Relatively new.
     
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    um,you are aware he's now in his 60s and was around in the 70s?
     
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    Um yes.The thread is for "relatively new" guitar players!
     
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    from a pop culture stand point, guitar is dead. So no one has had that type of impact using a guitar.
     
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    Guitar is far from dead.Maybe no impact like Hendrix or Page but there are numerous smokin' players in today's day and age.There are half a dozen listed above to name just a few.
     
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    Great call on Jack White.

    I'd add John Petrucci, Derek Trucks and Buckethead,

    Also, Gary Clark Jr. is a major up and comer IMO. Saw him at Clapton's Crossroads in 2010 and liked him. But then I saw him at Lock'n this past year and he was much more memorable, turned a lot of heads during his set for sure.
     
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    Came to post this.

    He's one of those guys that you can hear a song for the first time, and you will just know by hearing the guitar that it's Jack White playing. I place a huge value on that kind of distinction.

    He does a ton of cool shit to make very simple blues licks his own. I am hugely influenced by his fast, stuccato picking and the way he uses the toggle switch as a weapon. He's also one of, if not my favorite at pairing effects together. Not just the digital whammy, but the big muff/micro amp combo to get that ridiculous fuzz.


    My hidden gem pick would be Ted Leo for his "play your guts out" style. Dude's right hand has superhuman endurance, and he writes cool ass songs in multiple styles.


     
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    Brent Hinds of Mastodon is really damn good and putting his own spin and variation on how you play the guitar
     
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