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Best or Your Favorite Guitar Players

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Stxl87 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
who do you think is the best guitar player, or just post some of your favorite. i havnt listented to music with guitars all my life and i've recently started i'm maybe about close to a year of experimenting with a bunch of different people and bands. but i've come across a few that i really like, they are:

Kurt Cobain (Nirvana)- i think he plays very well, and if he writes his guitar music he is very skilled, i loved him on MTV Unplugged

Jeff Hanneman and Kerry King (Slayer)- i really like a lot of slayers songs, i think they play very well, whoever does their guitarts is very skilled and plays distinctivly, i love the guitars on the opening of their song "Criminally Insane"

Michael Keene (The Faceless)- I like how michael keene plays in this band, i love how he played on the song "The Legion of the Serpent"

Necrophagist- whoever plays their guitars is very skilled. i like songs like: "stabwound", and only ash remains

Cannibal Corpse- the guitars in their music often have a great and distninct sound
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paellamagi Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Annie Clark is rad too.
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paellamagi Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Nels Cline. His guitar wanking at least sounds nice.
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mgcogan Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Joe Satriani and John Frusciante
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MaceRider Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
God, I swear, it's like Music Forum snobs wait for threads like this to bust out their most obscure references.

"Yeah, my favorite guitarist? Some unheard-of avant garde jazz guitarist from Croatia who released a few tapes in the mid-80's, that guy played with so much expression and feeling!"
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Lash-Upon-Lash Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Student Photographer
Tosin Abasi from AAL
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VRCooke Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
-Joe Stump
-Kaki King
-Preston Reed
-Miyavi
-Pat Metheny
-Slash
-Eddie Van Halen
-Angus Young
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zeruch Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Professional General Artist
10:

Vernon Reid
Allan Holdsworth
Tim Miller
Robert Fripp
Steve Rothery
Skip McDonald
John McLaughlin
Trevor Rabin
Bill Frisell
Andy Summers
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YA-YA2001 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Henry John Deutschendorf.




Junior.



:D
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deviant-garde Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
To avoid bombarding this thread with a gigantic sterile list of random musicians, I'll say Fred Frith because he was fantastic in Henry Cow and did great solo work of varying styles, especially "Guitar Solos"; Derek Bailey because he was one of the most significant free improvisers ever; and Sonny Sharrock because nobody else did guitar as well in free jazz / avant-garde jazz. Somebody might bring up James Blood Ulmer on that note but I could never get into him much.
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Ezzalikesart Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
Mick Ronson
Jimi Hendrix
Jimmy Page
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shieldforyoureyes Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
Paco de Lucia - [link]

Johnny Thunders - [link]

Agata Ichirou - [link]
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A-CHA4649 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Student General Artist
Tosin Abasi
Misha Mansoor
Kurt Rosenwinkel
Jimi Hendrix
Wes Montgomery
Joe pass
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Yamcha-Wolf Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Dameon Aranda
Tom Morello
Slash
Eddie Van Halen
Jimmy Page
Lzzy Hale
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Fenrir1987 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Billy Duffy - The Cult - [link]
Jon Schaffer - Iced Earth - [link]
Troy Seele - Iced Earth - [link]
Elias Viljanen - Sonata Arctica - [link]
Stevie Ray Vaughan - [link]
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Stxl87 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012
im checking these people out.

apparently theres a lot i havnt heard of. lol.
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UnderneathTheWillow Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012
Eddy Halen.
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HGWizard Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Andy LaRocuque of King Diamond
Dave Murray of Iron Maiden
Yngwie Malmsteen
Alexi Liaho
Peter White
Mark Knopfler

I could go on!
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TTFNJinx Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Student Interface Designer
Has anyone mentioned Van Halen yet?
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mightybearrr Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
John McLaughlin, Duane Denison, Kevin Shields, Buzz Osbourne, J. Mascis, Robert Fripp, Grant Green, Frank Zappa, Trey Spruance, Jimi Hendrix, Andy Gill, Dave Navarro, Devin Townsend, Snakefinger, Elliott Smith, Vernon Reid, Adrian Belew, Josh Homme, Tony Iommi, Eddie Hazel, John Frusciante, Keith Levene, Mark Knopfler, Stuart Braithwaite, Kim Thayil, James Blood Ulmer, Steve Vai, Nick Drake, Andy Partridge, Billy Zoom, Johnny Marr, East Bay Ray, Wata, Greg Ginn, Joe Satriani, D. Boon, Ron Asheton, Dr. Know, Graham Coxon, , Steve Albini, Yamamoto Seiichi, Doug Martsch, T. Rex, Michael Karoli, Zoot Horn Rollo, Ian Mackaye, Tom Verlaine, Glenn Branca, Tim Sult, Eric Clapton, Django Reinhardt, Trey Anastasio, Larry LaLonde, and Sterling Morrison
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deviant-garde Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
Oh my goodness, respect for listing Zoot Horn Rollo and Tom Verlaine. And that reminds me I oughtta listen to that Residents album with Snakefinger on it. I heard a tiny bit of You yes yes yes or whatever the track is called and I knew I'd have to eventually.
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mightybearrr Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
If you're gonna go with the Residents albums he was on, I'd suggest Eskimo, The Commercial Album, Duck Stab, The Third Reich 'n Roll, and Fingerprince.
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deviant-garde Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
The latter one, that's the one I was thinking of, but I didn't know he was on more than that at all. I did also hear Eskimo. Don't distinctly remember any guitar parts unless he played other instruments.
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mightybearrr Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Snakefinger's solo stuff is pretty boss too.
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BluesmanBruno Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
Steve Hackett [link]
Steve Howe [link]
Adrian Belew [link] (He's the dude playing the guitar solos in this song) [link]
Robert Fripp [link]
Omar Rodriguez-Lopez [link]
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Karinta Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Student General Artist
Brian May - his licks are instantly recognisable, and his use of distortion is very well executed; doesn't have extreme technical facility, but is very melodic
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Carmalain7 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
The best guitarist is Tosin Abasi (along with a very legitimate case being made for Zappa as well), my favorite though would have to be either Akerfeldt, Hendrix, Roger Waters, or Devin Townsend though.
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A-CHA4649 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Student General Artist
Definitely agree on Tosin Abasi.
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Carmalain7 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
Just the facts.
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UltimateRidley Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm not going to list the common answers (Hendrix, Slash, Cobain, etc) because I probably don't listen to their music and... they're obvious.

Joe Cocchi and Jay Van Schelt (Within the Ruins): [link] Just listen to that whole song. (There are no lyrics so don't just dismiss it in case you dislike metal vocals) The rest of that album contains great guitarwork, but this song takes the cake.

Per Nilsson and Jonas Kjellgren (Scar Symmetry): [link] I've always loved Scar Symmetry's guitar sound and work. It works perfectly with the band's overall "theme". (I just wish their old vocalist, Christian, had remained--the new vocals are great, but c'mon, we all know Christian is secretly the Norse god of vocals)

There are more, but I'm in a hurry.
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Merlok1 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Tony Iommi [link]
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RonnySkoth Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
Yes
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Neithacultra Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Tosin Abasi and Misha Mansoor - Progressive metal guitarists (or should I say Djent)
Luca Turilli - Neoclassical Guitarist
Dimebag Darrell - Thrash/Groove metal?
Robert Fripp - You ought to know him if you've heard of King Crimson.
Django Reinhard - Gypsy jazz shredder! XD
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popstck Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Student Digital Artist
tom morello
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defaultking Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Frank Zappa: [link]
David Gilmour: [link]
Steve Hackett: [link] (that sound you hear at around 2:30 is tapping in 1973)
All three of Iron Maiden's guitarists: [link]
Brian May: [link]
Luca Turilli and Alex Starapoli: [link]

There are more, but this is good for now.
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BluesmanBruno Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
Also, [link]. The intro is tapping in 1971 :D
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defaultking Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Not to mention more tapping and sweep picking on Selling England.
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BluesmanBruno Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012
Indeed. And the best thing is, it sounds nothing like the cliched metalhead style of tapping/sweep picking :D
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defaultking Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
*coughcough* Malmsteen *coughcough*

Although to be fair, I still love cheesy power metal bands likes Rhapsody of Fire.
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BluesmanBruno Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012
Exactly :P
While I do owe a debt to Rhapsody and a few other similar cheesy bands for introducing me to the whole metal genre, ever since I've discovered stoner I just can't listen to it anymore :D
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defaultking Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
That's pretty much how it happened for me, but I still listen to them every so often and I respect them as composers. I still stick around power metal though, but mostly Kamelot and Blind Guardian.
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trueName Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
Favourites could go on for ever, there are so many styles and who comes to mind depends on mood and such like.

At the moment:

Mark Knopfler. Fantastic player - he just puts so much feeling and interest into his music.

Guthrie Govan. I'm sure there's nothing this man can't play, and he seems like a thoroughly nice chap.
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SkyFire2008 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This guy: [link]
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CLHarley Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
mike mccready pearl jam!
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QueenApollyon Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Student Writer
:iconhendrixplz:

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