Favourite Guitarists

This discussion was inspired by the recent article about our 3 favourite female singers.

Because it was impossible for me to pick just three female vocalists ( I love women singers), I will not put a limit as to how many you wish to vote for. I limited myself to a dozen. However, if you list more that 50 I will seriously question your decision making skills.

In no particular order, except for Rory at number one.

1. Rory Gallagher

2. Peter Green

3. Roy Buchanan

4. Joe Bonamassa

5. David Gimour

6. Slash

7. Johnny Winter

8. Duane Allman

9. Stevie Ray Vaughn

10. Mark Knopfler

11. Glen Campbell

12. Guthrie Govan



My list of rock and jazz guitar greats:


Jimi Hendrix

Jorma Kaukonen

Eric Clapton

Jimmy Page

Dickie Betts

Jerry Garcia

Rory Gallagher

Stevie Ray Vaughn

Eddie Van Halen


David Gilmour

Steve Howe

Frank Zappa

Brian May


Pat Metheny

John McLaughlin

Jeff Beck

Al DiMeola

John Scofield

Grant Green

John Abercrombie

Bill Frisell

Larry Carleton

I only mentioned guitarists of which I like ALL of their work that I'm aware of.

Lots of great players that are on/off.



Another I haven’t seen mentioned yet who is truly one of the greatest of the last 30 years- Joe Satriani.

SRV, Jimi page , Jim Hendrix , Chet Atkins ,Roy Clark , Tommy Emmanuel,

Tommy Iomi, David Gilmore ,Pete Towsen Jeff Beck , Carlos Santana ,Larry Carlton ,Mark knofler, Robin Trower,Richie Blackmore, and many others bands I don’t remember the lead guitarist.