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



Since no one’s mentioned Johnny Thunders, I will. He may not have been technically proficient, but he played with more attitude than anyone before or since.

I often find myself returning to "Frankenstein," "Vietnamese Baby," and "Bad Girl," all off the New York Dolls’ self-titled album.

And his take on "Pipeline" on So Alone is absolutely menacing:

One more highlight of his is the So Alone title track performed at Max’s Kansas City with The Heartbreakers (the other Heartbreakers: not affiliated with Tom Petty):

There’s no arguing about the previously listed artists but, I can’t believe nobody listed. Scotty Moore

My,my,my no one mentions Carlos Santana,or Peter Townsend maybe not the best there ever was but to listen to on a great system.

I am mostly a classical guitar listener. 

Alex Degrassi

Will Ackerman

Leo Kottke

But the craziest guitarist I have ever heard is Joe Satriani playing Surfing with the Aliens...!