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



Apologies, looks like several I mentioned had already been included. Oops!!

And I meant "many" County & Bluegrass players, Was listening to Doc Watson earlier today. Saw him twice. Once with his son. Also fortunate to have seen Clapton, Hendrix and Pete Townsend, one of my favorite rock guitarists. Lucky to see Raney, Hall and Burrell too, Was hoping to get to Pittsburgh to see Pat Martino but his health had declined and he passed away earlier this year.

Jimi Hendrix

Elliot Easton

Richard Lloyd

Steve Bartek

Robert Quine

Neil Clark

Andy Gill

Mary Timony

Molly Tuttle

Kristin Hersh

David Gilmour

Todd Rundgren

John McLaughlin

Allan Holdsworth

Joey Santiago

Annie Clark

David Bryne

Mick Ronson

Curt Kirkwood

Joff Oddie

Courtney Barnett

Jonny Greenwood

Ry Cooder

Johnny Marr


Tons of great guitarists. I generally like those who sort of invent or refine their own style.