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




Alex Lifeson

Guthrie Govin

Steve Howe

Ronnie Montrose

Steve Vai

Ritchie Blackmore

Mick Box

Joanne Shaw Taylor

Ian Moore

Brian May

Jeff Beck

Carlos Santana

Michael Schenker

Buddy Guy

Eric Clapton

Michael Hedges

Guy Buttery

John McLaughlin

Paco deLucia
Jorma Kakounen

I had to edit so many times, but I reached the limit and can’t go back and add Brian May, whose playing I adore. So distinctive, built his own guitar, and has musicality oozing from his fingers. Definitely one of my all-time favorites.

If you ever get the chance to hear Sharon Isben, don't miss it. Even if you think you don't like the unamplified classical guitar. One of the greats I think.