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



As an Aussie, I must mention Red Symons who was guitarist for the band Skyhooks which found fame in the 70s for many reasons.

Nobody outside of Australia has probably heard of them - six songs from their first record were banned from radio airplay.

Not unlike Brian May, he has an astonishing intellect.

Jimi Hendrix

Jeff Beck 

Mark Knopfler 

Eddie Van Halen 

Grant Green 

Wes Montgomery

Kenny Burrell 


Kirk Hammett 

Brad Whitford








My vote goes to Tommy Emmanuel, saw him play in a small venue in one of the Detroit suburbs last year, extremely gift man CGP..