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



Thank you, @mewsickbuff . The OP asked for favorite guitarists, not lists of who people think are the greatest. I don’t believe there really is a greatest guitarist, but there are plenty to love and admire.

These are the ones that make up a lot of my listening

Lightnin Hopkins

Peter Green

Jeff Beck


Kenny Burrell

Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Derick Trucks, Jeff Beck, Joe Pas, Peter Berstein, Stevie Ray V.  The young lady that played for Michael Jackson What1s her name family? Buddy Guy.

Some of the best young jazz guitarists to check out:

Mary Halvorson

Lionel Loueke

Gilad Heckselman

Charles Altura

Miles Okazaki

Lage Lund

Matthew Stevens

Mike Moreno

Julian Lage

Nir Felder

(I probably forgot someone.)