Your Favourite Guitar Players

In the light of some of the discussion in HGATR Jimi Hendrix I was wondering which guitar players people liked and why.

I don’t play guitar and have no musical ability or knowledge so I have no idea if guitarists I like are considered technically good.

Anyway a couple that spring to mind are Maybelle Carter and Elliott Smith.

I think in both of these examples the guitar playing is quite structural if that makes sense?

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Probably of the last few years Dave Harrington of Darkside.

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Of the ‘less fancy’ guitarists, I’ve always really liked Graham Coxon’s style. Interesting chord shapes and very percussive.

As an aside, I also really like Alex James’ bass playing. Especially in this video. Great video.

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James Dean Bradfield - very underrated. And, of course, Johnny Marr.

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Eddie Hazel. Joined Parliament/Funkadelic at 17 and was one of the key components of their sound for their first trio of records (and sporadically afterwards as well as doing some stuff with the Temptations). Not only a key player in funk he was also a blinding psych rock guitarist, as evidenced by the whole of Maggot Brain. Probably my favourite guitarist of all.

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Does Sting play guitar? If so him

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Jamie Stewart of xiu xiu - sounds quite minimal on record but live what he is doing is quite complex, playing interlocking parts at the same time, kind of like travis picking

Josh T Pearson - elegant

Corgan/Iha- not just technical chops but the creativity with effects and new sounds

Tim Kasher - think those quieter cursive moments sound super classy

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Durst.

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Just Lute I think.

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Fripp.
The original plank-spanker

Greg ginn for solos
D boon on rhythm
Justin broadrick to make it sound evil

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Billy Corgan
Dave Gilmour
J Mascis
Annie Clark
Jonny Greenwood

Emma Anderson
Justin Beck
Bob Mould

Regardless of how much I listen to him these days…Tom Morello is always the one who jumps into my head when i hear this question. Was absolutely obsessed with him when i was learning to play and still think he stands up as one of the best

John Frusciante
Kim Thayil
Neil Young

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Angus Young. Pure energy.

Yes!

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For me it has to be Richard Dawson. I’ve watched this too many times!

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Good shout: He Thought of Cars, Bugman, Go Out, Coffee & TV. So many tracks made great by his unique approach.

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John Dwyer, Eddie Hazel, Duke Garwood, Sterling Morrison, Stacy Sutherland, Dylan Carlson, Ron Asheton, Bo Diddley…the list goes on and on and on.