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10 best acoustic guitar players in the world

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33 minutes ago, jimjimbo said:

Can't argue with this, especially Tommy E.  What say you @BigStewMan?

 

https://www.musicradar.com/news/the-10-best-acoustic-guitarists-in-the-world-today

Fine guitarists no doubt. i’m not sure what the criteria was (1) predominantly acoustic? (2) work done this past year?... Tommy E. does play a Telecaster too and I’m sure all these folks play electrics.  That said, how then can someone like Steve Howe not be on this list?  he does a lot of acoustic work. Can’t listen to The Clap or Mood for the Day and not be amazed at his acoustic play.  Would have liked to see Doyle Dykes on the list too.  I’ve even seen Guthrie Govan play an acoustic and it was pretty impressive. If this was an all-time list, I’d definitely have one of my top three players on this list -- Glen Campbell. 

Thanks for the link Jim, i like lists. 

 

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16 hours ago, BigStewMan said:

Would have liked to see Doyle Dykes on the list too.  

 

He's from just up the road from Chattanooga. Great guitarist! There are soooo many good players out there. I would add Sierra Hull to the list, although she is primarily a mandolinist.

 

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What about Al DiMeola or Paco De Lucia or John McLaughlin or Earl Klugh or Pat Metheny....or...or....or

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I was lucky enough to see Richard Thompson in October here in Toronto were he did a solo acoustic show that was amazing!!!

The last time I saw him was about 6 years or so ago, also a solo show, but electric.

He mostly played that pastel green... I think Fender.

Unbelievable player, plugged in or acoustic.

 

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1 hour ago, KlipschFish said:

I always thought Leo Kotke was one pretty good player.

Certainly don't disagree with that!

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1 hour ago, babadono said:

What about Al DiMeola or Paco De Lucia or John McLaughlin or Earl Klugh or Pat Metheny....or...or....or

Hey, I just report the news, I don't make it....

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I don't have any issues with the players on the list but would certainly have a different top 10 list of my own! 

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Larry Carlton, Joe Walsh (and getting better with age), Stanley Jordan,  Mark Knopfler, Carlos Santana, Frank Zappa......

 

 

What do two guitar players say when they meet each other?

"Hi, I'm better than you."

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Joe Walsh over reated  , still , loved Rocky M W , eccellent  album .

 

The dude from Hee Haw , for got his name , plays country , very good , Roy Clark, that's it 

 

And then there's me 😀

 

Sorry , I think E Clapton is over rated , that's just my opinion 

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1 hour ago, Kidd said:

And then there's me 😀

i left myself off the list too.   Roy Clark is in my top five overall guitarist. Brian May, Steve Howe, Glen Campbell, Roy Clark, David Gilmour.  Oh yeah, i forgot about those two Brazilians dudes ... Los Indios Tabajares.  If you’ve never heard them ... you must!  They are incredible. Here’s two minutes that you won’t regret watching (if you appreciate the guitar).

 

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I would add Phil Keaggy he’s mainly been in the Christian market. But he has some amazing instrumental albums both electric and acoustic.


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Glad to see my man Richard Thompson get his well deserved respect. Notice my avatar? One of the greatest guitarists of any genre on either acoustic or electric. I have seen him over 50 times and he never fails to impress on many levels. I would add to the chorus of respect for the great Leo Kottke, who I think is the best American acoustic guitarist and has been for many years. Where's Tony Rice? That man is another monster player.

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