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Best Fingerstyle Guitarist?


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In reply to an earlier post on Jun 20, 2011 6:45:13 PM PDT
N one mentioned Adrian Legg...Guitar Player magazine's finger style winner 5 years in a row!

Posted on Jun 20, 2011 7:59:40 PM PDT
HAD2 says:
Johannes Linstead. Amazing!!!

Posted on Jun 22, 2011 1:06:12 PM PDT
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Posted on Jun 22, 2011 11:29:49 PM PDT
McCartney is very good, but he put Laurence Juber on lead guitar for a good reason.

Posted on Jun 23, 2011 5:03:43 PM PDT
James Taylor and Paul Simon.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 23, 2011 8:43:03 PM PDT
Thomas Bacon says:
Tommy Emmanuel is so complete with his picking ability combined with his compositions and showmanship. Another fine finger picker is Doyle Dykes. Jerry Reed had his own unique style. Everyone of these and many others had the advantage to watch and hear Chet Atkins.

Posted on Jun 23, 2011 10:19:17 PM PDT
Asymmetrical says:
Frank Zappa; Dweezil Zappa

Posted on Jun 24, 2011 6:10:32 PM PDT
Dr. Mikey says:
Tommy Emmanuel -- even Chet Atkins called him the best guitar player in the world. Martin Taylor -fantastic. The late Joe Pass -- maybe the best ever.

Posted on Jun 24, 2011 8:03:26 PM PDT
Richard Thompson

Posted on Jun 24, 2011 8:23:47 PM PDT
Don Ross

Ross is the only person to twice win the U.S. National Fingerstyle Guitar Championship (1988 and 1996).

Posted on Jun 25, 2011 6:01:09 AM PDT
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E. T. says:
Mick Goodrick
Amazing fingerstyle guitarist. Pat Metheny quotes him as an influence, John Scofield and Bill Frisell studied with him.

Posted on Jun 30, 2011 5:49:55 PM PDT
Rod Hansen says:
Mississippi John Hurt. The man could play bass lines on the low E and A strings, while simultaneously picking out the lead on the upper E, B and G. They did a show about him on "Prarie Home Companion," and it took THREE GUITARISTS to reproduce his work!

IMHO, Hurt's "1928 Sessions" is some of the loveliest music ever set to record.

Posted on Jun 30, 2011 8:09:41 PM PDT
Azoic says:
ralph towner,martin simpson,tony mcmanus,john renbourne,alex digrassi,bill connors.

Posted on Jun 30, 2011 8:58:17 PM PDT
G. Tillery says:
Well .... PAT METHENY of coarse

Posted on Jul 1, 2011 5:09:33 AM PDT
Donovan... he taught John Lennon the "claw hammer" style used on "Julia" and "Dear Prudence" (but just those two songs probably)

Posted on Jul 1, 2011 6:02:02 AM PDT
J C says:
Jorma Kaukonen and Jon Mark also. If we are talking talent, not just radio play.

Posted on Jul 7, 2011 12:29:21 PM PDT
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Snoo says:
I cant argue with Tommy Emmanuel.

Did someone really mention McCartney ? Not in his WILDEST dreams could he play acoustic like Ross, Emmanuel........etc

Posted on Jul 7, 2011 4:43:53 PM PDT
Sunburst says:
Not sure about the "best" concept.... they're all good players.... but my fave list:
Pierre Bensusan - original style
Christopher Parkening - tone & technique
Adrian Legg - string bending
Tommy Emmanuel - harmonics
Doyle Dykes - modern day Chet
Muriel Anderson - versatile
Mark Knopfler - fave rock player
John Williams - classic

to be continued.....

Posted on Jul 7, 2011 6:08:51 PM PDT
T. V. Bowker says:
Tommy Emmanuel. Not even close.

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In reply to an earlier post on Jul 7, 2011 10:21:55 PM PDT
I don't know how well known double Grammy winner Laurence Juber is, but I don't see how anyone could be BETTER. (As good as, maybe - but not better.) Check out the excellent quality 2009 clip of "All of Me" on YouTube - Just an example. He can play in many styles.

I'm curious to hear what you all think. Thanks!

Posted on Jul 7, 2011 10:35:22 PM PDT
batsblood says:
Mark Knopfler
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