Jeff Skunk Baxter
Buck Dharma (Donald Roeser)
Fred Sonic Smith
Eddie Van Halen
Stevie Ray Vaughn
Winged Eel Fingerling (Elliot Ingber)
Zoot Horn Rollo (Bill Harkleroad)
Based on Tone/Creativity/Attitude/Mood/Feel
Nice to see the often under-appreciated and overlooked Mike Campbell on your list. He brings so much depth and feeling with his leads without being overly flashy. And oh, those vintage guitars…
Literally Tom Petty’s right hand man for over 40 years.
It is hard to argue with this list, however I still think you should check out some of Matt Bellamy’s playing. He has impeccable technique and is very expressive with his guitar playing. Not to mention his overall extraordinary talent.
An excellent list. I would only add Danny Kirwan (ex-Fleetwood Mac).
Marty Willson-Piper says
Yes, he will be added right now.
Would it be uncouth to put MWP in that list? He’s tops in my book. ;-b
Seriously though, there are some great guitarists in that list. Personally, I can’t think “favorite guitarists” without including Stuart Adamson. His playing has such feeling and his solos are nothing but astounding. And I like the e-bow.
Love that two guitarists I love that many hardly mention are on this list, James Honeyman Scott and Jimmy McCullough. Brilliant and they would have given so much more. The one guy who actually sort of and somewhat at one time or another replaced these two great axe men with McCartney and in the Pretenders and also did fantastic work with Talk Talk and John Mayer etc, Robbie McIntosh would not be out of place on this list at all.
MWP, please consider the late/ great Peter Banks, from Yes and Flash fame.. the firs Flash album is one of my faves…
Great list good to see Rory Gallagher, Mike Campbell and SRV on there.
I really rate Robbie Robertson as well.
Like SO MANY artist’s you’ve turned me onto I will add the ones I’ve never heard to my list to hear. I agree 100% with “SOJA”. MWP is already on my list. May I humbly suggest John Lennon?
Thanks Much 🙂
Dean (In Oregon)
John Lennon is the most underrated guitar genius, possibly ever…. probably because his song writing was too good. But as Clapton claimed…..he could make it move, or howl as Lennon himself said.
Notably the Rev Billy Gibbons and the great Earl Slick didn’t make the list either! Neither did the world’s first guitar hero, Charlie Christian. Without him, none of us would be here…..and so tasteful!
But there are some gems in there. Terry Kath….better than Hendrix, by Jimi’s own admission, allegedly!