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Rufus
12-05-2012, 05:02 PM
The 60's & 70:s produced the golden era but which guitarists from the proceeding generations do you rate? Try & keep it to 5.
-John Petrucci
-Nuno Bettencourt
-Paul Gilbert
-Trevor Rabin
.Joe Satriani

GuitarGeek
12-05-2012, 06:23 PM
Brad Gillis (the Strat wielding half of Night Ranger's twin guitar lineup)
Steve Stevens (Billy Idol)
Randy Jackson (Zebra)
Steve Vai (Zappa, Alcatrazz, Roth, and Flex-Able era only)
Eric Johnson (one word: Tones)

yogibear
12-05-2012, 08:18 PM
Eric Johnson (one word: Tones)sweet but "ah via musicom" is imo a little bit bettah.

JKL2000
12-05-2012, 10:37 PM
Steve Rothery

Scott Bails
12-05-2012, 10:41 PM
Nuno
Morse
Lukather
Rothery
Eric Johnson

Jay G
12-06-2012, 02:07 AM
More sick guitarists now then ever before. My personal top 5 post 1980. No particular order. Of course I kept it to 5 and left off about 50 more I listen to regularly.

Paul Gilbert
John 5
Brad Paisley
Johnny Hiland
Michael Lee Firkins

sonic
12-06-2012, 09:39 AM
Adrian Belew
Marty Friedman
Marc Ribot
Blixa Bargeld
Zoogz Rift

Wisdomview
12-06-2012, 10:14 AM
Nels Cline
Jeff Parker
Dave Gregory
Andy Summers (late '70s)
Marc Ribot
Steve Rothery
Adrian Belew

malterb
12-06-2012, 12:16 PM
Joe Satriani
Steve Rothery
John 5
Steve Morse

nosebone
12-06-2012, 01:13 PM
In terms of popularity and influence, but not necessarily the best,

Yngwie Maalmsteen
Slash
EVH
Edge
Johnny Marr
Andy Summers
Vai
Satch

Supersonic Scientist
12-06-2012, 03:11 PM
Not already mentioned:
Micheal Hedges
Oz Noy
Ed Wynn
...and this REALLY obscure guy by the name of Harold Timms.....;)

bigbassdrum
12-06-2012, 04:28 PM
Stevie Ray Vaughan ??
Dave Matthews
John Meyer
Stanley Jordan
guitarists from the last couple Crossroads festivals ?
Gary Hoey

Facelift
12-06-2012, 09:48 PM
Off the top of my head, not yet mentioned:
Kim Thayil
Adam Jones
Bill Frisell

Magic Mountain
12-06-2012, 10:17 PM
not yet mentioned:

Buckethead

Joe F.
12-06-2012, 10:21 PM
There seem to be a few guitarists listed that were on or released albums in the '70s (EVH, Steve Morse, Belew).

Randy Rhoads
Mike Johnson
Steve Rothery
Steve Vai
Buckethead

meimjustalawnmower
12-06-2012, 10:29 PM
Luther Dickinson
Rich Robinson
Derek Trucks

GuitarGeek
12-06-2012, 10:46 PM
There seem to be a few guitarists listed that were on or released albums in the '70s (EVH, Steve Morse, Belew).

Well, I see the point you're making, and I would agree with most of what you're suggesting, but wouldn't you agree that most of Belew's legacy was built post-70's? Other than his work with David Bowie, what did he do in the 70's that was notable? OK, he was Zappa's rhythm guitarist (and did that Bob Dylan impression on Flakes), but he didn't really get do "his thing" until The Sovereign tapped him for the Heroes tour.

Joe F.
12-06-2012, 10:58 PM
but wouldn't you agree that most of Belew's legacy was built post-70's? Other than his work with David Bowie, what did he do in the 70's that was notable? OK, he was Zappa's rhythm guitarist (and did that Bob Dylan impression on Flakes), but he didn't really get do "his thing" until The Sovereign tapped him for the Heroes tour.

Right, that tour was in the '70s.

Bowie- Stage (1978)
Bowie- Lodger (1979)

GuitarGeek
12-06-2012, 11:26 PM
Right, that tour was in the '70s.

Bowie- Stage (1978)
Bowie- Lodger (1979)

But most of his work was done after the 70's, eg King Crimson, solo albums, session work with the likes of Tom Tom Club, Laurie Anderson, etc.

Joe F.
12-06-2012, 11:35 PM
But most of his work was done after the 70's, eg King Crimson, solo albums, session work with the likes of Tom Tom Club, Laurie Anderson, etc.

It's all good, man. He's more of the '80s than the '70s. I'm just saying that he started to make a name for himself in the '70s.

simon moon
12-07-2012, 06:36 PM
Chris Poland (OHM)
Alex Machacek
Scott McGill
Ron Jarzombek (Spastic Ink)
Marcel Coenen (Suncaged)

Lou
12-07-2012, 06:43 PM
Also not yet mentioned...

Scotty Anderson
Adson Sodre
Christophe Godin
Mike Keneally

meimjustalawnmower
12-07-2012, 08:12 PM
Tinsley Ellis
Reeves Gabrels
Danny Johnson
Roger Filgate
Muddy Manninen
Mike Holmes
Bobby Hird

kid_runningfox
12-11-2012, 11:03 AM
To name rather more than 5 worthy of time and attention:

Eric Roche
Michael Hedges
Adrian Legg
Jake Cinninger
Brendan Bayliss
Jimmy Herring
Trey Anastasio
Steve Rothery
Andy McKee
Jon Gomm
John Petrucci
Ed Wynn
Ty Tabor
Vernon Reid
Guthrie Govan
Dave Kilminster
Adam Jones
Tom Morello

Garden Dreamer
12-11-2012, 12:03 PM
Michael Romeo
Ty Tabor
Roine Stolt
Warren Haynes

Jefferson James
12-11-2012, 12:17 PM
These guys do it for me:


Paul Gilbert

Steve Vai

Reeves Gabrels

Alex Machacek

Mike Keneally

No Pride
12-11-2012, 01:08 PM
Not mentioned yet, but possibly my favorite living guitar player in the world:

Scott Henderson

Also not well known here at PE, but an amazing player and writer:

Lyle Workman

Solo acoustic category:

Tommy Emmanuel

walt
12-11-2012, 01:16 PM
Michael Chapman
Uchihashi Kazuhisa
Brandon Ross
Tim Brady
Ben Monder

A few new names from whom more is sure to be heard:
Ben Tyree
Joel Harrison
Ava Mendoza
On Ka'a Davis

Bake 1
12-11-2012, 03:07 PM
... 5 more that maybe oghtta be tossed in:
Uwe Kropinski (So Oder So, 1st time in Manhattan or Live in Berlin are good starters)
Bernard Falaise
Marc Ducret
David Torn
Tsuneo Imahori

Bake 1
12-11-2012, 08:36 PM
Couldn't stay away... or play by the rules, (but will at least break em' up in fives):
David Fiuczynski
Gary Lucas
Nick Didkovsky
Miroslav Tadic
Raoul Bjorkenheim

Mike Abraham (check out Mitch Marcus Quintet or Atomic Roger)
Mary Halvorson
Kido Natsuki
Pierre Vervloesem
David Tronzo

Luis Lopes
Ron Thal (Adventures of Bumblefoot)
Jim Thomas (Mermen)
Greg Howe (S/T and Introspection)
Tony Purrone

Calabasas_Trafalgar
12-13-2012, 03:40 AM
Thomas Diethelm

gpeccary
12-13-2012, 02:23 PM
Shawn Lane
Shawn Lane
Vai
Dominic Miller
Lyle Workman
And oh...Shawn Lane

sonic
12-13-2012, 02:26 PM
Shawn Lane

WTF??? Just looked him up and he's already dead. :( Jeez. What is it with great guitar players dying before you've even heard of them?

Rufus
12-13-2012, 06:38 PM
Snowy White always gets over looked !

gpeccary
12-13-2012, 09:36 PM
WTF??? Just looked him up and he's already dead. :( Jeez. What is it with great guitar players dying before you've even heard of them?
Sad indeed, he was awesome, so much style and taste. He did a lot of work with Jonas Hellborg and Jeff Sipe if you're interested in looking further into his work. Youtube has a shitload of clips available. Check out some of his keyboard playing, he's faster than on that than his guitar, and he efffin SMOKES on guitar!!
Glad you found him mate. Enjoy!

kayfabe58
12-13-2012, 09:43 PM
danny gatton