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    Greatest Guitar Players you have seen Live...

    Quoting a statement made in the Frank Marino thread, it's time to name names, who have you seen?

    (I'll go first, in no real order...)

    Rory Gallagher
    Alvin Lee
    Frank Marino
    Michael Rother
    Donald "Buck Dharma" Roeser
    Ted Turner/And Powell
    Francis Rossi/Rick Parfitt
    Tony Iommi
    Steve Hackett
    Steve Howe
    Carlos Santana
    Neal Schon
    Tony Bourge (Budgie)
    Brian Robertson/Scott Gorham
    Todd Rundgren (Utopia)
    David Gilmour
    Randy Hansen
    Robbie Krieger
    Billy Duffy (The Cult)
    Robert Smith
    Brian Setzer

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    Frank Zappa
    Robin Trower
    Robert Fripp
    Adrian Belew
    Martin Barre
    John Abercrombie
    Richard Thompson
    John Renbourn
    Bert Jansch
    Martin Carthy
    Fred Frith
    John Etheridge
    Geoff Whitehorn
    Pete Townshend
    Henry Kaiser
    Mike Keneally
    James Mac Gaw
    Roger Trigaux
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    Scott Gorham
    Brian Robertson
    Robin Trower
    Steve Hillage
    Dave Davies
    Gary Rossington
    Allen Collins
    Eric Clapton
    Albert Lee
    Martin Taylor
    Tal Farlow
    Joe Pass
    Bill Frissell
    Kevin Eubanks
    Steve Howe
    Toninho Horta
    Mike Stern
    Leno Stern
    Nana Simopoulos
    Pierre Bensusan
    Bill Nelson
    Ronnie Wood
    Mick Taylor
    Thurston Moore
    Tom Verlaine

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    No particular order.. and I'm sure I'm leaving out a few..
    Frank Zappa
    Carlos Santana
    Steve Howe
    David Gilmour
    Stanley Whitaker
    Gary Green
    Stanley Jordan
    Dweezil Zappa
    Robert Fripp
    Al DiMeola
    Eric Clapton
    Johnny Winter
    Steven Stills
    BB King
    Derek Trucks
    Susan Tedeschi
    Steve Vai
    Joe Perry
    Dicky Betts
    Bonnie Raitt

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    Some off the top of my head....

    Jeff Beck
    John McLaughlin
    Jimmy Page
    Ritchie Blackmore
    David Gilmour
    Al DiMeola
    Steve Vai
    Steve Morse
    Steve Hackett
    Steve Howe
    Steve Hillage
    Martin Barre
    Todd Rundgren
    Pete Townshend
    BB King
    Robert Fripp
    Adrian Belew
    Mike Keneally
    Oz Noy
    Jimmy Herring
    Trey Anastasio
    Jake Cinninger
    Gary Green
    Dweezil Zappa
    Eric Johnson
    Joe Satriani
    Yngwie Malmsteen
    Alex Lifeson
    Andy Latimer
    Stan Whitaker
    Trevor Rabin
    Tom Scholz
    Jon Herrington
    Guthrie Govan
    Brian May
    Warren Haynes
    Derek Trucks
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    I ain't going to make a whole list; several of the ones above. The only one I'll name here, because I don't see him above:

    Roy Harper
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    Allan Holdsworth
    Scott Henderson
    Pat Metheny
    Marc Ribot
    Mikael Aekerfeldt
    Frederik Akesson
    Billy Gibbons
    Mike Keneally
    James MacGaw
    Martin Barre

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    Quote Originally Posted by JKL2000 View Post
    I ain't going to make a whole list; several of the ones above. The only ones I'll name here, because I don't see them above:
    Gary Lucas
    Robert Quine
    John Perry
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    Roger McGuinn
    Clarence White
    Bill Kirchen
    Bob Fripp
    Leslie West
    Harvey Mandel
    Johnny Winter
    Carlos Santana
    Martin Barre
    J. Geils
    Clem Clemson
    Steve Howe
    Fred Frith
    Danny Amis
    Eddie Angel
    John Fatello (local Boston musician)
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    Steve Lukather
    Steve Morse
    Steve Howe
    Trevor Rabin
    Eric Johnson
    Steve Hackett
    Eddie Van Halen
    Alex Lifeson
    Brian May
    Eric Clapton
    Neal Schon
    Steve Rothery
    Keith Howland
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    Jan Akkerman
    BB King
    Richard Thompson
    Peter Frampton
    Steve Hackett
    Alex Lifeson
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    The greatest I've ever seen:

    Segovia
    Joe Pass
    John McLaughlin
    Allan Holdsworth
    Michael Hedges
    Steve Morse (late 70s/early 80s)
    Mike Landua
    Fripp & Belew (early 80s)

    Those made my jaw drop
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    Allan Holdsworth
    Bill Frisell
    David Torn
    Chet Atkins
    Steve Morse
    Nels Cline
    Eric Johnson
    Mike Keneally
    Julian Lage
    Joe Satriani
    Robert Fripp
    Fred Frith
    Steve Vai
    Pat Metheny
    Steve Howe
    Leo Kottke
    Steve Hackett
    Dave Rawlings
    Vernon Reid
    Jon Herington
    Wayne Krantz
    Buddy Miller
    Adrian Belew
    Kaki King
    Eric Clapton
    Mike Stern
    Guthrie Govan
    Trey Gunn
    Jeff Beck
    Orianthi
    Bonnie Raitt
    John Abercrombie
    Tohoati Bertiga
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    Guy Clark
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    I'm going with the best guitarist I've seen play together.

    Eric Clapton - Jeff Beck - Jimmy Page -ARMS Tour
    Steve Morse - Allan Holdsworth -Freeway Jam encore in Philly, 1983
    Beck - Stevie Ray Vaughn
    Steve Howe - Steve Hackett
    Robert Fripp - Adrian Belew
    Zappa - Mike Keneally
    Jimmy Page - Joe Perry with the Black Crowes. - 4 Les Pauls on stage!

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    Plenty of them

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    A couple I don't see listed above:

    Ed Wynne (Ozric Tentacles)

    Roye Albrighton (Nektar)

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    One that isn't listed yet but totally amazed me is Paco de Lucia.

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    The guys that lived up to it:

    Rory Gallagher
    Carlos Santana
    Allan Holdsworth
    John Scofield
    Alex Lifeson
    Paco DeLucia
    John McLaughlin
    Al Di Meola
    Steve Hackett
    Brian May
    Larry Carlton
    Roine Stolt
    Steve Rothery

    Then some (also included in previous posts) that didn't live up to it...
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    Not a great guitarist (especially now), but I did get to see Sixto Rodriguez (AKA Sugar Man) live, and he did play guitar.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mythos View Post
    Quoting a statement made in the Frank Marino thread, it's time to name names, who have you seen?

    (I'll go first, in no real order...)

    Rory Gallagher
    Alvin Lee
    Frank Marino
    Michael Rother
    Donald "Buck Dharma" Roeser
    Ted Turner/And Powell
    Francis Rossi/Rick Parfitt
    Tony Iommi
    Steve Hackett
    Steve Howe
    Carlos Santana
    Neal Schon
    Tony Bourge (Budgie)
    Brian Robertson/Scott Gorham
    Todd Rundgren (Utopia)
    David Gilmour
    Randy Hansen
    Robbie Krieger
    Billy Duffy (The Cult)
    Robert Smith
    Brian Setzer

    GO...
    You've seen some greats for sure!
    Guthrie Govan is as good as anyone I've seen!

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    Some people might argue with the "greatness" of a couple of these, but...

    Pete Townshend (including before Moonie died, and never without Entwhistle) - four times
    Robert Fripp (only with KC) - five times
    Steve Hackett - once with Genesis, three times solo
    Roye Albrighton - once, alas
    Dave Nelson - once
    Martin Barre - twice
    Ronnie Montrose - once solo, once with Gamma, once with the Tubes
    Todd Rundgren - four times (three with Utopia)
    Adrian Belew - once with Bowie, once with KC
    Terry Kath - three times, including what turned out to be the last show he ever played
    Trevor Rabin - once (never have seen Steve Howe live for some reason)
    Alun Davies - once
    Davy Johnstone - once
    Tom Verlaine - once
    Jim "Kimo" West - once
    David Rhodes - three times
    Jerry Garcia - twice

    That's about all I can think of off hand
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    Some of the most memorable were acoustic sets in small clubs or venues:

    Steve Morse
    Steve Howe
    Martin Simpson
    Eliot Fisk
    Harvey Reid
    Carlos Montoya
    Al Di Meola
    Geoff Muldaur
    Jerry Douglas
    Bruce Cockburn

    and Steve Hahn / Rob Martino on Chapman Sticks

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    Not mentioned yet, (I think):

    Jeff Healey
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