Who are your favourite electric guitar player and why?

Singapore
September 14, 2009 2:54pm CST
There are many successful and great electric guitarists around like John Petrucci, Joe Satriani, Carlos Santana, Steve Vai, Kirk Hammett, Yngwie Malmsteen just to point out some. My favourite player is Steve Vai. He makes his music alive. For me, he is not just paying guitar, but he expresses himself using guitar. He also makes the guitar sings and sometimes even scream. His facial expression and body motion shows his passion towards music and it brings his audience into his music. My favourite song is For The Love of God and Tender Surrender :) So how about you? Who's your favourite guitarist and why?
3 responses
15 Sep 09
I have loads but my absolute favourites are guitarists like Eric Clapton, Buddy Guy, Slash, David Gilmour, Gary Rossington, Allen Collins, Carlos Santana, John Mayer, Steve Gaines, John Frusciante, Brian May, Joe Perry, Mike McCready.
@BStuff (498)
• United States
14 Sep 09
So many great choices here I can;t even beginning. Jimmy Hendrix is clearly a staple that needs to be seen in this topic. The man was barely muscially trained and was just so amazing. His performance at Woodstock alone will be remember as one of the moments that brought this country to their knees. While on the disscussion of Woodstock I would also have to go with Santana. He wasnt with the band that long I believe when that happened. It was also said he was forced to play early at Woodstock during the middle of tripping out on who knows what. He said his guitar was turning into a snake but he just kept holding on. One current artist I really like is Jim Adkins from Jimmy Eat World. He always has solos that are on point without going over board and coming off as trying too hard.
• Singapore
15 Sep 09
Jimmy Hendrix is really a legend, without him, there would be no rock. Santana's Latin rock is awesome too. Never heard of Jim Adkins though, will try to search for him in Youtube :)
@Tantrums (949)
• Philippines
14 Sep 09
I like Satch a lot, it's quite difficult to choose a single guitar player. But if it would have some categories this would be it. For ballads: Joe Satriani Techniques/Gizmos: Steve Vai Classical type Electric player: Jason Becker Fingerstyle: Andy Mckee and Sungha Jung (hahaha love this kid!) Speed: Pablo Gilberto The list can go on...
• Singapore
14 Sep 09
Haha, its true, we are influenced by a lot of guitarists, feel free to name all the guitarists you favor :) Sungha Jung is really great guitarist for his age, he did cover Kotaro Oshio's song and it just too cool for a kid to play like that. I am sure he will be a superb guitarist when he grows up :)
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