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Guitarist you can listen to for hours

We have many favorite guitarist's , but is there one you can listen to for long periods without wanting to change to a different venue ?
I think old slow hand gets my vote there . Seems like I can listen to him forever without fatigue , there is something he can do with string tones that is mesmerizing . Anthony Wilson would be next , his music seems to flow from the heart rather than his fingers .
Claptons Unpluged is a good example of a tireless disc . Can you think of any others ?
Tim

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Great question

as I love guitar music! People who jump to mind include Al DiMiola, but mostly his electric playing, I am not a fan of the tone he uses from his acoustic guitar.

Then there is Joe Pass, he had such lovely tone, and was an inventive player in all settings, group, combo, or solo. And he smoked cigars, so he had that going for him.

One of my favorites is the wild Okie Barney Kessel! He came from a different culture, and played like nobody but Barney Kessel. I must have 20 of his records.

I know Carlos Santana is not the fastest or most technical player, but he too has wonderful tone. Except for when he was getting that screechin Capitol high wirey sound when he was playing that Gibson for a few years.

There are more, but work beckons.

Trey

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Guitarist I can Listen to w/o Fatigue
great question

First has to be Duane Allman. Always a honey sweet tone, super-melodic and fluid, and full of surprises. Plays a mean slide too. He tickles your ears.

Roland Dyens is an excellent classical/jazz composer, arranger, and classical guitar performer who never gets old.

I would list my jazz fusion dudes, but you can definitely get a little fatigued by too much McLaughlin.

Final vote goes to Hendrix. I feel like when you listen to Hendrix, each song and riff gets better and further deepen yourself into his world of electric guitar.

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Dude,

completely agree about McLaughlin, and may I add Beck to that list. Great in small amounts, but I can't make a meal of it.

And how did I leave out Jimi? Duane I agree, but I don't have as much of him so I understand why I forgot him.

And here, from left field, how about David Byrne? All those herky jerky rhythms, and he could play them while singing!

Trey

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Guitarists that Groove baby!

Eric Johnson - Jazz, rock fusion, country,
Pat Metheny - Jazz, fingerstyle
David Gilmour - Rock
Michael Landau (session musician) progressive rock, jazz fusion
Neal Schon - Rock, Jazz fusion
Jimi Hendrix - Rock, blues
Danny Heines - New Age Jazz acoustic, electric fingerstyle
George Lynch - Rock
Walter Becker - Rock, Jazz
Andy McKee - Jazz fingerstyle
Lee Ritenour - Jazz
Earl Klugh - Jazz, nylon acoustic
Brian Hughes - Jazz
Wes Montgomery - Jazz
Kazumi Watanabe - Progressive Jazz
George Benson - Jazz
Trevor Rabin - Rock
Al Dimeola - Jazz fusion, fingerstyle
Steve Khan - Jazz session artist
Dan Huff - Rock session musician

Since I am a guitarist myself, this list could go on much further.

Mark Evans

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Check out this Axe!
although I am a huge Rush fan, I can't say that I could listen to Alex Lifeson for too long (he's a little too brash at times which can be fatiguing)

but seriously check out his new custom guitar!

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/alex-lifeson-les-paul-axcess

so nice
floyd rose on a les paul
wtf

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Hell yes!
Ariel Bitran wrote:

although I am a huge Rush fan, I can't say that I could listen to Alex Lifeson for too long (he's a little too brash at times which can be fatiguing)

but seriously check out his new custom guitar!

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/alex-lifeson-les-paul-axcess

so nice


floyd rose on a les paul


wtf

Hell Yes!!! I will eventually own an axcess model Gibson Les Paul. Maybe not this particular model since only 50 are being produced but nonetheless, I will own one of the non-signature models. That Ice tea finish is sublime. -The vintage Les Paul purists will scoof at the idea of putting a Floyd Rose on a LP, but I Love it!! :-)

Can you imagine playing this guitar through the new hand-wired Marshall 100w limited edition Hendrix head?

http://www.zzounds.com/item--MSHJHSTACK

Also, Neal Schon use to have a signature Les Paul with a Floyd on it and the awesome Fernandes Sustainer system. They discontinued this particular model due to extreme high cost to produce it. It retailed for $6,000, but it sounded sooo sweet!

http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Gibson-Custom-Neal-Schon-Sign...

Thanks for the link.

Mark Evans

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Neal Schon
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Neal Schon
my current new favorite guitarist.
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Neil Schon

Ariel ... how come .

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Neal Schon
very expressive phrasing, awesome smooth tone, he can play fast while being exciting and not overbearing

his scale phrasings are also super cool. you feel like he really uses his guitar within both small spaces and large.

wailing bends

every solo i've heard from him recently i've really connected to.

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  Kenny Burrell, Jim Hall,

 

Kenny Burrell, Jim Hall, Grant Green

 

Forgot to add Ronnie Earl

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