Posted by
Message
Knight of Old
LSU Fan
New Hampshire
Member since Jul 2007
8981 posts

re: Best guitarist to ever walk this earth?
quote:

Andres Segovia
Prolly the best answer, really...

Segovia Wikipedia

The Paris film 1954 - have to put up with a couple very limited ads between movements/pieces, plus there is a master class and an interview tacked on.

If any of the truly greats listed in this thread can/could do what Segovia actually did, I would have to see it to believe it. Imagine what he was like in his youth. There are plenty of early recordings but even with the technical limitations of those times you can hear the breathtaking virtuosity...


Lasix
LSU Fan
The BEACH
Member since Jan 2014
232 posts

re: Best guitarist to ever walk this earth?
Kingfish Ingram deserves a mention no doubt.


geauxbrown
South Dakota Fan
Louisiana
Member since Oct 2006
10804 posts

re: Best guitarist to ever walk this earth?
quote:

Versatile, capable of anything, yes. Legendary guitarrist whose HeeHaw days made many forget his virtuosity, but he's not in the mix


This. Know guys personally who worked with him. Great showman and capable but shouldn't be mentioned in this thread.


EA6B
Navy Fan
TX
Member since Dec 2012
11600 posts

re: Best guitarist to ever walk this earth?
quote:

If any of the truly greats listed in this thread can/could do what Segovia actually did, I would have to see it to believe it.


Much of the technical technique attributed to Roads, EVH, Vai, etc. was already done by classical guitarist many years prior. There is video of classical guitarist using two handed tapping in the early 1950s.


Tigers0891
Houston Astros Fan
Member since Aug 2017
3783 posts

re: Best guitarist to ever walk this earth?
Stevie Ray Vaughn

Slowhand


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
11
Lasix
LSU Fan
The BEACH
Member since Jan 2014
232 posts

re: Best guitarist to ever walk this earth?
And RESPECT to Tom Morello


pheroy
LSU Fan
Durham, NC
Member since Oct 2006
46 posts

re: Best guitarist to ever walk this earth?
quote:

Much of the technical technique attributed to Roads, EVH, Vai, etc. was already done by classical guitarist many years prior. There is video of classical guitarist using two handed tapping in the early 1950s.



Yep. EVH and Stanley Jordan popularized and/or expanded the technique but didn't invent it. Jordan may have been the first to use it as an exclusive style though.


Ace Midnight
LSU Fan
Between sanity and madness
Member since Dec 2006
78163 posts

re: Best guitarist to ever walk this earth?
quote:

Stanley Jordan


Jordan's style isn't really "two hand tapping", as we commonly refer to it - essentially it is a different discipline on the guitar. First, the strings are set extremely low. Second, the guitar is tuned to fourths (not fifths) and the chord shapes are the same all over the fretboard. Finally, rather than for emphasis or a solo technique, the two hand on the fretboard players are more like piano players and do all the melody/single note playing on the neck, rather than portions of solos. I don't think Stanley was even the first guy to combine all these things, either, but he was its first well-known virtuoso - sort of a jazz/rock fusion format building on what the Larry Carltons of the world had done in the 60s/70s.

So, not really an apples to apples comparison for what Stanley does and shredders like EVH, Satch, Vai, etc.


Dandy Lion
Georgia Fan
Member since Feb 2010
49945 posts

re: Best guitarist to ever walk this earth?


WMTigerFAN
LSU Fan
Ouachita
Member since Feb 2005
3311 posts

re: Best guitarist to ever walk this earth?
We’ll actually never know


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
20
Del Devereaux
Southeastern LA Fan
The Korova Milk Bar
Member since Dec 2011
771 posts

re: Best guitarist to ever walk this earth?
Toss up between Jimi Hendrix, Randy Rhoads, Eddie Van Halen and Ted Nugent.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
14
TouchedTheAxeIn82
UAB Fan
Cal Fan actually (cool UAB dragon!)
Member since Nov 2012
2422 posts

re: Best guitarist to ever walk this earth?
quote:

Tunasntigers92: Best guitarist to ever walk this earth?

To ask this, I question if you're even a fan of guitar, and not just a fan of a particular style. There are several popular basic guitar designs and many styles. Each of these types of players have skills that players of other styles don't:
Classical
Flamenco
Steel-string flatpicker
Steel-string fingerstyle
Electric rock
etc.

So the contributions to the personal library of great music that each of us have, come from many players. I can name favorite guitarists in several styles, but I would never compare them to each other, because it doesn't make sense to.

quote:

Dandy Lion: Chaconne ~ Yepes (DEP)

One of the best concerts I've ever been to was Narciso Yepes! The crowd kept calling him out for encores, and finally he said his footstool was tired, so he had to call it a night. I've also seen Andrés Segovia, Julian Bream, Sharon Isbin, The Romeros (the original version with the father), etc., although my favorite classical guitarist is the very obscure George Sakellariou.

I'm more into steel string fingerstyle these days. My favorite guitarist, Pierre Bensusan, is kind of obscure too, but for people who know his music, his concerts are mesmerizing.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
00
wizard1183
Lafayette
Member since Jan 2021
348 posts

re: Best guitarist to ever walk this earth?
Id put Tom Marello in the last 50 of a 500 group listing. He's not one of the greatest. Uses too many pedals. one pedal sparingly? OK. Too much? Hell no.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
30
MorbidTheClown
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Jan 2015
42158 posts
 Online 

re: Best guitarist to ever walk this earth?
quote:

shouldn't be mentioned in this thread.


eh, i don't know who really is the best ever.

just like throwing Roy Clark's name in the conversation.

I don't think many people realize how good he was.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
00
jimmy the leg
LSU Fan
Member since Aug 2007
13002 posts

re: Best guitarist to ever walk this earth?
Roy Clark was sick.

That being said, I saw a guy playing a Zither.

It is the theme song from the movie “The third man”

Scope it out

A crazy stringed instrument
This post was edited on 2/9 at 9:53 pm


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
00
wizard1183
Lafayette
Member since Jan 2021
348 posts

re: Best guitarist to ever walk this earth?
Everyone knows the best guitarist is Lil Wayne


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
10
redfish99
LSU Fan
B.R.
Member since Aug 2007
11106 posts

re: Best guitarist to ever walk this earth?
Eddie Van Halen


awestruck
Auburn Fan
Member since Jan 2015
7694 posts

re: Best guitarist to ever walk this earth?
The same Eddie who quipped,

"“I think everybody is great really. It’s self-expression, I don’t think that anybody is better than anybody else.”"


Lago Gato
Member since Dec 2018
1524 posts

re: Best guitarist to ever walk this earth?
SRV


massilsu
Ohio Fan
Oz
Member since Sep 2020
503 posts

re: Best guitarist to ever walk this earth?
Hendrix No 1 by far

2. Page
3.Jeff Beck
4. Randy Rhoades
5. Dimebag Darrell
6. Michael Schenker
7.


Jump to page
Page First 8 9 10 11
Jump to page
first pageprev pagePage 10 of 11next pagelast page

Back to top

logoFollow TigerDroppings for LSU Football News
Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to get the latest updates on LSU Football and Recruiting.

FacebookTwitterInstagram