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5 most versatile guitarists


This poll deals with guitarist who excel in playing different kinds of music. Here's my list:

1) Steve Morse - very versatile - can play rock, fusion, classical, etc. and is very capable of each.

2) Buddy Guy - mostly known for the blues, however those who never attended one of his shows would be pleased to know that the guy can rock out to!!

3) Ritchie Blackmore - we all know the story

4) Steve Vai

5) Kenny Wayne Shepherd - Don't care for his new album, but the guy is a demon of a player.
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Re: 5 most versatile guitarists


1. Tommy Bolin - rock, blues, jazz fusion, psych, folk.

2. Neil Young - country, rock, blues, folk

3. Robert Fripp - rock, jazz, soundscapes

4. Ritchie Blackmore - psych, rock, blues, funk, that renaissance thingy.

5. Stevie Winwood - He can play guitar AND Hammond. Surely that makes him a 'versatile' guitarist! emoticon

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Re: 5 most versatile guitarists


Steve Morse: The epitome of versitility.

Ritchie Blackmore: His switch to acoustic renaissance late in life is quite an accomplishment (no matter how long it was built up inside).

Rik Emmett: Great hard rock player who always made sure there was a classical solo on a Triumph album. Also dabbled in jazz, (Suitcase Blues) flamenco (Finger Talkin')...you name it.

Tommy Bolin: His resume says it all.

Ted Nugent: Although known as a pure rock player, I'll put Rot Gut, from The Amboy Dukes Call Of The Wild album, up against any British blues player of the '60s & 70's. You Make Me Feel Right At Home from his debut solo album is a stab at jazz for Terrible Ted which he suprisingly pulls off. And Wango Tango is punk agression weather Ted likes it or not.
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Re: 5 most versatile guitarists


1. Tommy Bolin, he did almost everything.

2. Robert Fripp

3. John Petrucci, he's mainly a heavy metal guitarist, but his solos show his versatility.

4. Ritchie Blackmore

5. Steve Morse
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Re: 5 most versatile guitarists


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Niko Vidgren wrote:

3. John Petrucci, he's mainly a heavy metal guitarist, but his solos show his versatility.



I'd definitely put JP in ashe's amazingly versatile, he can impersonate many diferent guitarists styles.

I'd also put in

Ritchie Blackmore

Tommy Bolin

Robert Fripp

Steve Howe
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Re: 5 most versatile guitarists


Tricky one, because the answer is most likely five session guys we have never heard of. But to stick to people I have heard of, then I suppose...

Steve Howe
Big Jim Sullivan
Ritchie Blackmore
Jan Akkerman
and... um... maybe Keith Airey

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Re: 5 most versatile guitarists


Michael Angelo

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Well, he can play two necks at once - must be versatile.

I once saw him play at a music exhibition, and he was *cough* interesting! emoticon

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Re: 5 most versatile guitarists


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I'd definitely put JP in ashe's amazingly versatile, he can impersonate many diferent guitarists styles.



Yep, and sometimes you can clearly notice his influences from Morse and Satriani for example.
Sometimes he sounds just like them without actually sounding like them. emoticon
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Michael Angelo

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Well, he can play two necks at once - must be versatile.

I once saw him play at a music exhibition, and he was *cough* interesting! emoticon

Are you sure that's not a picture of Nigel Tufnel? emoticon

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Big J wrote:

Michael Angelo

Well, he can play two necks at once - must be versatile.

I once saw him play at a music exhibition, and he was *cough* interesting! emoticon



Are you sure that's not a picture of Nigel Tufnel? emoticon



Nigel's a more interesting player. emoticon

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