Top 10 Best Acoustic Guitarists

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The Top Ten

1
Phil Keaggy
The Greatest Acoustic Guitarist of All-time! No one can match his Excellence!

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I saw Phil a few years back in Joppa, MD. All I can say is, it was amazing. Just an incredible musician and performer.

2Tommy Emmanuel
Easily the most innovative, creative and technically gifted acoustic guitarists that has ever lived. I highly recommend anyone that is not familiar to check out his pieces. Great arrangements and so much passion when playing. Truly amazing.
Just a tremendous guitarist who posseses skills a technique beyond comprehension. Also a great person. If you get a chance to see him live I can assure you wont forget it!
I've been playing guitar for nearly 50 years. I've heard all these other guys and without a doubt they are all great. But I've never heard any picker do what Tommy Emmanuel can do.
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3Michael Hedges

4Paul Simon

5Paco de Lucia
No one is as good as Paco! This guy is a pioneer.
Amazing and so cool. When are you coming to Canada?
Ooossm fıngers.. Great feel... Magic hands...

6Andrés Segovia

7Richie Sambora

8Chet Atkins
Who else plays two songs at the same time?

9John Martyn

The song Spencer the Rover is one of my favorits and his style of music is like Nick Drake

He floats in the air when he plays

Rip a legend, inspired and wrote and sang solid air has never been bettered

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10Mark Knopfler
WHAT IS TO SAY?

The Contenders

11Bert Jansch

12Sungha Jung
I think Sungha jung should be on top 10 cause his guitar sings the lyrics of every song he wants to cover... Listen to his videos so that you'll know what am talking about
Sungha is still so young that's why he should be in the top ten. He's gonna be better than all those guitarists when he grow up.
Ever listened to him! You should he's better than taylor swift.
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13Norman Blake

14Robert Johnson
The most innovative guitarist of all time. Created a genre that was the foundation of following genres.
the king of the delta blues...

15Paul Buchannan

Sublime whimsical sad angry everyhing really

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16Bob Dylan

17John Vesely
Come on John Vesely you should be able to outperform the others and you should be positioned on one, your wife
and kids would surely love to see it ok, you are beautiful guitar player, I support you
You did great John Vesely, you are the greatest musicians in the world and you are also an acoustic guitar player who was beautiful voice, so I'm sure if you'll be the first champion of the world
He is very good guitarist acoustic in america on the group band secondhand serenade, let's go, john vesely is my idol in Indonesia he is very excellent singer and guitarist

18Clive Carroll
One of the most creative and original musicians out there. Awesome technique, beautiful music
Take a look, then decide for yourself.
Or to quote Tommy Emmanuel "one of the best guitarists on the planet"

19Alan Davison

Bewitching player tells a story never took the praise he warrented

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20Earl Klugh

Who plays nylon string better

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21John Mayer
Killer singer songwriter player! Check out shadow days (acoustic) or 3x5

22John Williams

Transends classical jazz pop

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23Ed Sheeran

24Julian Bream

Excuisite challenging and genre busting

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25Andy Mckee

26Robert Fripp

Forget the prog and rock (though brilliant) listen to the other side

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27Doc Watson

28Al Di Meola

29Johnny Cash

30Martin Carthy

Pushes forwards whilst engaging past roots

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31Nancy Wilson

32Oystein Sunde

33Eric Clapton
Ok I know he is known for his electric stuff but everyone knows his "Unplugged" album. Listen and watch. He is also one of the best acoustic guitarists of all time. Any guitar list without him is bogus. Come on folks at least top ten. There are Grammys for a reason!

34Raphael Rabello
Rafael Baptista Rabello (October 31, 1962 " April 27, 1995), was a virtuoso Brazilian guitarist and composer. During the 1980s and 1990s, he was considered one of the best acoustic guitar players in the world and played with many famous artists, such as Tom Jobim, Ney Matogrosso, Paulo Moura and Paco de Lucia.

35Christofer Drew

36Aoi (The Gazette)

37Taylor Swift

38Sabicas

39John Renbourn

40Richard Thompson

41Ben Howard

42Jon Gomm
Give Passionflower, Ain't Nobody, and Message in A Bottle a try. Amazing guitarist that uses harmonics, slap techniques, making his own drumbeats and typing (putting both your hands on the fret and play notes simultaneously all of those WHILE SINGING. You have to give him a try. I swear you'll be blown away

43Justin King
Just listen to Phunkdified and Knock on Wood. You'll be satisfied at just how talented this guy is.

44Jim Greeninger

45Doyle Dykes
Seriously I had to add him? Easily top 5 with Tommy Emmanuel. Guess people just haven't heard or seen him. Do yourself a favor and do so!

46John Fahey

47Kelly Joe Phelps
Belongs on the to ten

48Yamandu Costa
Genius of the acoustic 7-string guitar.

49Akihiro Tanaka

50Rynten Okazaki

51Kyle Gass
Seriously? This man may play comedy music, but this guy is really a ledgend. His speed is just awesome. Listen to tribute and kickapoo and tell me the guitar isn't good

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