Top 10 Best Acoustic Guitaristsrednile1
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Many ways to judge a guitar player. Tommy shows that practice practice practice can combined with passion that only he knows creates exactly what you see, when you see him live. Time slows down, and you watch a man become totally committed to the art. There are no doubt better songwriters, but I have never seen anybody work as hard and be able to hit every note, create any possible sounds that can come from a acoustic guitar and succeed in making you feel what he is feeling at the same time
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.
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.
Easily one of the best guitarists to ever live! Tommy Emmanuel and/or Chet Atkins deserve #1V29 Comments
The Greatest Acoustic Guitarist of All-time! No one can match his Excellence! - Nirmal1991USA
Nobody is even in Michael Hedges league. He reinvented the acoustic guitar.
I saw Phil a few years back in Joppa, MD. All I can say is, it was amazing. Just an incredible musician and performer.
The master of all genres of music. With over 50 albums under his belt (most original, few covers) and only 9 fingers, he is the king of the fret board. Not to mention a very humble man. No ego there. Would like to see Phil and Sungha Jung do a concert tour together, Would like to see Sungha Jung do some Phil covers.V1 Comment
Had the pleasure of seeing him live 3 times. The most gifted, influential, inspiring artist I have ever seen. His music, passion, energy, and love for life will truly be missed.
Saw him right before he died in Maryland. Beyond amazing and unique
No opinion just he should be at the top
Just the best guitarist!V2 Comments
John Martyn was a criminally underrated artist, his guitar playing was effortless, innovative and so far ahead of its time. Eric Clapton once quoted that "John Martyn was so far ahead of everyone at the time it was almost inconceivable" His use of an echoplex on live sets needs to be heard to believe, it sounds like you're listening to two guitars at once, incredible.
The song Spencer the Rover is one of my favorits and his style of music is like Nick Drake
Rip a legend, inspired and wrote and sang solid air has never been bettered - rednile1V3 Comments
Invented the best sounding technique ever.
Are you kidding me? Best ever
No one is as good as Paco! This guy is a pioneer.
Amazing and so cool. When are you coming to Canada?
The best acoustic guitar all time!V3 Comments
Who else plays two songs at the same time?
He is the best, period!
Although more known as an electric guitar player, check out "Mark Knopfler showing his magic on acoustic guitar" on YouTube. Probably the most epic ragpicking I've seen.V1 Comment
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.
I think also he should be I top ten!V4 Comments
The most innovative guitarist of all time. Created a genre that was the foundation of following genres.V1 Comment
Killer singer songwriter player! Check out shadow days (acoustic) or 3x5
His not just a good guitarist but a good singer... Rarely seen on this planetV1 Comment
Sublime whimsical sad angry everyhing really - rednile1
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"
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
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
Bewitching player tells a story never took the praise he warrented - rednile1
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List StatsUpdated 11 Feb 2016
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2. Michael Hedges
3. Paul Simon
2. Phil Keaggy
3. Tommy Emmanuel