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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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.

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.
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.
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!
[Newest]I saw his concert this weekend and he's the master.

3Michael Hedges
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
Why is there no info on him

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?
One of the greatest I have seen,
Don't forget about Al de Meola.

6Andrés Segovia

7Richie Sambora

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

9Mark Knopfler

10John Martyn
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

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He floats in the air when he plays
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Number One is his due!

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.
[Newest]I think also he should be I top ten!

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...

15Bob Dylan

16Paul Buchannan
Sublime whimsical sad angry everyhing really

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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
His not just a good guitarist but a good singer... Rarely seen on this planet

22Ed Sheeran

23John Williams
Transends classical jazz pop

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24Andy Mckee

25Julian Bream
Excuisite challenging and genre busting

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26Doc Watson

27Robert Fripp
Forget the prog and rock (though brilliant) listen to the other side

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28Johnny Cash

29Al Di Meola

30Martin Carthy
Pushes forwards whilst engaging past roots

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31Aoi (The Gazette)

32Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift is the best

33Nancy Wilson

34Oystein Sunde

35Eric 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!

36Raphael 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.

37John Butler
An amazing guitarist. If you don't believe check one of his videos. I recommend everyone to listen his song called Ocean
Awesome guitarist. Deserves to be in the top ten.
His original "OCEAN" never gets boring! I don't get tired of it. Incredible skills and diverse styles! John Butler can jam!

38Christofer Drew

39Sabicas

40John Renbourn

41Richard Thompson

42Ben Howard

43Jon 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

44Justin King
Just listen to Phunkdified and Knock on Wood. You'll be satisfied at just how talented this guy is.

45Jim Greeninger

46Doyle 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!

47John Fahey
Most of these guys would not be playing if John hadn't had been there first

48Kelly Joe Phelps
Belongs on the to ten

49Yamandu Costa
Genius of the acoustic 7-string guitar.

50Akihiro Tanaka

51Rynten Okazaki

52Kyle 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

53Estas Tonne
He should be number 1 actually! Incredible guitarist!
He is a Russian guitarist that plays in stages for thousands of people, but also can create a crowd arround while playing in the streets.

54Django Reinhardt
Lets be honest he is number 1

55Kotaro Oshio

56Tony Rice
Tony is the greatest

57Neil young
Come just listen to Massey hall. He is amazing

58Nuno Bettencourt

59Phil Manzanera

60José Feliciano

61Richie Havens

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