Top 10 Best Acoustic Guitarists


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41James TaylorJames Vernon Taylor is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist. A five-time Grammy Award winner, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2000. He is one of the best-selling artists of all time, and he has sold more than 100 million records worldwide.V1 Comment
42Mike Dawes

This man is on another level. Transcends everything we ever thought was possible on an acoustic guitar. Ed Sheeran at 6? If I was Mr Dawes I would be offended by that.

43Martin Carthy

Pushes forwards whilst engaging past roots - rednile1

44Aoi (The Gazette)
45Taylor SwiftTaylor Alison Swift (Taylor Swift) is an American singer-songwriter. She was born on December 13, 1989 in Reading, Pennsylvania. She became interested in country music when she was around 9 years old and after watching a documentary about Faith Hill, Swift felt that she should go to Nashville to begin more.

Granted, she is a brilliant pop songwriter, in fact one of the best ever, but she should not even be allowed on a guitarist list that contains Segovia and Clapton.

She is the best next to Ed Sheeran and Shawn Mendes

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46John Renbourn
47Nancy Wilson
48Norman Blake
49Jon 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

I'm a big fan of many of the above artists, but I have never seen a guitarist handle the instrument in the way that Jon Gomm does, in fact I would love to see all these virtuosi guitarists in the list above Gomm to play Passionflower. It's far from an impossible challenge, right?

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50Justin King

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

51Oystein SundeV1 Comment
52John Fahey

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

53Kelly Joe Phelps

Belongs on the to ten

54Raphael Rabello
55Kotaro OshioV1 Comment
56Nuno Bettencourt
57Don Ross

This guy and Andy Mckee are Top 10 easily. Just go and listen to his song "Berkley Springs" and so many others.

58Peter Gergely
59Calum Graham

Of course he is the best

60Christofer Drew
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