Top 10 Best Acoustic Guitarists

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21 Paul Buchannan

Sublime whimsical sad angry everyhing really - rednile1

22 Clive Carroll

One of the most creative and original musicians out there. Awesome technique, beautiful music

Incredible talent. And super sweet man. A class act.

Take a look, then decide for yourself.
Or to quote Tommy Emmanuel "one of the best guitarists on the planet"

23 John Williams

Transends classical jazz pop - rednile1

Go to youtube for John Williams playing asturias and recuerdos de la alhambra - he was also in the group Sky. Sky had a hit with toccatta.

24 Leo Kottke

#27 really! He is much better tan that

25 Earl Klugh

Who plays nylon string better - rednile1

26 John Vesely John Vesely

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

27 Estas Tonne

He should be number 1 actually! Incredible guitarist!

He is amazing

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.

I�'m very sad to see him at 42 :/ He is maybe the most talented guitarist on my opinion. He made the song of the golden dragon what is absolutely beautiful and his playing technique is enjoyable to watch. Everyone should listen the song of the golden dragon.

28 Alan Davison

Bewitching player tells a story never took the praise he warrented - rednile1

29 Bob Dylan Bob Dylan Bob Dylan is an American singer-songwriter, artist and writer . he won the Nobel Prize for literature in 2016 .

Bob Dylan's has always been a great acoustic guitarist. - zxm

Should be higher

30 Doc Watson Doc Watson

He was a great fingerstyle and flatpicking guitarist. He wasthe real thing when it came to good old mountain music but expanded into all genres, He is a class act!

31 John Fahey John Fahey

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

Should be much, much higher on this list!

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33 Julian Bream

Excuisite challenging and genre busting - rednile1

34 Al Di Meola

Not one person has taken the level of playing guitar as high as Al. He can read write and compose, play flamenco, jazz, improvisational world music etc. Who else would have written an entire album re-interpreting for guitar the bandoneon played Argentian Tango music of Astor Piazzola. Nobody, No guitar player could even dream of such a task, let alone do it.

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35 Yamandu Costa

Genius of the acoustic 7-string guitar.

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36 John Butler John Butler

"Ocean" is a masterpiece you can listen again and again. But best of all, when you watch him playing, you understand how physical it is and how much he has put himself into it. High in emotion.

Improvisation and overall precision of playing is unbelievable, arguably the best open tuning guitarist out there.

An amazing guitarist. If you don't believe check one of his videos. I recommend everyone to listen his song called Ocean

Deserves to be in the top 10 list according to me too

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37 Robert Fripp Robert Fripp

Forget the prog and rock (though brilliant) listen to the other side - rednile1

38 Ben Howard

If you get a chance, check out his live performance of 'End of the affair' on the Jools Holland show. Absolutely breath and totally unique.

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39 Johnny Cash Johnny Cash John R. "Johnny" Cash was an American singer-songwriter, guitarist, actor, and author, who was widely considered one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century and one of the best-selling music artists of all time, having sold more than 90 million records worldwide.
40 Jimmy Page Jimmy Page James Patrick Page is an English musician, songwriter, and record producer who achieved international success as the guitarist and founder of the rock band Led Zeppelin.
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