Top 10 Best Acoustic Guitarists

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21 John Mayer John Mayer

His talents are mostly overshadowed by his genre of songs being romantic, bluesy, yet kid-like wonder. His early works were very rhythmic with a hybrid of finger picking/plucking style infused with strumming. Eric Clapton was even inspired by it! All very original and difficult yet fun to play if you can. His later works would suffer a bit from his original fans because he chose to chase the more soloist complexities that are mostly afforded to the "real electric guitarist", well, at least one would think. What we can all agree with is John is an amazingly talented guitarist regardless! For those who doubt his real depth I suggest you listen to John's own version of 'Wind Cries Mary' and be lost in his own world filled with wonder and ambrosia.

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

He should be 1st easily...

22 Andy Mckee

Dreamcatcher album is underrated to say the least. Great album from a great artist.

Andy mckee and don ross are the best

So many wonderful songs from this guy. "i'll be over you", "ebon coast" the list goes on.

23 Estas Tonne

He should be number 1 actually! Incredible guitarist!

Best guitar player by a distant in my opinion.

He is amazing

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.

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24 Paul Buchannan

Sublime whimsical sad angry everyhing really - rednile1

25 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"

26 Leo Kottke

#27 really! He is much better tan that

27 Earl Klugh

Who plays nylon string better - rednile1

28 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

29 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.
30 Yamandu Costa

Genius of the acoustic 7-string guitar.

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31 Alan Davison

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

32 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

33 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.

I listened to Ocean and felt inspired... I learned to play Ocean and I WAS inspired. John Butler is the reason I've become a better player.

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

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

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34 Tony Rice

Tony Rice should never be out of any legitimate top 5 ever list. He may be the best acoustic player still alive.

Best guitar Player for ever.

Tony is the greatest

Tony...The man!

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35 Julian Bream

He can extend and blend his soul to the guitar. Forget about all those flashy stuff other guitarists do. He is the god of classical guitar!

Excuisite challenging and genre busting - rednile1

36 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!

37 Ben Howard

Has his own style and sound

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.

Uses alternate tunings, partial capos, delay pedal, belts into the soundhole of his guitar, bloke is a freak and the best acoustic guitarist on the planet, period.

38 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!

39 Dave Matthews Dave Matthews Dave Matthews is a South African born American singer and guitarist most well known as frontman for the rock band Dave Matthews Band.

Retarded that dave is not in top 10. lol look at his songs: Warehouse, Rhyme and Reason, The Stone and tell me he is not top 10. lol.

Dave is at least top 20

I meant to say copied, not cooied! You get the point I hope!

John Mayer cooied his whole persona! And Mayer is bwfore Dave! Embarassing to say the least list maker person! For shame.

40 Robert Fripp Robert Fripp

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

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