Most Versatile GuitaristsNirmal1991USA This List contains the Most All-Rounder Guitarists who can play many number of Guitar Styles, Techniques & Guitar varieties across many Genres of Music...
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Cliffs of Dover... To Dusty... And everything else in between. Very sophisticated style. Versatile? Extremely.
Only worthy comparison is Steve Morse
Classical, Country, Pop, Latin, Jazz, Blues, Rock, Metal... You name it, he plays all of them! He's the Greatest Guitarist of All-time...
Just to get a rough idea on Richie Sambora's Incomprehensibly Incredible range of Guitar playing: He is the Lead Guitarist of Bon Jovi for 30 Years & Counting responsible for 12 studio albums, 3 compilation albums, 1 live album, 1 box set, 13 video releases and over 50 singles plus as a Solo Artist responsible for 3 Solo Albums. He has contributed for more than 500 Songs with his Divine Guitar Wizardry.
Just give a listen to: Stranger in this Town, Wanted Dead or Alive, Livin' on a Prayer, Keep the Faith, Dry County, You give Love a Bad Name, Bed of Roses, Always, I'll be there for you, Born to be my Baby, Ballad of youth, One Light Burning, Diamond Ring, Father Time, The Answer, In it for Love, Lay your Hands on me, (It's Hard), Letting you Go, My Guitar Lies Bleeding in my Arms, Thank you for Loving me, Bad Medicine, Runaway, Never ...more - Nirmal1991USA
JP was really the first versatile guitarist along with the guitar gods. His session career went handy for him when he formed zeppelin. He's not only versatile in playing, but versatile on what he is. Guitarist, founding member, composer, producer; who else can say that? He listened to all kinds of music, he played all kinds of music in zeppelin. Blues, rock n roll, country, classical, folk, punk, heavy metal, reggae, are just the very attributes jimmy page had to offer. Whole Lotta love, rock and roll, communication breakdown, heartbreaker, since I've been loving you, stairway to heaven, Bron y aur stomp, the song remains the same, over the hills and far away, houses of the holy, black dog, the rain song, kashmir, dyer maker, all my love, babe I'm gonna leave you, fool in the rain, and Achilles last stand are prime examples. Jimmy page should be #1. There's a reason why he's known as the most influential guitarist.
James Patrick Page should be number 1. He was not only a great player, he was a great writer and producer.
How does Ritchie Sambora beat jimmy page? Jimmy page did the same as Ritchie Sambora, but better since jp influenced him!?
"America" cover long version. Listen
Most versatile? Steve Howe has to be at the top of this list!
5 time winner of best overall guitarist by guitar player magazine?
Man! From the days of Glass Harp to all the way to his Solo career, Phil Keaggy has demonstrated an Extraordinary Guitar Artistry. Maker of the Universe, The wind and the wheat, John the Revelator, Salvation Army Band, Make you feel my Love, Addison's walk, Arrow, County Down, Rivulets, Can you see me, Time as so on... What an Incredible Guitarist! - Nirmal1991USA
His early work with trio Glass Harp was really groundbreaking. No one came close to making a Les Paul make the tones and sounds that he could create. Volume swells, sweeps, shred, you name it, all the while being incredibly melodic. And then there's the acoustic... regularly considered one of the best in the world. He's all over the map and hard to pin down, but whatever he does, its ranks up there with the best.
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Have been blessed to listen to his great Music both vocal and guitar, just can't get tired of this guy, He is so creative in his guitar styles and have a great voice and most of all a humble Down to earth happy guy!
Sultans of Swing, Brothers in Arms, Private Investigations, Telegraph Road, Tunnel of Love, Money For Nothing, Romeo and Juliet, Your Latest Trick, Walk of Life, It Never Rains, On Every Street, Why Worry, Lady Writer, Once Upon a Time In the West, Love Over Gold, Twisting by the Pool, So Far Away, Heavy Fuel... I mentioned only 18 of Dire Straits material Here... See how differently beautiful they sound compared to each other!
I keep listening to more and more of this guy's stuff... it's just incredible how many different genres he can play at an extremely high level... blues, shredding, neuvo-classical, rock Buckethead does it all
From 'Padmasana' to 'Soothsayer', From 'Baptism of Solitude' to 'Final Wars', From 'Mrs. Beasley' to 'Beaten With Sledges', From 'For Mom' to 'The Treeman', Buckethead has them All! - Nirmal1991USA
Buckethead should be at the top of the list. Does anyone know of a guitarist who can play almost any string instrument equally well. Can anyone name a guitarist who has released more than 200 albums?
Even god himself would've been tired by now, but Bucky has already released a dozen albums in 2015..
First lets take the Masterpiece: HOTEL California! Both the Electric (1976) & the Acoustic (1994) versions are Amazingly Versatile and Don Felder is the Master behind it! There are plenty of Eagles songs with lots of diversity. He can play Rock, Blues, Country, Classical & more...
Check the Electric & Acoustic Versions of Hotel California!
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From heavy shredders to powerful melodies. To jazz, blues like sounds, to classical inspired parts, emotional meldies. This guy can play it all. Just listen to erotomania, the best of times, lines in the sands, hollow years live at budohkan, stream of consciousness, as I am. When the water breaks, universal mind, paradigm shift, biaxident then listen to some of the songs on his solo album like Glasgow kiss damage control, lost without you, and jaws of life. Then you will understand all of his different sounfs and know his versitility.
One man band, needs no backup, play for all the greats including Elvis, beach boys, Neil diamond, part of famous wrecking crew session musician group
In my opinion the most versatile. Glen played, country, rock, blues, even classical. He was one of the most sought after studio musicians of the 60s.
Guthrie has sheer mastery of almost every guitar technique, and a fantastic grasp of the English language. He is a brilliant instructor and is truly modest. Unfortunately not many people listen to jazz.
I can't think of anyone who has such a grasp on various guitar styles.
Ridiculously versatile, just listen to the Aristocrats albums.
Sick guitarist... Sick... Technique is beyond earth
First listen to 'Epilogue for Lisa', Next listen to 'Get you Back', Then listen to 'Death Theme' and Finally listen to 'Not Again'! - Nirmal1991USA
Queen is the most versatile band, so their guitarist had to be the most versatile, too.
Blended Latin and rock together like no one before him or after.
Listen to him solo, with Tom Waits, John Zorn or his guest work in the portuguese Dead Combo latest album
Lenny Breau, though not recognized by the general public, was by far the most versatile guitarist on the planet, and whose versatility has not been matched to this very day. Not only did he perform Country, Jazz, Classical and Flamenco, he was able to perform those styles with equal authenticity. Unfortunately, like many musicians, drug abuse was a problem, and more than likely played a part in his untimely death. The music world has yet to see a guitarist with versatility of that magnitude.
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