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John Mclaughlin 4 4.26%
Allan Holdsworth 14 14.89%
Greg Howe 21 22.34%
Guthrie Govan 20 21.28%
Steve Morse 5 5.32%
John Scofield 3 3.19%
Shawn Lane 16 17.02%
Al Di Meola 11 11.70%
Carlos Santana 2 2.13%
Frank Gambale 8 8.51%
Jeff Beck 13 13.83%
Other 10 10.64%
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post #1 of 44 (permalink) Old 08-10-2009, 11:35 AM Thread Starter
 
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Favorite Fusion Guitarist

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Al Dimeola! Hands down most supreme player on the planet...His worst stuff is better than most musicians masterpieces!
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post #3 of 44 (permalink) Old 08-10-2009, 02:14 PM
 
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Bill Frisell.
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post #4 of 44 (permalink) Old 08-10-2009, 09:11 PM
 
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Re: Favorite Fusion Guitarist

Guthrie, although I haven't heard everyone on the list and I do really like Greg Howe's work.
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Guthrie, although I haven't heard everyone on the list and I do really like Greg Howe's work.
I too love Govan, but he's been great for a moment in time...Whereas Dimeola has been earth shattering forever! Sort of how I feel about Eric Johnson, who I thought was going to be phenomenal, yet left an ambivalent feeling for me!

Holdsworth Scofield and Mclaughlin are also Fantastic!!! .
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Re: Favorite Fusion Guitarist

I'm a big fan of Al Di, have been for decades, but I think for strictly fusion (which Al doesn't really do any more) I'd go with Mike Stern at the moment. Lots of great guitarists out there though, so its a very tough call.
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Is Santana considered fusion? Don't know about that.
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Shawn Lane. Recently he has become one of my favorite guitarists in general. I do like Al Di Meola and Jeff Beck a lot too.
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post #9 of 44 (permalink) Old 08-11-2009, 12:52 AM
 
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Re: Favorite Fusion Guitarist

Jeff Beck, of course.
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post #10 of 44 (permalink) Old 08-11-2009, 09:40 AM
 
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Re: Favorite Fusion Guitarist

I voted Guthrie and Shawn. Easily my favourites on that list.
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I plumped for Greg Howe, my favourite in that list. For me John McLaughlin is probably the most terrifying player there along with Shawn Lane.
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Re: Favorite Fusion Guitarist

Larry Carlton and Lee Ritenour would make great additions to that list as well. Some of those guys simply do not play fusion, just instrumental music. Instrumental doesn't automagically equal fusion
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Re: Favorite Fusion Guitarist

i picked mr. howe.. though he likes to consider himself a rock guitarist, and not a jazz musician..

people who should be on the list:

scott henderson
mike landau
allen hinds
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Larry Carlton and Lee Ritenour would make great additions to that list as well. Some of those guys simply do not play fusion, just instrumental music. Instrumental doesn't automagically equal fusion
I love Lee Ritenour!! His new album has his young children playing on it and it's really very good!!
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Greg Howe or the Govanator.
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