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There are plenty of "Who is the best guitarist" threads but I wanted people to have the oportunity to post who the thought was the best for rock, and the best for Jazz, and the best for country, and the best for metal etc. If this has been done tell me quickly and I'll go post in that thread. ALso, it gives us an oportunity to hear about lessor known players that aren't necessarily the "best" but in their genre are amazing.

For rock I have to say Joe Satriani

For Metal I have to say John Petrucci, some may say "but he7s not really metal." But his riffage and style are what I think metal should be like. Although, I think Dream Theater, excepting an album or two, is not as good as Liquid Tension and John's Solo stuff for hearing wis great metal playing.

For Acoustic (non-classical) I have to say Phil Keaggy. Everything he plays is beautiful

For Acoustic classical I have to say Christopher Parkening. It's amazing what he can do on a guitar.

For players in Jazz, Country and Fusion, I really can't say I don't understand that stuff enough.
 

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Here's my 2 cents

Blues-Stevie Ray Vaughan tied with Steve Cropper

Rock-Steve Vai

Country-Roy Clark tied with Junior Brown

Classical-Andres Segovia

Jazz-Lee Ritenour

Fusion-Al DiMeola

Rock-A-Billy-Brian Setzer
 

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For Acoustic (non-classical) I have to say Phil Keaggy. Everything he plays is beautiful
I saw Phil Keaggy with my AP Biology teacher 2 yrs ago lol, Phil is great!

Blues- SRV
Rock- Vai
Country- Willy Nelson (he is a real nice guy just like B.B.)
Jazz- Pat Metheny probably, there are so many good ones its hard to choose
Fusion- Guthrie Govan
 

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IMO Here are the best:

Rock (in band): Slash
Rock (solo artist): Joe Satriani
Jazz: Pat Martino
Blues: SRV
Fusion: Dave Martone
Country: Albert Lee/Johnny Highland

New styles for ya :)

Flamenco: Tomatio
Bossa Nova: Antonio Carlos Jobin
Funk: Jimmy Nolen
 

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Rock - Paul Gilbert / Steve Vai / Joe Satriani (I can't pick...)
Jazz - Wes Montgomery
Fusion - Scott Henderson
Blues - Billy Gibbons
Metal - Dave Murray and Adrian Smith
Captain of Ownage - Jeff Beck
 
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