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Top 10 Nicest Guitarists of All Time

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  1. goldtopper

    goldtopper Friend of Leo's

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    In light of the grouchy guitarists thread. Who you got for nicest?

    I sold Clapton luggage in the 80's...nice guy! Even though his Visa card was denied and his roadie had to pay, he was very humble.

    Albert Collins- played regularly here. I'd get there early and drink with him, Johnny B. Gayden, Casey Jones and A.C. Reed. All great guys.

    Dennis Dannell (RIP) Social Distortion. He was cruising around while Neil Young was onstage, just looking to talk to people. What a nice guy.

    Dickey Betts- yeah he's a drunk and mean as hell to soundguys everywhere, but to fans... He invited us on his his and we talked for quite some time. Very nice guy.
     
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    B.B. King. A friend of my roadied for him for a day and he seemed as nice as he does on stage. Courteous and a gentleman to everyone.
     
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    Frank Zappa was easy to talk to.
     
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    idjster Friend of Leo's

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    Hoyt Axton (RIP). A very nice man. Not what you'd usually call a 'guitarist' in the normal sense. He played a venue I was working at and chatted with me and gave me a double album that he then autographed. Nice.
     
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    Bill Kirchen. Talked with him after a show, just from the side of the stage, and he was so friendly and genuine.
     
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    Brad Paisley. Incredibly gracious and humble. Met him after a show one night, just a down to earth, awesome guy. Gary Hooker (BP's guitarist). Took my wife and I backstage, gave us a tour before the concert, and let me hold Brad's '68 Paisley Tele.
     
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    in a recent tv documentary on Knopfler he said how nice Chet Atkins was when he 'took pity on him' and

     
  9. TheGoodTexan

    TheGoodTexan Doctor of Teleocity

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    From a similar thread: Sonny Landreth. Bill Kirchen. Matt Schofield.
     
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    Bob Dylan

    I met him at a friends house one day. We sat by the pool and talked as he played some very nice Blues on an acoustic guitar. Invited me to his show that night but I had to work and couldn't go.
     
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    Hubert Sumlin, never met him personally, he had to cancel the show i had tickets to shortly before he passed, but I have heard from those who have. Plus you can just tell from his interviews.
     
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    There's a name only really known to the God bothering (sorry TGT :D) sort over here,a great player for sure.


    Carl Verheyen.....I can never pronounce his name correctly,he's a lovely bloke.
     
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    Eric Johnson HAS to be on this list.

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    TheGoodTexan Doctor of Teleocity

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    Well... he does have unworldly talent! :mrgreen:
     
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    Albert Lee. His humility and kindness just makes you smile.
     
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    A couple years ago Gary Hoey came into the little bar we were playing at. He jammed on a couple of songs with us and we let his girlfriend sing a song. After the show he talked with us, took pictures, gave us picks, and signed my boost pedal. Super cool, down to earth guy.
     
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    Never met him, would certainly like to, but Greg Martin seems to be someone who would make this list.
     
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    Doyle Dykes.
    The guy can play and seems down to earth and pretty genuine.
     
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    All the really talented professional musicians I've met have been humble and polite. It's the lesser lights that seem to have attitudes.
     
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    +1 for Bill Kirchen and I had a great talk with James Burton when my old band opened for Jerry Lee
     
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