Guys That Just Make You Want to Put Your Guitar Down

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  1. Phrygian77

    Phrygian77 Tele-Afflicted

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    I feel like Dave Edmunds watching him. Those crazy Brits and their love for American roots music.

     
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    Eric Johnson, Tuck Andress, Lenny Breau, Django Reinhardt, and Ted Greene all make me feel more like a guitar owner than a guitar player.
     
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    Rick McCrae...every time
     
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    none. instead, they inspire me.

    i'd like to ask how many people actually give up guitar after seeing a great player? you may know that you won't be that good, but to give up. i'd answer none.

    play music!
     
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    Nice guy, too!
     
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    Richard Henshall, Wes Thrailkill and Guthrie Govan. They are from another planet.
     
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    Prince!
     
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    Robbin Ford, Steve Morse, yep Guthrie Govan. Yeesh.
     
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    Really is. Some years back I was fortunate to have shared the stage with him (and Floyd Domino, Mark Lowe, Ricky Boen) for an evening. I stood 3 ft away, watching, and to this day have no idea how he did what he did.
     
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    Teleterr Friend of Leo's

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    YEAH ! Makes me want to play .
     
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    The only guys who have made me put my guitar down are the drama queens in about half the bands I've been in.
     
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    What gets me is seeing little kids tear it up. I'm happy for them, but it can make you want to sale your wares.:lol:
     
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    Everyone else.
     
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    I'll chime in....

    Off the top of my head:
    Tommy Emmanuel...Frank Vignola...Vinny Raniolo...Ian Bairnson (Alan Parsons Project)...klasaine....Dale (Tonedr)

    My typical personal levity response.....they make me want to relegate my guitars to 'kindling'. :)
    I've held off thus far with that thought and I just keep plugging along at 72.

    Carry on....
     
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    I put down my guitar when I was 13....then I took it up again the year after. Why should other people make me want to quit something that gives me so much?
     
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    Roy Buchanan, Jeff Beck, Ray Flacke, Django, Charlie Christian, Jim Campilongo... I could go on...
     
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    seeing negative approach made me want to practice more. they were transcendent the last time i saw them and were somehow channeling the stooges and gauze at the same time.
     
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    archetype Fiend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    Different people at different ends of the playing spectrum, although they don't truly make me want to give it up.

    Danny Gatton. There's just no way I can make my brain and hands do that stuff.
    Freddie King. I think "Well, even I could do that!" I can't.
    Jimmie Vaughn. Groove, feel, timing, without an extraneous note. I can't replicate it.
     
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    I saw Jeff Beck up close and after the show, I never touched a guitar for a week. Tommy Emmanuel has the same effect, I have seen him 3 times, jaw dropping talent.
     
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    I’m convinced Tommy Emmanuel is from another planet.
     
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