Name a Guitar Player that was totally original

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  1. BooNin

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    Whiskey Baines - totally awesome player, totally original. What he did with the The Harvesters was truly spectacular.

    This guy had it going on way back 'in the day.'
     
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    I agree!
    I'd like to add Maybelle Carter
    and Chet Atkins to the list.
    I'm sure they were influenced by other people but they were "original" to me at least.
     
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    Zappa was so great....I have not thought about or listened to him for some time. Thanks for bringing him to mind again.
     
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    +1
     
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    Danny Gatton, Hendrix, SRV, Steve Howe - to name a few..
     
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    Um...Bela Fleck? and Victor wooten too , anf the other wooten bros too... I have to include them all in original guitar music..
     
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    David Lindley comes about as close as I;ve ever heard along with Laryy Carlton and Skunk Baxter. The My old School solos are about quirky and one-off as you can get. He learned guitar by listening to horn players.
     
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    Total originality? That narrows down the field to just a few. Certainly Les Paul qualifies. Jimmy Hendrix, who introduced us to positive uses for feedback. Prior to him, feedback was something to be eliminated. Eddy Van Halen, who's finger tapping techniques were a first. Heavy metal guitarists continue to emulate him.
     
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    TOOK ME days of thinking about this to finally come up with an answer:
    Curtis Mayfield. I remember seeing him live the first time and he was like nobody I ever saw or heard, Had a unique style and was dripping with soul and funk.

    Loved that guy as a player, singer and songwriter
     
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    dick dale
     
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    Nigel Tufnel...hands down...

    he went to "11"
     
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    Maybe Tony Melendez
     
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    Jeff Tweedy. He doesn't play like this for many songs, but this particular style is unlike any other I've heard.

     
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    Arto Lindsay; he was doing the Sonic Youth thing before Sonic Youth.
     
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    Noones completely original... Most distinctive is DEFINITELY John Frusciante.
     
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    Don't get out much? :lol:
     
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    Henry Kaiser.

    Fred Frith.

    Marc Ribot.

    Tom Verlaine (perhaps including duos w/ Richard Lloyd).

    Charlie Hunter.

    Eddie Hazel.

    There's some others, but I've temporarily popped a synapse, and they're not accessible at the moment.
     
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    Yup, 'struth!
     
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