French Gypsy Jazz Guitarist Django Reinhardt...And he only had TWO usable fingers on his fretting hand!
Charlie Christian: First Major Electric Jazz Guitar Soloist...Died in his early 20s
Les Paul: Inventor, 'Pioneer of Over-Dubbing', Great Jazz/Pop Soloist: 'Mr.Guitar'
Wes Montgomery: The 'Godfather' of Modern Jazz Guitar
Jim Hall: Pioneer of Jazz Guitar 'Minimalism' & 'Impressionism'
B B King: 'Memphis Blues Boy' and 'Godfather' of Modern Electric Blues Guitar
Mike Bloomfield: First of the great White Blues/Rockers...Also merged 'East-West'...
Dick Dale: The 'King of Surf Guitar'...Played the original Stratocaster designed by Leo Fender...Influeced Hendrix...Doesn't Consider Himself to be a 'musician'
Pat Martino: Genius, 'mathematical guitar genius' with funk/swing coming 'out his ass'... Applies 'Sacred Geometry' to his playing of lines and chords...My first teacher.
Jimi Hendrix: Genius, Self Taught...A 'lefty'...Changed the 'World of Electric Guitar' for all time.
John McLaughlin: 'Mahavishnu'... Pioneer of Jazz Fusion and World Fusion...Incredible Then/Incredible Now
These are just some very brief thumbnails, pictures and videos from the men who in my opinion are some of the most influential and individual guitarists of the last 100 years...Some of the YouTubes are not of great quality, but, for the guitar lover and others, it will give a brief glimpse of the skills of these extraordinary musicians...More to come.....