Who has the MOST Recognizable Guitar Sound?

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Country Gent
Dec 21, 2016
2,560
Toronto
Gotta be Knopfler. My dad and I used to marvel at the fact that he was so versatile and yet so recognizable. He can play so many different genres convincingly, but he always sounds like himself.

Honourable mentions go to Santana, Gilmour, and the Edge.
 

Howitt

Gretschie
Oct 16, 2020
103
Huntington Station, NY
I have to agree with the choice of Mark Knopfler. It makes no difference if he's playing an electric or an acoustic. It always has his signature phrasing/attack.

Certainly Chet Atkins fits this description, as does Ry Cooder, again with both of them having a style that translates on acoustic or electric.

How about Django Reinhardt? Aside from the give-away tonality of the typical long scale Selmer guitar, his bending technique was sublime.

Best,
Howard Emerson
 

mbkri

Country Gent
Sep 22, 2012
2,887
Chicago
I have to modify my statement. "Only few know of". :)
Cant Stand The Rezillos was such a good pop punk album. The guitar riff in “Getting Me Down” got “appropriated” in a song that i wrote for a band i was in a few years ago. I dont think I’d have won in a copyright infringement lawsuit.
 


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