Who has the MOST Recognizable Guitar Sound?

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  1. jfassett

    jfassett Synchromatic

    Dec 9, 2017
  2. heinzman

    heinzman Synchromatic

    Dick Dale; Link Wray; Johnny Ramone; George Thorogood;The REV
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  3. Mr Swisher

    Mr Swisher Country Gent

    Jun 12, 2012

    So many influences combining to make the unique sound that only Andy Summers makes.
  4. Henry

    Henry I Bleed Orange

    Apr 9, 2014
    Are we talking just guitar tone - like one note played and rung out and you'd know - or a more general sound including phrasing and style?
  5. scrimmer

    scrimmer Gretschie

    Apr 6, 2019
    North Carolina
    Can't believe he's not already been mentioned. (or maybe I missed it)
    I know he can be 'polarizing', but, love him or hate him, Jeff Beck is one of the most instantly recognizable IMO.
    Personally, I love him.
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  6. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck I Bleed Orange

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    A guitarist who you would recognize immediately even on a recording you'd never heard before.
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  7. Henry

    Henry I Bleed Orange

    Apr 9, 2014
    Ah. Thanks.

    For me, easily Jerry Garcia and Mark Knopfler.
    Santana I think but have you ever heard his rhythm guitarist solo? Had a PRS and sounded like Santana - though I don't know Santana that well.
    Gilmore and Edge most likely.
    Derek Trucks maybe
    Bill Frisell I hope.
    Cory Wong
    David Rawlings, really no one sounds like him.
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  8. NJDevil

    NJDevil Country Gent

    Jul 9, 2014
    Commack, NY
    It's a big guitar world but immediately thought of 10+ when I saw the Beato clip some time ago.

    Easy for me....T-Bone Walker, SRV, Hendrix, Jimmie Vaughan, BB King, Albert King, Jerry Garcia, Sonny Landreth, Albert Collins, Roy Buchanan, The Edge, Santana (unless the Stones' "Can't You Hear Me Knocking" is playing), Duane Eddy, Billy Gibbons, Knopfler, Dick Dale, Roger McGuinn, Setzer, and....

    .... like Thunder58 noted, Boston!:)
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  9. j.s.c

    j.s.c Country Gent

    Aug 19, 2008
    Of course there are many icons like Jimi, SRV, J. Page, etc... which have inspired many others that came close to originals, but some developed a very unique style that didn't become a classic style on their own. To me this list must contains the ones (without modern clones) I know + many more to add I forgot :
    Duane Eddy
    Mark Knopfler
    Jimmie Vaughan
    Tom Morello
    Derek Trucks
    Andy Summers
    Robby Krieger
    Joni Mitchell
    Carlos Santana
    Steven Stills
    Brian Setzer, yees!
    T-bone Walker
    Elmore James
    Peter Green
  10. Srellim1

    Srellim1 Synchromatic

    Feb 6, 2016
    Los Angeles
  11. mbkri

    mbkri Country Gent

    Sep 22, 2012
    And Blixa Bargeld is pretty recognisable.
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  12. Ktone

    Ktone Electromatic

    Oct 31, 2021
    Neil Young's style is as unique as his voice. One of a kind.
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  13. jfassett

    jfassett Synchromatic

    Dec 9, 2017
    I'm surprised more on this forum did not mention the "precious" (Brian Setzer), ha!
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