View Poll Results: Favourite Guitarist

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  • John Scofield

    120 10.22%
  • Bill Frisell

    77 6.56%
  • Django Reinhardt

    148 12.61%
  • Wes Montgomery

    329 28.02%
  • Jim Hall

    154 13.12%
  • Joe Pass

    263 22.40%
  • Pat Metheny

    153 13.03%
  • Kurt Rosenwinkel

    74 6.30%
  • John Mclaughlin

    61 5.20%
  • John Abercrombie

    27 2.30%
  • Lee Ritenour

    25 2.13%
  • Pat Martino

    100 8.52%
  • Tal Farlow

    62 5.28%
  • Barney Kessel

    88 7.50%
  • Allan Holdsworth

    54 4.60%
  • George Benson

    142 12.10%
  • Grant Green

    115 9.80%
  • Jimmy Raney

    48 4.09%
  • Charlie Christian

    76 6.47%
  • Kenny Burrell

    152 12.95%
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  1. #301

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2bornot2bop View Post
    Wes and Kenny 1&2. All is right with the world.
    Joe Pass is #2 on this poll: Django is 3rd. Kenny and Metheny are tied for 4th\5th.
    Last edited by jameslovestal; 05-14-2021 at 03:28 PM.

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  3. #302

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    Quote Originally Posted by jameslovestal View Post
    Joe Pass is #2 on this poll: Django is 3rd. Kenny and Metheny are tied for 4th\5th.
    I know. It’s a poll which is meaningless.

  4. #303

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    My favorite guitarist right now is Emily Remler. Why is she not in the list?
    Another notable omission is Lenny Breau.

  5. #304

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tal_175 View Post
    My favorite guitarist right now is Emily Remler. Why is she not in the list?
    Another notable omission is Lenny Breau.
    There needs to be two more polls; one that ask how many guitarist should be listed (there are 20 now), and another about who should be listed.

    Of course, I'm joking, but a poll with a fixed-listing of choices is flawed from the start.

  6. #305

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    I'd have Mike Stern and Danny Gatton... Also George Golla.

    But an excellent representative list.

  7. #306

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    This poll was started in 2007, two years before Julian Lage's first album as leader, a year before Mary Halvorson's debut. Lage Lund had made one album.

  8. #307

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    How is Johnny Smith not on this list???

  9. #308

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    Quote Originally Posted by ruger9 View Post
    How is Johnny Smith not on this list???
    I went back and read the first post by the user that created this poll and here is what was said:

    "Sorry for any shortcomings of this poll, it is only guitarists and obviously there is more than ten around, but thats the max option".

    Note that now there are 20 guitarist listed so that "max option" must have changed from 10 to 20.

    While I would have included Johnny Smith in a listing of 20 jazz guitarist, the overall problem is that there is a list to begin with, but that is the easily way to conduct such a poll; much more difficult for the software being used to allow "write in" choices.

  10. #309

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    Been listening to Johnny Smith, "The Sounds Of Guitar." Wonderful player. Should be on the list...along with a couple hundred more.

  11. #310

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    Quote Originally Posted by jumpnblues View Post
    Been listening to Johnny Smith, "The Sounds Of Guitar." Wonderful player. Should be on the list...along with a couple hundred more.
    Agree; The problem as I noted above is that there has to be a list to begin with, but allowing write-in choices is much more difficult to program.

  12. #311

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    Quote Originally Posted by jameslovestal View Post
    Agree; The problem as I noted above is that there has to be a list to begin with, but allowing write-in choices is much more difficult to program.

    It's still an interesting list.

  13. #312

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    Quote Originally Posted by jumpnblues View Post
    It's still an interesting list.
    Yea, the creator made an effort to bring in jazz guitarist from different styles and eras, but that also means top notch 50s guitarist like Johnny Smith, aren't included to limit the number of 50s guitarist on the list.

    The general problem with a list of fixed choices (like 20 here) is when one says "how can they not be part of this list", this leads to "who should they replace in this list".

    E.g. Should Johnny Smith replace Jimmy Raney or Tal Farlow?

  14. #313

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    The list was compiled in 2007 and doubtless reflects the tastes of that time. Johnny Smith perhaps was not quite as respected then as he is now. Certainly, he has received growing attention and reassessment in recent years.