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Best Acoustic Guitar Solo??

Who do y'all think has the best acoustic guitar solo, and w/ which song??
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Re: Best Acoustic Guitar Solo??

3/7/2000 10:38 PM

Chris Gossett (134) wrote:

I don't know if this classifies as a "solo" since the whole thing is instrumental, but for me personally Chet Atkins' rendition of "Vincent" is the most beautiful acoustic piece I can think of. Maybe my knowledge base is lacking---LOL! Anyway, that's my opinion. Am now standing by to be bashed!!!



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3/8/2000 12:10 AM

Eric Stanbrough (1108) wrote:

Thats a tough question, you could go with some blues guys like Robert Johnson but thats not technically a solo since everything he recorded was "solo", or you could go with some John Mclaughlin like some of the stuff on his Live disk with De Lucia and Dimeola, or i also like Eric Johnson's "song for george" but a "solo" it isn't, I can't really say, since it primarily isn't a solo instrument although it was used pretty well as a solo instrument on the Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds disk, but i am sure there is some other great stuff out there, these are just a few



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Re: Best Acoustic Guitar Solo??

3/8/2000 1:29 AM

Chris Dodson (14) wrote:

I guess it's a matter of opinion, but I would think that the performances by McLaughlin, Dimeleo, and Delucia could be characterized as solos. It seems to me, if you are refering to the live performance in SF, it is almost a melodic "head choppin'" competition. Either way, it is brilliant playing by all three. Certainly have to some of the best acoustic soloing captured on a recording instrument. I would have also mentioned RJ. Good call Eric.

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3/8/2000 12:07 AM

Christopher Sung (9641) wrote:

I like "Little Martha" by Duane Allman because it's incredibly lyrical. I think you can also hear Duane sigh at the end of it, which somehow makes me feel a little closer to him since he died way before I had any idea that playing the guitar was such a cool thing.

Also, "Song for George" from Eric Johnson's Ah Via Musicom is twangy and funky.

Of course, there's also Jimmy Page's Zep stuff like "Bron-y-Aur" and "Black Mountain Side"....



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Re: Best Acoustic Guitar Solo??

3/8/2000 12:13 AM

Eric Stanbrough (1108) wrote:

Yeah and Little Martha, but if you are talking about solo acoustic songs or acoustic guitar solos, clarify that then i will know exactly what you are talking about and i might have some other choices.





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Re: Best Acoustic Guitar Solo??

3/8/2000 8:19 AM

Fred Boehle (339) wrote:

The Tony Rice-stuff's incredible, but it's pure acoustic-guitar-music. If the question is focussed on just an acousticguit. solo in different music contexts I would mentioned the lyrical soloing of Charlie Byrd (with Ellis/Kessel); Brent Mason on "I don't even know your name" is surprising coz he normally prefers electric guitar. Freds Saz-workout on "Guns talk" is also a nice piece...(LOL!!!)
(Chris, don't delete it...!)

Greetings
Fred Boehle/ol Germany



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3/8/2000 6:32 PM

Karen Watts (764) wrote:

I definitely agree with "Little Martha" but I also think Duane Allman did an excellent job on "Goin Down Slow" too. I don't know if anyone else around here is into Buddy Guy, but his solo on "Did Somebody Make a Fool Out of You?" from Heavy Love has got to be in my top five.

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3/8/2000 10:37 AM

Jason Reich (1765) wrote:

"Stream" by Tim Reynolds is my favorite



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3/8/2000 3:19 PM

Gabe Muro (70) wrote:

i dont know the name of it but mine is that seven mary three song i never knew u can get so much speed on an acoustic



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Re: Best Acoustic Guitar Solo??

3/8/2000 8:14 PM

Jim Henry (210) wrote:

I don't know about this piece but DO NOT be seduced by speed. Speed without "Heart" means nothing.
B.B. King can say more with one note than most guitarists say in a lifetime of playing.

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