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any other players out there like guthrie?

IsaacIsaac Posts: 3,088
so far, the only fusion player  i've been able to really connect with is guthrie govan (well, jeck beck too). his melody, tone, chops, emotion, definitely make him among my favorite guitar players ever. just trying to make out the riff in waves, and its challenging with the slides and string skipping, but i'm making my way through it. the melody i that riff, and indeed, much of guthries work is IMHO genius. unfortunately, erotics cakes is the only guthrie showcase i've seen (i had the asia album he did, but lost it  :wall:, and i didn't remember it having much guitar on it anyways.

so what i want to know is, are there any players out there that resemble guthrie that i can check out?

like if i wanted recommendations for a lynch fan, you'd suggest demartini, oliva, takasaki, etc. what about guthrie? i can hear the vai in guthrie, but vais is way too weird for me.

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  • JoebuddhaJoebuddha Posts: 2,125
    I'm a really big fan myself.
    He's really amazing and very inspirational for me. Whenever I get bored I watch some Guthrie vids on youtube and the next thing I know I'm practicing like crazy.
    If you want to check out some fusion guys check out Greg Howe, Brett Garsed, and even some of Frank Gambale's stuff is really good sometimes.
  • SoulstealerSoulstealer Posts: 2,305
    Greg Howe is the only guy that comes to mind that covers so much area with the same level of technique and talent. He has gone from a straight-up shredder on his first album, to fusion and other styles. He covers a Stevie Wonder song on almost every album since the '90s, he did neo-classical with Vitalij Kuprij (and on his own Ascend cd), has touched on electronica, plays fantastic nylon string acoustic, can lay back and groove on a pop song.....he's just the man.
  • SoulstealerSoulstealer Posts: 2,305
    Here's Greg in full shred mode, doing a newer version of Kick It All Over. You can see he's right there with Guthrie for insanity and feel-

  • lasm2000lasm2000 Posts: 137
    Well, Guthrie is quite a unique guitarrist. Anyway, as has been told before you should listen to Greg Howe for something in a similar vein. Two dudes you might also like are Joop Wolters (try the "out of order" album) and Mattias Eklundh.
  • DonthegreekDonthegreek Posts: 2,776
    How bout Marco Sfogli ??
  • maybeyesmaybeyes Posts: 4,522
    [quote author=Donthegreek link=topic=9238.msg141224#msg141224 date=1255496979]
    How bout Marco Sfogli ??
    [/quote]

    I was just thinking of him as well.  A great player that I think can play just as good as Govan. 

    Never mistake a clear view for a short distance.

  • inmyhandsinmyhands Posts: 11,653
    Man, I don't know. All the players mentioned are great, but, Guthrie just has this "wider than most" ability to play just about anything in any style and do it excellently and that, in my opinion, sets him apart from the pack. He shreds like a shredder, takes to jazz like a master, goes into fusion, blues, progressive, and then turns around and rocks out like the '80s never ended. His ability to "do it all and do it all well" just impresses me to know end. Is Yngwie faster? Probably. Does Ed Rock Harder? Could be. Does anybody else have as high a skill level over such a wide range of musical styles? I don't know. Maybe. At the moment none are jumping to the top of my head. I'd consider Guthrie for a top ten position in almost any style of guitar player poll.

    Well........maybe not country, but, I haven't heard him take a shot at it yet.

    Rick
  • IsaacIsaac Posts: 3,088
    [quote author=inmyhands link=topic=9238.msg141252#msg141252 date=1255524772]
    Is Yngwie faster? Probably.

    Well........maybe not country, but, I haven't heard him take a shot at it yet.

    Rick
    [/quote]

    nah. guthrie is faster IMO. country? what about Rhode island shred?
  • jebbuddajebbudda Posts: 5,030
    What about Shawn Lane ? :clap1:

    Get his two solo albums... Powers of Ten and Tri Tone Fascination . I also highly recommend Personae and Time is the Enemy ...two killer live albums with Jonas Hellborg and Jeff Sipe. Both of these are in the shred metal fusion vien . :shred: Christmas is coming . Trust me on this . Shawn Lane will inspire you . On these live albums you will hear Schenker, Lynch , Gary Moore bubbling to the surface . Plus his technique is mind boggling ...Holdsworthian legatto coupled with Gary Moore's right hand attack all done with a Dino attitude . Shawn Lane has absorbed every guitar style and you can hear his influences clearly ....especially since your a student of guitar playing....you can hear Eric Johnson lick turn into EVH then meld into Yngwie or Satriani . He has quite the musical vocabulary .

    Greg Howe is also another solid choice . I recommend Paralax .

    You should also check out Strunz and Farah . They have a live album you need to hear .

    I'd also insist on a good dose of Al Dimeola . If you don't currently own a copy of FRIDAY NIGHT IN SAN FRANCISCO proceed imediately to the CD store and get a copy . Its Al , John  McLaughlin and Paco DeLucia at their peek . Al also has a Best of album that you should get . You really need some of his solo stuff ....Land of the Midnight Sun , Casino and Tour De Force Live are essential my friend .

    I will also suggest the french band MORGLBL featuring guitarist Christophe Godin . Wild stuff .

  • IsaacIsaac Posts: 3,088
    jeb, i have the shawn lane solos albums and time is the enemy. love the lane solos stuff, have not yet heard time is the enemy
  • Smoking GunsSmoking Guns Posts: 4,547
    Howe is the player from the band Yes, correct?  Cause he looks young in the video Soulstealer posted.
  • Jay GJay G Posts: 2,682
    [quote author=Smoking Guns link=topic=9238.msg142116#msg142116 date=1256346050]
    Howe is the player from the band Yes, correct?  Cause he looks young in the video Soulstealer posted.
    [/quote]

    Steve Howe was the guitar player in Yes as well as Asia.  Greg Howe is a guitar player that dabbles in shred, fusion and funk and also backs up a ton of pop musicians.
  • Smoking GunsSmoking Guns Posts: 4,547
    [quote author=Jay G link=topic=9238.msg142118#msg142118 date=1256346324]
    [quote author=Smoking Guns link=topic=9238.msg142116#msg142116 date=1256346050]
    Howe is the player from the band Yes, correct?  Cause he looks young in the video Soulstealer posted.
    [/quote]

    Steve Howe was the guitar player in Yes as well as Asia.  Greg Howe is a guitar player that dabbles in shred, fusion and funk and also backs up a ton of pop musicians.
    [/quote]

    Wasn't Steve kind of a jazzy fusion player in his own right?
  • Jay GJay G Posts: 2,682
    [quote author=Smoking Guns link=topic=9238.msg142132#msg142132 date=1256355105]
    [quote author=Jay G link=topic=9238.msg142118#msg142118 date=1256346324]
    [quote author=Smoking Guns link=topic=9238.msg142116#msg142116 date=1256346050]
    Howe is the player from the band Yes, correct?  Cause he looks young in the video Soulstealer posted.
    [/quote]

    Steve Howe was the guitar player in Yes as well as Asia.  Greg Howe is a guitar player that dabbles in shred, fusion and funk and also backs up a ton of pop musicians.
    [/quote]

    Wasn't Steve kind of a jazzy fusion player in his own right?
    [/quote]

    he could be.  He mixed a bunch of styles including country, fusion, rock, etc.  Very unique style IMO.
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