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Ladies and gentlemen, we have a winner. Ask MusicRadar's battle royal of the blues guitar was hard-fought, but in the end you handed the accolade of 'best blues guitarist of all time' to the precociously talented Texan with curious dress sense who could play a Stratocaster like nobody before or since.
The late, great Stevie Ray Vaughan's style was informed by Hendrix, Otis Rush, Lonnie Mack, Buddy Guy, Albert King and many more, but his technique and sound have become the holy grail for hundreds of thousands of guitarists in the years since his passing. We dare say that much of the man's sound resided in his own hands, but this video tutorial at least gives you a fighting chance of getting in the right ballpark.
Now, all that remains is to sit back and listen to the guitarist that you've voted as the greatest blues player of all time...
“Stevie Ray Vaughan.” (Thanks, Gallagher)
“SRV: Just because every single time I hear him play, I just want to pick up my guitar and play some great blues. He plays with such a feel he deserves to be in every ‘best blues player’ list.” (Thanks, pleskoch)
“SRV.” (Thanks, guitargeek62)
“SRV is the king.” (Thanks, vivekayer)
“UK - Peter Green. Now there's a guitar player who knows when to shut up. US - erm, erm... SRV?” (Thanks, SimesF)
“Greatest blues guitarist of all time: SRV!” (From Alejandro via Facebook, thanks)
“No such thing, rankings are irrelevant. My favourite of all time is still SRV, but that's because I'm from Texas and he was just hitting it big when I was first getting into the blues.” (From Darren via Facebook, thanks)
“SRV or BB.” (From Lenny via Facebook, thanks)
“SRV has to be.” (From Stuart via Facebook, thanks)
“Yngwie Malmsteen... lol, nah, Stevie Ray definitely.” (From David via Facebook, thanks)
“SRV.” (From Andre, Daniel and Francisco via Facebook, thanks)
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