Also, my list....
Musicianship: Jeff Beck
Solos: Roy buchanan,
Chops: Guthrie Govan, Joe Robinson
Taste: Gary Moore, Beck, Gilmour
Songwriting: Hendrix, Page
Teamwork: Duane Allman n Dicky Betts
Riffs: Tony Iommi, Jerry Cantrell, Mustaine
Tone: Joe Bonamassa/Kossoff ,
Versatility: Beck, Akkerman
Creativity: Hendrix, Buchanan
Attitude: Page, hendrix
OVERALL: Buchanan, Beck n Page
Wow - a nod to Joe Robinson - Has rv been bending your ear ?
He is a seriously talented young man - Have you heard/seen any of his electric pop/rock/blues material?
Interesting that you mention Bonamassa for tone. He has just about the finest guitar collection out there (over 300 I believe). His latest CD 'Driving Towards the Daylight' is truly superb. My favourite for a long time. It comes with a 50 page digibook detailing 20 or so guitars from his collection. It includes a '55 LP Custom 'Black Beauty', a '61 ES-335, various other 50's Les Pauls and a '63 Strat - All beautifully photographed and discussed.
Whilst I like his 'Johnsonesque' tone, I would like him to dirty it up a bit, especially on the Black Country Communion recordings.
Incidentally the recording for BCC3 is complete. They were in the studio for around 4 or 5 days last week. Expect an autumn release !!!!