Who was the most influential pre-1950s guitarist?

Posted by Michael Mueller on April 4, 2011 at 11:11 AM

We see poll questions all the time about the most influential guitarists of all time, with the likes of Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Page, Eric Clapton, and Jeff Beck often topping the lists. But what about their heroes? Or the heroes of their heroes?

At GuitarInstructor.com, we love going old-school from time to time, so we ask you, who was the most important pre-1950s guitarist? Don't see your favorite on the list? Leave a comment and let us know who we missed!



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cconsaul on April 5, 2011 at 12:36 AM

How about George Van Epps, Barney Kessell, Merle Travis, Josh White, Les Paul, Carl Perkins (his version of Under the Double Eagle is a blast) Elizabeth Cotton, Buddy Guy, Hank Garland, Wes Montgomery, Tony Mottola, Tal Farlow, just off the top of my head. Don't get me wrong, there are some great names on that board, but there should be a lot more.