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The Best Acoustic Guitarists 

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Updated December 31, 2019 3.7k votes 631 voters 12.9k views 49 items

Acoustic guitarist list, with photos, ranked best to worst by votes. List of good acoustic guitar bands includes a filter so you can sort by the groups’s label and what albums they've put out. This list of the top acoustic guitar players in the world includes all musicians who have released recordings that have gotten distribution, and is an up-to-date list. Acoustic guitar groups and artists are shown below along with any additional genres in which their music belongs. If available, you can also see information about where all acoustic guitar players on this list got started. These are truly the greatest acoustic guitar bands of all time, since the most famous acoustic guitarist ever are listed, and the order is decided by actual fans of the best acoustic guitar music.

You can click on the acoustic guitar band names to see more information about that particular notable acoustic guitar group. If they're near the top of the best acoustic guitar artist list, though, then they should have at least some information available. All the top acoustic guitar bands named on the list also have discographies on their pages if you click on the acoustic guitar band names themselves.

The list you're viewing is made up of different artists like Julean and the Rai and Lenka Filipová. Have your voice heard by voting on the best artists on the list. The order is decided by votes. Make sure to vote for artists like Yoav or Trace Bundy if you like them.

All important, significant and iconic acoustic guitarists in music history deserve your votes, so make sure to choose wisely. You can only vote once on this list.

The list includes all new acoustic guitar bands, and if there are any missing on the list, you can always add them yourself. Just make sure they aren't already on the list and check your spelling, because this is already an accurate compilation of the best examples of acoustic guitar players, as well as a good place to start if you're asking yourself, or friends, exactly how to get into acoustic guitar music. Especially since the bands at the top of the list will at the very least be the best choices if you're looking for a list of good acoustic guitar bands with which to start out. No point in listening to them if they aren't actually good or even half-way decent acoustic guitar bands.

This list answers the questions "who are the best acoustic guitarist of all time?" and "who is the greatest acoustic guitar players ever?"

If you know enough about the genre, please vote based on the quality of the band's music instead of just voting for the most popular acoustic guitar bands that you might've heard of, but not really listened to closely enough to cast an informed vote.

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Oz Chiri is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Acoustic Guitarists
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Django Reinhardt is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Acoustic Guitarists
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Jimmy Page is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Acoustic Guitarists
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Chet Atkins is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Acoustic Guitarists
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Robert Johnson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Acoustic Guitarists
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Tommy Emmanuel is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Acoustic Guitarists
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Arpan Sen is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Acoustic Guitarists
Adriana Garcia added Arpan Sen

Arpan Sen ( www.youtube.com/ArpanSen ) is one of the best percussive acoustic guitar players in India.  He uses unconventional time signatures to compose instrumental songs. He has invented a technique, which he calls the "elbow technique", which he applies on his track Affairs.  He has made his place by playing his own signature style.  He uses many established micro techniques and in process of composing, he himself has discovered his unique way of playing the instrument.

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John Williams is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Acoustic Guitarists
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Paco de Lucía is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Acoustic Guitarists
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José Feliciano is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Acoustic Guitarists
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Silvio Rodríguez ... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Acoustic Guitarists
342983046 added Silvio Rodríguez
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Richard Thompson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Acoustic Guitarists
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Steve Howe is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Acoustic Guitarists
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Rodrigo y Gabriela is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Acoustic Guitarists
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Wizz Jones is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Acoustic Guitarists
bri-gri added
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Tony Rice is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Acoustic Guitarists
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Adrian Legg is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Acoustic Guitarists
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Nick Drake is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Acoustic Guitarists
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John Butler is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Acoustic Guitarists
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John Renbourn is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Acoustic Guitarists
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Leonard Cohen is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Acoustic Guitarists
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John Fahey is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Acoustic Guitarists
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Bert Jansch is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Acoustic Guitarists
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Michael Hedges is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Acoustic Guitarists
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Elliott Smith is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Acoustic Guitarists