"Who is in your opinion the most badass virtuoso of the electric guitar?" I would probably answer George Benson a 95% of the times.
You know me well Dave! Scott is great and he's my favourite guitarrista but Benson is better, his level of playing only comes from such an amount of practice that it should be called sacrifice, and I quote for accuracy:WOW Andrei!!
I would have thought you were going to write Scott Henderson...
I thought Mr. Benson might be a bit too "smooth" for you (at times)
I enjoy his playing.
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I appreciate George's skill too. He doesn't play my style of music but his ability on the guitar is outstanding. He is now 74 and is still touring."Who is in your opinion the most badass virtuoso of the electric guitar?" I would probably answer George Benson a 95% of the times.
There are some good new guitarists incoming that might appeal to you.What I like about Benson's playing is his ability to improvise using chords instead of just scales, that is something I haven't seen in many of the other virtuosos mentioned here (and I agree with all of the names mentioned, except for Willie Nelson of course, he's beyond virtuosity )