Really a drummer professionally but I have always played guitar too. Not near a proficient on guitar, but good at that old Ventures and Fireballs stuff. I ain't no Doyle Dykes or Chet Atkins though.........LOL. I have a bunch of old Fender amps and guitars in the music room.
I drove eight hours to see D. Dykes perform about two years ago. He is considered by many one of the greatest guitar players of all time now. Tommy Emmanual is also up the food chain. Doyle played was asked to play at the Grand Ol' Opry when C. Atkins passed away to do a tribute show for him. He's also the rep for Taylor guitars.
I know that many rock & roll fans consider the BIG name guitarists the best, names like E. Clapton, J. Hendricks, Jeff Beck, M. Knoffler, etc. But in the world of the players who can finger pick and sound like three guitar players at the same time, not even in the same zip code. Pull up D. Dykes on you tube and decide for yourself. Dykes and Emmanual actually have a performance where they are playing two songs at the same time.........something that C. Atkins did first.
Oh, the guitar I'm looking at is only 12 serial numbers off the one that B. Holly used up until he was killed. Holly's was #28228, the one I'm lookin into buying is #28240. It's almost a number's matching unit to Hollys! LOL