Exposed: 10 Female Guitarists You Should Know

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Hell-Bent For V...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZlU_nTXWCKg

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lowallac

Though she fronts as a "folkie", Emily Saliers can play a mean electric guitar. She doesn't get the credit that she deserves, but I think she's right up there...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DieD7z-XjgM&feature=youtube_gdata_player

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tbs7007

On YouTube, check out Tara Schmitt. Here's an example of one guitar clip, but there's a bunch out there...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sA82uu3KE74

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hgp

Glad to see that Guitar World is becoming girl user friendly.
When do we get the yearly buyers guide with the guys in little euro spandex suits spread eagle over a strat?

I want to see some hot male ass!

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Laura B. Whitmore

OMG, I love that idea. I will propose it at the next BG meeting. lol.

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smooterus

Hi, enjoyed the article. I've played for 40 years, a guitar instructor for 18 years and have friends that also teach and play guitar that are awesome. I compose fingerstyle guitar instrumentals and there are some sound clips from my cd on amazon. :)
http://www.amazon.com/They-Dont-Bite-Cathy-Horner/dp/B000CAGBUG/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1312479073&sr=8-2

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Debra Devi

Great article, love the videos!! Some of my faves are here, like Nashville Pussy, and how cool that you included Memphis Minnie!

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Steve_C

Cool to see Ruyter Suys on the list she's one of my faves. Also check out Sharon Needles and Blare N. Bitch from Betty Blowtorch.

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Laura B. Whitmore

I did just check 'em out! Kickin'! Thanks for the tip...

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Serina

You should really check out Lori Linstruth's page and videos at 'play like a girl' at lorinator.feminoise.com and also Lainee Holmes at www.lainee.net Like Vicki Genfan they also play Luna Guitars (as Luna seems to give great support to female guitarists)

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Laura B. Whitmore

Cool. Will do. Agree with you about Luna. They are a pleasure to work with as well!

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mldevore

One that should be here is Jacqueline Mannering of the UK. Shred guitarist extraordinnaire, she was recently even given her own custom guitar from Storey Guitars. She's a familiar face to those in the guitarsphere. As good as the guitarists you have listed here are, in 5 years, Jacqqueline will be at the top of these lists.

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Laura B. Whitmore

Thanks for the tip. I will check her out for sure.

Casanova_Wolf

Sure they're kinda underground, but Wata from Boris is one of the best female guitarists ever. Naki Kyoku is a masterpiece

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Laura B. Whitmore

Thanks for the tip! We will definitely check'em out. Underground is okay by us...

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the360eddie

Ani Difranco also plays some good guitar.

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Alanis

What About Lita Ford?... D:

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Laura B. Whitmore

Hey Alanis..in total agreement, Lita Ford is awesome. Hoping you see her here soon. And keep your eyes peeled for future "Exposed" columns in the coming months!

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the360eddie

Hey, you guys forgot Kirk Hammett...
But seriously, you all should check out Ana Vidovic.

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Laura B. Whitmore

Wow...those are some seriously amazing guitar chops! Thanks for the suggestion...

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batenich

Must have Jen Turner on this list - plays in the pocket and in the moment. Wish we had more!

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Laura B. Whitmore

Hey, if you got a favorite Jen Turner video link...please share!

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batenich

There isn't much out there in Video Land. What I can tell you is that I first heard Nathalie Merchant when her Carnival single came out and thought "I have to find out who that guitar player is". I had never heard of her. What a great build in that song (the music itself isn't my cup of tea....), really perfect construction of guitar's contribution to a pop song. Thick LP tone. Wish there was more.

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stephenmustbedead

This isn't right, there are a lot of female guitarists (who does not suck) that should be here and be known... Like, Allison Robertson from The Donnas, Allison Mossheart, Tara McLeod, Morgan Lander, Lita Ford, Dolores O'Riordan and Miki Berenyi from Lush. Well that's just my opinion, I respect your choices but.. yea, when I read this post, the first thing that came in to me was.. "WTF? seriously?"

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Laura B. Whitmore

Hey! Don't worry, we will be "Exposing" more female guitarists in the months to come...with the goal of turning you on to guitarists you might not have been aware of before...past and current. So stay tuned!!

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Laura B. Whitmore

Oh, and thanks for the suggestions! If you have any more...pass 'em along.

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stephenmustbedead

This isn't right, there are a lot of female guitarists (who does not suck) that should be here and be known... Like, Allison Robertson from The Donnas, Allison Mossheart, Tara McLeod, Morgan Lander, Lita Ford, Dolores O'Riordan and Miki Berenyi from Lush. Well that's just my opinion, I respect your choices but.. yea, when I read this post, the first thing that came in to me was.. "WTF? seriously?"

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lherman22

Thats funny...I don't see a kitchen in any of these clips.

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Laura B. Whitmore

Lol. No kitchen..but they sure are cooking!

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maidenstrat02

Speaking of the Iron Maiden's, check out Courtney Cox. She is "Adriana Smith" in the band and can nail the parts pretty much dead on. She also does her own thing which allows her to inflect her own style. Basically she's pretty fu*#in' great!! Plus she's a hot redhead ;)

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playsmetal

In full agreement with Maidenstrat02, Courtney Cox is known as the Goddess of Metal. She will melt your F'N face off with her ability to shred !

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Laura B. Whitmore

Excellent! I love a good face-melting ;-) Will be sure to check her out.

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Laura B. Whitmore

Thanks for the tip!! Will definitely check her out. Who knows...maybe she'll be "Exposed" next!

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