100 Greatest Acoustic Guitar Instrumentals



Criteria: This list is intended for those musicians whose primary instrument throughout their careers has been or is now the acoustic guitar. The main focus being on the artists instrumental abilities which included, originality, innovation, technique & influence within this genre. It does Not include the Pioneer's of Blues, Jazz, Classical, or the Latin acoustic based genre's such as Flamenco, or those Modern guitarists who recorded or performed their music in an occasional 'unplugged' setting. As with all lists, this list is a subjective list and makes no claim of an official nature.
Acoustic Guitar Instrumentals
1. Blend
Sandy Bull
2. Bean Time
Leo Kottke
3. Jitterboogie
Michael Hedges
4. The Transcendental Waterfall
John Fahey
5. Addison's Walk
Phil Keaggy
6. Walkin' The Strings
Merle Travis
7. Rickover's Dream
Michael Hedges
8. Guitars and Other Cathedrals
Adrian Legg
9. Intuite
Pierre Bensusan
10. Loaded Leather Moonroof
Don Ross
11. Salt River
Norman Blake
12. Dill Pickle Rag
Doc Watson
13. Busted Bicycle
Leo Kottke
14. The Reunion
Phil Keaggy
15. All Through My Life
Peter Lang
16. Aerial Boundries
Michael Hedges
17. Accelerator
Preston Reed
18. Cypress Grove Blues
Tony Furtado
19. Doxology
Kelly Joe Phelps
20. The Funky Avocado
Michael Hedges
21. Cuckoo Shuffle
Adrian Legg
22. Tight Trite Night
Don Ross
23. Sentimentales Pyromaniaques
Pierre Bensusan
24. Le Mans
El McMeen
25. Samurai in the Cornfield
Gayla Drake Paul
26. Clockshop
Billy McLaughlin
27. Metamorphosis
Phil Keaggy
28. Train To Dusseldorf
Tommy Emmanuel
29. Jam In The Pocket
Phil Keaggy
30. Path of Fallen Leaves
Bill Mize
31. Vaseline Machine Gun
Leo Kottke
32. Ragged Nail
Adrian Legg
33. Trotto/Saltarello
John Renbourn
34. Mann's Fate
Jorma Kaukonen
35. Deep Lake
Bruce Cockburn
36. The Lover's Ghost
Martin Simpson
37. The Bricklayers Beautiful Daughter
Will Ackerman
38. Fragile Forest
Phil Keaggy
39. On The Sunny Side of The Street
John Fahey
40. Funky C, Funky Do
Al Petteway
41. Breaking Point
Laurence Juber
42. Thump The Clouds
Adrian Legg
43. Ur
Steve Tibbetts
44. Peg Leg Speed King
Michael Hedges
45. Chasing The Groove
Brooks Williams
46. Instrument Landing
Preston Reed
47. I Am The Resurrection
John Fahey
48. Echoing Wilderness
Richard Gilewitz
49. Kowaka D 'Amour
Robbie Basho
50. Song For Sheila
El McMeen
51. Slap Funk
Preston Reed
52. The Driving of The Year Nail
Leo Kottke
53. Fast Floyd
Tony Rice
54. Glidepath
Richard Leo Johnson
55. Crest of the Revolution
Doug Smith
56. She Moved Through The Fair
Davy Graham
57. Bohemian 3-Step
Bruce Cockburn
58. Steamed Juicy Little Bun
Kaki King
59. Blasting Cap
Preston Reed
60. The Five Card Trick
Greg Carmichael (Acoustic Alchemy)
61. Out of The Darkness
Doug Smith
62. Hold On To Forever
Billy McLaughlin
63. Metal Summer
Steve Tibbetts
64. Thumbsing
Richard Gilewitz
65. Michael, Michael, Michael
Don Ross
66. Waiting For a Dancer
Adrian Legg
67. Doc's Bogg
Tony Furtado
68. Not Remotely Blue
Adrian Legg
69. Manzanita
Tony Rice
70. O'malley & Delacey
Adrian Legg
71. The Drowsy Bee
Brooks Williams
72. Brian's Rapier
Sam Pacetti
73. Little Cairo
Peter Lang
74. Ignition
Michael Hedges
75. No Deposit/No Return
Sandy Bull
76. Ascension
Sam Pacetti
77. Casbah
Bert Jansch
78. Twang Thang
Prestion Reed
79. Rockbarra
Don Ross
80. Prometheus Meets The Digital Age
Richard Leo Johnson
81. Danielle The Healer's Dance
Gayla Drake Paul
82. Slinky Souzie
Al Petteway
83. Midnight On The Water
David Bromberg
84. Brown Bomber
Peter Huttlinger
85. Black Mommy
John Fahey
86. Practice Is Perfect
Andy McKee
87. Transfusion
John Renbourn
88. The Waltz That Carried Us Away
John Fahey
89. An Droichead Bheag
Tony McManus
90. Ballad For Kay
Nick Webb (Acoustic Alchemy)
91. Can You Hear The Rain
Tony Furtado
92. Under The Same Sky
Peppino D 'Agostino
93. The Mysterious Barricades
Muriel Anderson
94. All Thumbs
Pat Donahue
95. 101 South
Peter Finger
96. Howl
Ed Gerhard
97. Four On Six
Tony Rice
98. Acoustic Highway
Craig Chaquico
99. Planxty Don Gallagher
Gayla Drake Paul
100. Griegarious
Phil Keaggy
Michael Hedges

Leo Kottke

Phil Keaggy

John Fahey


Last Updated: 2016-12-25
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