#1
There's been a new wave of awesome guitar playing lately, such as Andy McKee. Some compose some really beautiful pieces and some just rely on tapping harmonics the whole time. Post your favorites.

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Favorite Candyrat guitarist.
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#2
erik mongrain. good for chillin'.
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Oren Ambarchi
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Omar of TMV, if he counts, his playing sounds weird
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#4
Andy McKee really isn't avant-garde....at all... He's just wishing he could be Michael Hedges...

But in that style, definitely Kotaro Oshio.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xjpjY8UGvPI
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JjKJzcvd0BA
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thats like... a really broad range... how can you like dragonforce AND beethoven Dx
#6
Depends on how one would define avnt garnde.
In a traditional sense, is Mckee? Arguably, no. Is his music still great for what it is? Yes. Personally I'd categorize it as Acoustic.
In reply to OP's question, then Ian Williams. I find his work in Storm & Stress, and more notably, Battles rather interesting. He somehow finds ways to express the most abstract and complex musical ideas in rather catchy and beautiful ways.
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