Few guitarists have excited GP readers—and guitarists worldwide—as much as Goven and his prog rock power trio the Aristocrats. As Joe Satriani remarked: “What sets Guthrie apart is that no matter what he’s doing—picking, tapping, slapping, playing legato, whatever—he mixes every- thing up gracefully and absolutely nails each approach.”
THROUGH ITS READERS’ POLL AND VARIOUS OTHER initiatives, Guitar Player has bestowed a bounty of awards on inspirational artists, pioneering manufacturers, and groundbreaking products for many years. For the magazine’s 45th anniversary in 2012, we are unifying all of our various honors under the Guitar Player Hall of Fame banner. In every November issue, the GP staff will announce the annual inductees.
More details and inductees: http://www.guitarplayer.com/article/the-inaugural-guitar-player-hall-of-fame-awards/150223