Who is the best guitarist? People ask me sometimes who I think is the best. Of course, there is no “best” guitarist. There are so many talented guitarists in different genres who inspire and connect with people. For me, those inspirations include Django, Steve Morse, Julian Lage, Nuno Bettencourt, Angelo Debarre, Marty Friedman, Carl Verheyen, Jeff Beck, Adrien Moignard, Greg Koch, Eric Johnson, Olivier Kikteff, Danny Gatton, Tony Rice, Guthrie Govan, and the list goes on and on. Ok, fine, you say. You like a lot of guitar players. But - gun to your head - who is really the best? In that case, my life on the line, I have no choice but to give one name: Bireli Lagrene.