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John, Paul, and George as Guitarists
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How about George's work on Badge?  Beautiful guitar work by both George and Clapton.  According to Joe, the arpeggiated passage in the middle right after the bridge was performed by Clapton, but that surprises me.  It sounds totally George-ish.  The way those chords chime out so strongly sound very similar to the riffs in Day Tripper and Hey Bulldog , inter alia.  

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@PeterWeatherby said

On the acoustic side, Paul's "Blackbird " and John's "Julia " (and its stylistic counterpart "Look At Me ") are both examples of songs that use complex chord shapes and voicings, and require a fairly good grasp of finger-picking technique.

Indeed; I fancied myself rather proficient at fingerpicking, till I tried to play Julia a-hard-days-night-paul-3 

Oddly, I'm having a hard time coming up with an acoustic song of George's that would qualify ("Here Comes The Sun " is beautiful, but it's fairly simplistic and relies on the full band to fill out the chords when the little solo riffs come up).  

I dunno, it took me ages to get that song right. It's really fast, you have to have nimble fingers and pay attention. Then again, I'm kind of an amateur so what do I know... It does also work very well as a solo guitar song, and George performed it that way at least once during his solo career. 

But generally speaking, George didn't do little acoustic tunes as much as John or Paul, and I can't think of a single instance of him fingerpicking. He was a flat-picker through and through, and did very nice little melodic things with a set of acoustic chords and a pick, as many ATMP demos illustrate. 

MOCKSWELL said 

Point is - you need to be in a group to play the way any of them did - working out a solo version is usually a waste of time, imho. Someone like Tommy Emmanuel can do a very entertaining job of it, but learning Beatles 'parts' on guitar is, with the exception of a lot of the great chords George used in many of their great early songs... not particularly interesting.

I noticed that too. It's the same with many of their vocal parts and, I think, an integral part of what makes them the great four-headed monster, as opposed to just a coalition of musicians. 

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I have been a professional guitarist for most of my life and the one thing I have learned is its not what you play or how fast or complicated your style is, its what you don't play. Less is more.    

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George said it best: 

Sometimes it's not what you do, it's what you don't do that counts. And personally I'd rather hear three notes hit really sweet than to hear a whole lot of notes from some guitar player whose ears are so blown out he can't hear the difference between a flat and a sharp.

Funny Paper aka @Pineapple Records said
I can't think of any good acoustic picking work in any song after his second album. (Also noteworthy was his solidly professional albeit unassuming strumming style in I Will or Two Of Us .)   

*Ahem* 'Mamunia', 'Here Today '? Also several songs from Flaming Pie ('Calico Skies' particularly) and 'Early Days ' from New. I'm not sure if they're all strictly finger picking like what you're looking for, but just thought I'd throw them out there. They've got good guitar bits. 

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I thought I list every single guitar solo and who played on it so you can easily determine for yourself how good each member is at their lead playing:

Please Please Me :

I Saw Her Standing There (after 3rd verse) (George, Gretsch Duo Jet )

Boys (after 1st chorus) (George, Gretsch Duo Jet )

Baby It's You (after 2nd verse) (George, Gibson J-160E)

Twist And Shout (after 2nd verse) (George and John, Gretsch Duo Jet and Rickenbacker 325)

*From Me To You (after 3rd verse) (George, Gretsch Duo Jet )

With The Beatles :

All My Loving (after 1st chorus) (George, Gretsch Country Gentleman)

Don't Bother Me (after 3rd verse) (George, Gretsch Country Gentleman)

Till There Was You  (after 3rd verse) (George, Classical)

Roll Over Beethoven (intro) (George, Gretsch Country Gentleman)

Roll Over Beethoven (after 3rd verse) (George, Gretsch Country Gentleman)

I Wanna Be Your Man (after 2nd chorus) (George, Gretsch Country Gentleman)

A Hard Day's Night :

A Hard Day's Night (after 3rd verse) (George, Rickenbacker 360/12)

I Should Have Known Better (after 3rd verse) (George, Rickenbacker 360/12)

And I Love Her (after 3rd verse) (George, Classical)

Can't Buy Me Love (after 3rd verse) (George, Gretsch Tennessean and Gretsch Country Gentleman)

Any Time At All (after 3rd chorus) (George, Rickenbacker 360/12 and Classical)

You Can't Do That (after 3rd verse) (John, Rickenbacker 325)

*Long Tall Sally (after 2nd verse) (John, Rickenbacker 325)

*Long Tall Sally (after 3rd verse) (George, Gretsch Country Gentleman)

*I Call Your Name (after 3rd verse) (George, Rickenbacker 360/12)

*Slow Down (after 2nd verse) (George, Gretsch Tennessean)

*Matchbox (after 3rd verse) (George, Gretsch Country Gentleman)

Beatles For Sale :

I'm A Loser (after harmonica solo following 2nd chorus) (George, Gretsch Tennessean)

Baby's In Black (after 3rd chorus) (George, Gretsch Tennessean)

I'll Follow The Sun (after 3rd verse) (George, Gretsch Tennessean)

Kansas City (after 2nd verse) (George, Gretsch Tennessean)

Words Of Love (intro) (George, Rickenbacker 360/12)

Words Of Love (after 3rd verse) (George, Rickenbacker 360/12)

Words Of Love (outro) (George, Rickenbacker 360/12)

Honey Don't (after 2nd chorus) (George, Gretsch Tennessean)

I Don't Want To Spoil The Party (after 3rd verse) (George, Gretsch Tennessean)

Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby (after 3rd verse) (George, Gretsch Tennessean)

Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby (after 4th verse) (George, Gretsch Tennessean)

*I Feel Fine (after 3rd verse) (George, Gretsch Tennessean)

*She's A Woman (after 3rd verse) (George, Gretsch Tennessean)

Help !:

The Night Before (after 3rd verse) (Paul and George, Epiphone Casino and Gretsch Tennessean)

You're Going To Lose That Girl (after bridge) (George, Fender Stratocaster)

Ticket To Ride (outro) (Paul, Epiphone Casino)

You Like Me Too Much (after 3rd verse) (George, Gretsch Tennessean)

I've Just Seen A Face (intro) (Paul, Epiphone Texan)

I've Just Seen A Face (after 3rd verse) (George, Framus Hootenanny)

Dizzy Miss Lizzy (after 2nd verse) (George, Gretsch Tennessean)

Dizzy Miss Lizzy (after 3rd verse) (George, Gretsch Tennessean)

*Bad Boy (after 2nd verse) (George, Gretsch Tennessean)

*I'm Down (after 2nd verse) (George, Gretsch Tennessean)

Rubber Soul :

Drive My Car (after 2nd chorus) (Paul, Epiphone Casino)

Nowhere Man (after 1st chorus) (George and John, Fender Stratocaster)

Michelle (after 3rd verse) (George, Gretsch Tennessean)

Michelle (outro) (George, Gretsch Tennessean)

What Goes On (after 1st quarter of 3rd chorus) (George, Gretsch Tennessean)

I'm Looking Through You (outro) (George, Fender Stratocaster)

If I Needed Someone (after 3rd verse) (George, Rickenbacker 360/12)

Run For Your Life (after 2nd chorus) (George, Gretsch Tennessean)

*Day Tripper (after bridge following 2nd chorus) (George, Gibson ES-345)

Revolver :

Taxman (after bridge following 2nd chorus) (Paul, Epiphone Casino)

Taxman (outro) (Paul, Epiphone Casino)

I'm Only Sleeping (after 1st half of 3rd verse) (George, Fender Stratocaster)

I'm Only Sleeping (outro) (George, Fender Stratocaster)

And Your Bird Can Sing (after 1st chorus) (Paul and George, Epiphone Casino)

And Your Bird Can Sing (outro) (Paul and George, Epiphone Casino)

Doctor Robert (outro) (George, Gibson SG)

Got To Get You Into My Life (after 2nd chorus) (Paul, Epiphone Casino)

Tommorow Never Knows (after 3rd verse) (Paul, Epiphone Casino)

Sgt. Pepper 's Lonely Hearts Club Band:

Sgt. Pepper 's Lonely Hearts Club Band (intro) (Paul, Fender Esquire)

Fixing A Hole (after 3rd verse) (George, Fender Stratocaster)

Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite (after 2nd verse) (Paul, Fender Esquire)

Good Morning, Good Morning (after 3rd verse) (Paul, Fender Esquire)

Sgt. Pepper 's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise) (outro) (George, Epiphone Casino)

Magical Mystery Tour :

Strawberry Fields Forever (after 4th chorus) (Paul, Fender Esquire)

All You Need Is Love (after 1st chorus) (George, Fender Stratocaster)

Yellow Submarine :

Hey Bulldog (after riff following 1st chorus) (George, Gibson SG)

It's All Too Much (after 3rd chorus) (George, Gibson SG)

The Beatles:

Back In The USSR (after 1st bridge) (Paul, Epiphone Casino)

Dear Prudence (after 2nd verse) (George, Gibson Les Paul)

Dear Prudence (after 3rd verse) (George, Gibson Les Paul)

The Continuing Story Of Bungalow Bill (intro) (unknown performer from Mellotron)

While My Guitar Gently Weeps (after 2nd verse) (Eric Clapton, Gibson Les Paul)

While My Guitar Gently Weeps (outro) (Eric Clapton, Gibson Les Paul)

Happiness Is A Warm Gun (after 2nd act ("She's well acquainted with the touch like a lizard on a window pane...")) (George, Fender Stratocaster)

Birthday (after 2nd verse) (George and John, Fender Stratocaster and Epiphone Casino)

Yer Blues (after 5th verse) (John followed by George, Epiphone Casino followed by Fender Stratocaster)

Sexy Sadie (outro) (George, Gibson Les Paul)

Helter Skelter (after 2nd chorus) (Paul, Fender Esquire)

Revolution 1 (outro) (John, Epiphone Casino)

Savoy Truffle (after 1st bridge) (George, Gibson Les Paul)

Revolution 9 (starts around 1:55) (George, Fender Stratocaster)

*Revolution (after 2nd chorus) (John, Epiphone Casino)

Abbey Road :

Come Together (after 1st half of 4th verse) (George, Gibson Les Paul)

Come Together (outro) (George, Gibson Les Paul)

Something (after bridge following 2nd verse) (George, Gibson Les Paul)

Maxwell's Silver Hammer (after 2nd chorus) (Paul and George, Epiphone Casino and Fender Telecaster)

Octopus's Garden (intro) (George, Fender Stratocaster)

Octopus's Garden (after 2nd chorus) (George, Fender Stratocaster)

Octopus's Garden (outro) (George, Fender Stratocaster)

I Want You (She's So Heavy) (intro) (George, Gibson Les Paul)

I Want You (She's So Heavy) (after 1st chorus) (John, Epiphone Casino)

You Never Give Me Your Money (after act 3 ("Oh that magic feeling no where to go...")) (George, Fender Telecaster)

You Never Give Me Your Money (outro) (George, Fender Telecaster)

Polythene Pam (outro) (George, Gibson Les Paul and Fender Telecaster)

Carry That Weight (after brass break following 1st chorus) (George, Fender Telecaster)

The End (after act 2 ("love you...")) (Paul and George and John, Epiphone Casino and Fender Telecaster and Epiphone Casino)

The End (outro) (George, Fender Telecaster)

*The Ballad Of John And Yoko (outro) (John and Paul, Epiphone Casino)

*Old Brown Shoe (after 1st half of 3rd verse) (George, Fender Telecaster)

Let It Be :

Dig A Pony (after 2nd chorus) (George, Fender Telecaster)

I Me Mine (intro) (George, Gibson Les Paul)

Let It Be (after 2nd chorus) (George, Gibson Les Paul)

One After 909 (after 3rd verse) (George, Fender Telecaster)

For You Blue (after 2nd verse) (John, Lap Steel)

Get Back (after 1st chorus) (John, Epiphone Casino)

Get Back (after 3rd chorus) (John, Epiphone Casino)

*Let It Be (single version) (after 2nd chorus) (George, Fender Stratocaster)

*Get Back (single version) (after 1st chorus) (John, Epiphone Casino)

*Get Back (single version) (after 3rd chorus) (John, Epiphone Casino)

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That's a very detailed list you got there.

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The only thing I missed was the songs Ringo played guitar on. One of my friends incorrectly thinks that Ringo played guitar on Michelle due to the multiple guitar parts in the song and a picture where all 4 Beatles are playing acoustic guitars in 1965, but besides that it's all solo stuff with his infamous ear bleeding lead vocals.

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HMBeatlesfan said
...but besides that it's all solo stuff with his infamous ear bleeding lead vocals.  

Someone else who recognises that Ringo can't sing! I find his performance of Yellow Submarine on Revolver (as opposed to live later in his solo career) particularly terrible. Can I use that phrase to describe his singing elsewhere, please?

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John is a great rhythm guitarist but when it comes to lead guitar although he has his moments (such as in It's All Too Much and I Want You (She's So Heavy)), he kind of sucks at it. George is a great lead guitarist and I'm so happy that they chose him as a lead guitarist, he especially got good in the end with such classic solos like Something and Let It Be (album version). Paul is also a great lead guitarist and if weren't for the fact that he is one of the best bassists of all time, I would go back in time and make it so that Paul did co-lead with George and someone else did bass.

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Dark Overlord said
John is a great rhythm guitarist but when it comes to lead guitar although he has his moments (such as in It's All Too Much and I Want You (She's So Heavy)), he kind of sucks at it. George is a great lead guitarist and I'm so happy that they chose him as a lead guitarist, he especially got good in the end with such classic solos like Something and Let It Be (album version). Paul is also a great lead guitarist and if weren't for the fact that he is one of the best bassists of all time, I would go back in time and make it so that Paul did co-lead with George and someone else did bass.  

I know John wasn't the greatest lead player, but I can't to listen to his work on "Get Back " and conclude that he "kind of sucks" as a lead player. Clearly, he had some ability, whether or not he chose to use it in a particular way at a particular time (he always said he preferred chord-based solos anyway, which is especially evident in his work on "The End ").

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Like I said, he has his moments, such as I Want You (She's So Heavy) and It's All Too Much , which I know is him because the guitar, bass, and organ were all recorded on the backing track and since there only seems to be one guitar and George stated himself that he played organ on the song that John played the guitar, although it is possible that John played organ or that he played bass while Paul played guitar, I believe that it's John on guitar, Paul on bass, and George on organ. Anyways, despite his moments, he isn't nearly as good as George or Paul.

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HMBeatlesfan said
I thought I list every single guitar solo and who played on it so you can easily determine for yourself how good each member is at their lead playing:

Please Please Me :

I Saw Her Standing There (after 3rd verse) (George, Gretsch Duo Jet )

Boys (after 1st chorus) (George, Gretsch Duo Jet )

Baby It's You (after 2nd verse) (George, Gibson J-160E)

Twist And Shout (after 2nd verse) (George and John, Gretsch Duo Jet and Rickenbacker 325)

*From Me To You (after 3rd verse) (George, Gretsch Duo Jet )

With The Beatles :

All My Loving (after 1st chorus) (George, Gretsch Country Gentleman)

Don't Bother Me (after 3rd verse) (George, Gretsch Country Gentleman)

Till There Was You  (after 3rd verse) (George, Classical)

Roll Over Beethoven (intro) (George, Gretsch Country Gentleman)

Roll Over Beethoven (after 3rd verse) (George, Gretsch Country Gentleman)

I Wanna Be Your Man (after 2nd chorus) (George, Gretsch Country Gentleman)

A Hard Day's Night :

A Hard Day's Night (after 3rd verse) (George, Rickenbacker 360/12)

I Should Have Known Better (after 3rd verse) (George, Rickenbacker 360/12)

And I Love Her (after 3rd verse) (George, Classical)

Can't Buy Me Love (after 3rd verse) (George, Gretsch Tennessean and Gretsch Country Gentleman)

Any Time At All (after 3rd chorus) (George, Rickenbacker 360/12 and Classical)

You Can't Do That (after 3rd verse) (John, Rickenbacker 325)

*Long Tall Sally (after 2nd verse) (John, Rickenbacker 325)

*Long Tall Sally (after 3rd verse) (George, Gretsch Country Gentleman)

*I Call Your Name (after 3rd verse) (George, Rickenbacker 360/12)

*Slow Down (after 2nd verse) (George, Gretsch Tennessean)

*Matchbox (after 3rd verse) (George, Gretsch Country Gentleman)

Beatles For Sale :

I'm A Loser (after harmonica solo following 2nd chorus) (George, Gretsch Tennessean)

Baby's In Black (after 3rd chorus) (George, Gretsch Tennessean)

I'll Follow The Sun (after 3rd verse) (George, Gretsch Tennessean)

Kansas City (after 2nd verse) (George, Gretsch Tennessean)

Words Of Love (intro) (George, Rickenbacker 360/12)

Words Of Love (after 3rd verse) (George, Rickenbacker 360/12)

Words Of Love (outro) (George, Rickenbacker 360/12)

Honey Don't (after 2nd chorus) (George, Gretsch Tennessean)

I Don't Want To Spoil The Party (after 3rd verse) (George, Gretsch Tennessean)

Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby (after 3rd verse) (George, Gretsch Tennessean)

Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby (after 4th verse) (George, Gretsch Tennessean)

*I Feel Fine (after 3rd verse) (George, Gretsch Tennessean)

*She's A Woman (after 3rd verse) (George, Gretsch Tennessean)

Help !:

The Night Before (after 3rd verse) (Paul and George, Epiphone Casino and Gretsch Tennessean)

You're Going To Lose That Girl (after bridge) (George, Fender Stratocaster)

Ticket To Ride (outro) (Paul, Epiphone Casino)

You Like Me Too Much (after 3rd verse) (George, Gretsch Tennessean)

I've Just Seen A Face (intro) (Paul, Epiphone Texan)

I've Just Seen A Face (after 3rd verse) (George, Framus Hootenanny)

Dizzy Miss Lizzy (after 2nd verse) (George, Gretsch Tennessean)

Dizzy Miss Lizzy (after 3rd verse) (George, Gretsch Tennessean)

*Bad Boy (after 2nd verse) (George, Gretsch Tennessean)

*I'm Down (after 2nd verse) (George, Gretsch Tennessean)

Rubber Soul :

Drive My Car (after 2nd chorus) (Paul, Epiphone Casino)

Nowhere Man (after 1st chorus) (George and John, Fender Stratocaster)

Michelle (after 3rd verse) (George, Gretsch Tennessean)

Michelle (outro) (George, Gretsch Tennessean)

What Goes On (after 1st quarter of 3rd chorus) (George, Gretsch Tennessean)

I'm Looking Through You (outro) (George, Fender Stratocaster)

If I Needed Someone (after 3rd verse) (George, Rickenbacker 360/12)

Run For Your Life (after 2nd chorus) (George, Gretsch Tennessean)

*Day Tripper (after bridge following 2nd chorus) (George, Gibson ES-345)

Revolver :

Taxman (after bridge following 2nd chorus) (Paul, Epiphone Casino)

Taxman (outro) (Paul, Epiphone Casino)

I'm Only Sleeping (after 1st half of 3rd verse) (George, Fender Stratocaster)

I'm Only Sleeping (outro) (George, Fender Stratocaster)

And Your Bird Can Sing (after 1st chorus) (Paul and George, Epiphone Casino)

And Your Bird Can Sing (outro) (Paul and George, Epiphone Casino)

Doctor Robert (outro) (George, Gibson SG)

Got To Get You Into My Life (after 2nd chorus) (Paul, Epiphone Casino)

Tommorow Never Knows (after 3rd verse) (Paul, Epiphone Casino)

Sgt. Pepper 's Lonely Hearts Club Band:

Sgt. Pepper 's Lonely Hearts Club Band (intro) (Paul, Fender Esquire)

Fixing A Hole (after 3rd verse) (George, Fender Stratocaster)

Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite (after 2nd verse) (Paul, Fender Esquire)

Good Morning, Good Morning (after 3rd verse) (Paul, Fender Esquire)

Sgt. Pepper 's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise) (outro) (George, Epiphone Casino)

Magical Mystery Tour :

Strawberry Fields Forever (after 4th chorus) (Paul, Fender Esquire)

All You Need Is Love (after 1st chorus) (George, Fender Stratocaster)

Yellow Submarine :

Hey Bulldog (after riff following 1st chorus) (George, Gibson SG)

It's All Too Much (after 3rd chorus) (George, Gibson SG)

The Beatles:

Back In The USSR (after 1st bridge) (Paul, Epiphone Casino)

Dear Prudence (after 2nd verse) (George, Gibson Les Paul)

Dear Prudence (after 3rd verse) (George, Gibson Les Paul)

The Continuing Story Of Bungalow Bill (intro) (unknown performer from Mellotron)

While My Guitar Gently Weeps (after 2nd verse) (Eric Clapton, Gibson Les Paul)

While My Guitar Gently Weeps (outro) (Eric Clapton, Gibson Les Paul)

Happiness Is A Warm Gun (after 2nd act ("She's well acquainted with the touch like a lizard on a window pane...")) (George, Fender Stratocaster)

Birthday (after 2nd verse) (George and John, Fender Stratocaster and Epiphone Casino)

Yer Blues (after 5th verse) (John followed by George, Epiphone Casino followed by Fender Stratocaster)

Sexy Sadie (outro) (George, Gibson Les Paul)

Helter Skelter (after 2nd chorus) (Paul, Fender Esquire)

Revolution 1 (outro) (John, Epiphone Casino)

Savoy Truffle (after 1st bridge) (George, Gibson Les Paul)

Revolution 9 (starts around 1:55) (George, Fender Stratocaster)

*Revolution (after 2nd chorus) (John, Epiphone Casino)

Abbey Road :

Come Together (after 1st half of 4th verse) (George, Gibson Les Paul)

Come Together (outro) (George, Gibson Les Paul)

Something (after bridge following 2nd verse) (George, Gibson Les Paul)

Maxwell's Silver Hammer (after 2nd chorus) (Paul and George, Epiphone Casino and Fender Telecaster)

Octopus's Garden (intro) (George, Fender Stratocaster)

Octopus's Garden (after 2nd chorus) (George, Fender Stratocaster)

Octopus's Garden (outro) (George, Fender Stratocaster)

I Want You (She's So Heavy) (intro) (George, Gibson Les Paul)

I Want You (She's So Heavy) (after 1st chorus) (John, Epiphone Casino)

You Never Give Me Your Money (after act 3 ("Oh that magic feeling no where to go...")) (George, Fender Telecaster)

You Never Give Me Your Money (outro) (George, Fender Telecaster)

Polythene Pam (outro) (George, Gibson Les Paul and Fender Telecaster)

Carry That Weight (after brass break following 1st chorus) (George, Fender Telecaster)

The End (after act 2 ("love you...")) (Paul and George and John, Epiphone Casino and Fender Telecaster and Epiphone Casino)

The End (outro) (George, Fender Telecaster)

*The Ballad Of John And Yoko (outro) (John and Paul, Epiphone Casino)

*Old Brown Shoe (after 1st half of 3rd verse) (George, Fender Telecaster)

Let It Be :

Dig A Pony (after 2nd chorus) (George, Fender Telecaster)

I Me Mine (intro) (George, Gibson Les Paul)

Let It Be (after 2nd chorus) (George, Gibson Les Paul)

One After 909 (after 3rd verse) (George, Fender Telecaster)

For You Blue (after 2nd verse) (John, Lap Steel)

Get Back (after 1st chorus) (John, Epiphone Casino)

Get Back (after 3rd chorus) (John, Epiphone Casino)

*Let It Be (single version) (after 2nd chorus) (George, Fender Stratocaster)

*Get Back (single version) (after 1st chorus) (John, Epiphone Casino)

*Get Back (single version) (after 3rd chorus) (John, Epiphone Casino)  

@HMBeatlesfan great list, mind if I post this in the 'Top 20 Beatles guitar solos thread'?

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I'm not sure this is the right thread or whether this has been already posted elsewhere (Apologies, if that's the case) - at least I couldn't find it anywhere on the forum so far. 

So, today I found this website which lists every guitar George, John, or Paul have ever possessed during their time in the Beatles and I thought, it would be an interesting read for some and the pictures are also great. The first one I had to think of when seeing it, was of course @Dark Overlord but I bet you already know every little thing stated there, don't you?a-hard-days-night-george-10

One of the funniest things, in my opinion, was this snippet talking about Russian guitars they were donated by the Russian embassy:

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I really wonder if they were played on one song, maybe only as a joke....

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I've already seen the site before, it's not bad. As for those Russian guitars, all 4 Beatles got them, it's a nice thing to see.

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QuarryMan said

@HMBeatlesfan great list, mind if I post this in the 'Top 20 Beatles guitar solos thread'?  

By HMBeatlesfan you mean @Dark Overlord

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I tend to think of George as quite good at creating well thought-out, interesting parts, as with "Something ", every note of the solo seems to be perfect, or "Hard Day's Night" solo seems to be absolutely nifty and neat... not so gifted in the blue improv style.  I do wish he'd continued with the Carl Perkins to Chet Atkins kind of hybrid style he explored during the earlier years... also wish he'd continued to keep the Rick 12 busy.  His slide playing through his solo career could really sing, and one of his best was on "Day after Day", doubling with Pete Ham. 
Paul's "Taxman " solo is maybe the high point of his lead playing for me, and "Blackbird " has become rather a show-off piece for a lot of moderately talented pickers.  It's more a case of his musical/melodic gift shining through than being impressive. 
I think of Lennon's playing as being primitive and passionate, like harshly playing the same 4 notes for the entire solo on Yer Blues ... a little like Neil Young, or even some of Chuck Berry (although there were usually great moves involved w/ Chuck).  His work on "Get Back " was not too shabbby.

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I’ve been really into the jangly old school style solo from I’m A Loser. 

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I don't particularly rate any of them as lead guitarists with none of them in the same league as the likes of Dave Gilmour, Brian May, Jeff "Skunk" Baxter, Alex Lifeson etc etc etc.....but to make that point actually, in itself, becomes pointless when you take a peek at the bigger picture.. 

In my opinion, you only need to listen to songs like Rain , And Your Bird Can Sing , She said, She said, Doctor Robert , I Call Your Name , I feel fine, Till There Was You ....(oh how I could go on!!) and the wonderfully simple flowing guitar licks (so easy to play, but so damned difficult to think off!!) create such pleasure to the ears. In fact, and especially post 1965, were there many Beatle songs merely consisting of simple chord strumming; y'know, the easy option...!!

Right, time to visit the "Is George underrated thread>>>" ahdn_george_05VERY MUCH SO!!

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I was helping a faculty member with a question and came across this "Reggie Young, Guitarist Heard on Hundreds of Hits, Dies at 82" https://www.nytimes.com/2019/0.....-dead.html

Relevant Beatles part:

He played on two No. 1 R&B singles with the group, “Smokie” and “White Silver Sands,” before joining the Army in 1960, and rejoined after his return to civilian life in the early ’60s.

He arrived just in time to travel with Bill Black’s Combo when it opened for the Beatles on their 1964 tour of the United States. During that tour, Mr. Young had the opportunity to introduce George Harrison to the finer points of his Southern style of playing.

“George asked me, because I’m a blues player, ‘How do you bend and stretch your strings like that?’ ” Mr. Young recalled in the Soul and Jazz and Funk interview. “I told him, ‘You have to have light-gauge strings,’ and after that I think he went to lighter gauge strings on his guitar.”

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