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The Best Guitarists of Russia According to Fuzz Music Magazine - Top 9: Part Two

In the first part we had time to mention Vladimir Kuzmin, Dmitry Maloletov, and other clumps. Who will we talk about today?

Russia's Best Guitarists - Part Two

Today we continue to remember the names of people who have long been dubbed one of the Russia's best guitarists. Of course, everyone will have his own personal top of domestic guitar gurus, but to make our list as close as possible to the readers' opinion - when compiling it, we relied directly on him! And also on the opinion of some music lovers from the forums, so that the selection promises to be interesting.

Well, in the first part we had time to mention Vladimir Kuzmin, Dmitry Maloletov and other clumps. Who are we going to talk about today? Let's find out together! By the way: write in the comments who you think could easily be on this list - we'll be happy to discover new, or unfairly overlooked, names.

Vadim Golutvin

Vadim Golutvin
Vadim Golutvin

The public knows Golutvin very well. During his career this man has played in so many bands that one can easily lose count! VIA "Dobry Molodtsy", VIA "Veselye Rebyata", "Araks - This is only part of the projects to whose legacy Vadim Yurievich has made an undeniable contribution.

In addition to his mastery of the guitar, Golutvin was also a producer, composer, arranger and songwriter. Melomaniacs have dubbed him one of the country's best guitarists, while Andrey Makarevich called Vadim "one of the best instrumentalists of Soviet rock.

Valery Didula

Valery Didula
Valery Didula

A game Valeria Diduli likes a lot of people. His work is folk and fusion with new-age influences.

Even in a composition without words, Didyulya is able to touch the hearts of the audience. He is a virtuoso, and most beloved guitarist, whose concerts in our country are attended with great pleasure. His character, of course, is God-given! But that's another story altogether.

Ivan Smirnov

Ivan Smirnov
Ivan Smirnov

Smirnov is loved and listened to with pleasure. He was an electroacoustic guitarist who performed music in the genre of ethno-fusion. Unfortunately, in November 2018 the musician passed away: his passing was sudden and unexpected for everyone... He was 63 years.

Smirnov played in the ensemble "Arsenal"then went on a solo voyage. Especially revered is his live album "The Land Where the Sun Sleeps the Night" 2003.

Konstantin Nikolsky

Konstantin Nikolsky
Konstantin Nikolsky

Konstantin Nikolsky may be a rather controversial figure on our list. First of all, of course, he is a songwriter, arranger and performer. But his guitar playing abilities are also very impressive.

Konstantin Nikolayevich demonstrates a rare phenomenon - Modesty and restraint. He has no reason to entice people to his concerts with anything extraordinary. Only soul, only sincerity in every note... That's why we personally respect him.

Dmitry Selivanov

Dmitry Selivanov
Dmitry Selivanov

Alas, the career of this promising guitarist, as well as his life, was too short... Dmitry Selivanov left this life of his own accord in 1989 at the age of 25.

Despite the fact that he was too young, Selivanov became one of the rock legends of Novosibirsk. He was a brilliant improviser, a member of the famous group "Kalinov Most". Dmitri also managed to play in the "Civil Defense." with Yegor Letov, and set up his own project called Industrial Architecture. Perhaps he had a great future ahead of him...

Dmitry Varshavsky

Dmitry Varshavsky Black Coffee
Dmitry Varshavsky

No exaggeration: Dmitry Lvovich - an idol of millions. In addition to being a good guitarist, he is also a talented songwriter and performer!

Founder of a rock band "Black CoffeeVarshavsky picked up the guitar as a teenager. At the same time he started composing his first songs. Today the man is almost 60 years old, and he continues to please his fans with his playing and not only.

Alexei Kuznetsov

Alexei Kuznetsov
Alexei Kuznetsov

As the music lovers call it, it's a block, and that's all it is. Alexei Kuznetsovwho turned 81 in September 2022, is more than just a skilled guitarist. He is a composer, teacher, and promoter of jazz guitar and a bright representative of the jazz mainstream!

Alexey Alexeyevich spoke on international platforms - from Asia to the United States! In addition to his own works, Kuznetsov performs world famous jazz standards and popular compositions that do not belong to this genre - hits of the Beatles, Michael Jackson and other artists. That unique case when you become a guitar guru, even without knowing musical notation!

Timur Mardaleishvili

Timur Mardaleishvili
Timur Mardaleishvili

You probably know this guitarist.

Timur Mardaleishvili became famous for being a member of the classic lineup of the band "Araks". His playing stands out as recognizable and strong. Many aspiring guitarists are inspired by it.

Alexey Belov

Alexey Belov
Alexey Belov

We decided to complete the selection with Alexey Belovwhich is known not only in our country, but also in the West.

Together with the group "Gorky Park" Belov worked and lived in the USA for some time. It is worth noting that it was a successful and unique Soviet band, compared to Mötley Crüe and other foreign glam rockers. Belov later married the singer Olga Kormukhinaand started writing songs for her.

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