These Female Guitarists Shred Like No Other

Liona Boyd

This classical guitarist has shared stages with Eric Clapton, David Gilmour, Chet Akins, Alex Lifeson, and Steve Morse. Even maestro Andres Segovia has praised her playing style. Like Badi Assad, Boyd has also struggled with focal dystonia and has had to reorient her playing technique. Her notable instrument is a German Vazquez Rubio nylon-string.


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