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Definitely agree with Roy Clark. Add Charlie Byrd to that list.


In his prime, Charlie Byrd was considered one of the top 5 classical guitarist in the world although his first love was jazz. Link to his wikipedia page is below if you are so inclined.

I recall hearing an interview with Roy Clark (can't remember who was conducting the interview) many years ago. The interviewer mentioned that RC had taken up the guitar at age 7 (I may be wrong on that so it could have been 6). The interviewer then asked if he learned the banjo after learning the guitar. RC laughed and then said, "No. I learned the banjo first. Started playing the banjo when I was 4." (The language in the quotes isn't exact but the age of 4 I remember vividly). I was pretty astounded to hear he was learning banjo at such an early age. I think you could have given RC an opened tin can with 4 strings stretched across the top and he could have given you a lively tune.

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