Blues guitar is characterized by rhythmic "chunking" and use of the 5th and 6th scale degrees to enhance the chords.
Blues Lead guitar is largely based on pentatonic scale shapes and heavy bending, especially on the "blue note
Stevie Ray Vaughn
See video above! One of the greatest of all the blues players.Famous for using very heavy guage strings, giving him a very fat sound. Use syncopated blues riffs and crazy bending techniques that go in every direction and utilize every micro-tone between notes.
One of the all-time greats. Known for very soulful and expressive style featuring heavy use of index finger vibrato. Great use of space and phrasing, helps him stand out among the crowd. Named his Gibson semi-hollow body ES-355 guitar "lucille."
One of the best at fusing blues, jazz and rock. Master of powerfully expressive bending and sophistication. His bombastically exuberant playing style can climax to near-metal intensity as well. One of his most famous tracks is "Still Got the Blues."