Thom Bresh is a master of the Merle Travis, Jerry Reid, and Chet Atkins styles. Here, he performs with his "flip-over" classical/steel-string guitar on the Music City Tonight show (early '90s).
What tribute to the guitar would be complete without mention of Jimmie Rodgers, "the singing brakeman?"
Doc Watson was an icon of American folk music and a formidable player.
Buster B. Jones was one of the great fingerstylists. Here he explains the evolution of picking styles. Music starts at 1:28.