Yes... those 4 notes to begin Shine on You Crazy Diamond are epicIndeed I personally rate David as a superior technical guitarist to all of the above mentioned guitarist though Beck is no slob and that is not to say Clapton and Page are but they IMO play it pretty safe and that is a bore for my pallet.
David Gilmour plays with feeling at all times...he is the guitar. If I go on I run the risk of publicly bashing my idols (well James Patric Page anyhow) so I will not.
David Gilmour is the cats meow and I have been fortunate enough to pick up on that at age 8 thanks to my Father.
Good stuff...thanks for sharing as he has my respect always.
David Hopkins Guitarist-TRYAX ♫ "Keep It Real"