"A true guitar genius. For the past 1-2 months I've been watching his videos on YouTube and reading his biography, and now he has passed. Although I've never met or seen him, I feel like I've lost a good friend. You have inspired most elite guitarists. What an accomplishment. Good bye Allan Holdsworth."
– Bob McCabe,
Ajax, ON, Apr 23, 2017
– Paul Karhoff,
Apr 23, 2017
"Truly a virtuosic genius taken from us far too soon....I'm blessed to have seen him live twice to witness his original talent in person...first in 1988 then in 2005...each time he left the audience completely spellbound...I continue to treasure his work with Gong, Ponty, and Bruford....and remain enamored by his wonderful composition and sound on IOU and other solo works...God Bless you Allan, your unique skill on guitar will forever remain in our hearts..."
– Paul Karhoff,
Allentown, PA, Apr 23, 2017
Clearwater, FL, Apr 22, 2017
"To Allan's family, you are in our thoughts and prayers. I hope that you find some comfort in knowing just how loved Allan was by his fans.
To Allan, thank you for your gift of giving the world a unique/fresh approach to music and the guitar. We are forever grateful. Rest in peace."
– Rob Mowery,
Springfield, OH, Apr 22, 2017
"Like the greatest greats only Allan Holdsworth could play like Allan Holdsworth. I was only able to see him live once but I'm so grateful for that opportunity. I will certainly remember and respect him for as long as I live."
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