If you can recognize a player after only a few notes, that's saying something. If you can recognize a player with just one note, you're talking about Carlos Santana. Santana's tone isin't his signature. It's not his calling card. His tone is his soul. Known for playing a PRS through a Boogie, he would sound the same playing an acoustic through a transistor radio. Exhibits A-D: "Europa," "Black Magic Woman," "Open Invitation," and "All I Ever wanted."
- Guitar Player October 2004