Guitarists That Have Inspired You

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  1. Bob T.

    Bob T. Member

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    I don't know if I can name all of the guitarists who have inspired me, but I can definitely name a few who stand apart as "special" from whom I still learn from:

    Angus Young
    Brian May
    Joe Bonamassa
    Eric Johnson
    Joe Satriani
    Paul Gilbert

    That is a great list you have posted; an excellent help to the young whipper snappers!
     
  2. moosewayne

    moosewayne Supporting Member

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    Mick Ronson, Bob Mould, Keith Richards and Blixa Bargeld are my four main.
     
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  3. Hawx

    Hawx Member

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    I'm 18 so I guess I count as a young whipper snapper right? :)

    The main guys for me are Jeff Beck, Mike Landau, Guthrie Govan and Tommy Emmanuel.
     
  4. (Something)

    (Something) Supporting Member

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    Johnny Marr
    Jonny Greenwood
    John McGeoch
    Tom Verlaine & Richard Lloyd
    Bob Mould
    Bert Jansch
    George Harrison

    Are the ones from whom I've knowingly borrowed. I'm sure there are dozens more that have unconsciously crept into my playing just from repeated listening.
     
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    marvin cobain Member

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    Robert Pete Williams
    Lenny Breau
    Joe Diorio
    Garoto
    Linc Chamberland
    Ed Bickert
    Ted Greene
    Roy Montgomery (Roy, it's not a mistake)
    Tisziji Munoz
    Allan Holdsworth
    D'gary
    Atahualpa Yupanqui
    Marc Ribot
    David Torn
    Jimmy Wyble
    Jim Hall
    Grady Runyan
    El Nino Miguel
    Duane Allman
    Peter Green
    Gabby Pahinui
     
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  6. harry65

    harry65 Member

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    My top ten

    Jeff beck
    Al Di meola
    Django
    SRV
    EVH
    Joe Pass
    Pat Martino
    Vince Gill
    Tommy Emanuel
    Yngwie
     
  7. duaneflowers

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    There are probably hundreds, but the main ones are these guys...

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  8. deeohgee

    deeohgee Member

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    Johnny Marr
    Bill Frisell
    Andy Summers
    Marc Ribot
    Sonny Sharrock
    Jim Hall
    Grant Green
    John Fahey
    Robert Quine
    Jimmy Nolen
    Jimi Hendrix
    Pete Cosey
    Lightnin' Hopkins
     
  9. Astronaut FX

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    Tony Iommi
    Ritchie Blackmore
    David Gilmour
    Michael Schenker
    Edge
    Billy Duffy
    Johnny Marr
    Neil Young
    J Mascis
    Doug Martsch (Built to Spill)
    Kim Thayil
    Jim Martin (Faith No More)
    Rick McCollum (Afghan Whigs)
    Bob Mould
     
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  10. GrungeMan

    GrungeMan Supporting Member

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    Neil Young, Stephen Stills, Dave Mason, Roy Buchanan, Eric Clapton, JJ Cale, Mick Taylor, Duane Allman, Dickie Betts, Jimi Hendrix, Jorma Kaukonen, Joe Walsh, Toy Caldwell, Clarence White, Bruce Cockburn, David Gilmour, Steve Howe, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, any of the guitarists for Lucinda Williams....
     
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  11. Chris Pile

    Chris Pile Member

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    Thank you for including Billy Gibbons... An all time favorite since my youth...
     
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  12. ant_riv

    ant_riv Supporting Member

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    I would list many that are already here.

    I'd add:

    Buddy Guy
    Glen Campbell
    Jerry Reed
    Phil Guy
    Roy Clark
    Steve Morse
    Tommy Bolin
     
  13. NorCal_Val

    NorCal_Val Member

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    Top 10(sorta chronologically)
    EVH
    J.Beck
    A.Holdsworth
    S.Vai
    G.Lynch
    Y.Malmsteen
    E.Johnson
    J.Satriani
    V.Reid
    D.Torn
    can't leave these guys out;
    A.Summers
    S.Lane
    Buckethead
    P.Gilbert
    Head and Munky(Korn)
    B.Stine and E.Head(Haji's Kitchen)
     
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  14. SL_22

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    through the years, there have been several. but these guys were the ones that inspired me to pick up the instrument.
    mick mars, Richie sambora, robbin Crosby/ warren demartini, George lynch, Matthias jabs, yngwie.
     
  15. pgurlea

    pgurlea Shallow Supporting Member Silver Supporting Member

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    Billy Gibbons
    Robert Cray
    David Gilmour
    Robert Trout
    Gary Richrath
    Robin Trower
     
  16. Steve Hotra

    Steve Hotra Silver Supporting Member

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    Stephen and Neil
    Duane and Dickey
    George, John and Paul
     
  17. dlguitar64

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    Doc Watson
    Clarence White
    Tony Rice
    Dan Crary
    John,Paul and George
    Jimi Hendrix
    Eric Clapton
    Jimmy Page
    Alex Lifeson
    Al Dimeola
    Pat Martino
    Wes Montgomery
    Allan Holdsworth
    Pat Metheny
    John Scofield
    Bill Frisell
    Jim Hall
    Django Reinhardt
    Charlie Christian
    John McLaughlin
    Scott Henderson
    Kurt Rosenwinkel
    Ben Monder
    Adam Rogers
    Julian Lage
    Buckethead
    Bumblefoot
    Jimmy Bryant
    Joe Maphis
     
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  18. John H

    John H Silver Supporting Member

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    Don't see Richard Thompson listed, so I'll add him.
     
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  19. GerryJ

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    Just a few not already mentioned:
    Baden Powell
    Philip Catherine
    Steve Khan
    Terje Rypdal
     
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