Top 3 favorite guitarists?

Arkeion

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1. Loomis
2. Dino
3. Misha

Hard for me to exclude Petrucci and Jason Richardson from the list. Werstler also gets a runner up ribbon. Jason might very well pole vault to the top after I drops. The Het also.
 

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I'm an old a** man so I have to do this in two eras for me...

Pre 2K

1) tied between Page and Iommi . They were the reason I picked up a guitar.
2)Mustaine
3)Schenker

Post 2K

1)Merrow
2)Loomis
3) Gord Olson

I know it's cheating to have six but oh well...
 

ArtDecade

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Papa Het
Sugizo
Marty Friedman

... in no particular order!
 

CGrant109

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Tough to decide! Buuuut, in no particular order:

1) Stephen Carpenter
2) Adam Jones
3) John Browne
 

BrailleDecibel

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It's so hard to pick just 3!

(in no particular order)

Dino Cazares (Fear Factory)
Mike DeWolf (Taproot)
Neil Godfrey (Lo-Pro, Ultraspank, Life on Planet 9, etc.)
 

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My top 3:

Jason Richardson
Andy LaRocque
Paul Waggoner

3 more that I have to mention: Tosin Abasi, John 5, Adrian Smith
 

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Like people said, very difficult to narrow down just 3. Some have influenced me more through songwriting than playing.

Currently:

Magnus Karlsson (Solo, Last Tribe, Primal Fear, Russel/Lande, Kiske - Somerville)
Syu (Galneryus)
Per Nilsson (Scar Symmetry)

Honorable off the top of my head that I worship

John 5, Tony MacAlpine, Josh Travis, Brian "Head" Welch/Munky, Sam Totman/Herman Li, Andy James, John Schaffer, Dino, Cobain, Karl/Dallas, Fountainhead, Terrance Hobbs, Chuck Schuldinner, Jon Levasseur
 

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Showing my age and influence on technique/melody

- Stanley Jordan (show me a better tapped rendition of stairway to heaven)
- Jimmy Page (cause he composed stairway to heaven)
- Pat Martino (a toss between him and Jimi Bruno)
 

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1) Prince

He was for sure a great multi-instrumentalist, but as a guitarist he was just an average funk guitarist.

I would prefer Jesse Johnson of The Time in this genre:





But both might have their roots in Hamilton Bohannon's style:

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VBCheeseGrater

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Tough one.....hard not to put in SRV, but i won't...

David Gilmore
Kirk Hammett (I know he's no tech wizard, but i love alot of his solos)
Billy Corgan
 


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