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Hey! Whaddyaknow?

Zombie Thread Day!

 

I'm going to have to check back to see if I answered this thread seven years ago when it was freshly minted!

 

Pip.

 

EDIT: Nope. I suppose it's about time!

 

Four from me as, today, I don't mind cheating on this topic.

Three different classifications so it's not a cheat, really, apart from the last two.

 

Andres Segovia, Django Reinhardt and Peter Green / Paul Kossoff.

 

Interesting to see that of all those who posted in 2009 only five are still actively posting nowadays...

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No slight to all the guitar players out there that I really admire (Adrian Belew, Rick Derringer, Tommy Emmanuel, etc) but my favorite ever is New Zealand's Neil Finn.

 

Neil's voice and songwriting really speak to me, and his guitar playing is versatile, melodic, unusual, and always interesting.

 

:mellow:

 

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Guitarist(s) I most wish I could play like = Gary Moore and/or Stevie Ray Vaughan.

 

Guitarist who first inspired me and made me want to play guitar (and who I play most like B) ) = Ace Frehley

 

Others who I love and inspire me as well:

 

Eddie Van Halen

Billy Gibbons

Mick Mars

Angus Young

Slash

Jimmy Page

Mick Jones (Foreigner)

Mark Knopfler

Gary Rossington

Mathias Jabs

Rudolf Schenker

George Thorogood

Eric Clapton (at least on the Beano album... not as big a fan of him when he switched to a Strat)

Jimi Hendrix

Keith Richards

Pete Townshend

Joe Bonamassa

B.B. King

Albert King

Elvis Presley

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...my favorite ever is New Zealand's Neil Finn.

Neil's voice and songwriting really speak to me, and his guitar playing is versatile, melodic, unusual, and always interesting.

Great choice, Sparky!

He has written a huge amount of very great songs.

In all honesty I think there really is something of the Lennon/McCartney magic in his best stuff.

 

In fact I'm off to put one of his albums on the Tower of Power right now!

 

Thanks for the inspiration!

 

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Pip.

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