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  1. Dan R

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    Could we add acoustic players like John Fahey and Leo Kottke? They influenced me.
     
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    Considering how many guitar players there are, I'd say plenty.
     
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  4. Ash Telecaster

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    Definitely!
     
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    Billy Gibbons is certainly a big influence/inspiration for me. A handful of others who continue to influence and inspire me are:

    Pete Townshend
    Joe Walsh
    Warren Haynes
    Tab Benoit
    Derek Trucks
    Bob Mould
     
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  6. Ash Telecaster

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    I had heard of Lenny Breau but hadn't taken the time to actually Check him out.

    Wow, whew, I mean really wow. Crazy wow.
     
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    Wes Montgomery, Roy Buchanan...
     
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    lour reed and sterling morrison should be up there, they influenced punk and indie quite alot.
     
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    Les Paul is by far the most influential in my book. Great jazz player before he brought the world multi track recording, Echo, Solid body electric, The Les Paul, etc, etc,... Played well into his nineties. His club The Iridium is still the spot.
     
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    Muddy Waters, BB King and SRV
     
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    He was pointed out way back on page 1 (maybe 2), I believe.
    But no one has mentioned Steve Hackett, Steve Howe, Steve Rothery, Martin Barre, Steve Morse, Gary Moore, Steve Hunter, Robert Fripp (?!?), Pat Metheny. Eric Johnson, Robben Ford, Terje Rypdal, Jeff Beck (I don't think), Leon McAuliffe, Jerry Reed, Roy Clarke, Glenn Campbell, Adrian Belew, Anthony Phillips, Peter Banks, Steve Wilson, Tom Morello, Nils Lofgren, David Lindley, Danny Gatton, David Torn, Andy Summers, Carlos Santana, Neal Schon, Lee Ritenour, John Abercrombie, Paul Gilbert, Frank Gambale, Scott Henderson, Frank Zappa, Al DiMeola, John McLaughlin, Joe Pass, George Benson, Jesse Johnson, Prince, Eddie Hazel, Grant Geissman, etc, etc, etc....
     
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    Seeing Joe Negri on the Mister Rogers show can’t be overstated.
    Hearing too, for that matter.
     
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    I’m glad to have seen him there. He was physically compromised but still a powerhouse.
     
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    Good grief. The 1980s might as well be Armageddon itself. How is there no guitar player credited on Al Jarreau’s Boogie Down?
     
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    Sid Barrett and FZ.....
     
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    Link Wray, definitely Link Wray.
     
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    Well Django influenced BB King and B influenced a few people.
    I didn't see one of the most important players mentioned T-Bone Walker.
    And for modern schooled players William Leavitt and Howard Roberts
     
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    Heck, even a Shaggs mention! On the same list as the Melvins slinger no less. We have a LOT in common, my friend.
     
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    Fripp was in my list, but you bring up tons of other worthies.

    And fer God sakes Zoot Horn Rollo and Antenna Jimmy Semens from Captain Beefheart and his Magic Band's Trout Mask Replica!
     
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    My influences:

    Chuck Berry, Scotty Moore, John Lennon, George Harrison, Buddy Holly, Marty Stuart, Neil Young, Tom Petty, Mike Campbell, Keith Richards, Mick Taylor, Ron Wood, Jackson Browne......
     
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