Name 5 guitarists that most influenced your playing style

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  1. gavvino

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    No particular order:
    Steve Cropper ( probably made me first notice Telecasters, his rhythm chops are to me textbook Tele rhythm guitar)
    Keith Richards
    Waylon Jennings ( another pretty underrated player, had a style all his own)
    John Lennon
    Lou Reed
     
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  2. RaiFer

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    My list is the following:

    Mark Knofler (showed me the importance of using your fingers)
    Jimmi Hendrix (you need to be able to replicate licks in all sides of the fretboard)
    Eric Clapton (Major/ Minor pentatonic mix and the gold mine that is)
    Juan Valdivia (Heroes del Silencio - from him I learnt how rich your music can get by chord arpeggios)
    Andy Timmons (combining chords and licks to actually sing with your guitar)

    Worth mentioning other people like EVH, Nick Johnston, Kirk Hammet, Dimebag Darrel, Johnny Winter, Jimmy Page...
     
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  3. 8barlouie

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    BB King
    Eric Clapton
    Roy Buchanan (like I even have a chance)
    Jimmy Page
    SRV/Jimi Hendrix (5a and 5b lol)
     
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    marc2211 Tele-Holic

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    Clapton
    SRV
    Jimmy Page
    Keith Richards
    Jerry Garcia
     
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    1. Nile Rogers
    2. Paul Weller
    3. Bernard Sumner
    4. Johnny Marr
    5. John Frusciante

    I know this is all subjective and there are many more on everyone's list, but how can I be the first to mention Nile Rogers?
     
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  6. Matthias

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    I'm going to add the mighty Bernard Butler (Suede) to my list. However, I've never been able to quite imitate his sense of timing! As indie guitarists go, he plays with a lot of groove that really lifts what he does above what a lot of other people from that era played. Great example of hybrid rhythm/lead playing.
     
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    Jerry Garcia
    Robbie Robertson
    Duane Allman/Dickey Betts
    The Kings (Albert Freddie BB)
    Mick Taylor

    OMG I can go on for days!
     
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  8. SoK66

    SoK66 Tele-Afflicted

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    There are way more than five, but I'd say Chet Atkins, Wes Montgomery, Kenny Burrell, Clapton, Robben Ford
     
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    What great post! I can see people nominating dozens (? Hundreds) of guitarists that I have to listen to again but more intently, or chase up because I don’t recognise the name. Thanks! Influenced playing style, eh? (I’ll be aspirational) For me;
    • Neil Young
    • Dave Gilmour
    • Hendrix (such a name! We don’t even need his 1st name to identify him)
    • Mark Knopfler
    • Leo Kottke
    and lots of others, but you did say 5. Maybe Jaco P should be in there, too . .
     
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    Mentor - Phil Lord (Boston Area, Sevierville, TN)
    Howard Roberts
    Mike Bloomfield

    Bob Bogle
    Lonnie Mack
     
  11. georgeparrmusic

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    SRV was my first influence that made me want to pick up a guitar. The song that hooked me was Hideaway live at Montreux.

    SRV (feel)
    Neil Young (rhythm style)
    Harrison/Lennon (lead/tone)
    Jeff Lynne (songwriting/song structure)
    Eric Clapton (phrasing/bends)

    Id throw in Chuck Berry but he influences all my influences so it might be redundant.
     
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  12. Mr_Martin

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    Chuck Berry
    Link Wray
    Pete Townsend
    Ace Frehley
    Chris Spedding
     
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    Mike Campbell
    Billy Gibbons
    Zakk Wylde
    Billy Duffy
    Malcolm Young
    May I throw in for honorable mention the combo of Phil Collen/Steve Clark of Def Leppard, mostly for the way they orchestrated their guitars together to make their wall of sound. It's a trick I use all the time when I write.

    Not that I can play or sound like any of these guys, but I hear their influence in my playing all the time.
     
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    Jeff Beck
    Jimmy Page
    Neil and Angus Young
    Mark Ribot
    Richard Thompson
     
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    Ditto...basicaly anyone better than me..and that is most lol.
     
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    tal farlow, tuck andress, eldon shamblin, michael hedges, ry cooder

    and honorable mention to cornell dupree
     
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    do your research and get back to us. way more cuz they also did movies and tv
     
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    Clapton
    BB King
    Bloomfield
    Page
    Mick Taylor
     
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    Great version of Cinnamon Girl!
     
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    A very mixed bag:
    Joe Pass
    Robert Fripp
    Carlos Santana
    Barney Kessel
    Duane Allman
     
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