What five people in the history of guitar would you most like to personally thank if you could?

GreatDaneRock

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In the history of guitar? I would pick any 5 line workers from any guitar company that still makes guitars in the USA.
 

WingedWords

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Drat - I missed Mississippi John Hurt off my first list. I fell for the deceptive simplicity of his playing in 1968 and I'm still aspiring to it.
 

lupowitz

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Frank Zappa
John Scofield (Cobham-Duke, Miles Davis, Bass Desires years)
Bill Frisell (Bass Desires, early solo years up until the Nashville album)
Ned Steinberger
Leo Fender
 

naveed211

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Mark Johnson - my favorite luthier who built my main guitar and a few others for me over the years

My dad - for getting me my first guitar and being supportive

My friend from my second band in my teens who got me into Teles

The co-guitarist in my current band for continued inspiration

My wife - for being cool with my GAS throughout the years
 

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Back in 2002, I had the opportunity to personnaly thank Mr (PhD) Brian May. I shook his hand and said "Thank you for the inspiratiion". He was a total guitar gentleman.
Back to the main topic I would also like to thank Jeff Beck, Wes Montgomery, SRV and Jimmy Page.
 

saleake

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BB King
Leo Fender
Jimi Hendrix
Eric Clapton
James Burton
 

Lou Tencodpees

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My older brother who played guitar and encouraged me start.

My bandmate and friend Norm who's mad skills at everything encouraged me to try and be a better guitarist and helped me build guitars, fix amps, etc.

Has that Clapner fellow been mentioned yet? Yeah, him. It was Brownie on the back cover of LaOALS that hooked me on Strats.

Little Charlie Baty, for introducing me to the adult period of my musicianship.

Jimmy Bryant, discovered well into adulthood and for making me laugh and amazed at the same time.
 

BerkshireDuncan

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In no particular order

Leo Fender- for obvious reasons
Russ Shipton- for getting me started
George Harrison- for being exactly what his band needed
Johnny Marr- not every guitar hero plays solos
Joe Bonamassa.. we Brits LOVE to root for an underdog! :)
 




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