Me. When I first got interested in taking guitar lessons, at the tender age of 9 in Jacksonville, FL, the guitar teacher asked me if I wanted to learn to play "western" guitar or "hawaiian" guitar. I said western and never gave hawaiian a second thought. NOBODY played hawaiian guitar that I knew of, except Arthur Godfrey. I never saw a lap steel or any other steel guitar until I was in my teens, and that was just with C&W bands, not the music I was into. The first slide guitar player I remember recognizing playing slide was Dave Gilmore on early PF recordings. And the first one I saw was Ron Wood playing Around the Plynth with Rod and the Faces, and I thought "I have to figure that out".