As said make a list of the 10 guitarists who personally inspires you the most, not necessarily in any particular order. Mine are, in no particular order: - Syd Barrett - Nick Drake - Alan Sparhawk - Bill Frisell - Fred Frith - Thurston Moore - Lee Ranaldo - Sonny Sharrock - Frank Zappa - Adrian Belew - Adam Jones - J. Mascis My all time number one absolute most favorite might be Bill Frisell. Yes, you counted right, there are 12 on my list, I cheated, what are you going to do about it? Edit!!!: I just needed to add Alan Sparhawk as well, from what might be my number one favorite band, Low. He might not be the most technical proficient, but he works absolute true magic with what he got and the open G tuning that he uses.