I love lots of different genres of music - from rock to jazz and from salsa to hip-hop. However, virtuoso guitarists have a very special place in my heart. This is in part because my parents listened to Queen when I was a kid, and Brian May is an excellent guitarist. When I was a teenager, meanwhile, my dad and I bonded over Led Zeppelin, whose albums we listened to as we travelled to the countryside to climb mountains together. At a similar time, a family friend introduced me to Jimi Hendrix, and he soon became my favourite guitarist.
At the moment, I'm listening a lot to Greg Howe, Tony MacAlpine, and Wes Montgomery.
Are there any other guitar fans here on italki? Who are your favourite guitarists? Please comment if you prefer someone not mentioned in the poll.