Brian May - emotional powerful style with perfectionist attitude and interesting ideas.
Robin Trower - Incredible emotion in His playing
Andy Scott - Sadly overlooked as a great guitarist but His work speaks for itself
Steve Vai - always full of surprises and usually played to perfection
Gary Moore - He had it all, always amazing to see & hear.
It's hard, and I'll probably regret it tomorrow:
1. Alex Lifeson - For the Villa La Strangiato solo if nothing else.
2. Jimmy Page - The messiah.
3. Paul Kossoff - Unique genius.
4. Jimi Hendrix - He re-wrote the rule book.
5. Ritchie Blackmore - Brought classical influences to axe work.
"If that is it for you, then you really have to educate yourself more about music!"
As do you matey boy
Good to see you can see other peoples opinions !! LOL
There have been many excellent guitarists over the years, many adding their own style to the mix. in no particular order, my best 5 would be
Michael Schenker (for the Strangers In The Night Album with UFO)
Others who deserve a mention
Micky Jones (Man)
The list could go on and on.....
Cole, just so you will know that I was a good parent, last night my daughter called and told me to make sure I put Mark Knoffler this list!