Favorite guitarists :
Many... John McLaughlin, Al DeMiola, Steve Morse, Eddie has to be mentioned(VH). There are so many good to great guitarists that I have not even heard or heard of to date .. to be able to list them.
Newbie (obviously) Sept 2009: Just put together the Piece of C*ap Tele and found playing the old modes weren't as agonizing as they were many, many years ago. (Although, they aren't being played quite as fast as back then)