The obvious ones (Paul Gilbert, Satriani, Buckethead, Vai, etc.)
Plini, Mario and Erik from chon, Aaron Marshall, Marco Sfogli, Antoine DuFour, Jon Gomm
I love guitar music so I've so many inspirations. Who are yours?
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Buckethead is just incredible. You might also like Pat Metheny and Laurence Juber.
Prince was sort of underappreciated for his playing. I'm also fond of Johnny Thunders.
And of course, there's Jimi Hendrix.
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John Petrucci, Mikael Åkerfeldt, Antti "Hyrde" Hyyrynen, Pekka Olkkonen, Satriani, Vai, Alexi Laiho, Andy Mccoy, Tom Morrello and Hendrix to name a few