I just want to see who inspired you to pick up a guitar and play. List maybe 5-10 guitar players who really turned your knobs. Here's my list:
01. Randy Rhoads (Quiet Riot, Ozzy Osbourne) I would be nowhere without him, that's for sure. He was my favorite from the time I heard the opening riff in Crazy Train and the facemetler in Mr. Crowley. He was the only guitar player that stuck out to me when it came to improving skill constantly.
02. Stevie Ray Vaughan (SRV and Double Trouble) He really reinvented the blues guitar. In my opinion, he played faster than Jimi did. My first guitar was also an SRV Stratocaster. I don't play it much anymore but it's probably my most prized possesion. My father also named me Barron Vaughan after him.
03. Pete Townshed (The Who) If there's any guitar player out there who I play the most like, it's Pete. I don't go for blistering solos or lightning fast riffing, it just keep it simple, yet intricate.
04. Angus Young (AC/DC) Angus is arguably one of the best rock guitarists in history. It was basically blues guitar with distortion cranked up to f--king 11. Yeah, he plays great solos, but he does it because it adds charisma to the songs not because he wants to show off to the world.
05. Slash (Guns N Roses, Velvelt Revolver, etc.) The reason I play a Les Paul to this day. He doesn't give a damn about sweep picking or converting to the 'religion' of heavy metal guitaring. He sticks to rock and roll and that is what I respect.