#4
Well, he is a rhythm and lead guitarist.. and something else guitarist. Steve Morse and his signature, Steve Morse MusicMan of course. He holds himself back when it's rhythm, or make himself stand out. All with just volume and tone knob and touch. Absolutely perfect.
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#5
I can never get enough of Nile Rodgers' rhythm playing.
Also Jimmy Nolen from James Brown's band.

This is my go-to favourite style of rhythm playing - funky percussive extended chords.
Guitar would have to be Stratocaster!

I also really like the rhythmic strumming of an acoustic guitar slightly buried in the mix, a la Fleet Foxes.