The list of above players are who I would identify as having an influence on my playing. I greatly admire each of them and believe that I have taken a little bit of each to create my own style. If you click on the individual names above you will be taken to a page with more thoughts on each player and my opinion on their best works.
I would also like to recognize a number of guitarists that I don't consider to be direct influences but that I have extreme respect for. Their techniques, style or contributions to the world of music have been a source of inspiration for me.