eric clapton, Tom Scholz, Carlos Santana, Jimi Hendrix and The Edge.
My friend Tracey added:
Jimmy Page, Eddie Van Halen, Pete Townshend, Mark Knopfler, Joe Perry, Joe Walsh, Keith Richards, Buddy Guy, Robert Cray, BB King, Jerry Cantrell, Jeff Healy .... OMG, how can there by just 5 .... there's no way :)
My sister G added:
Django Reinhardt, John McLaughlin, Jeff Beck, Robin Trower, Larry Coryell, Ernie Isley, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Steve Vai, Ry Cooder, Robert Johnson, T-Bone Walker...too many to name.
I then added:
Joe Satriani, Jerry Garcia, Jeff Beck, Johnny Winter, did any of us mention BB King? James Taylor, Steve Earle, Johnny Cash (yes, really), Bruce Springsteen, Danny Kortchmar...
Who else, my little cupcakes? I'm curious to see just how many guitar greats we can all come up with.