Some of my favourite guitarists.

Jason Becker - my all time favourite player. A prodigy. Too bad, he has a very rare disease (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis - ALS), as a result of which he is unable to move any parts of his body, except his eyes and some muscles on his face.

Marty Friedman - Jason's old friend, they played together in Cacophony. You can recognise Marty's playing in 5 seconds: highly melodic, strange bends, strange oriental scales.

Mattias IA Eklundh - incredible artificial harmonics, arpeggios, tappings. This guy is very funny in his music and in real life, too.

Blues Saraceno - this guy made 3 brilliant albums in his early 20's. Zippy solo work.

Yngwie Malmsteen - I don't think I have to introduce this man to you. :)

Greg Howe - a jazz/rock god.

Alejandro Silva
- amazing player from Chile, already has 2 studio albums. Here is a small video to demonstate his skills...