Hmm. Fascinating. JW, I would think, and I could definitely be wrong, that Van Halen held more influence over Ace Frehley, I mean I did not live then, but that is just a guess. Lol.
This Roy Clark is a good guitarist, I watched one of the videos. I will check more of his stuff out later.
In my opinion the best guitarists are Andres Segovia, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, B.B. King, and probably Jimmy Page.
As far as the most influential guitarists, that would be Jimi Hendrix, B.B. King, Van Halen, Tom Morello, Slash, and Zakk Wylde. These guys have people picking up guitars all over the place.
And if anyone is wondering what I did with Hammett since I am a Metallica lunatic, Lol... Hammett I think was probably one of the most influential guitarists in the metal/thrash industry. I mean sure we got Tony Iommi, but Hammett started a movement in my eyes.
Okay, those are all my opinions.
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