Guys I like
Richard Pick - More for his teaching method, arrangements and finally his recordings. Real Classical guys might know who this is.
I love what Page did back in the day.
I love what Slash did with simple modal tricks and double stops. His solos were not harmonicly difficult but they really made the songs better. He played with more feel than harmony.
I like all of Cutthemdown's guys:
Recently I have listened to all but Christians CD's.
Alex Liefson(sp?) is very good.
I like anyone who played in Genesis or Yes.
Albert King, Buddy Guy, robert johnson are all great blues players.
Love anyone who played with Steely Dan, Skunk Baxter, Larry Carlton (For Kid Charlemagne solo among others).
I really love Joe Walsh, it is a guilty pleasure though.
Bernie Leadon is my Favorite Country guy for his work with Eagles and John Hiatt" Slow Turning album.
James Taylor is Quality
Hard to say top 5 but this would be mine if Pinned down