I know noone cares about my favourite musicians. But I wanted to post it in a place where I could show it to my Last.fm friends and some forum friends and where I could quickly edit it when needed. Also mind that it's not a "best musicians ever" list, it's about my personal favourites, those who touch the right strings with me, those who are, in some way or other, big influences for me.
1)Syu (Galneryus, SPINALCORD, ex-Animetal, ex-ValkyR)
2)Andrè Olbrich (Blind Guardian)
3)Mark Knopfler (Dire Straits)
4)Steve Howe (Yes)
5)Luca Turilli (Rhapsody of Fire, Luca Turilli's Rhapsody, Luca Turilli)
SPECIAL OUT-OF-TOP-FIVE MENTIONS:
A)My dad. :P
B)Brian May (Queen, Brian May)
C)All three Iron Maiden guitarists.
D)Herman Li (DragonForce)
E)John Schaffer (Iced Earth, Demons & Wizards), awesome rhythm guitarist;
G)Richie Sambora (Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora)
H)Michael Ammot (Arch Enemy)
J)Hizaki and Teru from Versailles
K)Henjo Richter (Gamma Ray)