3.Alex Lifeson, he was really good at doing build ups in his guitar solos
2. Eddie Van Halen, Sure, there are faster guitar players out there, but you at least had a sense that his solos were organized and went well with the rest of the song
1. Jimi Hendrix, I put him at the top not because of his technique (which is still good) but because of the mood his playing puts you in, he's one of those guitarists that watching him play makes you want to learn guitar.