Hm... this is a tough one, I've gone thru so many stages where I was really into a specific guitarist . I have to agree with Azal on the guthrie thing, he is a ripping player but I think "Erotic Cakes" absolutely sucks ass . It's got no fire to it and it's boring as hell, which is shocking to me because he is so f'n good. I've gone thru periods where it was all Satch, all, Vai, all Gilbert all Vinnie Moore all Greg Howe all Loomis all Jason Becker all Kotzen all Yngwie (that one was short) and all Tony Macalpine but If I could only listen to one, it would probably be Greg Howe, years later he's still my favorite, and to me still the most interesting to listen to, he ain't metal but he sure has great phrasing and cool tunes. the solos he rips in this one are ridiculous (this whole CD is amazing) Parallax is a grat Cd too the groove and solo at the 2:00 minute mark is great.