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Opeth's Mikael Åkerfeldt: the 10 guitarists that blew my mind

10. Bert Jansch

“I don’t even know what this style of guitar is even called, it’s pretty out there, but definitely on the folky side. His work in Pentangle had a folk sound for sure. He was great on acoustic, I don’t actually know if he ever played electric guitar.

“Unfortunately, he passed away some years ago. He came up with such amazing things he even ended up inspiring guys like Jimmy Page, which says a lot I think. Apparently, he was the inspiration for Nick Drake’s open-tunings, which in turn would end up being a big influence on me…”