There's some great Neil quotes about the guitar...I can't find them, and I'll have to paraphrase. Something about not playing scales...you've just got to know the right notes. And Bruce the Bass player only knowing 3 notes...but they're really good notes.
For me Neil is the archetype of intentionality. He has one mode, and it's 100% Neil. He's like the Honey Badger...he don't give a Shit (edited from fuck...thanks River Rat for straightening that out!). He's going to make music because that's what Neil does. He's not about sales numbers. And when he plays...he's on. He's there in that space until he's done. Got him his whizzer. Got him his '59 (?) Fender Deluxe. Got him Old Black, and Hank's Martin.
I love him. He's great to cover too. Get you're Deluxe Reverb out...Add some ED...flip up you're HB on your Tiger Strat, and WAIL on some minor pentatonics. What could be more fun.
Well playing like Jerry effortlessly might be more fun...but I'm not there...yet