In many circles it’s considered Gospel that Jimi Hendrix was the greatest guitar player ever. I disagree. I’ll take Chet Atkins over any guitar player who ever lived. I have all or parts of 50 of his albums in my iPod.
Chet’s sidekick for 25 years, Paul Yandell, was darn near as good as he was. He learned the finger picking style from the master.