He was and still is considered to be the greatest guitarist of all time. He reinvented guitar! People can claim how people like Yngwie Malmsteen and Steve Vai are better, but i've heard many of their songs and none of them compare to the beauty of a Hendrix song. Yngwie and Steve are purely guitar techs, Jimi is a fucking musician!!! Yngwie and Steve can move their fingers fast...Jimi makes music!!!
Kevin: Omg! Have you heard Yngwie Malmsteen's new song? His playing is awesome!
Paul: Pfft...You call that music? Listen to some Jimi Hendrix, then talk to me about guitar.