Jimi Hendrix was good for his times and also was inspired by the music of Eric Clapton. Great Song writer and created some memoriable riffs but a very messy techinical player. Deffintley not the greatest role model either. Guitarist for the masses but not for the eilite guitarist.
Satch, Vai, Johnson, Malmsteen, Johnson, and Lifemore are the best guitarists in the world. Unlike Jimi they also understand music theory, and how to read and write music