Tommy Emmanuel is probably the best acoustic guitar player ever. There is a Korean-American girl, Sandra Bae, who is probably going to surpass Tommy Emmanuel in the next few years. She has played on stage with him a few times and can match him lick for lick.
Check out a few of her videos on you tube.
I’m watching/listening to Sandra Bae play Tears in Heaven right now. She’s very good, but should get better with age. I believe I could have guessed, just from listening, that she is very young.
This baby (at the time) plays with more sophistication and emotion, IMO. He also appeared with Tommy, in Bangkok a while back.
Hotel California: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BSIC1zJ3Nno
And some heavy metal a few years later: