One thing that makes such a list hard is that the best musicians aren’t necessarily the best players. Some of my favorite players to listen to I could never really put up as the best raw players. They just have a real pretty sound. Guys like Gilmour, Lowell George, Gary Moore, Buck Dharma (of blue oyster cult), Roy Clark, etc. etc, were/are all good players who I could listen to all day long but I wouldn’t put them up there as “best ever”.
Exactly. Technique isn’t everything.
I like Gary Moore and Rory Gallagher.
But I would put Jimmy Vaughn over SRV. SRV was derivative.