I was listening to an internet radio and a live Jimi Hendrix track came on. The wheels started turning. Jimmy Page Eric Clapton Jeff Beck are still alive. Since there is no tournament style elimination with everything progressing add newcomers and cross genera.
Who is the best living guitarist?
Billy strings got my vote. Although Adrian legg got the weird sliding tunings and that Spanish guys fingering skills then there's the speed thing like some riffs are just difficult and doin them fast geez. Then there's writing skill composition and the factor of mainstream.