What Makes a Guitar Player Great?

Rock Cesario of the Miami Herald makes an interesting point when he asks in The list of great guitar players goes on and on and on “Would your favourite guitar player also be the best guitar player?” For example I love Keith Richards and Peter Buck but are they “the best” guitar players out there? What is the best anyhow on such a subjective question? Was Hendrix really the best even if in some people’s opinion his songs sucked? The same could be said about Jimmy Page or Link Wray? Or what about all those classical guitar players that most of us have never heard of? All food for thought in a good read. Catch it before the free access inevitably expires.