Without the amp though, Hendrix couldn't do what he did, so to me, technically, he was a master of the guitar/amp combo, and nobody did it as well as he did, though some came close.
If you want to talk guitar only though, and take the amp out of the picture, then you have to drop a lot of players out of the running, including Jimmy.
I would like to expound a bit more on Jimi and his influence .
I have been exposed to great guitar playing in the 60's.
In 1967, myself and most all my rockin' buddies were aware of Hendrix.
Personally,however,I didn't regard him as that much better then anybody else currently playing on that level.
I still recall March of 67,seeing Cream live at the R.K.O. in New York. I gotta tell ya, Clapton was crankin' some truly evil sounds out of Pete Towshands Vox Super Beatles! (The Who were playing on the same bill, and Jimi had nothin' on them either!)
Also, listen to the tone that Robin Trower produced on the song "A Christmas Camel" from Procol Harum's 67 album. Its seems clear to me that these guys ,and a bunch more, were bouncin' tone, techniques and riffs off of each other, with no particular guitar player nesseccarily dominating. That being said, my opinion of Jimi only grew stronger over the decades.