A few missed must-haves... The good news is that if you look into all of these wonderful suggestions from everyone, you will discover many players that continually re-occur on many albums that have yet to be named here. There are sooo many dope guitar players... new and old!
Gabor Szabo - High Contrast
Kenny Burrell - Midnight Blue
Stanley Clarke - Any album
David T Walker - Going Up!, Press On, any album really!
Paco de Lucia - Classic Flamenco style, any album will blow you away
Tim Reynolds(Dave Matthews Homie) - Sick acoustic skills, Flamenco-flare, any album
Paco de Lucia - Entre dos aguas (1976)