I'm not the biggest Clapton fan, in fact I think he's probably the most overrated guitarist ever based on his more recent work (I'm talking the last couple of decades), but he was pretty good, fairly cutting edge and influential back in his Cream/Yardbirds/Bluesbreakers days.
+1, a guitar god then.
Listen to his playing on John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers first album, it is a revelation. Personally, he went downhill on a steady rock diet.
I have never picked up a musical instrument in my life but I always think John Frusciante sounds amazing.As he has not been mentioned in 5 pages I am guessing he is probably not as good as I think he is.