I'm with ya on that, Lucy. Jimi literally turned the guitar on it's head....LOL.
Opening the door for many other original guitarists to experiment and improvise.
Another of my favourite guitarists, Jeff Beck was grateful to Jimi for just that. Now that's another original!
I guess I'm just as dated as you, Lucy....so be it, I'm happy with that! :)
Not much originality around today....:(