While Jake Shimabukuro is not a guitar player (he plays the ukulele), he’s a virtuoso of his chosen instrument and I think he might be of interest to guitar players. If you’ve never heard of Jake, then you’ll be amazed at the sounds that he can get from the ukulele. Jake is from Hawaii, and much of his music bears that influence; however, his music also has a jazzy feel to it. Jake has been playing and recording for years, but has recently received rave reviews in the press. For example, Frets magazine recently declared him the “Jimi Hendrix of the ukulele.” Jimmy Buffett reportedly liked him so much that after hearing him play, he invited him on tour with him. Jake has also recorded with Bela Fleck. Shimabukuro has released several albums over the past few years, the most recent of which is Dragon.
UPDATE: Bill mentioned in the comments that there was a video on Google Video of Jake playing While My Guitar Gently Weeps. I found it, and here’s a link to the video.