Top Ten Most Underrated Guitarists

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41Joe DuplantierJoseph Duplantier is a French musician best known as the guitarist and vocalist of metal band Gojira.
42George LynchGeorge Lynch is an American hard rock guitarist and songwriter. Lynch is best known for his work with heavy metal band Dokken and his band Lynch Mob.

Seen Dokken live and George Lynch was on fire note for note also was at a guitar clinic that George Lynch put on very Talented. George knows his music theory like the back of his hand. Very Smart man great person to talk to.

Like Marty Friedman, George is one of the most technically sound and influentual talents behind the axe.

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43Yngwie MalmsteenYngwie Johan Malmsteen is a Swedish guitarist, songwriter and bandleader who was born on June 30th, 1963, in Stockholm, Sweden. He was known for his neoclassical metal playing style back in the 1980s.

Neo-classical guitarists are underrated as a whole, as "greatest guitarist" lists are always dominated by blues-based players. As neo-classical players go, Yngwie is among the best of them, and it was Yngwie who really turned neo-classical metal into a genre in it's own right, taking the classically influenced rock of Ritchie Blackmore and Uli Jon Roth onto the next level. If you don't play guitar, you most likely haven't heard of Malmsteen. If you do play guitar and you haven't, you most likely aren't very good.

44Dan DoneganDan Donegan is an American musician and guitarist for heavy metal band Disturbed. Donegan began playing guitar as a teenager and eventually formed a band called Vandal, which was an 1980s-style hair band.

So David Mustain is underrated, but Dan Donegan isn't?
I don't understand the people, what is wrong wit you?

45Dave NavarroDavid Michael "Dave" Navarro is an American guitarist, singer-songwriter, and actor. He is best known as a former member of the Red Hot Chili Peppers and as a founding member of the alternative rock band Jane's Addiction.
46Vinnie Moore
47Kyle Gass

KG is one of the most imaginative, talented, and entertaining guitarists ever! Him on, an, acoustic is magical! Most others don't have, the grace or technique to rock it unplugged like he does!

he's an awesome amazing guiatarist and he is tight with jack jack black

Definitely one of the most under-appreciated guitarists out there. On another list on this site he was lower ranked than JB af far as guitarists went.

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48Jason Becker

JASON BECKER IS THE MOST UNDERRATED GUITARIST EVER. TECHNICALLY THE BEST GUITARIST ON PLANET EARTH. "THE PERSON WHO MADE SWEEP PICKING FAMOUS". Please LISTEN TO "SERRANA", HE IS AN AMAZING MUSICIAN...

49Johnny RamoneJohn William Cummings, better known by his stage name Johnny Ramone, was an American guitarist and songwriter, best known for being the guitarist for the punk rock band the Ramones.

Considering all the attention other guitarists get, Johnny has never truly been recognized as one of the "greats" even though he was very influential.

50Wes Montgomery

1 of the greatest jazz guitar players! y is he in the 300s on the list! he's put below joe jonas! how can you make this mistake!

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51Dino Cazares
52Don Felder

Ah Don Felder...tone, phrasing, articulation...he's is such an aesthetic player.

53George Thorogood

Only guy, who knows exactly, how to play in delta blues style and bring it to the modern world.

I can listen to him and the Destroyers forever. He never falters.

I've been listening to this band since '77. Loved then then & love them now. George T is fantastic on the slide. He doesn't disappoint!

54Martin Barre

One of the world's finest guitarist. He frequently doesn't make the "underrated" lists.

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55John SykesJohn James Sykes is an English rock guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter who has played with Streetfighter, Tygers of Pan Tang, John Sloman's Badlands, Thin Lizzy, Whitesnake, and Blue Murder.

Come on guys his work on Whitesnake and Blue Murder, Fantastic

He was amazing on Thunder and Lightning by Thin Lizzy - TheStargazer

Tigers of pan tang he is # 1 underrated guitar player

56Michael Schenker

Schenker was never given credit for developing the melodic well structured style of guitar playing that dominated the 80s. He along with a small group of others started this in the 70s and he was way out in front but the glory later went to other guitarists that followed. Maybe being an alcoholic suffering very bad stage fright and leaving every band just as they hit the big time don't help

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57Kerry KingKerry Ray King is an American musician, best known as a guitarist for the American thrash metal band Slayer.
58Sam Totman

I always hear about how good Herman Li is but never about Sam. He is the band's song writer for crying out loud! He is so good and yet he never got enough respect as a musician. - aeromaxx777

Anyone who listens to Dragonforce should know that Sam is amazing, easily as good as Herman, but to many people are obsessed with Li being Asian and crap. Mustain is not underrated he is one of the most revered guitarists ever.

59Steve Hackett

His solo of Genesis' "Firth of Fifth" is just perfection. He is innovative and unique, just listen to the guitar work in the song mentioned above.

Used tapping much long before Eddie Van Halen

Invented Sweep picking. that is all.

60Grant Green
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