Top Ten Most Underrated Guitarists


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101Karl Logan
102Syu - Galneryus

The craziest hands you may ever see

103Robert Fripp - King Crimson

He played solos in 1969 that rival those many decades later. He also had a major impact in destroying the barrier between highly disorted guitars and virtuoso fretwork.

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104Jake E. Lee

Right after Yngwie the best guitarist in the 80's and 90's, wrote some amazing songs with Ozzy and then completely changed his style when he formed Badlands. I can't wait for his new album!

I completely agree! One of the most underrated guitarists of all time. Actually wrote some great songs like Bark at the moon, Killer of Giants, Secret Loser

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105Brian Setzer

This guy has to figure among the top 20 best guitar players ever. If you've already seen him play live, you'll know what I mean.

You are kidding he is way down here.. really? He is one of the best there is..

He isn't only one of the best Rockabilly guitariats, he's also one of the best guitarists ever. It's incredible what he can do wirh his Gretch.

106George HarrisonGeorge Harrison was an English guitarist, singer, songwriter, and music and film producer who achieved international fame as the lead guitarist of the Beatles.

The many different sounds that he could master with a flip of a switch from his guitar was one reason that the Beatles had a tight sound. Maybe I'm showing my age,but I still love his guitar work on "I feel Fine".

107Minoru Shin Kojima
108You Adachi - Dead End
109Warner E. Hodges
110Olivier Lapauze
111JJ Cale
112Eddie Hazel

Just listen to maggot brain the greatest guitar solo of all time. Not to mention the fact that he help creat the funk genre with parliament funkadelic

113Bruce Springsteen

Seriously, he is not really primarily known for his guitar work but the intro solo on "Prove it All Night" on the 1978 Darkness tour was just amazing.

114John Mayer

Yes he is polarising, but JM is one hell of a guitarist. Just listen to him performing "Neon" live...

115Frank Marino

Frank can out gun any guitarist on this list. So underrated. Just listen to Mahogany Rush Live and you'll see what I'm talking about. Another great (though cut) song is Johnny B. Goode from California Jam 2. It's a masterpiece of playing complete with the best rendition of "Electric Reflections of War". Hey Zakk Wilde praised him many times.

Holy cow this guy gets the shaft. If you've never heard this guy, then you don't know the definition of underrated. Look him up and tell me I'm wrong. He was doing this stuff in the 70's for crying out loud!

116Eric JohnsonEric Johnson (born August 17, 1954) is an American guitarist, songwriter, and vocalist from Austin, Texas. Best known for his electric guitar skills, Johnson is also a highly proficient acoustic, lap steel, resonator, and bass guitarist as well as an accomplished pianist and vocalist.

How the hell is this guy only 204? Has nobody heard Cliffs of Dover?

Even on the list of underrated, he's underrated - Plonderss

EJ should be at least Top 20! This guy can play circles around most so-called "Guitar-Gods"!

117Stevie Stevens
118Carlos SantanaCarlos Santana audio is a Mexican and American musician who first became famous in the late 1960s and early 1970s with his band, Santana, which pioneered a fusion of rock and Latin American music.
119Tommy Thayer
120Pat Metheny

I've seen Pat performing many times, first time in 1978. And he doesn't stop to amaze me...he is truly one of the most innovative and creative musician of all times, not only a (brilliant) player.

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