Top Ten Most Underrated Guitarists

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161Peter Buck

Buck's guitar on R.E.M. 's early IRS albums introduced the world to alternative rock, and inspired bands like Nirvana. Also Buck's guitar on Monster, especially What's The Frequency, Kennith? , is genius

162Andy Timmons
163Jack White
164Ben Kasica

Because he's a Christian guitarist... He is most under-rated.

165Dave Sabo
166Andy James

Dude is out of this world! Deserves more recognition

167Reverend Horton Heat
168Mike Mushok
169Skay Bellinson
170John Lees

Some of the guitarists in this list are not at all underrated so should not be included, let alone be near the top. John Lees however must be pretty well unknown except amongst fans of BJH. He deserves recognition for the quality of his musical composition over nearly 50 years, as well as his spine-tingling guitar work on so many of BJH's masterpieces.

171Akira Takasaki

This guy completely kick ass! Big influence on a young Paul Gilbert. In the early 80's there was nobody hotter than Akira.

172Bobby Arlin

The Leaves, The Hook, The Robert Savage Group

173Andy Summers

Most people can name Sting or Stewart Copeland from the Police but Andy Summers?
If you're learning Guitar his stuff is not an obvious choice until you come across Message in a Bottle and the intro riff - I've heard seasoned Guitarists complain about how hard this is but it sounds so simple and iconic.
Some lovely subtle licks in this and many other tracks which aren't heroic but yet are crucial to the overall sound of the Police.

174Brian Robertson

A great guitarist, I just wish he would put out more music.

175Ali Farka Touré

Blues owes itself to traditional African folk music, which is perfectly demonstrated by Toure. An absolute genius.

176Glen Buxton

The whole ACG needs more recognition musically Alice too! But Glen had this dark distorted sound that was rare for the late 60's and 70's.

177Tosin Abasi
178Steve Hunter
179Dick Wagner
180Jimmy McCulloch

He is AWESOME at guitar, but NOBODY knows he exists.

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