Top Ten Most Underrated Guitarists

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161 Jun Senoue
162 Bill Drummond
163 Waldemar Sorychta
164 Todd Rundgren

Todd could do it all! But check out any solos from the late seventies on his black fender mustang. Google " the last ride' or " black maria' from that era. Very soulful player. Reminds me of Hendrix and trower. Also huge tone and sound.

165 Bonnie Raitt
166 Peter 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

167 Andy Timmons
168 Jack White Jack White
169 Ben Kasica

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

170 Dave Sabo
171 Andy James

Dude is out of this world! Deserves more recognition

172 Reverend Horton Heat
173 Mike Mushok
174 Skay Bellinson
175 John 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.

176 Akira Takasaki

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

177 Bobby Arlin

The Leaves, The Hook, The Robert Savage Group

178 Andy 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.

179 Brian Robertson

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

180 Ali Farka Touré

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

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