Most Overrated Guitarists

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41 Pete Townshend Pete Townshend Peter Dennis Blandford "Pete" Townshend is an English musician, singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, best known as the lead guitarist and songwriter for the rock band The Who .

Townshend should not be on this list. A completely different style than other guitarists from his era. Not "technically" great like Clapton or Beck and he and The Who played in a more "freestyle' manner when in concert. Pioneered the use of guitar feedback and his influence on hard rock and heavy metal can't be underestimated. Moon and Townshend were perfect for each other.

Should be at the top of the list. Townsend sucks big time.

42 Peter Frampton Peter Frampton

I don't even know if I spelled his damn name correctly. The man was a joke. There were so many other great musicians in his era that it's hard to believe that "do you feel like I do" ever caught on. I wish there was a Frampton detector on my stereo in the car so it would immediately change the station before that noise ever started. And who the hell decided to turn that into a 15 minute live recording? As if the regular 3 minute version wasnt torture enough!

Listen to 16 year-old Peter Frampton killing it live with Humble Pie then get back to me on your opinion.

That is... If you are willing to drop your blinders & actually admit you liked what you heard.

What, why is Peter Frampton here?!

Listen to 16 year old Peter Frampton killing it live with his band Humble Pie, then get back to me.
He's a joke?.. Nah.. The jokes on you...

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44 Tomo Milicevic Tomo Milicevic

I'm a 30 Seconds to Mars fan but I just couldn't agree with him as no.6 in greatest guitarist of all time... He is a decent guitarist, not that great...

First of all, I'm a 30 Seconds to Mars fan... But I just couldn't agree when I see him on no.6 spot in greatest guitarist of all time.. He's a good guitarist but very decent..

45 Euronymous Euronymous Øystein Aarseth, who went by the pseudonym Euronymous, was a Norwegian guitarist and co-founder of the Norwegian black metal band Mayhem. Euronymous was stabbed to death by band member Varg Vikernes in August 1993.

What to say about the crator of modern Black Metal? Sure,his riffings are quite uncreative,but he has some nasty riffs(Freezing Moon,Life Eternal,Deathcrush...)Also,who ever sadi that he's great or one of the greatest guitarists ever? - DejanKalinic

46 Robb Flynn Robb Flynn
47 Gus G Gus G Konstantinos Karamitroudis also known as Gus G, born September 12, 1980 in Greece is a heavy metal guitarist. He currently plays with his band Firewind and Ozzy Osbourne

Really popular recently in the power metal scene, and his songs are really great, however he has a lot of fanboys/fangirls who compare him to a lot of greater guitarists.

Don't get me wrong, he's good, but some people take it too far.

48 Thomas DeLonge

Easy 3 easy chords just power chords and treated like a guitar god when he is a billie joe armstrong wannabe another person who can't play guitar he also has a whiny ass voice which ruins blink 182 though blink was boring from the start anyway mark hoppus is a overrated bass player every body loves him when I am better at bass at him I mean look at dammit or whats my age again the bass lacks so much look at the chords your self and mark has his own signature bass screw blink 182 whether they are punk or not, punk does not always mean good blink 182 maybe punk back then but it was so distorted and unorganized and just plain goofy face it they can ruin anything

Mark Hoppus is good but tom delonge made songs I could play without even practicing.

First of all Blink 182 is crap and just power chords.

49 John Frusciante John Frusciante John Anthony Frusciante is an American guitarist, singer, producer and composer.He is best known for his time with the Funk Rock California based band the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

He is not overrated

50 Dave Navarro Dave Navarro David 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.

Lol he's a notorious drunk-texting homosexual

Angus Young was on this list, but not this guy?

51 Conway Twitty
52 Jonny Buckland

I can't even bring myself to call him a guitarist - he's that bad! Living off the back of Chris Martin, Buckland struggles to "mirror" the basics he is shown (he's NEVER wrote a thing) - his timing live is dreadful too. This guy must seriously pinch himself every morning!

53 Hide (X-Japan) Hide (X-Japan)

EVERY single "Best Guitarists Ever" List, he's in the top 10 so much.

This really is true, He is just simply overrated. I don't care if you can solo or use B. C Rich Mockingbirds the whole time.

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55 Ace Frehley Ace Frehley Paul Daniel "Ace" Frehley is an American musician, singer and songwriter best known as the former lead guitarist and founding member of the rock band Kiss.
56 Daron Malakian Daron Malakian Daron Vartan Malakian is an Armenian–American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer.
57 Shawn Mendes Shawn Mendes Shawn Peter Raul Mendes is a Canadian singer-songwriter and model. He attracted a following in 2013, when he began posting song covers on the popular video sharing application Vine.
58 Prince Prince Prince Rogers Nelson (June 7, 1958 - April 21st, 2016) was an American musician, best known for being one of the most popular and influential artists from the 80s, with songs such as "Purple Rain", "Little Red Corvette", "1999", and "When Doves Cry" .

Prince is incredible! If anything, he's very much underrated! And considering the amount of instruments he plays, it's amazing!

One of the most influential guitarists of the 80"s and beyond... Enough said...

This guy is insane. Eric Clapton called him the greatest of all time - matt1

This guy seems way overrated after he died. no one would stop playing Purple Rain after he died.

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59 James Hetfield James Hetfield James Alan Hetfield was born on August 3, 1963. He is an American musician, singer and songwriter known for being the co-founder, lead vocalist, rhythm guitarist and main songwriter for the American heavy metal band Metallica.

He's better than everyone on this list when it comes to writing songs but not at technicality. He is the best song writer and he sings an plays at the same time.

How's overrated? mr.kirk hammett is overrated, while this guy plays unique guitar songs. - zxm

60 Robert Johnson Robert Johnson

Are you kidding me? Robert was so good, people actually believed he sold his soul to the devil.

I believe it was Keith Richards who said, "it sounded like two people playing",when he first heard this guy.

Yeah, sold his sold to the devil, and still sucked!

Robert was good for his time and he isn't overrated he might seem overrated because people made bullshit stories about him selling his soul

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