Most Overrated Guitarists


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41 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.
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...

Mmkay, No. To the Guy below me or above me bashing Frampton, I'll bet you're a shredder. Good for you but you lack taste in soul. enough' Said. Have fun pissing everybody off at guitar center by playing the same riffs over and over again...

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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 Robb Flynn Robb Flynn
46 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

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 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?

50 Daron Malakian Daron Malakian Daron Vartan Malakian is an Armenian–American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer.
51 Robert Johnson Robert Johnson

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

Ha ha, if he had seen this list. Then he'd wake up and regret for selling his soul to devil. Chasing the devil "Oh, give me back my soul." The devil sold him flawed item. That's why never trust the devil. Maybe Les Paul or Chet Atkins understood it. - zxm

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!

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52 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.

Yeah, out of respect. That's how many people loved his music. From Bruce Springsteen to Pete Townshend, people love Prince and there's nothing wrong with it- he played guitar mighty well. - sweetbeef

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53 Conway Twitty
54 Yngwie Malmsteen Yngwie Malmsteen Yngwie 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.

Overrated! If anything then he's underrated. - zxm

He has no feel. That is what makes gary moore better - SoldierOfFortune


Ok he is a really good guitarist but far from a Guitar Icon or Guitar hero like everyone claims.

55 Chad Kroeger Chad Kroeger Chad Robert Kroeger is a Canadian musician and producer, best known as the lead vocalist and guitarist for the Canadian rock band, Nickelback.

Chad Kroeger is not overrated. He is overhated. Look, I'm not a big fan of Nickelback, but they have talent. In a generation where a laptop can pass as an instrument, and the most famous rock band of this era is also the most hated rock band of this era, Nickelback may just be our only hope of bringing back rock n' roll.

This guy plays guitar? - Nickelstickman

He is basically that douche you see withow an acoustic guitar at a party.

56 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!

57 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.

58 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.

He's just a rhythm guitarist.

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

59 Ritchie Blackmore Ritchie Blackmore Richard Hugh "Ritchie" Blackmore is an English guitarist and songwriter, best known for his work in the hard rock/metal bands Deep Purple and Rainbow. He was ranked number 16 on Guitar World's "100 Greatest Metal Guitarists of All Time" in 2004, and number 50 in Rolling Stone magazine's list of the more.

Most underrated - RalphSaad

His riffs of Smoke On the Water is overrated. But except this most of his works are underrated. Even if they are not underrated, still not overrated. - zxm

I can't find him on the best guitarist list, but here he is - SoldierOfFortune

Actually he is higher ranked in the list of best guitarists than here. - Disturbedpotato

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