Top Ten Most Underrated Guitarists


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181 Skay Bellinson
182 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.

183 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.

184 Bobby Arlin

The Leaves, The Hook, The Robert Savage Group

185 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.

186 Brian Robertson

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

187 Ali Farka Touré

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

188 Glen 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.

189 Tosin Abasi Tosin Abasi
190 Steve Hunter
191 Dick Wagner
192 Jimmy McCulloch

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

193 Tony Macalpine

Mystical grandmaster of sweep picking.

194 Kirk Windstein

Crowbar, Down. Sludge metal slinger.

195 Greg Howe

Introspection, greatest guitar album ever.

Greg Howe # 167? I just lost faith in Humanity...

196 John 5

Check his solo stuff amazing. I love Rob zombie but he doesn't utilize him like he should.

197 Joe Walsh Joe Walsh Joseph Fidler "Joe" Walsh is an American singer-songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist and record producer.
198 Clem Clempson
199 Daniel Johns - Silverchair

So Underrated. But a musical genius!

200 Mick Mars Mick Mars V 1 Comment
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