Top Ten Most Underrated Guitarists

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41 Billy Gibbons Billy Gibbons William Frederick "Billy" Gibbons is an American musician, singer, songwriter, producer, and actor, best known as the guitarist and lead vocalist of the American rock band ZZ Top.

Can't believe he is not on every guitarists radar! Better listen to " blue Jean blues " one more time! Have mercy! Been waiting on the bus all day! Very good player.

Most people don't listen to ZZ Top's older stuff, so they don't know how good Gibbons is. He would kill it on songs that would never be heard on radio. For example, his slide guitar on "I Wanna Drive You Home" is hypnotic. His wide array of talent goes unnoticed because of ZZ Top's image.

42 The Edge The Edge

The Edge's use of effects and simple riffs are what make him a trailblazer in guitar playing. Coming from the 70s, an era where guitar playing was all about how much distortion you have or how fast you can shred on a guitar, he took a different road to introduce the 80s. His method to guitar playing wasnt to be known as a shredder or someone with insane solos, but it was to make his own unique sound and to make music with simple notation but with riffs that sound complicated.

Very well put. Yes, Edge is an underrated guitarist, probably because he doesn't go off on ten-minute solos. But his music doesn't call for that, he stays within the music and produces his own unique sound. A musical genius in his own right.

43 Brent Hinds Brent Hinds Brent Hinds is an American guitarist/singer best known as a member of the Atlanta, Georgia metal band Mastodon, in which he shares guitar duties with Bill Kelliher and vocal duties with Troy Sanders and Brann Dailor.

This guy is horrible and he has the worst beard in metal. Take that Timmy

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44 Buddy Guy Buddy Guy George "Buddy" Guy is an American blues guitarist and singer. He is an exponent of Chicago blues and has influenced guitarists including Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, Keith Richards, Jeff Beck, John Mayer and Stevie Ray Vaughan.

One of the last 2 great Black Blues Guitarists, (the other being BB King), alive today. And in my opinion - better than BB King. A powerhouse of Blues. Totally underrated.

45 Bonnie Raitt Bonnie Raitt
46 Steve Cropper Steve Cropper
47 Joe Duplantier Joe Duplantier Joseph Duplantier is a French musician best known as the guitarist and vocalist of metal band Gojira.
48 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.

Neo-classical guitarists are underrated as a whole, as "greatest guitarist" lists are always dominated by blues-based players. As neo-classical players go, Yngwie is among the best of them, and it was Yngwie who really turned neo-classical metal into a genre in it's own right, taking the classically influenced rock of Ritchie Blackmore and Uli Jon Roth onto the next level. If you don't play guitar, you most likely haven't heard of Malmsteen. If you do play guitar and you haven't, you most likely aren't very good.

49 George Lynch George Lynch George Lynch is an American hard rock guitarist and songwriter. Lynch is best known for his work with heavy metal band Dokken and his band Lynch Mob.

Seen Dokken live and George Lynch was on fire note for note also was at a guitar clinic that George Lynch put on very Talented. George knows his music theory like the back of his hand. Very Smart man great person to talk to.

Like Marty Friedman, George is one of the most technically sound and influentual talents behind the axe.

Mr. Scary- 'enough said.

50 Dan Donegan Dan Donegan Dan Donegan is an American musician and guitarist for heavy metal band Disturbed. Donegan began playing guitar as a teenager and eventually formed a band called Vandal, which was an 1980s-style hair band.

So David Mustain is underrated, but Dan Donegan isn't?
I don't understand the people, what is wrong wit you?

51 George Thorogood

Only guy, who knows exactly, how to play in delta blues style and bring it to the modern world.

I can listen to him and the Destroyers forever. He never falters.

I've been listening to this band since '77. Loved then then & love them now. George T is fantastic on the slide. He doesn't disappoint!

52 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.
53 George Harrison George Harrison George Harrison was an English guitarist, singer, songwriter, and music and film producer who achieved international fame as the lead guitarist of the Beatles.

The many different sounds that he could master with a flip of a switch from his guitar was one reason that the Beatles had a tight sound. Maybe I'm showing my age,but I still love his guitar work on "I feel Fine".

54 Vinnie Moore
55 Kyle Gass

KG is one of the most imaginative, talented, and entertaining guitarists ever! Him on, an, acoustic is magical! Most others don't have, the grace or technique to rock it unplugged like he does!

he's an awesome amazing guiatarist and he is tight with jack jack black

Definitely one of the most under-appreciated guitarists out there. On another list on this site he was lower ranked than JB af far as guitarists went.

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56 Jason Becker

JASON BECKER IS THE MOST UNDERRATED GUITARIST EVER. TECHNICALLY THE BEST GUITARIST ON PLANET EARTH. "THE PERSON WHO MADE SWEEP PICKING FAMOUS". Please LISTEN TO "SERRANA", HE IS AN AMAZING MUSICIAN...

57 Johnny Ramone Johnny Ramone John William Cummings, better known by his stage name Johnny Ramone, was an American guitarist and songwriter, best known for being the guitarist for the punk rock band the Ramones.

Considering all the attention other guitarists get, Johnny has never truly been recognized as one of the "greats" even though he was very influential.

58 Don Felder

Ah Don Felder...tone, phrasing, articulation...he's is such an aesthetic player.

59 Wes Montgomery Wes Montgomery

1 of the greatest jazz guitar players! y is he in the 300s on the list! he's put below joe jonas! how can you make this mistake!

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