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Ah Don Felder...tone, phrasing, articulation...he's is such an aesthetic player.
Right after Yngwie the best guitarist in the 80's and 90's, wrote some amazing songs with Ozzy and then completely changed his style when he formed Badlands. I can't wait for his new album!
I completely agree! One of the most underrated guitarists of all time. Actually wrote some great songs like Bark at the moon, Killer of Giants, Secret LoserV 1 Comment
Good Love Is On The Way from Where the Light Is. Enough said.
Not underrated, overrated. - zxm
Yes he is polarising, but JM is one hell of a guitarist. Just listen to him performing "Neon" live...
Buckethead proves that you don't need lyrics to make a kick*ss song. Soothsayer and Jordan.
He is easily the most underrated guitarist of all time. He is absolutely insane with his ability to play quickly and play melodically. He is the perfect guitarist.
HE IS TOTALLY UNDERRATED AT EVERYTHING... SLASH WOULD DIE IF HE TRIES TO PLAY AS FAST AS HIM AND KEEP THE MELODY.. Just listen to soothsayer. And also he is the teacher of paul gilbert.
HE IS TOP 1V 4 Comments
Come on guys his work on Whitesnake and Blue Murder, Fantastic
He was amazing on Thunder and Lightning by Thin Lizzy - TheStargazer
Tigers of pan tang he is # 1 underrated guitar player
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.V 1 Comment
Pete Townshend is so underrated, not only as a guitarist, but as a composer in general. As the person who wrote all of the lyrics and most of the composition to the Who's best albums, such as Quadrophenia, Who's Next, and Tommy, he deserves to have a much higher place than this. He also has great riffs and solos of his own.
Most of these guitarists will be well known to most rock fans. Mention Uli Jon Roth to the same people, and you'll just get a confused expression looking back at you. Uli has had a direct influence on many of the guitarists listed.
Just listen to any of the Scorpions albums fly to the rainbow, In trance Virgin killer and Taken by force of the 1970's. Most under rated guitarist of all time...
What Jimi Hendrix would sound like if he studied Classical music...or, what Jimi would sound like now...who knows?
Criminally underrated guitarist! He work with the Scorpions in the mid to late 1970s was the stuff of legends.V 2 Comments
Schenker was never given credit for developing the melodic well structured style of guitar playing that dominated the 80s. He along with a small group of others started this in the 70s and he was way out in front but the glory later went to other guitarists that followed. Maybe being an alcoholic suffering very bad stage fright and leaving every band just as they hit the big time don't helpV 1 Comment
Real guitarists know the truth. Martin's top 3 rock guitarists in the world... Consistently complicated, changes time signatures 5-10 in a song and makes it seem like simple pop. The best.
One of the world's finest guitarist. He frequently doesn't make the "underrated" lists.
He "Is" Jethro Tull!...
Worked the wah even before Jimi - in fact Jimi admitted Kath was the better player between the two. Listen to Kath's solos on "Make Me Smile" and "25 or 6 to 4" - both well ahead of anything at the time. He'd be lot higher on the list, had he not died at such an early age.
Listening to live Chicago concerts from 1968-1970 Terry is smoking hot on South California Purples, Free Form Guitar, I'm a Man and many others. His passion, blistering leads and soulful guitar playing are in rarified air!
Terry was an amazing talent and leader of a 70's band that was second in record sales to only the Beach Boys. His style was trailblazing and a thing of beauty to behold, especially live. It is truly time for him toreceive the credit he is due as an outstanding guitarist/musician.
I think a lot of people are forgetting that this list is for the most underrated guitarists, not the greatest guitarists. David Gilmore is an amazing guitarist. Definitely one of the greats. But he is by no means underrated, certainly not the 3rd most. I only just recently learned Kath's name but the first time I heard 25 or 6 to 4, I immediately fell in love with the solo and thought that Chicago does not get enough credit as a classic rock band with an amazing guitarist. The studio version is amazing, but Kath really goes off in his live performances: https://www.youtube.com/watch? v=7uAUoz7jimg&feature=youtu.beV 14 Comments
My influence to play. The guy pours emotion into every solo
Just listen to Yellow ledbetter
The solo on "Alive". End of story.
His solo of Genesis' "Firth of Fifth" is just perfection. He is innovative and unique, just listen to the guitar work in the song mentioned above.
Used tapping much long before Eddie Van Halen
Invented Sweep picking. that is all.
I always hear about how good Herman Li is but never about Sam. He is the band's song writer for crying out loud! He is so good and yet he never got enough respect as a musician. - aeromaxx777
Anyone who listens to Dragonforce should know that Sam is amazing, easily as good as Herman, but to many people are obsessed with Li being Asian and crap. Mustain is not underrated he is one of the most revered guitarists ever.
Scott Gorham was often overshadowed by fellow guitar player Brian Robertson when they were in Thin Lizzy together. However, I personally enjoy listening to Scott Gorham more than I enjoy listening to Brian Robertson. While many guitar players will argue that Gorham's stuff isn't very hard to play, it takes a lot of skill to execute it with the exact phrasing that he employed. Not only does he have a cool style but a killer tone to go with it. Lets be honest, Gorham kicks ass. And for those of you who don't know Scott Gorham, be sure to check out Thin Lizzy.
Great, melodic, original and bluesy
Really melodic and expressive guitar player. Gorham also co wrote some of lizzys best songs. He is less of a show boat than other lizzy guitar players but he has real class and restraint. A very underrated guitar player.
What a shame nobody even knows who he is. Search Peaches en Regalia for a small intro to his 80+ albums. One of the most prolific and talented guitarists/composers the world has ever known.
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