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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
One of the world's finest guitarist. He frequently doesn't make the "underrated" lists.V 1 Comment
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
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.
The solo to "Liberation" off Chicago's first album is probably one of the greatest in history! He was taken at such young age, but hopefully later on his guitar playing will be heard and respected.V 13 Comments
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.
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.
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.
Too well respected to make most "underrated" lists, but still fails to rank anywhere near as high as he should on the mainstream lists. Amazing guitarist.
He is super underrated, you have got to be kidding me. Sultans of Swing people, come on
He's underrated even on this list... Should be in the top 10.
Didn't even make the top ten most underrated guitarists, SAD!V 3 Comments
My influence to play. The guy pours emotion into every solo
Just listen to Yellow ledbetterV 1 Comment
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.
Listen to the song "the bitter end" and you will understand me
he is amazing at guitar, just listen to most sum 41 songs.
A lot of people view Angus as a great rock guitarist, (which he clearly is) but he is one hell of a blues guitarist.
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