Top Ten Most Underrated Guitarists


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81 Steve Vai Steve Vai Steven Siro "Steve" Vai is an American guitarist, composer, singer, songwriter, and producer, born and raised on Long Island, New York.

I've seen a lot of websites stating Vai and Satch being one of the most overrated guitarists there are. I think those people are having too much baloney in their diets. Or they are just jealous. This guy is a virtuoso already and that rank is so hard to achieve in present days. Judge Steve VAi after you've proven yourself worthy of the virtuoso title alright?

Steve can make Slash pee himself.

82 Johnny Buckland

He could easily be marked as one of those "thoughtful" players, but man, does he have some amazing skill!

Everything he plays is absolutely perfect! Every Coldplay song that uses Johnny Boy is a good one

83 Uli Jon Roth Uli Jon Roth Uli Jon Roth is a German guitarist, who became famous as the Scorpions lead guitarist, and is one of the earliest contributors to the neoclassical metal genre.

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...

Criminally underrated guitarist! He work with the Scorpions in the mid to late 1970s was the stuff of legends.

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84 Janik Gers - Iron Maiden

Both Adrian Smith and Dave Murry I think are both better guitarists but Janick is the coolest. The way he performs on stage is just so fun and cool to watch.

85 Michael Angelo Batio Michael Angelo Batio

Cant believe The Greatest Guitarist list put him on #64. HES THE BEST!

86 Chris Broderick Chris Broderick Christopher Alan Broderick is an American musician, best known as the former lead and rhythm guitarist of the American heavy metal band Megadeth.

Hear any of his old stuff from jag panzer. He's way better than mustaine he just doesn't get a chance to show his skill. His seven string tapping solos are amazing

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87 Randy Rhoads Randy Rhoads Randall William "Randy" Rhoads was an American heavy metal guitarist who played with Ozzy Osbourne and Quiet Riot.

So inspirational and most underrated guitarest ever. Known by few, beloved by many.R.I. P Randy Rhoads

So much talent and died too soon. Only 25 years of age. That was too young.

If only he'd still be alive. - Toraqi

The greatest guitarist of all time. Period end of story

88 Gary Holt Gary Holt

Gary Holt is FAR AWAY the most underrated guitarist. His skills are amazing, that's why he is the chosen one for replacing Jeff Hanemann in Slayer..

Best thrash metal guitarist ever. Why is dave mustaine on this list? Good? Yes. Underrated? Absolutly not. - Toothgrinder

89 Guthrie Govan Guthrie Govan

A MONSTER player...and one of the nicest guys in the world! #89? Don't make me laugh...

If you like Guthrie Govan, then you should check out Shawn Lane. Lane inspired and influenced Govan. - nickolie

90 Johnny Greenwood - Radiohead

Too talented to be just called a guitarist

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91 Nuno Bettencourt Nuno Bettencourt

The fact that he is not even listed on here shows how underrated he is. Flight of the Bumblebee!

By now Nuno is better than Eddie Van Halen just watch him play

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92 Geno Lenardo
93 Vivian Campbell - Def Leppard Vivian Campbell - Def Leppard Vivian Patrick Campbell is a Northern Irish rock guitarist. He came to prominence in the early 1980s as a member of Dio, and has been a member of Def Leppard since 1992.

His work with dio is better than anything mustaine has ever done

94 Lincoln Brewster

The king guitarist of Christian contemporary music with amazing songs like Let Your Glory Shine, All To You, Miraculum, Today Is The Day, Everlasting God and much more. Truly a blessed person and surely one of the best guitarists in today's world.

95 Neal Schon Neal Schon Neal Joseph Schon is an American rock guitarist, songwriter, and vocalist best known for his work with the bands Journey and Bad English. He is Journey's last original constant member, having participated in every album and tour to date.

If you really get int a lot of journey stuff, he has some pretty amazing stuff, especially in song like "Walks Like a Lady, " "Of a Lifetime, " and "I'm Gonna Leave You. "

96 Andrew Latimer

Not simply his outstanding soulful guitar playing but its two fold its a combination of his outstanding variation of music writing and meaningful non repetitive music that simply set him above most other artists

His melodic playing is filled with such subtle, yet strong emotion. Camel is also one of the little known, but great bands from the 70's ala "Snow Goose"... A masterpiece from start to finish.

His entire band is very underrated, but his guitar playing completely demonstrates why. His solos on Lady Fantasy tell listeners a reason why.

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97 Robert Fripp - King Crimson Robert Fripp - King Crimson

He played solos in 1969 that rival those many decades later. He also had a major impact in destroying the barrier between highly disorted guitars and virtuoso fretwork.

Robert Fripp > David Gilmour. Just listen to any King Crimson album after their first one

Top 5 guitarist for sure

98 Keith Richards Keith Richards Keith Richards is an English musician—primarily a guitarist—singer, songwriter, best-selling memoirist, and founding member of the rock band The Rolling Stones.
99 James Young - Styx
100 Alvin Lee Alvin Lee

Dude is Awesome!

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