Top Ten Most Underrated Guitarists


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81 Billie Joe Armstrong Billie Joe Armstrong Billie Joe Armstrong is an American musician, singer, songwriter and actor who is best known as the lead vocalist, primary songwriter, and guitarist of the punk rock band Green Day, which he co-founded with Mike Dirnt. V 2 Comments
82 James Hetfield James Hetfield James Alan Hetfield was born on August 3, 1963. He is an American musician, singer and songwriter known for being the co-founder, lead vocalist, rhythm guitarist and main songwriter for the American heavy metal band Metallica.

Actually, he gets so much hate for being such a talented, badass, diligent guitarist (that does not have a tweeny voice) in favor of Ariana Grande/Arianators, Justin Bieber/Beliebers, Taylor Swift/Swifties, 5 Seconds of Summer/Scones, Miley Cyrus/Smilers and One Direction/Directioners. REAL MUSIC for the win!

He is not underrated - zxm

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84 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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85 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.
86 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

Best guitarist ever, ask god

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88 Dave Baksh - Sum 41, Brown Brigade

Listen to the song "the bitter end" and you will understand me

he is amazing at guitar, just listen to most sum 41 songs.

89 Angus Young Angus Young Angus McKinnon Young is an Australian guitarist of Scottish origin, best known as the co-founder, lead guitarist, songwriter and sole constant member of the Australian hard rock band AC/DC. When performing live he does his own version of Chuck Berry's "duck walk" and has also spun on his side while more.

A lot of people view Angus as a great rock guitarist, (which he clearly is) but he is one hell of a blues guitarist.

90 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.

91 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

92 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

93 Johnny Greenwood - Radiohead

Too talented to be just called a guitarist

Love him and the band so much

He is a genius!

94 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

95 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.

96 Michael Angelo Batio Michael Angelo Batio Michael Angelo Batio also known as Mike Batio or MAB, is an American heavy metal guitarist and columnist from Chicago, Illinois.

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

97 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. "

98 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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99 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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100 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

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