Top Ten Most Underrated Guitarists


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101 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

102 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

103 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.

104 John Petrucci John Petrucci John Peter Petrucci is an American guitarist, composer and producer. He is best known as a founding member of the progressive metal band Dream Theater.

The most underrated guitarist ever. He is probably the fast shredder alive and he plays his shredding-arpegios with more emotion than the most guitarists. Also his style is very varied from slow and deep solos to heavy and very dark distorted riffs. Very underrated player

I think that Alex Lifeson is probably the most underrated guitarist, but he's at 5. Petrucci is at 103. John Petrucci is incredibly talented and probably one of the most underrated guitarists, and probably one of the better ones out there.

John Petrucci is an amazing guitarist that I love and is a personal inspiration

I don't think he's underrated. - zxm

105 Michael Romeo Michael Romeo Michael James Romeo is an American guitarist and a founding member of the progressive metal group Symphony X.
106 Robert Fripp - King Crimson Robert Fripp - King Crimson Robert Fripp (born 16 May 1946) is an English guitarist, composer and record producer. As a guitarist for the progressive rock band King Crimson, Fripp has been the only member to have played in all of King Crimson's line-ups from their inception in the late 1960s to the present. He has also worked more.

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

107 Steve Lukather Steve Lukather
108 Elliot Easton - The Cars
109 Alexi Laiho Alexi Laiho

What is Alexi Laiho doing this low? Alexi is greatest guitarist ever. - Disturbedpotato

With roope latvala I don't know wich one leads the show..

110 James Young - Styx
111 Alvin Lee Alvin Lee

Dude is Awesome!

112 Joe Satriani Joe Satriani

Out of all the "shredders" out there, Joe is the one with the most soul.

I haven't even heard him on the radio. I've only heard his music through streaming and cd's. He's an AMAZING guitarist!

113 Brian Setzer

This guy has to figure among the top 20 best guitar players ever. If you've already seen him play live, you'll know what I mean.

You are kidding he is way down here.. really? He is one of the best there is..

He isn't only one of the best Rockabilly guitariats, he's also one of the best guitarists ever. It's incredible what he can do wirh his Gretch.

114 Jonny Greenwood Jonny Greenwood Jonathan Richard Guy, professionally known as Johnny Greenwood is an English musician and composer, mostly known for his role as the one of the lead guitarists and main keyboardist of the English alternative rock band Radiohead.

Very underrated.

115 Mick Mars Mick Mars V 1 Comment
116 Glenn Tipton Glenn Tipton Glenn Raymond Tipton is an English Grammy Award-winning guitar player and songwriter. He is most commonly known as the lead guitarist for English heavy metal band Judas Priest.

Being #205 in this list, tells us that he's terribly underrated. - ShahryRKnoT

The Painkiller on solo is awesome. - SoldierOfFortune

117 MIck Jones

His guitar work on London Calling is so passionate and melodic.

118 Ron Woods - Rolling Stones
119 Ted Nugent Ted Nugent V 1 Comment
120 Karl Logan
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