Top Ten Most Underrated Guitarists


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101 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

102 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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103 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

104 Elliot Easton - The Cars
105 James Young - Styx
106 Alvin Lee Alvin Lee

Dude is Awesome!

107 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!

108 Michael Romeo Michael Romeo Michael James Romeo is an American guitarist and a founding member of the progressive metal group Symphony X.
109 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.

110 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.

111 MIck Jones

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

112 Ron Woods - Rolling Stones
113 Ted Nugent Ted Nugent V 1 Comment
114 Karl Logan
115 Pat Metheny

I've seen Pat performing many times, first time in 1978. And he doesn't stop to amaze me...he is truly one of the most innovative and creative musician of all times, not only a (brilliant) player.

116 Syu - Galneryus

The craziest hands you may ever see

117 Noel Gallagher Noel Gallagher Noel Thomas David Gallagher is an English musician, singer, songwriter and guitarist. He served as the lead guitarist, co-lead vocalist and principal songwriter of the rock band Oasis.
118 Paco De Lucia Paco De Lucia Francisco Gustavo Sánchez Gomez, known as Paco de Lucía, was a Spanish virtuoso flamenco guitarist, composer and producer.

You won't believe this guy until you see his skills. He has crazy skills on his acoustic guitar. Very fast. - zxm

Every guitarist should listen to Paco

119 Minoru Shin Kojima
120 You Adachi - Dead End
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