Who are the most underrated guitarists?

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by SurrealCereal, Dec 16, 2016.

  1. rjp

    rjp Forum Resident

    i'm that guy!

    19 pages

    19 pages

    of underrated guitarists

    and people wonder why i hate these kinds of threads...they always always always get to a point where people just try to someone who hasn't been named yet....

    i have one - steve hoffman!
  2. DRM

    DRM Forum Resident

    Don't worry.

    You're not "that guy".
  3. Wounded Land

    Wounded Land Forum Resident

    Agreed...but I don't think either Summers or Hedges falls in that category.
  4. Natvecal.

    Natvecal. Forum Resident

    I too saw Badlands in a small clubb ( VooDoo Highway tour as Jeff Martin was drumming) Question. Did Jake have the double Marshall full stacks in orange? never seen that before with Marshall amps & cabinets!

    Encore song ..... War Pigs! They killllledIt!!!
  5. Natvecal.

    Natvecal. Forum Resident

    Frank Marino?
  6. Rawkdude

    Rawkdude Active Member

    Mike Campbell
    Thurston Moore
    Evan Dando
    Gabby Glaser
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  7. Natvecal.

    Natvecal. Forum Resident

    Saw Adrian do a 30min Promo appearance at the Ovation Guitars booth at the NAMM Convention in L. A. in the early '90s. There was about

    about ten people there waiting for Adrian to tune up and play. Four of those people waiting were Alex Skolnick(Testament)Reb Beach (Winger?)Paul Gilbert (Mr. Big) & Andy Timmons ( Danger Danger) who were

    talking away with each other like old friends ok?As soon as Adrian started to play, they shut up and became students analyzing everything Adrian was doing in total respectful silence. Occasionally elbowing one another and

    nodding when Adrian did something they felt was rad never taking their eyes off of him or whispering comments.Quiet.
    And I was distracted by them, fascinated they held Adrian in such high regard and not poo-pooing

    his playing with a "Oh,I can do that "or eye rolling . That's how good Adrian Legg is! And it showed the guitar nerdyness of the other four mentioned that despite being " Rock Star-ish" more or less in their own popularity at

    the time with their respective bands & playing ability ,they were all still music lovers and appreciators of great guitar playing.
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  8. Juggsnelson

    Juggsnelson Forum Resident

    Long Island
    Paul Reynolds is a good one! His playing really elevates a lot of those Flock tunes.
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  9. William Smart

    William Smart Forum Resident

    Fairfield, CT
    Love that album! McCarty rocks!
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  10. Moshe V

    Moshe V Forum Resident

    Phil Manzenara?
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  11. William Smart

    William Smart Forum Resident

    Fairfield, CT
    Rhino : his work on Captain Beyond's debut album is sublime.

    Adrian Belew: With credits like Bowie, Zappa and Crimson his name Should be synonymous with the word Guitar. Yet I've only heard a couple of people ever mention him.

  12. William Smart

    William Smart Forum Resident

    Fairfield, CT
    I would add to that Glenn Campbell, his session work while part of the Wrecking Crew was phenomenal. Great list!
  13. Pierino

    Pierino Well-Known Member

    - Buck Dharma
    - Dave Hill
    - Ross "The Boss" Friedman
  14. Desolation Row

    Desolation Row Well-Known Member

  15. jumpinjulian

    jumpinjulian Forum Resident

    Has anyone mentioned Dean Ween yet?
    His solos at Red Rocks last week were UNBELIEVABLE.
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  16. Bananas&blow

    Bananas&blow Forum Resident

    A woman with taste like that sounds like a keeper.
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  17. Jimijam

    Jimijam Active Member

    Orange County CA
    Wes Montgomery
    Marty Stuart
  18. recap200

    recap200 Active Member

    nowhere land
    JJ Cale
  19. Dodoz

    Dodoz Forum Resident

    Andy Partridge

    Tom Verlaine
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  20. DTK

    DTK Forum Resident

    He's very good, both as rhythm and lead player, unknown to most people perhaps.
  21. Sgt Pepper

    Sgt Pepper Forum Resident

    United Kingdom
    George Harrison.
  22. Wounded Land

    Wounded Land Forum Resident

    Widely regarded to be the greatest jazz guitarist of all time.
  23. milankey

    milankey Forum Resident

    Kent, Ohio, USA
    For me, listening to a recording isn't enough for me, I like to visually see a great guitarist play to fully appreciate what they do.
    I love to watch Jimi Hendrix videos, even though I rarely listen to live Hendrix.
    I can't believe I never saw Phil Keaggy live until 1997.
    It was a Glass Harp reunion at the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame and my jaw literally dropped.
    I had the 3 Glass Harp studio albums for over 20 years but I just didn't realize what Phil was about until I saw him play live.
  24. john lennonist

    john lennonist There ONCE was a NOTE, PURE and EASY...

    Robby Krieger is the first to come to mind. Interesting melding of Jazz and Rock. Never gets enough credit for his contributions to the Doors' other-worldly sound.

    Rory Gallagher -- yes, he's very respected and fairly well-known, but he is underrated for sure!

    Shuggie Otis
    -- apparently a self-destructive pain-in-the-ass, but he put on the best two-or-so hours of guitar virtuosity and taste that I've ever seen... and I've seen Hendrix, Clapton, Garcia, Rory Gallagher, Richard Thompson, etc.

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  25. Harmonator

    Harmonator Well-Known Member

    Glasgow, Scotland
    Glenn Tilbrook

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