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The most underrated guitarists

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Donovan    0
Mike Bloomfield

Robert Fripp - KING CRIMSON

Steve Howe - YES

Roger McGuinn - THE BYRDS

Steven Stills - CSN&Y

Don Felder - The Eagles

Tom Scholz - BOSTON

Brian Robertson - Thin Lizzy

Mick Taylor - Rolling Stones

Jeff "Skunk" Baxter - Doobie Brothers

Andy Scott - The Sweet

I totally agree with naming Fripp. Not many people recognise HIM as a great guitarist. When he was doing the G3 show with Vai and Satriani, the crowd started hooting at him just because he didn't quite have the "stage presence" Vai and Satriani have. I don't think many people were paying attention to what stuff he was actually playing. His style is unique and has meant a lot for progressive rock guitarists/bands to date.

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rsoxfan1123    0

Michael Wilton, Queensryche (always been one of my favorites). Chris Duarte- I saw him in a small club in Austin. I have no clue what happened to him, but I bought his CDs and he had the Stevie Ray thing with a bit of a twist. Not completely original, but good nontheless.

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fly135    5

Allan Holdsworth

John Goodsall

Tommy Bolin RIP

I saw Ronnie Montrose play in a local club along with Holdsworth. I wasn't impressed with Holdsworth use of synth gimmickery. I was happier with Holdsworth work in the 70's.

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toryst    0

Good stuff!! What I like about this also is that you can explore new guitarists

I mean...give Clapton, Page, Hendrix et. al. their props but they weren't the

only masters of their craft. How about Martin Barre from Jethro Tull?

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toryst    0

Yup...I always thought that about Brian May too...a very unique sound that is all

his but not in many top lists.

Johnny Colla...Excellent choice!!

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feri52    0

What about John Leventhal- he played great stuff with, among others, Shawn Colvin.

Also Glen Campbell is great- I saw him on TV years ago trading great jazz licks with George Benson.

Patty Larkin and Janis Ian are other unsung but very talented guitar players.

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tcliff    0

For that matter....I know this is going to draw snickers :D ....what about Roy Clark?

He is better known for his banjo playing, but he's a guitar virtuoso as well.

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rsoxfan1123    0
Brian May- borderline underrated

Johnny Colla- from Huey Lewis and the News

A friend of mine had a tape with Brian May and Eddie Van Halen jamming on it in the 80's. it was awesome. I wonder if it is still around?

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rsoxfan1123    0
For that matter....I know this is going to draw snickers :D ....what about Roy Clark?

He is better known for his banjo playing, but he's a guitar virtuoso as well.

I once read that Clark was Van Halen's favorite guitarist. I have always totally respected him- anyone that snickers doesn't understand the instrument they play.

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toryst    0

Prince

yup...love him or hate him he is an excellent guitarist!

And that is a good question about Vivian Campbell...I had forgotten about him.

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cshude    0

Vernon Reid- Living Color. I always liked that he was willing to step out on the limb with his playing. Kind of a metal jazz in many of their songs.

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rsoxfan1123    0
yup...love him or hate him he is an excellent guitarist!

And that is a good question about Vivian Campbell...I had forgotten about him.

I found this site- it looks like campbell is doing some blues stuff now. There is a pic of him with

Billy Gibbons and some others, with a song download link.

http://www.viviancampbell.com/

He looks a lot different now.

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sphaneuf    0

I have to say Prince is amazing and doesn't get enough credit for his guitar playing. Lindsey Buckingham is also amazing. Dave Matthews is one of my favorites and maybe it's because I'm a girl, but Melissa Etheridge rocks too!

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sale    0

What about Bruce Welsh from The Shadows and John Williams, Dave Edmunds from Love Sculpture or Alvin Lee.

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