Favorite never-discussed guitarist?

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    Can't believe how little you hear of him... even amongst players... yet he was the Esquire/Tele/Strat, Martin, slide guitar, dobro, player on MANY people's LPs..... Cross-picking, hybrid picking,
    ....not to mention his mandolin and fiddling.....
    The man can build a violin and can certainly make a guitar talk.
    And writes songs too........
     
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    Jimi Hendrix...widely praised for his singing but a very underrated guitar player.
     
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    +1 I let him borrow my Les Paul one time. It was like watching Parnelli Jones take the family sedan for a little ride. I haven't seen him in a long time.

    I've been listening to Mike Campbell of the Heartbrakers lately. When people talk about hot guitarists, his name isn't the first one to come up. But if you mention tasty guitarists...

    And a vote for Alen Roth.
     
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    Very glad you liked it. :D

    If it wasn't for his pathological shyness Robert would have been right up there with Charlie Christian, Django, Les Paul and a few other jazz pioneers.

    He refused to travel abroad - and he never gave interviews. He prefered to stay in his houseboat for large periods of his life. He had a lot of demons and had a heavy drinking problem for most of his grown-up life.

    He sure deserves a wider recognition though! :cool:

    He also built a "Perpetuum Mobile" that worked! :eek:
     
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    Tab Benoit is pretty underated IMO.
     
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    YEP. you've hit the nail on the head. he gets zero love from the guitar press because as you say, he doesn't play pentatonic solo's and has no influence from the blues. but if you listen to The Bends & OK Computer, 2 albums; you'll hear more innovation than most bands achieve in their entire career.

    he's my favourite guitarist of all time; the reason why I've put humbuckers in my Tele! staggeringly talented musician.
     
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    Lots of great players noted above. + 1 Tony Hicks and Eddie Shaver

    I would add Stephen Bruton, Charlie Freeman, Dave Davies, Steve Winwood, Buddy Whittington, and Pete Kanaras to the list.
     
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    I once dedicated a thread to Stevie, calling him maybe the best allround rock musician today.

    So it's not like he's not discussed. ;)
     
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    + 1 to Jeff Pevar

    Adding Jack Pearson, did a stint with the Allman Brothers. Plays blues jazz rock everything, very tasty.
     
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    Dave is super cool. Saw him live with the Hacienda Bros. Very memorable gig.
    Swang on,
     
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