Great guitarists that aren't well known but should be.

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  1. JMac52

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    Duke Tumatoe. If you’ve heard of him, I’ll bet you’re from the Midwestern US. Original member of REO Speedwagon but split before they made it. Fantastic guitar player and entertainer.

     
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    +1 on all of these guys! Lindley and Jesse Ed are two of my personal favorites. NOBODY under the age of 50 seems to know about Jesse Ed Davis...However, ask a guitar player, "Think about the guitar solo on 'Doctor My Eyes.'" Woah! That's who that is?

    Oh, and he usually played a Telecaster...
     
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    He really is scarily proficient on the acoustic guitar...and all without losing any of the "soul" from the song.
     
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    As always, I bring up Jim Thomas of The Mermen.



    Jim really plays down the flash in favor of staying true to his compositions. Maybe it's not for everybody.

    Unnecessarily lumped in with "3rd wave surf acts", yes he touches on surf, but man does he go way beyond that. I live just over the hill from Santa Cruz and am lucky to catch The Mermen 4 times a year.
     
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    I never understood the hate for these guys, outside of the fact that they were pretty, and they could play VERY well...
     
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    Trevor Rabin.

    Yes, he was famous in Yes, but the stuff on there was - for the most part - tame. I've heard this guy just let it rip on one of Rick Wakeman's albums (Never is a Long Long Time). It is something to hear.
     
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    Jim Mankey.
     
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    Billy Talent’s Ian D’sa is, in my humble opinion, an underrated player.

    The music will definitely not be for everyone but this guy’s chops and song writing skills are definitely unique.

    Do check him out, his riffs are simply genius.

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    I have to promote Derwin Perkins again. Solo starts at 3:18 but you'll miss his tasty comping if you go there directly.
     
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    Molly Tuttle, I was at this gig in London. She was playing to 65 people and it was phenomenal. Except for man in the audience trying to harmonise at 1.10!!
     
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    Two Ausssie guitarists.
    A guy called Ian Moss ( search Youtube for Cold Chisel)
    and Malcolm Eastick ( see Youtube Andrew Durant Memorial Concert, a friend of mine who died age 25 from cancer in 1979).
    Both are btilliant, stylish, melodic and could play with any of the best.
    Oh! Kevin Borich a Kiwi whose lived in Oz since the early 70s. See " Gonna See My Baby Tonight" on youtube.
    Sorry but I still don't know how topost these.

    Martin Tallstrom on the LOEF Guitar site is a Swedish acoustic genius.
    All these guys are great and I guarantee you'll like their work.
     
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    Long time wing-man to Eric Clapton and Roger Waters, though for the last 10+ years playing with his own band ... Andy Fairweather Low.



    Also, what about Paul Kossof ... invariably forgotten these days ...

     
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    Not forgotten by me - he's been one of my favourite players for decades. I haven't forgotten the second 'f' in his surname, either. :D
     
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    Difficult question given the variety of genres.

    Antonio Rey is not a household name from the flamenco side.


    Melvin Taylor has some great licks from the blues side.

     
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    Peter Green
    Rory Gallagher
    Adrian Belew

    Well respected within guitar playing circles, but otherwise unknown.
     
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    And Billy Dolan....A guitarist nobody's ever heard of from a band even fewer people have heard of...5 Style

     
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    James Mankey from Concrete Blonde
     
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    Steven Stills always gets drowned in the noise of being a great songwriter and singer. But he's very mean on the guitar.

    Just did a quick search. This came up -



    He's done better.

    He's pretty consistent.

    I like his style of playing. It's intense without getting in to all that shredding thing.

    Really superb guitarist anyway. He'd put a lot of guys to shame.

    From the heart. Melodic. Rhythmic. Harmonic. Got it all. Got the funk too. Plus precision. Pretty rare combo. A complete guitarist. Love him.
     
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    Ollie Halsall -- from Patto and Kevin Ayer sideman.
     
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