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Most Under Rated Guitarist of all Time?

Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by studio1087, Sep 15, 2010.

  1. jimbojo

    jimbojo Tele-Meister

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    +1 growing up a Rush fan it allways seemed Geddy and Neil got all the recognition in that band, but Alex is a seriously great guitarist.
     
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    Don't forget Scotty Moore, not a bad picker. Yea, Mike Campbell is really good.
     
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    I'd have to agree with Alvin Lee and Mick Ronson...


    And although I don't care much for newer music, I would also have to say John Frusciante (probably mispelled that)... I know he's not lesser known but I don't think he gets the credit he deserves. He has a totally unique style that's all his own...
     
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    It may not be my style, but that is truly great music. I would have loved to see his hands while playing it. The thing that blew me away was I didn't have the foggiest notion of the moves he was doing. I can't say enough about it. God bless him.
     
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    Anson Funderburgh and/or Kenny Vaughn. Take your pick.
     
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    Jeff Buckley. People rave on his voice and rightfully so, but he was also a great guitar player and that was never really focused on.
     
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    I love these questions because I'll usually ask my wife what she thinks, just to hear her response. And her response: Joe Perry.
     
  10. LucasT

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    Terry Kath of Chicago -- before I heard him, I was still hacking it up on the trombone and keyboards. His guitar work on their first album still blows me away, made me pick up a guitar in fact and I spent a good bit of my early guitar years jamming to that cassette. Always felt a kinship because I knew he was supposedly completely self taught too. He left us too soon. I found out years later that Jimi was a big fan of his -- figured I was in good company.
     
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    John Hammond
    Curtis Mayfield
    Bob Margolin
     
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    Dave Gregory from XTC and Sonny Landreth come to mind.
     
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    tony joe white. bluesy, funky with lots of soul, guitar playing.


    rand z
     
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    I have to say a name I never see anyone bring up is Eddie Adcock. I fingerpick almost exclusively, even when playing bluegrass, which I guess is sacrilegious to most of the bluegrass crowd. Eddie Adcock has as much claim to bluegrass aristocracy as anyone and fingerpicks with bare fingers just as I do. He is better known as a banjo player, but he can tear it up on the guitar just as well as the banjo.
     
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    Tony Rice for crying out loud. When will he get his due? An American original.
     
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    Not sure if there's many Steely Dan fans here but some of those early albums with Denny Dias and Jeff "Skunk" Baxter have some of the best trademark solos that gave the band that edge it needed....some of my favorite sounding Tele's too.
     
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    My vote is for the gentleman to Maury's left.
     
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    I'd second the mentions of the fabulous Ted Greene, and Curtis Mayfield. I'd like to add Jerry Reed, maybe the greatest gap between those who know of him and those who understand what a creative and influential guitar player he was.
     
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    John Miles certainly isn't underrated in the business - he's been a music director/player for people like Tina Turner and Joe Cocker, and he's equally good on keyboards and guitar as well as a great singer/songwriter/arranger, but I've rarely seen his name mentioned on this forum. Maybe 'cos he doesn't play a Tele?;)

    Here he is with Joe Cocker in Dortmund 1992 during the "Night Calls Tour". The song is written and arranged by Miles. It must be great to play with a band like that ...

     
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