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Underrated guitar players

Discussion in 'Open Discussion (Work-safe)' started by DEBuckeye, Jan 5, 2005.

  1. Sdgobucks

    Sdgobucks Pig on a wing

    I like what Joe Walsh does as well, although I don't know that he would be considered underrated.
  2. DEBuckeye

    DEBuckeye It ain't easy, bein' cheesy.

    Good calls by leek and stxbuck on Gary Moore and Vernon Reid. I saw Living Colour live several times when they were popular (twice at OSU- Newport and Mershon). Reid has a strange style that takes some listening to get used to or understand, but he shreds, and it's pretty technical- he's not just flying through a bunch of notes like a lot of other guys.

    Never saw Moore, but I listened to him a lot. He's another one who can make the guitar sing.
  3. daddyphatsacs

    daddyphatsacs Let the cards fall...

    Good call, that is very true. Taylor is very good on the acoustic.
  4. souL

    souL I.bulldoze

    Is Malmsteen underrated? I always hear him getting love so I guess I wouldn't say so.

    Really, Satriani and Vai are pretty well recognized in the metal/rock community. As I hear them, they're considered pretty much the top of the genre. Tickets for a tour with Satriani, Vai, and Dream Theater's John Petrucci (personal favorite, by the way) were about the hottest ticket in the metal community. I got lucky to get my hands on a ticket that was ridiculously overpriced and wasn't disappointed.

    I might even nominate Petrucci as underrated, I heard him getting a few boos in Chicago and I was disappointed. Some people can get turned off by his sometimes overly-mechanical solos sometimes, but he might be the fastest guitar player I've ever heard. Sure can lay it down when he wants to.

    Daniel Gidenlow of Pain of Salvation is soooooo underrated that I'd be willing to bet no one on here's heard his name before this :).
  5. GoofyBuckeye

    GoofyBuckeye Nutis Maximus

    Doug Martch.....Lead for Built to Spill. He's incredible, especially live. Few people have heard of him but he's as good as just about anyone.
  6. wadc45

    wadc45 Bourbon, Bow Ties and Baseball Hats Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

    I think John Squire of The Stone Roses is one of the most underrated of all time...

    So is Robert Randolph (who I saw on New Years...awesome), Sean Kelly of The Samples, and Ben Harper (as a guitarist)...
  7. Muck

    Muck Enjoy Every Sandwich

    Bump for Tommy Bolin

    [ame=""]Tommy Bolin with Zephyr Cross the River - YouTube[/ame]
  8. No offense but I don't think you've ever actually heard the man play. I'll just quote the top post on youtube. "When Eric Clapton says it's hard. It means it is really fucking hard." And yes I agree it's odd that I called you out 7 years after you made the post. lol.

    [ame=""]Eric Clapton - YouTube[/ame]
  9. BigWoof31

    BigWoof31 Senior

    Hulk Hogan

    [ame=""]WWE Hulk Hogan entrance video (real american) - YouTube[/ame]
  10. AKAK

    AKAK Well, that's like hypnotizing chickens. Staff Member Tech Admin

    Well, no. He's been dead since 1938.
  11. :)
  12. MONTbigBuck

    MONTbigBuck Sophmore



    Not underrated, just unknown by most. For his unparalleled mastery of both the acoustic and electric guitar, depth of inventory of composition, longevity, and technical acumen; I think Al Dimeola is the greatest guitarist that most have never heard of. He may have a few peers, but none are considered better.
    Last edited: Mar 9, 2012
  13. Taosman

    Taosman Your Cousin In New Mexxico

    Having seen Willie Nelson live in the last year, I was shocked at how good the guy really is playing guitar! I've seen some great ones. Reuben Romero, Joe Pass, (Bruce Cockburn, maybe the best I've seen), Paco Pena, Arlo Guthrie Jr and Leo Kottke. Willie can play with the best of them!
  14. Steve19

    Steve19 Watching. Always watching. Staff Member

    The late Michael Hedges (about whom Crosby, Stills and Nash wrote "Michael")

    [ame=""]Michael Hedges All Along the Watchtower Live - YouTube[/ame]

    [ame=""]Michael Hedges - Because It's There - YouTube[/ame]

    [ame=""]Michael Hedges - Aerial Boundaries - YouTube[/ame]

    [ame=""]Michael Hedges - Arrowhead - YouTube[/ame]
  15. OSU_Buckguy

    OSU_Buckguy Senior

    nick drake was innovative in many ways but especially with his non-standard tunings. tremendous picking. often sounded like he was playing three guitars at once.

    start at 2:00

    [ame=""]Nick Drake - Black Eyed Dog - YouTube[/ame]

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