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Initial post: Jul 11, 2007 4:02:14 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 15, 2007 11:08:03 AM PDT
The Walrus says:
...Alvin Lee of Ten Years After
...Terry Kath of Chicago Transit Authority
...Mick Taylor of the Rolling Stones
...Mark Farner of Grand Funk Railroad{even though not
a great guitarist, his live playing was powerful and
raw, if you haven't seen him, with GFR in late 60's early 70's, don't knock him}
...Richie Blackmore of Deep Purple and Rainbow
...Johnny Winter
...John Fogerty of CCR
...Jimmy Thackery
...Walter Trout
...Tab Benoit
...Ian Moore
...Corey Stevens
...Danny Weis of Iron Butterfly
...Paul McCartney
...Brian Setzer of Stray Cats
...John Frusciante of Red Hot Chili Peppers
...Gary Richrath of REO Speedwagon
...Chris Rea

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 11, 2007 4:08:39 PM PDT
rat sass says:
Most underrated famous guitar players:

Lou Reed. Fabulous rhythm guitarist.
Peter Townsend. Sure he wrote most Who songs; I think his playing gets overshadowed by his writing, the band, and his jumping about.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 11, 2007 4:10:11 PM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Jul 11, 2007 4:14:15 PM PDT
rat sass says:
yes yes yes

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 11, 2007 6:00:26 PM PDT
Richard Thompson
Marshall Crenshaw
Madonna (joke)

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 11, 2007 8:42:35 PM PDT
Wm Doland says:
Not Bad I would suggest Steve Hunter and Dick Wagner

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 11, 2007 9:57:32 PM PDT
Mark Knopfler

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 12, 2007 5:40:50 AM PDT
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Roy Buchanan.

You are sadly missed - RIP...

as for being "still alive and well"-
Mike Palm (Agent Orange)
Rick Miller (Southern Culture on the Skids)

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 12, 2007 5:59:42 AM PDT
May 4, 1970 says:
Steven Wilson of No-Man and Porcupine Tree is tremendous.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 12, 2007 7:11:30 AM PDT
aerofan says:
Jon E. Love - Love/Hate

Even though Skid (bass) wrote most, if not all, of the songs, I suppose Jon still gets the credit for that big guitar sound and great solos.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 12, 2007 7:22:48 AM PDT
Squire Jaco says:
I second the Terry Kath nomination.

Legend has it that even the venerable Jimi Hendrix referred to Kath as the world's greatest guitar talent.

His playing on Chicago's first couple of albums was usually overshadowed by the horns and the great melodies. An incredible talent.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 12, 2007 7:29:10 AM PDT
T. Witanek says:
Youi list Roy and leave Nils Lofgren out?

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 12, 2007 8:53:35 AM PDT
Bill Nelson (Be Bop Deluxe): did stuff which, at the time, was original and innovative; now, has many imitators.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 12, 2007 10:44:20 AM PDT
E. L. Megel says:
tasty choices, asta... whoever you are,
Randy California, RIP...

is there a diff twixt underrated and unheralded... the ranks of the unheralded are legion... ducking now, but I think Bob Weir is underrated - great rhythm guitarist!

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 12, 2007 11:07:29 AM PDT
Kurt Harding says:
I agree with the choice of Steven Wilson.

Also: Roine Stolt
Robin Trower
Danny Kirwan
Jeremy Spencer
Kim Simmonds

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 12, 2007 11:16:36 AM PDT
Howard Cox says:
I could see the case for anyone listed in this forum except Mark Farner. Come on?

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 12, 2007 11:52:45 AM PDT
Terry Kath was great. Make that another nomination.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 12, 2007 12:13:10 PM PDT
Kurt Harding says:
Yes, Farner belongs on the overrated list.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 12, 2007 1:11:41 PM PDT
Terlingua27 says:
Great list, especially Robin Trower (the Ultimate Technician) and, as a
long-time Savoy Brown fan, the great Kim Simmonds. I don't recall ever
seeing his name mentioned before in any discussion of guitar players. I
would add another name to this discussion - one whose name I have never
seen mentioned, and that is Mick Box (Uriah Heep). His technical prowess
(including wah-wah pedal master) is undiminished, even after 37 years!

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 12, 2007 1:14:08 PM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Jul 12, 2007 1:31:26 PM PDT
Monkey Dad. says:
Steve Stevens
Prince

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 12, 2007 1:35:58 PM PDT
D. Rocklin says:
Good choices one and all. I'd like to mention David Gilmour. The band gets a lot of acclaim, but as a guitarist who makes every note meaningful, I don't think he gets his due.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 12, 2007 1:37:45 PM PDT
K.L. Stover says:
Martin Barre of Jethro Tull
Ty Tabor of King's X

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 12, 2007 1:41:16 PM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Jul 12, 2007 2:06:02 PM PDT
Kurt Harding says:
Lajitas:

People might be forgetting about Simmonds because of how bad Savoy Brown got. But when they were at their peak (Raw Sienna, Looking In), they were tremendous.
Here are a couple more under-rated guitarists:
Coco Montoya
Buddy Whittington

BTW, are you in Lajitas? Some years back I was in that bar that is built half-underground in Terlingua during late December and saw some band there that played a lot of Savoy Brown and Dan Hicks. Odd combination, but...
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