Favorite UNDERRATED guitarist

Discussion in 'V.C.'s Parlor' started by late2guitar, May 15, 2017.

  1. mikm

    mikm Squier-holic

    Jun 4, 2012
    I've got a couple...Dave Mason and Steven Stills!
  2. Strato67

    Strato67 Squier-holic

    Jun 17, 2013
  3. jimbojo

    jimbojo Squier-holic

    Jun 30, 2010
    Rio Rancho, NM
    Not to cause conflict, but both of these guys were highly rated (deservedly so) in there genre and their time.
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  4. late2guitar

    late2guitar Squier-Nut

    Feb 5, 2016
    West Tennessee
    Made me think of John Sykes. Awesome guitarist in the hard rock/metal vein.
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  5. jjudas

    jjudas Squier-Nut

    Mar 23, 2016
    Metro New Orleans
    Derek St. Holmes
    K.K. Downing
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  6. SoundDesign

    SoundDesign Squier-Nut

    Roy I can see because for many in the gen pop he was "that guy on Hee Haw".

    It's tough to define "under rated" and everyone has their own spin. Is is someone who had chops but never really had a venue to showcase them? Is it a lack of "fame" or recognition?

    I see Mike Stern on the list and I think he's the poster boy for a debate on this. He has something like 15 albums. On one hand the vast majority of the music listening public has never heard of him. On the other hand, do they let you make 15 albums if you're under rated? Hmmm....
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  7. Strato67

    Strato67 Squier-holic

    Jun 17, 2013
    Denny Freeman
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  8. mkgearhead

    mkgearhead Squier-holic

    Dec 18, 2009
    Fort Morgan, CO
    If you have him, you can't forget Charlie Sexton.

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  9. n8thegreat

    n8thegreat Squier Talker

    Apr 19, 2017
    I agree with Mick Mars, the solo in kickstart my heart with the talk box is amazing. I think angus young overshadowed everyone in ACDC. Whats funny is their oldest brother was actually popular in America before they were even big.

    I think Tony Iommi is very underrated. Black Sabbath is huge but Ozzy is what everyone talks about.
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  10. so1om

    so1om Squier-holic

    Feb 10, 2010
    Right. Like Duane Allman.

    "Who?" "The Allman Brothers?"

    Then when you explain the body of work and the influence then people know. Interestingly, that still doesn't mean they will listen.

    Relatedly: When I used to ride my Vespas with other scooterists or go to rallies, of course there was a huge Mod contingent talking about Northern Soul (STILL hate that term!)

    People couldn't understand why I wasn't Mod, why I didn't like Quadrophenia (sucks) or a lot of the music. Then they'd scoff at me for the Allman Brothers... who.. you know Duane played on some of that Arthur Conley they just spun. That Jaimoe was Otis Redding's touring drummer.. That the AAB road manager was Otis Redding's manager, pulled him from the lake and ID'd the body.

    So true, all the context.

    Mike Stern, good stuff right there.
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  11. Dr Improbable

    Dr Improbable Squier-Nut

    Apr 4, 2015
    Fellow Squier fan: Jack Pearson
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  12. Rollmeaway

    Rollmeaway Squier-Meister

    Feb 7, 2016
    Fayetteville, NC
    I was gonna say SS also.

    Elliot Randall and Kenny Wayne Shepherd are no slackers.
  13. Hard Road

    Hard Road Squier-Meister

    Apr 18, 2017
    Orange County
    Duane never gets enough credit for Layla
  14. skypeace

    skypeace Squier Talker

    Jul 31, 2014
    I have come to love his music.

  15. Robb

    Robb Squier-holic

    Jan 13, 2011
    Chertsey Canada.
    Don Rich from the Buckaroo's
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  16. Strato67

    Strato67 Squier-holic

    Jun 17, 2013
  17. so1om

    so1om Squier-holic

    Feb 10, 2010
  18. mikm

    mikm Squier-holic

    Jun 4, 2012
    Walter Becker, Denny Diaz, Jeff Baxter, Larry Carlton, Elliot Randall... These guys are responsible for most of the guitar work for Steely Dan thru the years not to mention their solo works individually with other bands and projects etc!
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  19. five teles

    five teles Squier-Meister

    Oct 27, 2014
    shoals alabama
    Not flashy, but..

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