Overrated guitar players/underrated guitar players

Discussion in 'Fred's Barcalounge' started by larryb, Jun 14, 2013.

  1. bobkat

    bobkat Country Gent

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    Jun 2, 2008
    Valparaiso Indiana
    Yeah Bonamassa is a great guitarist but YAWN,,,I am not feelin it! I agree with many here, he is way overrated. Underrated, Eddie Cochran, Carl Perkins, Thom Bresch, Paul Pigat, and Darrel Higham, all who by strange coincidence are my favs!!
     
  2. stevo

    stevo Friend of Fred

    May 1, 2012
    Atlanta
    I hadn't noticed where Bill Joe Armstrong was rated highly in the first place.
     
  3. DeweyPeek

    DeweyPeek Gretschie

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    Feb 4, 2013
    burbank
    Billie joes does not go down in history as "great guitar players" go, but he has a voice (guitar, not vocal) and kind of a style of playing that not very many guitar players do anymore. He's inspired tons of musicians and writes tons of great songs. I don't think he's underrated as a guitarist but definitely significant and a great musician
     
  4. Raconteur

    Raconteur Gretschie

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    Nov 12, 2010
    Utah, USA
    I think Joe Perry is underrated. He's pretty dang good with a slide.
     
  5. larryb

    larryb Gretschified

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    Oct 29, 2012
    Greenville, SC
    O=John Mayer
    U=Leo Kottke
     
  6. Gretschman2

    Gretschman2 Country Gent

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    Apr 8, 2013
    Enetai, WA
    I think Lindsey Buckingham is underated.
     
  7. larryb

    larryb Gretschified

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    Oct 29, 2012
    Greenville, SC
  8. larryb

    larryb Gretschified

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    Oct 29, 2012
    Greenville, SC
  9. Steer

    Steer Electromatic

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    Apr 17, 2013
    Liverpool
    Underrated - Agree with the Lindsey Buckingham suggestion. He is amazing

    Overrated - Joe Satriani - Yes you can do things that most guitarists only dream of, but I cannot stand listening to an entire album of twiddly showing off.
     
  10. stevo

    stevo Friend of Fred

    May 1, 2012
    Atlanta
    One thing about Satriani - he gives a great concert. I've never been so entertained. And he plays without stopping for 2 hours, then a 5 minute break, then plays for another hour.
     
  11. old mark

    old mark Gretschie

    A lot are over-rated, but one of the MOST underrated guitarists I have ever heard is Frank Marino, formerly of Mahogany Rush.


    mark
     
  12. eastmountain

    eastmountain Gretschie

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    May 1, 2013
    Missouri
    Jim not Joe

    Jimmy Messina was the lead guitarist/songwriter/singer of early Poco and Loggins and Messina. I think you are thinking of Joe Messina of the Funk Bros./Motown, who I will agree with you is a fantastically underrated guitarist.
     
  13. jbcallender

    jbcallender Gretschie

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    Nov 21, 2010
    San Antonio, TX
    Underrated - Russ Freeman of the Rippingtons

    Overrated - Bonamassa
     
  14. fender62custom

    fender62custom Gretschified

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    Mar 3, 2012
    Helidon, Australia
    Thanks for setting me straight East!!! now where was l!!!:D
     
  15. Flynnski

    Flynnski Country Gent

    Apr 14, 2009
    Cheltenham UK
    U = Alvin Lee; Me with FX

    O= Me
     
  16. larryb

    larryb Gretschified

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    Oct 29, 2012
    Greenville, SC
    O=Vai, Satrani, Petrucci

    U=The Hellecasters
     

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  17. larryb

    larryb Gretschified

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    Oct 29, 2012
    Greenville, SC
    Underrated- Jerry Douglas "Union Station"
     
  18. Tony65x55

    Tony65x55 Gretschified

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    Sep 23, 2011
    The 'Shwa, Ontario, Canada
    Amazing, you and I must be the only people left on the planet that remember Frank Marino. He was fantastic and totally obscure.
     
  19. Crippled Lion

    Crippled Lion Electromatic

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    Mar 10, 2012
    Alabama
    U - Jeff "Skunk" Baxter & Laurence Juber.

    O - A few

    Up and coming - Chris Scruggs.
     
  20. Tony65x55

    Tony65x55 Gretschified

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    Sep 23, 2011
    The 'Shwa, Ontario, Canada
    Did anyone mention the much respected but rarely mentioned Steve Howe. Amazing player!
     
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