TOP 10 UNDERRATED GUITAR SOLOS OF ALL TIME

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  1. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck I Bleed Orange

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    Rick Beato has an intriguing new video about underrated guitar solos. I like that Rick shows spontaneous delight in these songs.



    What are your favorite less heralded guitar solos?
     
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  2. Gretschtim1

    Gretschtim1 Country Gent

    Dec 4, 2012
    Dundalk, Md
    How about Justin Hayward's solo on The Moody Blues' The Story In Your Eyes.
    Great solo and tone. The fills are cool too! Solo starts at 1:21 and then at end it rocks even more. He's never gotten the credit that he deserves. There is great acoustic and electric guitar work all over Moody Blues' albums and even more on Justin's solo albums.
     
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  3. stevo

    stevo Friend of Fred

    May 1, 2012
    Atlanta
    Yea, Rick is one of the best. He clearly loves this stuff and I like that he's pulling out solos that aren't necessarily talked about that much.
     
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  4. stevo

    stevo Friend of Fred

    May 1, 2012
    Atlanta
    Totally agree - would have loved to be at that show.

    He has several that I really like. Meanwhile also has a tasty solo.
     
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  5. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Gretschified

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    Oct 18, 2015
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    Ace Frehley`s solo on "I was made for loving you" from Kiss comes to my mind. What a crazy little treasure.
    And there is that extremely nice constructed solo in Starship`s "Nothings gonna stop us now". Just wow.
    I love the short ones.
     
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  6. afire

    afire Country Gent

    My pick would be "I Saw Her Standing There." It has such an oddly choppy feel, yet rocks hard and serves the song perfectly. It's one that I've played note for note a million times, yet somehow have never felt like I've captured the essence of it. And if you've heard the outtakes from that session, he murdered most takes, so that classic solo is also kind of a fluke.
     
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  7. Mr Swisher

    Mr Swisher Synchromatic

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    Jun 12, 2012
    England
    To stick with Beatles then "You Can't Do That" has a great guitar break/solo.

    It's not hard to play, but I just love the feel and how perfectly it fits the song.
     
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  8. Henry

    Henry I Bleed Orange

    Apr 9, 2014
    Petaluma
    Elliott Easton is a good call. I've been trying to learn his solos. Reminds me a lot of Buddy Holly.
     
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  9. ramjac

    ramjac Synchromatic

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    Aug 14, 2011
    Wisconsin
    My favorite Elliot Easton solo was on “You Might Think”

    George Harrison drops a nice slide solo in Belinda Carlisle’s “Leave A Light On.”

    Tom Scholz isn’t underrated, but his solo on “Cantcha Say/Still In Love” is.

    One of my favorite solos is Frank Hannon of Tesla in “Love Song”. Received plenty of attention when it was released, but seems forgotten today.
     
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  10. Jeff67

    Jeff67 Country Gent

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    Nov 3, 2019
    Crockett, Texas
    I always loved the solo in Robert John's "Sad Eyes".
     
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  11. Waxhead

    Waxhead Country Gent

    Aug 30, 2014
    Australia
    Anything by Stevie Ray Vaughan or Knopfler :)
    For reasons unknown Rick Beato always forgets these 2
     
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  12. Henry

    Henry I Bleed Orange

    Apr 9, 2014
    Petaluma
    Probably because they are two of the most famous and highly "rated" guitar players. At least among guitar players.
     
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  13. 5120mantis

    5120mantis Country Gent

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    Mar 6, 2011
    nj
    Rick Beato's videos are cool
    The solo in Crying waiting Hoping would be one I would put on the list

    Purple Rain and Computer Blue are also incredible solos
     
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  14. pmac11

    pmac11 Country Gent

    Mar 4, 2018
    Toronto, Ontario
    He borrowed a bit from Carl Perkins early on too. Great player.
     
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  15. pmac11

    pmac11 Country Gent

    Mar 4, 2018
    Toronto, Ontario
    Tommy Shaw of Styx. I saw a recent You Tube vid where he and Daryl Hall did "Blue Collar Man". Tommy's got some serious chops.
     
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  16. pmac11

    pmac11 Country Gent

    Mar 4, 2018
    Toronto, Ontario
    I've watched a few of his "What makes this song great" episodes. He lights up like a kid at Christmas sometimes when he's breaking down the elements that go into the song. Hard not to respond to his genuine enthusiasm.
     
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  17. afire

    afire Country Gent

    That's a good call. Lennon's lead playing is so ballsy and aggressive. The rapid fire G7 and slide down in that solo is one of my favorite things to play.
     
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  18. new6659

    new6659 Country Gent

    "Theme from an Imaginary Western" - Leslie West. Stops me in my tracks.
     
  19. rockymtnguitar

    rockymtnguitar Electromatic

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    Jan 22, 2019
    Colorado
    Yes! I've always thought the solo in Computer Blue was amazing. Virtually every song on that album is exceptional - even the unknown ones. Nice to know someone else recognizes that solo.
     
  20. montereyjack66

    montereyjack66 Country Gent

    Feb 29, 2012
    LA-ish
    Bill Nelson, with or without Be Bop Deluxe. ALSO Eddie Munoz from the Plimsouls. Seldom flashy. Always tasty. eg A Million Miles Away.
     
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