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    Definately agree with Davey Graham.

    Johnny Greenwood (from Radiohead)
    Albert Hammond Jr
    Nick Olivieri (can't spell his name lol)
    Graham Coxon
    Nick Drake
    Russell Lissak (from Bloc Party)

    But as a rule, whilst I know that their technically and formally amazing, I have a tin ear for most of that 70's rock posturing (led zeppelin, eric clapton etc).
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    I agree with Sir Richard Bishop. Ive been listening to Sun city girls stuff almost non stop for the last month or so and have come to the conclusion that they are the greatest band of all time.
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    Davey Graham and James Dean Bradfield :moon:
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    (Original post by nasri-diaby)
    The Edge. The band's overrated, but he's amazing.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4u6Eeb0YrKY

    Everytime i think of the edge this is all i get reminded about...
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    (Original post by Heyjude)
    definitely agree with Davey Graham.

    Johnny Greenwood (from Radiohead)
    Albert Hammond Jr
    Nick Olivieri (can't spell his name lol)
    Graham Coxon
    Nick Drake

    Russell Lissak (from Bloc Party)

    But as a rule, whilst I know that their technically and formally amazing, I have a tin ear for most of that 70's rock posturing (led zeppelin, eric clapton etc).
    :yep: I think Graham Coxon is not given the full recogniction for how good a guitarist he actually is tbh.
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    (Original post by Heyjude)
    Definately agree with Davey Graham.

    Johnny Greenwood (from Radiohead)
    Albert Hammond Jr
    Nick Olivieri (can't spell his name lol)
    Graham Coxon
    Nick Drake
    Russell Lissak (from Bloc Party)

    But as a rule, whilst I know that their technically and formally amazing, I have a tin ear for most of that 70's rock posturing (led zeppelin, eric clapton etc).
    i wouldn't really say graham coxon and jonny greenwood are underated i know alot of people who think there really good..

    i was lsitening to zane lowes 50 best guitar players a few nights ago and clapton wasn't even in the list :eek: and slash was number 2 ffs...
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    Me :ninja:

    Or, my guitar teacher. The best I've seen. He plays in a few jazz and blues bands. Wow. Amazing.
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    (Original post by Nick_000)
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    Or, my guitar teacher. The best I've seen. He plays in a few jazz and blues bands. Wow. Amazing.
    Speaking of guitar teachers, this guy is pretty epic win - http://www.brodiecumming.com/events.html
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    (Original post by rue the whirl)
    I agree with Sir Richard Bishop. Ive been listening to Sun city girls stuff almost non stop for the last month or so and have come to the conclusion that they are the greatest band of all time.
    Haha, I don't know if I'd go that far, but they are one of the most unjustifiably overlooked bands I can think of. Sir Richard Bishop's solo work is also impressive, and I like his album names (e.g. While My Guitar Violently Bleeds).

    Anyway, Fred Frith doesn't get enough recognition. He is easily the most inventive electric guitarist I have ever heard.

    Robert Fripp also deserves more followers, and not just for his work with King Crimson.
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    Alex Skolnick of Testament fame. Never gets a mention in metal guitarist conversations, yet Kirk Hammet and Kerry King do. He's an incredible metal guitarist, is very handy with Jazz, and does lessons for readers of Total Guitar (or Guitar Techniques, I always mix them up).
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    (Original post by Gelliant Gutfright)
    Haha, I don't know if I'd go that far, but they are one of the most unjustifiably overlooked bands I can think of. Sir Richard Bishop's solo work is also impressive, and I like his album names (e.g. While My Guitar Violently Bleeds).
    Well maybe a little bit of an exaggeration...but theres at least 15 Sun City Girls/Sir Richard Bishop/Alvarius B albums that are awesome, probably loads more that I haven't heard!

    Also: Keiji Haino.
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    Steve Howe
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    Jonny Greenwood, what a genius

    And while I'm at it, I'll give you a seriously overrated guitarist, The Edge. What a joke. All he does is pin down one really high note and pluck it about a thousand times for a few bars, then drops it/raises a tone and does the same, ad infinitum.
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    (Original post by mikeyd85)
    Alex Skolnick of Testament fame. Never gets a mention in metal guitarist conversations, yet Kirk Hammet and Kerry King do. He's an incredible metal guitarist, is very handy with Jazz, and does lessons for readers of Total Guitar (or Guitar Techniques, I always mix them up).
    I agree, i like his guitar work better than both Hammett and King, his solos can be really beautiful.
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    Mike McCready
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    (Original post by DannyBoy123)
    Stevie Ray Vaughn - he's not under-rated by the people who know him but he is the best guitarist of all time IMO and doesn't get nearly the amount of hype that hendrix etc. do (in the UK at least).
    He's certainly up there I feel. Unfortunately, because of the commercialised nature of the music industry it's difficult to know the artists who don't have big record labels who back them. I'd love to play Rude Mood on the acoustic. It would certainly raise eyebrows at university.
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    Ichirou Agata.
    Yes. I don't listen to Melt Banana too often, but his style is amazing and completely original.
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    Also, I dunno what he's called but the guitarist from a Japanese psychedelic rock called High Rise.



    Amazing stuff.
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    Ichirou Agata.
    Great shout. Unique.
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    Scotty anderson!

    Scotty who? you might say! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IRJbg1XyEbo

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2QV6B...eature=related

    I would say tommy emmanuel but more and more people seem to be realising his god like skills.

    Oh and john mayer, too many people see him as just a pop singer when he is like one of the best blues players in the world.
 
 
 

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