Who are your 5 favorite less well known guitarists?

Basically who are your favorite obscure and/or underrated guitar players?

I'd go with:

1. Robert Fripp (King Crimson)

2. Michael Karoli (Can)

3. Matt Pike (High On Fire/Sleep)

4. Trey Azagthoth (Morbid Angel)

5. Thurston Moore (Sonic Youth)

13 Answers

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago
    Favorite Answer

    Fripp rules.

    1.Vini Reilly (The Durutti Column)

    2.Johnny Marr (The Smiths)

    3.Robin Guthrie (Cocteau Twins)

    4.Dave Gregory (XTC)

    5.Roland S. Howard (The Birthday Party)

  • Stan
    Lv 6
    9 years ago

    I'm an oldtimer, so I have to pick guitarists none of you youngsters have heard before...

    1. Will Ray (The Hellecasters...quite possibly the single greatest guitarist walking the face of the Earth right now!!!)

    2. Nokie Edwards (The Ventures) An encyclopedia of guitar knowledge.

    3. Zal Yanowsky (The Lovin' Spoonful) First turned me onto that chicken pickin' country style.

    4. Bugs Henderson ( This cat can solo all night long and never repeat himself..great blues guitarist)

    5. Doug Pettibone (played guitar on alot of Lucinda Williams albums..loved his off the wall feedback drenched solos in the middle of country songs...wild stuff)

    Source(s): 49 years guitar/part time pro
  • 9 years ago

    1. Lee Ranaldo

    2. Thurston Moore

    3. Pat Smear

    4. J Mascis

    5. Jason Everman

  • 9 years ago

    1. Paul Waggoner (Between the Buried and Me)

    2. Kris Norris (ex-Darkest Hour)

    3. Brian Baker (Bad Religion)

    4. JB Brubaker (August Burns Red)

    5. Luke Hoskin (Protest the Hero)

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  • 4 years ago

    Emperor. They took the chaotic components of Mayhem, Darkthrone, Burzum, and so on. and set a clean common in black steel that has no longer been exceeded. i think of Ihsahn is definitely fantastic. Albums: interior the nightside eclipse Prometheus: The self-discipline of hearth & loss of life IX Equelibrium Anthems to the welkin at nightfall (they only released 4 albums and that they are all fantastic. there is not any longer probably a great or worst. it quite is purely my favourites.) one million. i'm the black Wizards 2. evening of the graveless souls 3. Curse you all adult adult males 4. Thorns on my grave 5. Wordless chamber 6. subsequently spake the evening spirit 7. Inno a satana 8. The tongue of hearth 9. Cosmic keys to my advent and time 10. the elegy of icaros Runnerup: Borknagar

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    1. Ron Jarzombek

    2. Robert Fripp (wouldn't have thought to include him, but apparently he counts, so there he is)

    3. Shawn Lane

    4. Reine Fiske

    5. Gary Moore

    6. I'm breaking the rules to include Blixa Bargeld, because he deserves it

  • vtd288
    Lv 7
    9 years ago

    Jorma Kaukonen (Jefferson Airplane, Hot Tuna)

    Kim Simmonds (Savoy Brown)

    Curt Kirkwood (The Meat Puppets)

    D. Boon (The Minutemen)

    Bob Mould (Husker Du)

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Fripp rules.

    1.Vini Reilly (The Durutti Column)

    2.Johnny Marr (The Smiths)

    3.Robin Guthrie (Cocteau Twins)

    4.Dave Gregory (XTC)

    5.Roland S. Howard (The Birthday Party)


  • Emily
    Lv 5
    9 years ago

    1.Guthrie Govan

    2.April Lawton

    3.James Gurley

    4.Sean Chambers

    5.Tommy Emmanuel

    6.And Jimi Hendrix cause no one has ever heard of him lol

  • 9 years ago

    Jack White

    Only- Jack White.

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