Lesser know guitar greats.

brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 24,727
We always hear about the guitar "gods"- Hendrix, Page, Clapton, SRV, McCready, etc- and for good reason. But what about some of the lesser know outstanding players? Some of my favorites:

Roger Miller (Mission of Burma)
Ry Cooder
Adrian Belew
Robert Fripp
David Lindley
Harvey Mandel (not the comedian)
Peter Green
Phil Manzanera
David Hidalgo

Who are some of your favorite lesser know outstanding guitarists?
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  • red mosred mos Posts: 4,951
    Joe Bonamassa. Seen him like 10 times. Dude is awesome. Highly recommend seeing him, although his tix have gotten rather expensive. Met him a few times too. Guy is phenominal!
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  • A few I can think of...

    Mato Nanji
    Leo Kottke
    Sean Lane (RIP)
    Terje Rypdal
    John McLaughlin
    Gary Hoey
    Warren Haynes
    Steve Kimock
    Jeff Healey (RIP)
    Buckethead
    Steve Stevens (Billy Idol's G-player)
    Stanley Jordan
    Gary Moore (RIP)
    Michael Schenker
    Bill Frisell
    Steve Tibbetts
    Michael Hedges (RIP)
    Steve Morse
    Paul Gilbert
    Fareed Haque
    Trey Anastasio (Phish)
    Frank Zappa (RIP)
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  • BinFrogBinFrog MAPosts: 7,290
    Nice list.

    To add to it:

    Tommy Emmanuel
    Rory Gallagher
    Don Ross
    Wes Montgomery
    Pat Martino
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    Kaki King
    Annie Clark (St. Vincent)
    Nels Cline
    Stuart Braithwaite
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 24,727
    ^^^ Excellent!

    Some other great lesser known guitarists:

    Fred Frith
    James Blood Ulmer
    Larry Coryell
    Sharon Isbin
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  • Robert Fripp is a great one. I will nominate a new young one...

    Quinn Sullivan is Buddy Guy's 14 (maybe he's 15 now) yo protege and played with the big boys at the Crossroads Guitar Festival. He's what's next.
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  • Who PrincessWho Princess out here in the fieldsPosts: 7,135
    brianlux said:

    We always hear about the guitar "gods"- Hendrix, Page, Clapton, SRV, McCready, etc- and for good reason. But what about some of the lesser know outstanding players? Some of my favorites:

    Roger Miller (Mission of Burma)
    Ry Cooder
    Adrian Belew
    Robert Fripp
    David Lindley
    Harvey Mandel (not the comedian)
    Peter Green
    Phil Manzanera
    David Hidalgo

    Who are some of your favorite lesser know outstanding guitarists?

    Rory Gallagher never received enough recognition IMHO.
    I'm a big fan of Peter Green.
    And I can't believe you brought up Harvey Mandel. I actually saw him live in 1975!
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  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 24,727

    brianlux said:

    We always hear about the guitar "gods"- Hendrix, Page, Clapton, SRV, McCready, etc- and for good reason. But what about some of the lesser know outstanding players? Some of my favorites:

    Roger Miller (Mission of Burma)
    Ry Cooder
    Adrian Belew
    Robert Fripp
    David Lindley
    Harvey Mandel (not the comedian)
    Peter Green
    Phil Manzanera
    David Hidalgo

    Who are some of your favorite lesser know outstanding guitarists?

    Rory Gallagher never received enough recognition IMHO.
    I'm a big fan of Peter Green.
    And I can't believe you brought up Harvey Mandel. I actually saw him live in 1975!
    Gallagher, for sure.

    Yeah, love Peter Green! His album "The End of the Game" is a favorite- both the record and the album cover.

    You know of Harvey and have seen him- excellent! I've seen HM a number of times. My favorite was in the late 80's at a little club, the Cotati Cabaret in Cotati, CA. It took Harvey a few number to warm up but once he got going man, the guy was on fire and his band was top notch. We kept cheering him back at the end of the show. He came out and said, "Oh, awwwwwright, one more," and we went nuts. Great guy.

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  • rmartin70rmartin70 Posts: 60
    edited February 2014
    Johnny Winter
    Buckethead
    Omar Rodriquez Lopez
    Prince
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    Danny Gatton
    Phil Wandscher
    Marc Ribot
    John Frusciante
    Billy Zoom
    Glen Buxton
    Mick Ronson
    Randy Rhoads
    Lee Ranaldo
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    Tim Reynolds comes to mind first for me.
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    Graham Coxon
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    Left Mike Campbell off my earlier list.
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  • WobbieWobbie Posts: 24,168
    take the time to watch this:



    RIP Roy. Hung himself in a jail cell :(
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  • WobbieWobbie Posts: 24,168
    ^^^^^ whoprincess....is that you in the audience? :))
    If I had known then what I know now...

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  • WobbieWobbie Posts: 24,168
    not unknown, but KWS and jonny lang can rip pretty good.
    If I had known then what I know now...

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  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 24,727
    ^^^
    ^^^ Oh man, Buchanan was great- master Tele player. Haven't seen this one before- thanks for posting it!
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  • WobbieWobbie Posts: 24,168
    brianlux said:

    ^^^
    ^^^ Oh man, Buchanan was great- master Tele player. Haven't seen this one before- thanks for posting it!

    check out Nils at about the 8 minute mark. didn't know he could jam like that :D

    If I had known then what I know now...

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  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 24,727
    ^^^ Roy Buchanan and Nils Lofgren together... WOW!! Excellent! Nils is cookin', Roy digs it!
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  • cutzcutz Posts: 7,599
    edited February 2014
    He's not lesser know, but he might be as a guitarist?

    Make sure you watch until the end though.

  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 24,727
    ^^^ His guitar playing what I've always liked best about Prince. At the end there- where the heck does that thing go?? It's like it just vanishes
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  • ^^^ I have seen Prince over 40 times and he never ceases to amaze me with his guitar playing. He will also blow you away when he picks up the bass.
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  • cutzcutz Posts: 7,599
    A LITTLE Robin:

  • Who PrincessWho Princess out here in the fieldsPosts: 7,135
    imalive said:

    ^^^^^ whoprincess....is that you in the audience? :))

    Busted! :\"> :))
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  • YefaYefa Posts: 955
    edited February 2014
    Michael Houser (RIP)
    Dave Rawlings
    Denis "Piggy" D'Amour (RIP)
    Michael Schenker
    Eddie Hazel (RIP)
    John Neff
    Sylvia Juncosa
    Marty Friedman
    Curt Kirkwood
    Danny Whitten (RIP)
    Michael Bloomfield (RIP)
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  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 24,727
    ^^^ Dave Rawlings, yeah! Him and Gillina Welch together- image

    Bloomfield- one of the best, gone too soon. Danny Whitten too which reminds me-

    Frank "Pancho" Sampedro, the great Crazy Horse rhythm guitarist with the green thumb. Long live the Horse!
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  • CobCob Posts: 816
    Al Di Meola
    Steve Howe
    Mike Campbell
    Alex Lifeson
    David Gilmour
    Dave Davies
    Steve Vai
    Adrian Belew
    Jerry Garcia
    Mick Ronson
    John McLaughlin
    Eric Gale
    Jeff Beck
    Larry Coryell
    Billy Gibbons
    Vince Gill
    Mark Knopfler

    These are just some of the under rated guys in my opinion.
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  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 24,727
    Cob said:

    Al Di Meola
    Steve Howe
    Mike Campbell
    Alex Lifeson
    David Gilmour
    Dave Davies
    Steve Vai
    Adrian Belew
    Jerry Garcia
    Mick Ronson
    John McLaughlin
    Eric Gale
    Jeff Beck
    Larry Coryell
    Billy Gibbons
    Vince Gill
    Mark Knopfler

    These are just some of the under rated guys in my opinion.

    Great list- every one, first rate!

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  • cutzcutz Posts: 7,599
    Is this guy considered a lesser known?:(I don't know much about him)

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