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By no means a definitive list, just a list of a few of my current favourites. I've tried to lean more towards rguitarists that I feel are quite underrated.
1Gary Moore
Still Got the Blues

GARY MOORE - One of the most versatile guitar players of his generation, Gary Moore has dabbled in a variety of genres including hard rock, metal,
jazz fusion and, perhaps most notably, blues. Regardless of genre Moore's soaring, emotional guitar playing is always instantly recognisable seeing
him become one of the most highly respected guitarists of all time.
Selling England By the Pound

STEVE HACKETT - Hackett is undoubtedly one of the greatest guitarists in progressive rock, his playing, whilst not always to the fore, was a crucial
part of the classic Genesis sound, while his very successful and varied solo career shows that, as well as an extremely talented guitarist, he was also
an excellent composer. Hackett is also regarded as one of the pioneers of the tapping technique.
3Rory Gallagher
Rory Gallagher

RORY GALLAGHER - Regarded as one of the great Irish blues players, Rory Gallagher was without doubt one of the most talented blues players of his
generation. After beginning his career in the late 60's with the blues rock band Taste, he went on to lead an extremely successful solo career, which
him saw him release some of the greatest blues rock albums of all time such as his self-titled debut and the classic live album, Irish Tour '74.
Fire and Water

PAUL KOSSOFF - Best known as the guitarist for the blues rock band Free, Kossoff was one of the best blues guitarists of his era. His powerful guitar
tone combined with his fiery and emotional playing saw him gain respect amongst the guitar community from a very young age. During his time with
Free he adopted a very tasteful playing style that perfectly suited the band's traditional blues rock sound.
The Snow Goose

ANDREW LATIMER - Latimer is perhaps one of the most underrated guitarists in progressive in rock. His emotional guitar leads have created some of
the most beautiful and moving pieces of symphonic prog ever recorded. His playing in songs such as Chord Change and the instrumental title-track
from The Snow Goose is simply mesmerising in its beauty.
6Procol Harum
Procol Harum

ROBIN TROWER - Trower originally made his name with the proto-prog band Procol Harum before embarking on a successful solo career. It was with
Procol Harum that he performed some his best work, one example being his subtle yet extremely effective playing on the beautiful instrumental
Repent Walpurgis, which remains one of his greatest achievements. His classic solo album Bridge of Sighs also features some his best playing.
7Jethro Tull
Heavy Horses

MARTIN BARRE - Despite having been a member of Jethro Tull since 1969's Stand Up album, Martin Barre's contribution to Tull's sound is often
criminally overlooked. Barre's tasteful bluesy playing style is perfect for Tull's progressive rock sound and also compliments their folk material
extremely well.
Taken By Force

ULI JON ROTH - One of the pioneers of the neo-classical movement, Roth's incredibly creative, classically influenced guitar playing made early
Scorpions one of the most interesting hard rock bands of the 70's. His playing on tracks like the brilliant Sails of Charon was far ahead of it's time.
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