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[quote name='Dad3353' timestamp='1507712470' post='3387345']
... and those of thousands more. :D
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Including me. :) Our singer used to rave about him. Then again he didn't play guitar... and I did... ;)

In fairness, his acoustic work used to be ok back in the day.

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Dunno if this is worth mentioning, but Springsteen's rhythm guitar work in the ESB was an important element in their sound but never seems to get a mention. Just a thought...

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Ralph McTell.

No, really: it seems everyone knows Streets of London, but a lot of people are very surprised when you point out that he had some exceptional acoustic fingerpicking skills. I'd like to present the jury with Exhibit A:

[url="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=28UrFz5PKto"]http://www.youtube....h?v=28UrFz5PKto[/url]

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[quote name='EliasMooseblaster' timestamp='1507726096' post='3387494']
Ralph McTell.

No, really: it seems everyone knows Streets of London, but a lot of people are very surprised when you point out that he had some exceptional acoustic fingerpicking skills. I'd like to present the jury with Exhibit A:

[url="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=28UrFz5PKto"]http://www.youtube....h?v=28UrFz5PKto[/url]
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The world of blues fingerpicking (yes I know it's technically a rag but hey! who's counting?) is a closed door to most modern guitarists but there's some seriously good players out there. We're away for a few days ATM, but when I get back I'll dig some out.

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Every Jazz Guitarist ever.

I always struggle with the underrated thing because it is inevitably subjective but there are a million Jazz guitarists who can outplay the more populist players yet remain obscure even amongst musicians. I am not going to list them as there are far too many.

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Two birds with one stone and all that...

Wayne Johnson, with 'Flim' thrown in for good measure on this lovely Friday afternoon. :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BUCKZFaAUFI

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[quote name='leftybassman392' timestamp='1507743615' post='3387689']
The world of blues fingerpicking (yes I know it's technically a rag but hey! who's counting?) is a closed door to most modern guitarists but there's some seriously good players out there. We're away for a few days ATM, but when I get back I'll dig some out.
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Follow-up now that we're home - here's a couple to get you started:

[url="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0q2lgtHgoFk"][media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0q2lgtHgoFk[/media][/url]

[url="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1aUizaS19o"][media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1aUizaS19o[/media][/url]

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[quote name='Bilbo' timestamp='1507888119' post='3388532']
Every Jazz Guitarist ever.

I always struggle with the underrated thing because it is inevitably subjective but there are a million Jazz guitarists who can outplay the more populist players yet remain obscure even amongst musicians. I am not going to list them as there are far too many.
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to which you could add all the country / Nashville session players, bluegrass , steel string fingerstyle / folk and flamenco players all labouring in semi-obscurity.

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[quote name='bassace' timestamp='1507470808' post='3385650']
Keep going, guys. Soon you'll have every guitarist listed.
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[quote name='Barking Spiders' timestamp='1507903705' post='3388710']
to which you could add all the country / Nashville session players, bluegrass , steel string fingerstyle / folk and flamenco players all labouring in semi-obscurity.
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Well look, Barking. We are following the advice of 'bassace', but believe me, we will eventually get around to all the country / Nashville session players, bluegrass, steel string fingerstyle / folk and flamenco players. Next up after that lot will be a selection of 'Dog & Duckers'. So Hang in there, it just takes time.
:D

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[quote name='Bilbo' timestamp='1507895669' post='3388620']
[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iV6N340QoLY[/media]

[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CzwAy6AbhiU[/media]
[/quote]Loved the second one. Seven strings; dancing around the neck with your eyes closed - showing off IMO! ;) Brilliant.

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In their own minds? All of them!

For me, the stand out guitarist who didn't get the respect he deserved is Nic Jones, especially from Bob Dylan.

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[quote name='Bilbo' timestamp='1507888119' post='3388532']
Every Jazz Guitarist ever.

I always struggle with the underrated thing because it is inevitably subjective but there are a million Jazz guitarists who can outplay the more populist players yet remain obscure even amongst musicians. I am not going to list them as there are far too many.
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Surely being underrated is more about what you play then what you can play. On this basis most jazz guitarists are not underrated because what they do play appeals to a small audience.

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How did I not think of this guy earlier? David Rhodes! His work with Peter Gabriel is outstanding, not your usual guitarist mould, but fantastic at what he does.

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I think Larry La Londe of Primus is really under rated. When I saw Primus a couple of years ago he really stole the show! His textural playing is outstanding!

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[quote name='leftybassman392' timestamp='1507903145' post='3388704']
Follow-up now that we're home - here's a couple to get you started:

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Hadn't heard of either of those chaps before - both were exceptional. Thanks for those!

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