My Top Ten Non-Top Ten Guitarist

There is a top ten list for just about everything on the internet.  Top ten movies, top ten catfish recipes, top ten tips for meeting aliens and several million lists of the top ten guitarists.  On many of these guitarists lists you can count on seeing the usual suspects such as Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, Eddie Van Halen, Steve Vai, and Stevie Ray Vaughn.  I like all of these guitarists and think they deserve all the recognition they get, but what about some of the other guitarists that have or still are tearing it up but have remained somewhat under the radar.  Well, that’s what this list is devoted to, ten guitarists that haven’t (at least to my knowledge) been on a top ten list.  Here they are, in no particular order, my top ten non-top ten guitarists.

Carl Verheyen

Jimmy Herring

Joe Bonamassa

Wayne Krantz

Junior Brown

Sonny Landreth

Danny Gatton

Adrian Legg

Bill Frisell

Chet Atkins and Jerry Reed

I realize these two guitarists aren’t quite “under the radar”, but after having to explain who they were so many times I put them on the list.  Chet Atkins at 1:13 shows off his sweep picking technique.   I also realize my list actually contains eleven guitarists, but who ever heard of a top eleven of anything?



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