Name one or more underrated (under the radar) guitarists of the 70's and 80's

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    +1 For Emmett and Mitchel, saw both of them live on a few occasions, Have to say Rik Emmett is a seriously underrated Monster player, 2 Canadian great guitarists for sure, but then again many more Canadian great players like Ian Crichton, Too Loud McLeod, Walter Rossi, Randy Bachman etc etc

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    Davey Johnstone ('70s), Slim Dunlap ('80s).
     
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    He's still alive and well too! I had a bit of Facebook back and forth just last month!
     
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    Pat Metheny . I was never the same after the first time I heard Phase Dance.
     
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    I was going to mention Ian Crichton. Glad you got to him.
     
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    Who dat? :D
     
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    someone already mentioned Frank Marino, so yay for that.

    So I'll throw in Ray Gomez, anyone who loves the 70s fusion style (Mahavishnu, Return to Forever etc) should definitely check him out.

    Here he is guesting with Return To Forever drummer Lenny White's solo project:

     
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    If no one has mentioned him yet... Jerry Reed. crazy great guitar player...
     
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    Ian Crichton from Saga is a good player.
     
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    Ian Crichton is a monster player. I think after Saga he played in Asia didn't he? I learned "On the Loose" some time ago. The guitar/keyboards part is super fast and hard to play. I can play it but I don't know if I can do it at full speed. I've never played it in a band setting.
     
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