Richie Sambora was a consumate musician long before joining Bon Jovi. However, Bon Jovi allowed him to play and write the music he really wanted, and the band benefitted as a group effort. With his solo work, Sambora finally shows his true skills as a musician. Far more than just Bon Jovi's guitarist, Sambora plays every school of music naturally. If JBJ is the dynamic personality, Sambora is the true musician.