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Acoustic guitarist list, with photos, ranked best to worst by votes. List of good acoustic guitar bands includes a filter so you can sort by the groups’s label and what albums they've put out. This list of the top acoustic guitar players in the world includes all musicians who have released recordings that have gotten distribution, and is an up-to-date list. Acoustic guitar groups and artists are shown below along with any additional genres in which their music belongs. If available, you can also see information about where all acoustic guitar players on this list got started. These are truly the greatest acoustic guitar bands of all time, since the most famous acoustic guitarist ever are listed, and the order is decided by actual fans of the best acoustic guitar music.

You can click on the acoustic guitar band names to see more information about that particular notable acoustic guitar group. If they're near the top of the best acoustic guitar artist list, though, then they should have at least some information available. All the top acoustic guitar bands named on the list also have discographies on their pages if you click on the acoustic guitar band names themselves.

The list you're viewing is made up of different artists like Julean and the Rai and Lenka Filipová. Have your voice heard by voting on the best artists on the list. The order is decided by votes. Make sure to vote for artists like Yoav or Trace Bundy if you like them.

All important, significant and iconic acoustic guitarists in music history deserve your votes, so make sure to choose wisely. You can only vote once on this list.

The list includes all new acoustic guitar bands, and if there are any missing on the list, you can always add them yourself. Just make sure they aren't already on the list and check your spelling, because this is already an accurate compilation of the best examples of acoustic guitar players, as well as a good place to start if you're asking yourself, or friends, exactly how to get into acoustic guitar music. Especially since the bands at the top of the list will at the very least be the best choices if you're looking for a list of good acoustic guitar bands with which to start out. No point in listening to them if they aren't actually good or even half-way decent acoustic guitar bands.

This list answers the questions "who are the best acoustic guitarist of all time?" and "who is the greatest acoustic guitar players ever?"

If you know enough about the genre, please vote based on the quality of the band's music instead of just voting for the most popular acoustic guitar bands that you might've heard of, but not really listened to closely enough to cast an informed vote.

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Tommy Emmanuel is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Acoustic Guitarists
Tommy Emmanuel Pop music, Rock music, Folk music

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Django Reinhardt is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Acoustic Guitarists
Django Reinhardt Swing music, Romani music, Gypsy jazz

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Richard Thompson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Acoustic Guitarists
Richard Thompson Rock music, Folk music, Electric folk

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Bert Jansch is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Acoustic Guitarists
Bert Jansch Folk music, Folk rock

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John Renbourn is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Acoustic Guitarists
John Renbourn Folk music, Folk rock

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Jan Akkerman is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Acoustic Guitarists
Jan Akkerman Rock music, Jazz fusion, Acoustic

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Ian Anderson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Acoustic Guitarists
Ian Anderson Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk rock

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Nick Drake is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Acoustic Guitarists
Nick Drake Folk music, Folk rock

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Leo Kottke is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Acoustic Guitarists
Leo Kottke American Primitivism

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Davy Graham is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Acoustic Guitarists
Davy Graham Folk music, World music, Jazz

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Gordon Giltrap is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Acoustic Guitarists
Gordon Giltrap Folk music

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Steve Howe is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Acoustic Guitarists
Steve Howe Pop music, Instrumental rock, Jazz fusion

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John Williams is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Acoustic Guitarists
John Williams Rock music, Classical music

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Joni Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Acoustic Guitarists
Joni Mitchell Pop music, Folk music, Folk jazz

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Stefan Grossman is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Acoustic Guitarists
Stefan Grossman Folk music, Blues

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Oz Chiri is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Acoustic Guitarists
Oz Chiri Acoustic guitar, Hard rock

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Wizz Jones is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Acoustic Guitarists
Wizz Jones Folk music

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José Feliciano is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Acoustic Guitarists
José Feliciano Latin pop, Bolero, Acoustic music

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Mason Williams is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Acoustic Guitarists
Mason Williams Folk music, Easy listening, Bluegrass

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Michael Hedges is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Acoustic Guitarists
Michael Hedges Fingerstyle guitar, New Age music, World music

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Jimmy Page is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Acoustic Guitarists
Jimmy Page Blues-rock, Folk rock, Heavy metal

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Tony Rice is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Acoustic Guitarists
Tony Rice Americana, Folk music, Bluegrass

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Joan Baez is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Acoustic Guitarists
Joan Baez Americana, Pop music, Rock music

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Leonard Cohen is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Acoustic Guitarists
Leonard Cohen Synthpop, Pop music, Spoken word

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John Fahey is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Acoustic Guitarists
John Fahey American Primitivism, Folk music, Avant-garde music

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Steve Knightly is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Acoustic Guitarists
Steve Knightly

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Big Bill Broozny is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Acoustic Guitarists
Big Bill Broozny

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Adrian Legg is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Acoustic Guitarists
Adrian Legg Fingerstyle guitar, Acoustic music, Jazz

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Chet Atkins is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Acoustic Guitarists
Chet Atkins Folk music, Jazz, Country

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Lenka Filipová is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Acoustic Guitarists
Lenka Filipová Folk music, Acoustic guitar

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Elliott Smith is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Acoustic Guitarists
Elliott Smith Indie pop, Folk rock, Acoustic music

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John Butler is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Acoustic Guitarists
John Butler Alternative rock, Jam band, Bluegrass

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Paradise Fears is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Acoustic Guitarists

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Liona Boyd is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Acoustic Guitarists
Liona Boyd Classical music

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Ray Flacke is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Acoustic Guitarists
Ray Flacke Rock music, Acoustic guitar, Country

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Rodrigo y Gabriela is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Acoustic Guitarists
Rodrigo y Gabriela Rock music, Flamenco, Folk rock

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Julean and the Rai is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Acoustic Guitarists
Julean and the Rai Rock, Heartland rock, Rock music

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Bridget St John is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Acoustic Guitarists
Bridget St John Folk rock

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Yoav is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Acoustic Guitarists
Yoav Trip hop, Electronic music, Acoustic guitar

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The Tree Community is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Acoustic Guitarists
The Tree Community

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Roderick L. Evans is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Acoustic Guitarists
Roderick L. Evans Expository preaching

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Bob Dylan is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Acoustic Guitarists
Bob Dylan Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk music