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List of famous guitarists born who were born in Detroit, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Many of these guitar players from Detroit are legends in the music world, each with their own innovative styles of play. If you play guitar, whether acoustic or electric, then these famous Detroit guitar players should be people you look up to. These are some of the best guitarists that have ever picked up the instrument, and whether they play rock, blues, metal or folk, these men and women are considered legends.

This is a list that features items like Ted Nugent and Alice Cooper.

This list answers the questions, "What guitar players are from Detroit?" and "Who are famous Detroit guitarists?"
Jack White is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Guitarists from Detroit
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Jack White is an American musician, record producer, and occasional actor. He is best known as the lead singer and guitarist of the The White Stripes, although he has had success in other bands and as a solo artist. On April 24, 2012, White released his debut solo album, Blunderbuss. His second ...more

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Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Area code 313, Metro Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan Contiguous United States, + more

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#53 on The Best Frontmen in Rock

#76 on The Greatest Rock Songwriters of All Time

#94 on The Best Solo Artists Who Used to Front a Band

#19 on Musicians with the Best Onstage Banter

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Alice Cooper is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Guitarists from Detroit
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Alice Cooper is an American singer, songwriter, musician, and occasional actor whose career spans five decades. With a stage show that features guillotines, electric chairs, fake blood, boa constrictors, baby dolls, and dueling swords, Cooper is considered by fans and peers alike to be "The ...more

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Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States of America

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#58 on The Greatest Classic Rock Bands

#74 on The Greatest Living Rock Songwriters

#41 on Rank the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame Inductees

#19 on The Best Frontmen in Rock

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Glenn Frey is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Guitarists from Detroit
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Glenn Lewis Frey is an American musician, singer, songwriter, producer and actor, best known as a founding member of Eagles. Frey played guitar with Eagles as well as piano and keyboards and sang lead vocals on many Eagles hits such as "Take It Easy", "Peaceful Easy Feeling", "Tequila Sunrise", ...more

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Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States of America

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#96 on The Best Rock Vocalists

#49 on The Best Solo Artists Who Used to Front a Band

#15 on The Best Bands Fronted by Famous Actors

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Ted Nugent is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Guitarists from Detroit
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Theodore Anthony "Ted" Nugent is an American musician, hunter, and political activist from Detroit, Michigan. Nugent initially gained fame as the lead guitarist of The Amboy Dukes before embarking on a solo career. His hits, mostly coming in the 1970s, such as "Stranglehold", "Cat Scratch Fever", ...more

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Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Redford, Michigan, USA

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#49 on Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

#36 on The Best Metal Guitarists and Guitar Teams

#29 on The Best One-Hit Wonders of the 1970s

#64 on The Best Political Musicians

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Earl Klugh is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Guitarists from Detroit
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Earl Klugh is an American smooth jazz/crossover jazz/jazz fusion guitarist and composer. In 2006 Modern Guitar magazine wrote that Klugh "is considered by many to be one of the finest acoustic guitar players today." ...more

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Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Area code 313, Metro Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan Contiguous United States, + more

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#12 on The Best Jazz Guitarists in the World

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Bob Birch is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Guitarists from Detroit
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Robert Wayne "Bob" Birch was an American musician. He was primarily a session musician and sideman to a variety of notable artists. ...more

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Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States of America

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Ben Mink is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Guitarists from Detroit
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Benjamin Mink is a Canadian songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer, best known as a long-time collaborator with Canadian singer k.d. lang. ...more

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Nationality: Canada

Birthplace: Area code 313, Metro Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan Contiguous United States, + more

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Ray Parker, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Guitarists from Detroit
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Ray Erskine Parker, Jr. is an American guitarist, songwriter, producer and recording artist. Parker is known for writing and performing the theme song to the movie Ghostbusters, for his solo music, and for performing with his band, Raydio, and with Barry White. ...more

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Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, USA

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