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Famous Guitarists from Indiana

List of famous guitarists born who were born in Indiana, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Many of these guitar players from Indiana 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 Indiana 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 list includes Axl Rose, David Lee Roth and more.

This list answers the questions, "What guitar players are from Indiana?" and "Who are famous Indiana guitarists?"


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    Andy Timmons is an American guitarist who has played in the bands Danger Danger, Pawn Kings, and Andy Timmons Band. He has also released several solo albums and has worked as a session guitarist. He has released two CDs on Favored Nations, the first being That Was Then, This Is Now and Resolution on May ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Birthplace: Evansville, Illinois–Indiana–Kentucky tri-state area, Vanderburgh County, Center Township, Area code 812 + 4 more
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    W. Axl Rose is an American singer-songwriter and musician. He is the lead vocalist and only remaining original member of the hard rock band Guns N' Roses. Due to his powerful and wide vocal range and energetic live performances, Rose has been named one of the greatest singers of all time by various ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Birthplace: Lafayette, Fairfield Township, Tippecanoe County, United States of America, United States + 2 more
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    Buddy Emmons, is an American musician. He plays several instruments, most notably pedal steel guitar. Emmons has been called "The World's Foremost Steel Guitarist" and his talent is greatly admired by fellow steel guitarists. His musical versatility spans genres such as country, swing, jazz, folk, and ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Birthplace: Mishawaka, United States of America, United States, with Territories, Indiana + 1 more
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    Chris Clavin is a musician, anarchist and record label owner from Indiana, USA, with a strict DIY punk ethic. He has been involved in numerous punk bands and runs Plan-It-X Records, a label founded in 1994. more on Wikipedia
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    • Birthplace: Midwestern United States, Contiguous United States, United States of America, United States, with Territories + 2 more
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    David Miller was an American country musician. He is one of the earliest musicians to be associated with country music recording. Miller grew up working at a fruit farm, and served in the Army in World War I. While there, he contracted blepharitis, and became totally blind as a result. After his ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Birthplace: United States of America, United States, with Territories, Ohio River
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    David Lee Roth is an American rock vocalist, songwriter, actor, author, and former radio personality. In 2007, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Roth is best known as the original and current lead singer of the Southern California-based hard rock band Van Halen. He is also known as a ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Birthplace: Monroe County, United States of America, United States, with Territories, Indiana + 1 more
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    Dax David Riggs is an American musician, best-known for formerly fronting the sludge metal band Acid Bath in the 1990s. Dax has been a part of many projects since then, including Agents of Oblivion and Deadboy & the Elephantmen. In 2007 he began releasing material under his own name. He currently ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Birthplace: Evansville, Illinois–Indiana–Kentucky tri-state area, Vanderburgh County, Center Township, Area code 812 + 4 more
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    Denny Jiosa is a United States jazz/blues guitarist/composer who has received four Grammy nominations for his recording engineering work. Jiosa was born in Huntington, Indiana. He began playing guitar at the age of 7 and later toured with bands such as Troy Shondell's, before moving to Los Angeles and ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Birthplace: Huntington, Huntington Township, Huntington County, United States of America, United States + 2 more
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    Daren Jay "DJ" Ashba is an American musician, producer, songwriter and CEO of Ashba Media. He is one of the lead guitarists in Guns N' Roses and the lead guitarist in Sixx:A.M. He is also known for his work with hard rock bands BulletBoys and Beautiful Creatures. Ashba has worked with various artists ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Birthplace: Monticello, United States of America, White County, United States, with Territories + 1 more
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    Donald Kinsey is an American guitarist and singer, best known as a member of The Wailers Band, the reggae backing group for Bob Marley & The Wailers. Kinsey is one of three sons of the late Chicago blues performer, Big Daddy Kinsey. He is a member of The Kinsey Report, which he formed in 1984 with his ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Birthplace: Gary, Area code 219, United States of America, United States, with Territories + 2 more
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    Jeffrey Dean Isbell, known by his stage name Izzy Stradlin, is an American musician and songwriter. He is best known as the co-founder and former rhythm guitarist of the hard rock band Guns N' Roses, which he left at the height of its fame in 1991. Following his departure, he led his own band Izzy ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Nationality: France, United States of America
    • Birthplace: Lafayette, Fairfield Township, Tippecanoe County, United States of America, United States + 2 more
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    Jake Cinninger, born Jacob Alan Cinninger, December 16, 1975 in Niles, Michigan, is an American musician. He has risen to fame as one of two lead guitarists in the Chicago-based jam band Umphrey's McGee. He is influenced by a wide range of styles and guitar players such as Joe Pass Tommy Emmanuel, Chris ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Birthplace: Berrien County, Niles, Michigan, Contiguous United States, United States of America + 4 more
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    James Calvin Wilsey is an American musician. He played bass with San Francisco punk band The Avengers, but become better known as the lead guitarist for Stockton crooner Chris Isaak's band Silvertone. His playing was featured on Isaak's albums Silvertone, Chris Isaak, Heart Shaped World, and San ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Birthplace: Logansport, Cass County, United States of America, United States, with Territories + 1 more
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    Janie Marie Fricke, also known as Janie Frickie, is an American country music singer, best remembered for a series of country music hits in the early-to-mid 1980s. Fricke was one of the most popular female country singers of the 1980s, producing a string of hits and proving herself a versatile vocalist ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Birthplace: Cleveland Township, South Whitley, United States of America, United States, with Territories + 2 more
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    Jeremy Thomas Camp is a contemporary Christian musician and songwriter from Lafayette, Indiana. Camp has released eleven albums, four of them RIAA-certified as Gold, and two live albums. His original music is a mixture of ballads and up-tempo songs with rock influence. Camp has won five GMA Dove Awards, ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Birthplace: Lafayette, Fairfield Township, Tippecanoe County, United States of America, United States + 2 more
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    John Hiatt is an American rock guitarist, pianist, singer, and songwriter. He has played a variety of musical styles on his albums, including new wave, blues and country. Hiatt has been nominated for several Grammy Awards and has been awarded a variety of other distinctions in the music industry. He ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Birthplace: Indianapolis, United States of America, United States, with Territories, Indiana + 2 more
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    Jon Ryan Schaffer is an American heavy metal musician. He is best known as the guitarist and sole remaining original member of the Florida-based heavy metal band Iced Earth, which he formed in 1985 under the name "Purgatory". He also sings in his side project Sons of Liberty and plays guitar for Demons ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Birthplace: Franklin, United States of America, United States, with Territories, Indiana + 1 more
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    Jamieson "Junior" Brown is an American country guitarist and singer. He has released nine studio albums in his career, and has charted twice on the Billboard country singles charts. Brown's signature instrument is the "guit-steel" double neck guitar, a hybrid of electric guitar and lap steel guitar. more on Wikipedia
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    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Birthplace: Monroe County, United States of America, Kirksville, United States, with Territories + 2 more
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    David Kyle Cook is a member of the band Matchbox Twenty. He plays lead guitar and banjo and sings backing vocals for the band. more on Wikipedia
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    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Birthplace: Center Township, Clinton County, United States of America, United States, with Territories + 2 more
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    Lonnie McIntosh, known by his stage name, Lonnie Mack, is an American rock, blues, and country guitarist and vocalist. Mack was born in Dearborn County, Indiana. In the early 1960s, he was a key figure in transforming the role of the electric guitar to that of a lead voice in rock music. Best known for ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Birthplace: Louisville metropolitan area, Harrison County, United States of America, United States, with Territories + 1 more
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