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List of famous guitarists born who were born in Nashville, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Many of these guitar players from Nashville 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 Nashville 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.

List ranges from Duane Allman to Waylon Payne and more.

This list answers the questions, "What guitar players are from Nashville?" and "Who are famous Nashville guitarists?"
Duane Allman is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Guitarists from Nashville
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Howard Duane Allman was an American guitarist, session musician, co-founder and leader of the The Allman Brothers Band until his death in a motorcycle accident in 1971 at the age of 24. The Allman Brothers Band was formed in 1969 and based in the Southeastern United States. In the early 1970s, the ...more

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Age: Died at 25 (1946-1971)

Birthplace: Tennessee, Nashville, Area code 615, United States of America United States, + more

Guitars Played: Gibson Les Paul

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Ellen McIlwaine is an American singer-songwriter and musician best known for her career as a slide guitarist. ...more

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Age: 72

Birthplace: Tennessee, Nashville, Area code 615, United States of America United States, + more

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Randy Scruggs is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Guitarists from Nashville
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Randy Lynn Scruggs is a music producer, songwriter and guitarist. He had his first recording at the age of 13. He has won a Grammy Award and was twice named "Musician of the Year" at the Country Music Association Awards. He is the middle son of Earl Scruggs. As a songwriter, Scruggs's credits ...more

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Age: 64

Birthplace: Nashville, Tennessee, United States of America

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Waylon Payne is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Guitarists from Nashville
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Waylon Malloy Payne is an American country singer, songwriter, musician and actor. He is the son of the country singer Sammi Smith. ...more

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Age: 45

Birthplace: Tennessee, Nashville, USA

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Arthur Neal Gunter was an American blues guitarist and musician. He was best known for his song "Baby Let's Play House", which was later a hit single for Elvis Presley. ...more

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Age: Died at 50 (1926-1976)

Birthplace: Tennessee, Nashville, Area code 615, United States of America United States, + more

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Paul Worley is an American record producer and session guitarist, known primarily for his work in country music. Formerly a vice president at Sony BMG, he later joined the staff of Warner Bros. Records' Nashville division as chief creative officer. Since leaving Warner in the early 2000s, Worley has ...more

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Age: 67

Birthplace: Nashville, Tennessee, United States of America

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Harold Bradley is an American country and pop guitarist. ...more

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Age: 91

Birthplace: Nashville, Tennessee, United States of America

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Mark Warner is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Guitarists from Nashville
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Mark Warner is a musician from Nashville, Tennessee. Primarily a busy session guitarist, songwriter and producer who has contributed to many Rock and Pop music records. Warner has received public acknowledgement by the music industry for his songwriting contributions. In 2001 he won the Paramount ...more

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Birthplace: Tennessee, Nashville, Area code 615, United States of America United States, + more

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