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The Most Famous Classical Guitarists

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These classical guitarists can rock! This list of the most famous classical guitar players includes photos wherever possible. These are the most well known classical guitarists (guitar players whose main style is the classical guitar form) and includes both male and female players. The classical guitar (also called the Spanish guitar) is an old tradition that dates back to the 17th and 18th century in parts of Western Europe. These days, famous classical guitarists come from all over the globe, with many prominent guitar players hailing from South America, Mexico, Western Europe, America, Turkey, Japan, and Australia, to name a few. Since the classical guitar style is not tied to any nationality or custom, it is a tradition that is truly global. Some of the most notable classical guitarists in the world are Narciso Yepes and Andres Segovia.

Who are the most famous classical guitar players? Who are some famous classical artists who've made a name for themselves on the guitar? This list includes classical guitar greats from throughout history, including, of course, many of the most talented classical guitar players today. These prominent classical guitarists are some of the best musicians around, and of course the guitar is probably the single most flexible musical instrument there is.

If you're looking for some good music by some of the greatest musicians of all time, you'll find a few top options here!
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    Girolamo Montesardo is listed (or ranked) 51 on the list The Most Famous Classical Guitarists

    Girolamo Montesardo

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    Goran Krivokapi? is listed (or ranked) 53 on the list The Most Famous Classical Guitarists

    Goran Krivokapi?

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    Paganini for Two (violin: Gil Shaham^! guitar: Göran Söllscher), ...

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    Gustavo Lopez is listed (or ranked) 56 on the list The Most Famous Classical Guitarists

    Gustavo Lopez

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    Hucky Eichelmann is listed (or ranked) 57 on the list The Most Famous Classical Guitarists

    Hucky Eichelmann

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    Humberto Bruni Lamanna is listed (or ranked) 58 on the list The Most Famous Classical Guitarists

    Humberto Bruni Lamanna

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    Ida Presti is listed (or ranked) 59 on the list The Most Famous Classical Guitarists

    Ida Presti The Works of Ida Presti for Two Guitars (Oliver Chassain and Stein-Erik ...

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    Laureate Series Guitar: Irina Kulikova

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    Jerry Willard is listed (or ranked) 62 on the list The Most Famous Classical Guitarists

    Jerry Willard Jerry Willard PLAYS! Four Centuries of Lute and Guitar

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    Not Just Another Pretty Bass

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    Johann Kaspar Mertz is listed (or ranked) 64 on the list The Most Famous Classical Guitarists

    Johann Kaspar Mertz Romantic Guitar Duets

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    John Schneider is listed (or ranked) 65 on the list The Most Famous Classical Guitarists

    John Schneider

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    Jurassic Park, Superman: The Movie, Jaws

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    In Our Nature, Veneer, Remain EP

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    José Tomás

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    Juanjo Domínguez is listed (or ranked) 71 on the list The Most Famous Classical Guitarists

    Juanjo Domínguez

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    Baroque Guitar, Music of Spain, The Classical Guitar Collection

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    Karin Schaupp is listed (or ranked) 73 on the list The Most Famous Classical Guitarists

    Karin Schaupp Dreams, Layenda, Evocation

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    Kazuhito Yamashita is listed (or ranked) 74 on the list The Most Famous Classical Guitarists

    Kazuhito Yamashita Italian Serenade, Kazuhito Yamashita, Guitar Transcriptions

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    Kostas Grigoreas is listed (or ranked) 75 on the list The Most Famous Classical Guitarists

    Kostas Grigoreas

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    Bach Ground Blues & Green, Acapulco '22, The Concord Jazz Heritage ...

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    Llobet / Tárrega

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    Leo Brouwer is listed (or ranked) 79 on the list The Most Famous Classical Guitarists

    Leo Brouwer Leo Brouwer - Guitar Music Vol.2 (feat. Guitar: Elena Papandreou), Guitar ...

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    Leon Koudelak is listed (or ranked) 80 on the list The Most Famous Classical Guitarists

    Leon Koudelak Pavana Triste, Exotic Fruits, Moderne Werke fuer Gitarre

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    Possession, Hemispheres, Virtuoso Guitar

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    Liona Boyd is listed (or ranked) 82 on the list The Most Famous Classical Guitarists

    Liona Boyd Christmas Dreams, Miniatures for Guitar, Passport to Serenity

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    Sometime Ago, Cantos Y Danzas, Nylon & Steel

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    Marc Regnier is listed (or ranked) 86 on the list The Most Famous Classical Guitarists

    Marc Regnier Radames Gnattali: Solo and Chamber Works for Guitar

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    María Isabel Siewers is listed (or ranked) 88 on the list The Most Famous Classical Guitarists

    María Isabel Siewers

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    Maria Kämmerling is listed (or ranked) 89 on the list The Most Famous Classical Guitarists

    Maria Kämmerling

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    María Luisa Anido Concierto Magistral (feat. Aldo Rodríguez)

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    Martha Masters

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    Matthew McAllister is listed (or ranked) 93 on the list The Most Famous Classical Guitarists

    Matthew McAllister

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    Romantic Guitar Duets, Paganini / Gragnani / Giuliani: Duets for Violin ...

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    Máximo Diego Pujol

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    Complete Works for Guitar Duo (Claudio Maccari & Paolo Pugliese)

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    Suiten für Laute, Guitarra Espanola CD 1, Bach Guitar

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    Great Violin Concertos, Paganini for Two (violin: Gil Shaham, guitar: ...

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    Ólavur Jakobsen is listed (or ranked) 100 on the list The Most Famous Classical Guitarists

    Ólavur Jakobsen

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