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List of famous guitar players from Australia, listed alphabetically with photos of the guitarists when available. Australia has produced some great guitar players over the years, including guitarists who specialize in rock, metal, jazz, folk, classical, acoustic and more. These are some of the best Australian guitar players to ever live, so if you're a native of Australia and play guitar then this list should make you proud. If you're searching for a particular popular guitarist from Australia then you can use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

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Angus Young is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Australia
Angus Young age 62 - Angus McKinnon Young is a Scottish-born Australian guitarist best known as a co-founder, lead guitarist, and songwriter of the Australian hard rock band, AC/DC. Known for his energetic ...more

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Andy Gibb is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Australia
Andy Gibb Died at 30 (1958-1988) - Andrew Roy "Andy" Gibb was an English singer, songwriter, musician, performer, and teen idol. He was the younger brother of Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb, the members of Bee Gees. Gibb ...more

Rick Springfield is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Australia
Rick Springfield age 68 - Rick Springfield is an Australian musician, singer-songwriter, actor and author. He was a member of the pop rock group Zoot from 1969 to 1971, then started his solo career with his début ...more

Brody Dalle is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Australia
Brody Dalle age 38 - Brody Dalle is an Australian-born singer-songwriter and guitarist. She is best known as the lead singer and guitarist of punk rock band the Distillers and later alternative rock band

Daniel Johns is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Australia
Daniel Johns age 38 - Daniel Paul Johns is an Australian musician, singer, and songwriter. Best known as the former front man of the rock band Silverchair, Johns is also one half of The Dissociatives with Paul Mac ...more

Malcolm Young is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Australia
Malcolm Young age 64 - Malcolm Mitchell Young is a retired guitarist best known as a founder, rhythm guitarist, backing vocalist and songwriter for the Australian hard rock band AC/DC. Except for a brief absence in ...more

Paul Colman is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Australia
Paul Colman age 50 - Paul Colman, is a British–Australian pop-rock guitarist, vocalist, pianist, and composer. Colman was born and brought up in London; his father is Australian and his mother is British. When he ...more

Johnny Diesel is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Australia
Johnny Diesel age 51 - Mark Denis Lizotte, is an American-born Australian musician, who has released material as leader of Johnny Diesel & the Injectors, under his birth name, or by the pseudonym Diesel. Two of ...more

Andrew Hansen is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Australia
Andrew Hansen age 43 - Andrew John Hansen is an Australian comedian and musician, best known for being a member of satirical team The Chaser. As a member of The Chaser, Hansen's television work includes co-writing and ...more

Daniel Jones is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Australia
Daniel Jones age 44 - Daniel Jones is a musician, songwriter, and record producer. He is best known for his part in the hugely popular Australian pop duo Savage Garden, whose international hit singles included the ...more

Billy Thorpe is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Australia
Billy Thorpe Died at 61 (1946-2007) - William Richard "Billy" Thorpe, AM was a renowned English-born Australian pop / rock singer-songwriter and musician. As lead singer of his band Billy Thorpe & the Aztecs, he had ...more

Graham Russell is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Australia
Graham Russell age 67 - Cyril Graham Russell is an English musician and singer/guitarist of the soft rock duo Air Supply.

Shimon Moore is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Australia
Shimon Moore age 35 - Shimon Moore appeared in the 2011 film The Day.

Phil Rudd is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Australia
Phil Rudd age 63 - Phillip Hugh Norman Rudd is a New Zealand-based Australian drummer, best known for his membership in Australian hard rock band AC/DC from 1975 until 1983, and again since 1994 although he has ...more

Colin Hay is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Australia
Colin Hay age 64 - Colin James Hay is a Scottish Australian musician and actor who made his mark during the 1980s as lead vocalist of the Australian band Men at Work, and later as a solo artist. Regarding his solo ...more

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John Butler is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Australia
John Butler age 42 - John Charles Wiltshire-Butler or John Charles Butler is an American-born Australian APRA and Aria-award winning singer, multi-instrumentalist musician, songwriter, record label owner and ...more

Jodi Martin is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Australia
Jodi Martin age 41 - Jodi Miranda Martin is an Australian singer-songwriter living in Sydney. Her professional music career began in mid-1996 while she was still a student, when she was the opening act for Arlo ...more

Sean Kelly is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Australia
Sean Kelly age 59 - Sean Patrick Kelly Born 9 November 1958, is an Australian singer, guitarist and song writer best known as a founding member of the bands Models, Absent Friends and The Dukes.

Mick Cocks is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Australia
Mick Cocks Died at 54 (1955-2009) - Michael Thomas "Mick" Cocks was an Australian musician, most noted for his guitar and songwriting work with Rose Tattoo. His original sound and style heavily influenced Guns N' Roses, ...more

Lisa Maxwell is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Australia
Lisa Maxwell Lisa Anne Maxwell is an Australian rock/pop/alternative artist from Benalla, in the north-east of Victoria, Australia. She has released on EP . Signed to an Arts Victoria funded music project ...more

Jaime Robbie Reyne is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Australia
Jaime Robbie Reyne age 32 - Jaime Robbie "JR" Reyne is an Australian singer/songwriter and actor.

Jason De Ron is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Australia
Jason De Ron age 44 - Jason De Ron is a musician from Melbourne, Australia, most notable for being the former guitarist for the death/doom band Paramaecium and co founder and guitarist of the avant garde/progressive ...more

Tommy Emmanuel is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Australia
Tommy Emmanuel age 62 - William Thomas "Tommy" Emmanuel AM is an Australian virtuoso guitarist and occasional singer and songwriter, best known for his complex fingerstyle technique, energetic performances ...more

Red Symons is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Australia
Red Symons age 68 - Red Symons is an actor and a film score composer.

Bernard Fanning is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Australia
Bernard Fanning age 48 - Bernard Fanning is an Australian musician and singer-songwriter. He is best known as the lead singer and frontman of Australian alternative rock band Powderfinger from its formation in 1989 to ...more

Ashley Naylor is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Australia
Ashley Naylor age 47 - Ashley Naylor is an Australian musician, best known for his guitar and vocals in Melbourne-based band Even. In 1987 at the age seventeen, Naylor fronted an indie rock band called The Swarm. He ...more

Stu Marshall is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Australia
Stu Marshall age 44 - Stu Marshall is a guitarist from Sydney, Australia. He is a member of Sydney heavy metal band Empires of Eden and Paindivision. Marshall is best known as a member of the Sydney metal band ...more

Ross Hannaford is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Australia
Ross Hannaford age 67 - Ross Andrew Hannaford is an Australian musician. He is often referred to by his nickname "Hanna". Widely regarded as one of the country's finest rock guitarists, he is best known for ...more

Xavier Rudd is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Australia
Xavier Rudd age 39 - Xavier Rudd is an Australian singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. He is well known on the music festival circuit for playing at musical festivals and concerts in Australia, North ...more

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Lincoln Bowen is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Australia
Lincoln Bowen age 40

Frank Gambale is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Australia
Frank Gambale age 59 - Frank Gambale is an Australian jazz fusion guitarist. He has released eleven studio albums over a period of three decades, and is renowned for his use of the sweep picking and economy picking ...more

Andrew Stockdale is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Australia
Andrew Stockdale age 41 - Andrew James Stockdale is an Australian rock musician, he is the lead singer, lead guitarist and the only mainstay member of the rock band Wolfmother, which formed in 2000. In 2007, alongside ...more

Davey Lane is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Australia
Davey Lane age 36 - David Daniel "Davey" Lane, is an Australian musician. He is the lead guitarist of You Am I, and lead singer-guitarist of The Pictures. He was also a guitarist in Australian supergroup,

Stuart MacLeod is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Australia
Stuart MacLeod age 40 - Stuart MacLeod from Scottish/English heritage is the guitarist and backup singer of the Australian band Eskimo Joe. He lives in South Fremantle, Western Australia. When he was seven he lived ...more

Bernard Carney is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Australia
Bernard Carney Bernard Carney is an all-round Australian musician, who has worked full-time in music for the past thirty-seven years. He is an award-winning songwriter, community choir director and guitar ...more

Jak Housden is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Australia
Jak Housden age 48 - Jak Housden is an Australian musician.

Peter Gifford is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Australia
Peter Gifford age 62 - Peter Gifford, sometimes known as "Giffo," is an Australian musician. From 1980 until 1987 he played bass guitar for Australian rock band Midnight Oil.

Craig Nicholls is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Australia
Craig Nicholls age 40 - Craig Robert Nicholls, is an Australian musician, best known as the lead singer, songwriter and guitarist of the Australian alternative rock band The Vines, of which he is the only mainstay ...more

John Williams is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Australia
John Williams age 76 - John Christopher Williams is an Australian-born British classical guitarist renowned for his ensemble playing as well as his interpretation and promotion of the modern classical guitar ...more

Chris Cheney is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Australia
Chris Cheney age 42 - Christopher John Cheney is an Australian rock musician, record producer and studio owner. He is the founding mainstay guitarist, songwriter and lead vocalist of the psychobilly band, The Living ...more

David Brown is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Australia
David Brown David Brown is a musician from Melbourne, Australia, who has played bass guitar or guitar in a series of improvisatory ensembles from 1978 to the present day. In 1978, David Tolley, David ...more

Daevid Allen is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Australia
Daevid Allen age 79 - Christopher David Allen, better known as Daevid Allen, sometimes credited as Divided Alien, was an Australian poet, guitarist, singer, composer and performance artist. He was co-founder of ...more

Cameron Muncey is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Australia
Cameron Muncey age 37 - Cameron Thane Muncey is an Australian guitarist and vocalist. He is the mainstay lead guitarist and one of the songwriters of Melbourne-based rock band Jet which formed in 2001. Muncey co-wrote ...more

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Darren Middleton is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Australia
Darren Middleton age 46 - Darren Middleton is best known as lead guitarist and songwriter for alternative rock band Powderfinger. He was also lead singer/songwriter for Drag, currently touring his solo album ...more

Andrew Farriss is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Australia
Andrew Farriss age 58 - Andrew Charles Farriss is a rock musician and multi-instrumentalist best known as the keyboardist, backing vocalist, and main composer for the Australian band INXS.

Nic Cester is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Australia
Nic Cester age 38 - Nicholas John "Nic" Cester is an Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist, known for being the frontman in rock band Jet. Cester is also a founder of the Australian supergroup The ...more

Michael Fryar is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Australia
Michael Fryar

John Brewster is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Australia
John Brewster John Brewster is an Australian guitarist who has played in a number of Australian rock bands, including The Angels and The Party Boys.

Dominic Killalea is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Australia
Dominic Killalea Dominic Killalea is a New Zealand musician who was a Sydney-based indie rock singer-songwriter and guitarist who played in different bands during the 1980s and 1990s including The Upbeat, The Go ...more

Waleed Aly is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Australia
Waleed Aly age 39 - Waleed Aly is an Australian radio and television presenter who was born in Melbourne to Egyptian parents. Aly joined the panel of the Network Ten news/current affairs program The Project in ...more