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Famous Guitar Players from Australia

Updated June 14, 2019 36.4k views95 items

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.

Use every item on this list for yours, from Andrew Stockdale to Rick Springfield.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the greatest Australian guitarists?" and "Which guitar players are from Australia?"

You can click on the names of these legendary guitarists of Australia in order to get more information about each one. If you're a guitar player or just love music you can use this list of talented Australian guitar players to find some new artists or bands that you might really enjoy.
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