Australian Music Famous Guitar Players from Australia

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

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Angus Young is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Australia
age 64
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
Andy Gibb is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Australia
Dec. 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
age 69
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
age 39
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
age 39
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
age 66
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
age 51
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
age 53
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
age 44
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
age 45
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
Dec. 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
age 68
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
age 36
Shimon Moore appeared in the 2011 film The Day.
Phil Rudd is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Australia
age 64
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
age 66
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
John Butler is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Australia
age 43
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
age 42
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
age 60
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 Dec. 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 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
age 33
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
age 45
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
age 63
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
age 69
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
age 49
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