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List of famous guitar players from Canada, listed alphabetically with photos of the guitarists when available. Canada 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 Canadian guitar players to ever live, so if you're a native of Canada and play guitar then this list should make you proud. If you're searching for a particular popular guitarist from Canada then you can use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

List is made up of many different guitarists, including Ben Mink and Logan Mader.

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

You can click on the names of these legendary guitarists of Canada 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 Canadian guitar players to find some new artists or bands that you might really enjoy.

Geddy Lee is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Canada
Geddy Lee age 65 Geddy Lee Weinrib, OC, known professionally as Geddy Lee, is a Canadian musician and songwriter, best known as the lead vocalist, bassist, and keyboardist for the Canadian rock group Rush. Lee ...more

Neil Young is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Canada
Neil Young age 73 Neil Young is a singer-songwriter, Musician,film score composer, film producer, film director, actor and screenwriter.

Alex Lifeson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Canada
Alex Lifeson age 65 Aleksandar Živojinović OC, better known by his stage name Alex Lifeson, is a Canadian musician, best known as the guitarist of the Canadian rock band Rush. In 1963, Lifeson co-founded the band ...more

Leonard Cohen is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Canada
Leonard Cohen age 84 Leonard Norman Cohen, CC GOQ is a Canadian singer–songwriter, musician, poet, and novelist. His work has explored religion, politics, isolation, sexuality, and personal relationships. Cohen has ...more

Avril Lavigne is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Canada
Avril Lavigne age 34 Avril Ramona Lavigne is a Canadian-French singer and songwriter. She was born in Belleville, Ontario, and spent most of her youth in the town of Napanee. By the age of 15, she had appeared on ...more

Sarah McLachlan is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Canada
Sarah McLachlan age 50 Sarah Ann McLachlan, OC, OBC is a Canadian musician, singer, songwriter, and pianist. Known for her emotional ballads and mezzo-soprano vocal range, as of 2009, she has sold over 40 million ...more

Bryan Adams is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Canada
Bryan Adams age 59 Bryan Guy Adams, OC OBC is a Canadian singer, musician, producer, actor, social activist, and photographer. Adams has been one of the most successful figures of the world of rock music during ...more

Jason Hook is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Canada
Jason Hook age 48 Jason Hook is a Canadian guitarist, record producer, songwriter and session musician. He is best known as the current lead guitarist of the heavy metal band Five Finger Death Punch.

Barry Stock is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Canada
Barry Stock age 44 Barry Stock is the lead guitarist of the Canadian rock band Three Days Grace.

Gaston Gagnon is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Canada
Gaston Gagnon age 66 Gaston Gagnon has been involved in the music business since an early age. As a teenager, he learned to play the guitar listening to master guitarists Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton and other greats... ...more

Robbie Robertson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Canada
Robbie Robertson age 75 Robbie Robertson, OC is a Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist best known for his work as lead guitarist and primary songwriter within The Band. As a songwriter, Robertson is credited for ...more

Jeff Healey is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Canada
Jeff Healey Died at 42 (1966-2008) Norman Jeffrey "Jeff" Healey was a blind Canadian jazz and blues-rock vocalist and guitarist who attained musical and personal popularity, particularly in the 1980s and 1990s.

Jesse Rivest is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Canada
Jesse Rivest age 41 Jesse Rivest is a Canadian singer-songwriter currently residing in New Zealand. His main instruments are voice and guitar. He has toured British Columbia, as well as Australia and New Zealand as ...more

Nick Gilder is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Canada
Nick Gilder age 67 Nicholas George "Nick" Gilder, is an English-Canadian musician who first came to prominence as the frontman for the glam rock band Sweeney Todd. He later had a successful solo career ...more

Chad Kroeger is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Canada
Chad Kroeger age 44 Chad Robert Kroeger is a Canadian musician and producer best known as the lead vocalist and guitarist for the Canadian rock band Nickelback. In addition to his work with Nickelback, Kroeger has ...more

Pierre Bouvier is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Canada
Pierre Bouvier age 39 Pierre Charles Bouvier is a Canadian musician and composer who is best known as the lead singer and occasional guitarist of the pop punk band Simple Plan.

Frank Marino is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Canada
Frank Marino age 64 Francesco Antonio "Frank" Marino is an Italian Canadian guitarist, leader of Canadian hard rock band Mahogany Rush. Often compared to Jimi Hendrix, he is acknowledged as one of the ...more

Jeff Stinco is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Canada
Jeff Stinco age 40 Jean-François "Jeff" Stinco is a French-Canadian musician, who is best known as the lead guitarist for pop punk band Simple Plan.

Ben Mink is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Canada
Ben Mink age 67 Benjamin Mink is a Canadian songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer, best known as a long-time collaborator with Canadian singer k.d. lang.

Jim Byrnes is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Canada
Jim Byrnes age 70 James Thomas Kevin "Jim" Byrnes is a blues musician, guitarist, and actor.

Amos Garrett is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Canada
Amos Garrett age 77 Amos Garrett is an American-Canadian musician, performer, and author. He holds dual citizenship and was raised in Toronto and Montreal. He is best known for his guitar solo on Maria Muldaur's ...more

Deryck Whibley is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Canada
Deryck Whibley age 38 Deryck Jason Whibley is a Canadian musician and producer, best known for his work as the guitarist, lead vocalist, songwriter and producer of the Juno Award-winning and Grammy Award-nominated ...more

Pat Travers is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Canada
Pat Travers age 64 Patrick Henry "Pat" Travers is a Canadian rock guitarist, keyboardist and singer who began his recording career with Polydor Records in the mid-1970s. Pat Thrall, Nicko McBrain, Mick ...more

Bruce Cockburn is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Canada
Bruce Cockburn age 73 Bruce Douglas Cockburn OC is a Canadian guitarist and singer-songwriter whose career spans over 40 years. His song styles range from folk to jazz-influenced rock and his lyrics cover a broad ...more

John Kay is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Canada
John Kay age 74 John Kay is a German-Canadian-American rock singer, songwriter, and guitarist known as the frontman of Steppenwolf.

Ed Robertson is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Canada
Ed Robertson age 48 Lloyd Edward Elwyn "Ed" Robertson is a Canadian musician, best known as the lead singer, guitarist, and songwriter of the band Barenaked Ladies. He, along with former member Steven ...more

Dave Baksh is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Canada
Dave Baksh age 38 David Nizam "Brownsound" Baksh is a Canadian musician, singer and producer best known as the ex-lead guitarist of punk rock band Sum 41, but has since become a singer/guitarist in his ...more

Rik Emmett is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Canada
Rik Emmett age 65 Richard Gordon "Rik" Emmett is a vocalist, guitarist, and founding member of the Canadian rock band Triumph. Emmett left Triumph in 1988 to pursue a solo career. His first solo album, ...more

Ryan Peake is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Canada
Ryan Peake age 45 Ryan Peak is a Canadian guitarist and member of the band Nickelback.

Jim West is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Canada
Jim West age 65 James "Jim" West, also known as Kimo West, is a Canadian guitarist, best known for working with "Weird Al" Yankovic. He auditioned for Yankovic after being introduced by ...more

Ian D'Sa is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Canada
Ian D'Sa age 43 Ian D'Sa is an English-Canadian guitarist for the band Billy Talent.

Raine Maida is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Canada
Raine Maida age 48 Raine Maida CM, is a Canadian musician best known as being the lead vocalist and primary songwriter of the alternative rock band Our Lady Peace. He has come to be known for his unique ...more

Liona Boyd is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Canada
Liona Boyd age 69 Liona Maria Carolynne Boyd, CM, O.Ont, is a Canadian classical guitarist, composer, songwriter and singer. Boyd was born in London, England on July 11, 1949, moved to Canada with her parents ...more

Nicholas Tse is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Canada
Nicholas Tse age 38 Nicholas Tse a.k.a. Tse Ting-fung, Chinese: 謝霆鋒, is a Hong Kong actor, singer, songwriter, musician and entrepreneur. Tse is a member of the Emperor Entertainment Group. Tse initially entered ...more

Amy Millan is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Canada
Amy Millan age 45 Amy Millan is a Canadian indie rock singer and guitarist. She records and performs with the bands Stars and Broken Social Scene as well as having a successful solo career. Her second solo album, ...more

Mike Turner is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Canada
Mike Turner age 55 Michael A. "Mike" Turner is an English-born Canadian musician and producer. He is the former lead guitarist of the band Our Lady Peace. After his departure from OLP he began producing ...more

Devon Sproule is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Canada
Devon Sproule age 36 Devon Sproule is a musician based for many years in Charlottesville, Virginia. She married musician and singer-songwriter Paul Curreri in 2005. She shared the prestigious ASCAP Foundation Sammy ...more

Danny Marino is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Canada
Danny Marino age 34

Don Ross is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Canada
Don Ross age 58 Donald James Ross, or Don Ross, is a Canadian fingerstyle guitarist. He is the only person to twice win the US National Fingerstyle Guitar Championship. His album Huron Street reached the top ...more

Steven Page is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Canada
Steven Page age 48 Steven Jay Page is a Canadian musician. Along with Ed Robertson, he was a founding member, lead singer, guitarist, and a primary songwriter of the music group Barenaked Ladies. He left the band ...more

Annabelle Chvostek is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Canada
Annabelle Chvostek age 45 Annabelle Chvostek is a Canadian singer-songwriter based in Montreal. She is known for her rich singing voice, compelling lyrics and genre-spanning musicality, as well as her Juno-nominated work ...more

Erik Mongrain is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Canada
Erik Mongrain age 38 Erik Mongrain is a Canadian composer and guitarist. He uses a unique acoustic style with a wide array of different techniques, approaches and textures reminiscent of Michael Hedges.

Melissa McClelland is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Canada
Melissa McClelland age 39 Melissa McClelland is an American-born Canadian singer-songwriter who lived in Hamilton, Ontario, in her youth and now bases her career from Toronto. McClelland's music is influenced by blues ...more

Jim Cuddy is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Canada
Jim Cuddy age 63 James Gordon "Jim" Cuddy is a Canadian singer-songwriter primarily associated with the band Blue Rodeo.

Justin Rutledge is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Canada
Justin Rutledge age 39 Justin Rutledge is a Toronto-based alt-country singer-songwriter signed to Outside Music. Rutledge's musical style is often compared to that of American alt-country singer Ryan Adams. His ...more

Craig Northey is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Canada
Craig Northey age 56 Craig Northey is a Canadian musician and film and TV composer. He's one of the founding members of the band Odds. Odds released four albums between 1991 and 1996. They were best known for the ...more

Anthony Gomes is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Canada
Anthony Gomes age 48 Anthony Gomes is a Canadian blues and blues rock guitarist and singer. He was born to a Portuguese father and a French-Canadian mother. After his 1998 debut album release Blues in Technicolor, ...more

Celso Machado is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Canada
Celso Machado age 65 Celso Machado is a Brazilian world music guitarist, percussionist and multi-instrumentalist who lives in Gibsons, British Columbia, Canada. For over forty years he has performed on concert ...more

Jerry Fielden is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Canada
Jerry Fielden age 61

Elizabeth Anka Vajagic is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Canada
Elizabeth Anka Vajagic Elizabeth Anka Vajagic is a singer and guitarist who was born in Montreal, Canada, currently signed to noted independent label Constellation Records. She has worked with members of Godspeed You! ...more