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List of famous guitar players from France, listed alphabetically with photos of the guitarists when available. France 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 French guitar players to ever live, so if you're a native of France and play guitar then this list should make you proud. If you're searching for a particular popular guitarist from France 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 French guitarists?" and "Which guitar players are from France?"

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Charo is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Guitar Players from France
Charo age 67 María del Rosario Mercedes Pilar Martínez Molina Baeza, professionally known by her mononymous stage name Charo, is a Spanish-American actress, comedian, and flamenco guitarist. ...more

Colbie Caillat is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Guitar Players from France
Colbie Caillat age 32 Colbie Marie Caillat is an American pop singer-songwriter and acoustic guitarist from Malibu, California. She debuted in 2007 with Coco, which included hit singles "Bubbly" and ...more

Izzy Stradlin is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Guitar Players from France
Izzy Stradlin age 55 Jeffrey Dean Isbell, known by his stage name Izzy Stradlin, is an American musician and songwriter. He is best known as the co-founder and former rhythm guitarist of the hard rock band Guns N' ...more

Kamil Rustam is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Guitar Players from France
Kamil Rustam age 55 Kamil Rustam is a French guitarist, composer, arranger, songwriter and producer whose musical career has made known as a prolific musician in many different styles. Rustam was born in Amsterdam, ...more

Roland Dyens is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Guitar Players from France
Roland Dyens age 62 Roland Dyens is a French classical guitarist, composer, and arranger.

Marcel Dadi is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Guitar Players from France
Marcel Dadi Died at 45 (1951-1996) Marcel Dadi was a Tunisian-born Jewish French guitarist known for his finger-picking style which faithfully recreated the instrumental styles of American guitarists such as Chet Atkins, Merle ...more

Louis Chedid is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Guitar Players from France
Louis Chedid age 69 Louis Chedid is a French singer-songwriter of Lebanese origin.

Jeffrey Foucault is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Guitar Players from France
Jeffrey Foucault Jeffrey Foucault is a singer-songwriter from Whitewater, Wisconsin. His 2001 debut album, Miles from the Lightning, won much praise from critics and helped to kick-start a career of tours across ...more

Nick Valensi is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Guitar Players from France
Nick Valensi age 36 Nick Valensi is an American musician, guitarist of the American rock band The Strokes, in which he primarily plays lead guitar and occasionally rhythm guitar.

Stephan Forté is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Guitar Players from France
Stephan Forté age 39 Stephan Forté is a musician, whose main project is that of being the guitarist of the progressive neo-classical metal band Adagio.

J.B. Lenoir is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Guitar Players from France
J.B. Lenoir Died at 38 (1929-1967) J. B. Lenoir /ləˈnɔːr/ was an American blues guitarist and singer-songwriter, active in the 1950s and 1960s Chicago blues scene. Although his name is sometimes pronounced as French "L'n ...more

Vance DeGeneres is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Guitar Players from France
Vance DeGeneres age 63 Vance Elliott DeGeneres is an American actor, musician, film producer and screenwriter, known for his work in television. He is the older brother of actress and comedienne Ellen DeGeneres. After ...more

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Louis Bertignac is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Guitar Players from France
Louis Bertignac age 63 Louis Bertignac is a French guitarist, vocalist and songwriter. An ex Shakin' Street member and a founding member in 1976 of the rock band Téléphone, he formed Bertignac et les ...more

Laurent Brancowitz is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Guitar Players from France
Laurent Brancowitz age 44 Laurent Brancowitz is a musician best known for being one of the guitarists from the French alternative rock band Phoenix.

Benoit Bertrand is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Guitar Players from France
Benoit Bertrand il aime les chips comme tous les benoit

François Ovide is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Guitar Players from France
François Ovide Died at 50 (1952-2002) François Ovide was a French guitarist, best known for his longstanding collaborations with Albert Marcoeur and with John Greaves. Ovide grew up around Rouen. His first two band projects ...more

Fred Kakon is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Guitar Players from France
Fred Kakon age 44

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Biréli Lagrène is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Guitar Players from France
Biréli Lagrène age 51 Biréli Lagrène is a French guitarist and bassist. He came to prominence in the 1980s for his Django Reinhardt-influenced style on the guitar, as well as for being a jazz fusion ...more

Patrick launay is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Guitar Players from France
Patrick launay c'est le chemin qui est important !

Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Guitar Players from France
Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo age 43 Guillaume Emmanuel "Guy-Manuel" de Homem-Christo is a French electronic musician best known for being one half of the French house music duo Daft Punk, along with Thomas Bangalter. He ...more

Thomas Bangalter is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Guitar Players from France
Thomas Bangalter age 42 Thomas Bangalter is a French electronic musician best known for being one half of the French house music duo Daft Punk, alongside Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo. He has also recorded and released ...more

Sébastien Izambard is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Guitar Players from France
Sébastien Izambard age 44 Sébastien Izambard is a singer, producer and composer French self-taught artist. His voice is classified as vox populi but has a tenor tessitura. Member of the operatic pop musical ...more

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Jean-Pierre Danel is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Guitar Players from France
Jean-Pierre Danel age 49 Jean-Pierre Danel is a French guitarist, record producer, music writer and songwriter. He hit the #1 spot in France with his album Guitar Connection in 2006 which received a gold disc. Danel has ...more

Nicolas Godin is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Guitar Players from France
Nicolas Godin age 48 Nicolas Godin is a French musician best known for being half of the music duo Air.

David Fenech is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Guitar Players from France
David Fenech age 48 David Fenech is a French composer, guitarist and singer born on 19 July 1969 in Saint-Cloud, Hauts-de-Seine.

Paul Personne is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Guitar Players from France
Paul Personne age 68 Paul Personne is a French blues singer and guitarist.

Antoine Carré is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Guitar Players from France
Antoine Carré Antoine Carré was a baroque guitarist and composer. He published two books of guitar tablatures.

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Nicolas de Angelis is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Guitar Players from France
Nicolas de Angelis Nicolas de Angelis is a French guitarist.

Nguyên Lê is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Guitar Players from France
Nguyên Lê age 58 Nguyên Lê is a French Jazz musician and Composer of Vietnamese ancestry. His main instrument is guitar, and he also plays electric bass guitar and guitar synthesizer. He has released ...more

Napoléon Coste is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Guitar Players from France
Napoléon Coste Died at 78 (1805-1883) Claude Antoine Jean Georges Napoléon Coste was a French guitarist and composer.

Marc-Édouard Nabe is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Guitar Players from France
Marc-Édouard Nabe age 59 Marc-Édouard Nabe, whose real name is Alain-Marc-Édouard Zannini, is a French writer. He is also a painter, and a jazz guitarist.

Manitas de Plata is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Guitar Players from France
Manitas de Plata age 96 Manitas de Plata was a French flamenco guitarist. Despite achieving worldwide fame, he was known for disrespecting certain rhythmic rules that are traditional in flamenco.

Sylvain Luc is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Guitar Players from France
Sylvain Luc age 52 Sylvain Luc is a French jazz musician. His musicality, his great sense of improvisation and his virtuosity, and unique, technical abilities with the guitar have earned him high praises from all ...more

Krister Axel is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Guitar Players from France
Krister Axel age 43 Krister Axel is a French musician, poet and software engineer.

Thomas Dutronc is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Guitar Players from France
Thomas Dutronc age 44 Thomas Dutronc is a jazz French guitarist. His mother is the singer Françoise Hardy. His father is the singer, songwriter, guitarist, and film actor Jacques Dutronc. On 13 February 2008, ...more

François de Fossa is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Guitar Players from France
François de Fossa Died at 74 (1775-1849) François de Fossa was a French classical guitarist and composer.

Henry Padovani is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Guitar Players from France
Henry Padovani age 65 Henri Padovani commonly known as Henry Padovani, is a musician from the Mediterranean French isle of Corsica, noted for being the original guitarist with The Police. He was a member from January ...more