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

This is a list that features guitarists like Piet Sielck and Adam Darr.

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

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

Michael Schenker is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Germany
Michael Schenker age 63 - Michael Schenker is a German rock guitarist, best known for his tenure in UFO, in addition to his solo band. He first rose to fame as an early member of the Scorpions, then achieved fame in the ...more

John Denver is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Germany
John Denver Died at 54 (1943-1997) - Henry John Deutschendorf, Jr., known professionally as John Denver, was an American singer-songwriter, actor, activist and humanitarian, whose greatest commercial success was as a solo singer, ...more

Zacky Vengeance is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Germany
Zacky Vengeance age 37 - Zachary James Baker, better known by his stage name Zacky Vengeance, is an American musician, best known as the rhythm guitarist, backing vocalist, and founding member for the American heavy ...more

Jackson Browne is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Germany
Jackson Browne age 70 - Clyde Jackson Browne is an American singer-songwriter and musician who has sold over 18 million albums in the United States. Coming to prominence in the 1970s, Browne has written and recorded ...more

Uli Jon Roth is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Germany
Uli Jon Roth age 64 - Uli Jon Roth is a German guitarist, who became famous as Scorpions lead guitarist, and is one of the earliest contributors to the neo-classical metal genre. He is also the founder of Sky Academy ...more

Wolf Hoffmann is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Germany
Wolf Hoffmann age 59 - Wolf Hoffmann is a German guitarist, primarily known as guitarist in the German heavy metal band Accept since 1976. In 1997, he released the album Classical with rock versions of classical ...more

Pete Wentz is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Germany
Pete Wentz age 39 - Peter Lewis Kingston "Pete" Wentz III, known professionally as Pete Wentz, is an American musician best known for being the bassist, primary lyricist and backing vocalist for the ...more

Eric Von Schmidt is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Germany
Eric Von Schmidt Died at 76 (1931-2007) - Eric Von Schmidt was an American singer-songwriter and Grammy Award recipient. He was associated with the folk/blues revival of the 1960s and a key part of the East Coast folk music scene that ...more

Blixa Bargeld is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Germany
Blixa Bargeld age 59 - Blixa Bargeld is a German-born musician active in a number of artistic fields. He is best known for his studio work and live performances with the groups Einstürzende Neubauten and Nick ...more

John Kay is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Germany
John Kay age 74 - John Kay is a German-Canadian-American rock singer, songwriter, and guitarist known as the frontman of Steppenwolf.

Farin Urlaub is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Germany
Farin Urlaub age 55 - Jan Ulrich Max Vetter, better known as Farin Urlaub is a German musician and songwriter. He is best known as the guitarist/vocalist for the German punk rock band Die Ärzte. Vetter has been ...more

Les Dudek is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Germany
Les Dudek age 66 - Les Dudek is an American guitarist.

Nadja Peulen is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Germany
Nadja Peulen age 43

Graham Coxon is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Germany
Graham Coxon age 49 - Graham Leslie Coxon is an English musician, singer-songwriter and painter who came to prominence as a founding member of the rock band Blur. As the group's lead guitarist and secondary vocalist, ...more

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Jason Stollsteimer is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Germany
Jason Stollsteimer age 40 - Jason Elliott Stollsteimer is an American musician who was the vocalist and guitarist for the indie rock band The Von Bondies, which disbanded in 2011. Stollsteimer also was the main songwriter ...more

Matthias Jabs is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Germany
Matthias Jabs age 63 - Matthias Jabs is a German guitarist and songwriter. He is best known for being the lead/rhythm guitarist in the hard rock band Scorpions. He has played on all Scorpions studio albums starting ...more

Daniel Droste is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Germany
Daniel Droste age 38 - Daniel Droste is a musician based in Germany.

Oliver Fartach-Naini is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Germany
Oliver Fartach-Naini age 54 - Oliver Fartach-Naini is a German guitarist living in Australia where he teaches at the Elder Conservatorium of Music, University of Adelaide.

Andreas Paolo Perger is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Germany
Andreas Paolo Perger age 48 - Andreas Paolo Perger is a contemporary Austrian/ German/ Italian guitarist, improviser, and composer. His work, autobiographical in nature, is drawing from a variety of traditional and ...more

Guenter Schulz is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Germany
Guenter Schulz Günter Schulz is a German-born guitarist formerly of the band KMFDM. His first credited appearance was on the band's Naïve album. He continued using that stage name until 1995's Nihil. ...more

Richard Zven Kruspe is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Germany
Richard Zven Kruspe age 51 - Richard Zven Kruspe is a German musician and guitarist of the German Neue Deutsche Härte band Rammstein, as well as the frontman of the band Emigrate.

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John Denner is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Germany
John Denner age 46

Kurt Ebelhaeuser is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Germany
Kurt Ebelhaeuser Kurt Ebelhäuser is a German musician/producer and probably best known for his work as guitarist for the indie rock band blackmail. He is also singer and guitarist for Scumbucket. Both bands ...more

Tom Kaulitz is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Germany
Tom Kaulitz age 29 - Tom Kaulitz (born September 1, 1989) is a German musician and the guitarist of the band Tokio Hotel. He has an identical twin brother, Bill, who is the lead singer of the band.

Axel Rudi Pell is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Germany
Axel Rudi Pell age 58 - Axel Rudi Pell is a German heavy metal guitar player and his eponymous band. He started off with the band Steeler before leaving to start his solo career in 1989. During this time, he has played ...more

Paul Landers is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Germany
Paul Landers age 54 - Paul Landers is a German musician, notable as guitarist for the Neue Deutsche Härte band Rammstein.

Rudolf Schenker is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Germany
Rudolf Schenker age 70 - Rudolf Schenker is a German guitarist and founding member of hard rock band Scorpions, being the rhythm/lead guitarist and one of the main songwriters of the band.

Alexander Hacke is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Germany
Alexander Hacke age 53 - Alexander Hacke is a guitarist, bass guitarist, singer, musician and record producer from Germany. He is primarily known as a longtime member of the influential German industrial music group ...more

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Sascha Paeth is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Germany
Sascha Paeth age 48 - Sascha Paeth is a German guitarist, bassist, musical producer, and mixer known for working with heavy metal bands such as Avantasia, Edguy, Angra, Shaaman, Rhapsody of Fire, Kamelot, After ...more

Miland Petrozza is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Germany
Miland Petrozza age 52 - Miland "Mille" Petrozza is a German guitarist and singer. He is best known for being the lead vocalist and guitarist of the band Kreator. He also had a school-band named Tyrant. ...more

Ottmar Liebert is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Germany
Ottmar Liebert age 59 - Ottmar Liebert is a German guitarist, songwriter, and producer best known for his Spanish-influenced easy listening music. A five-time Grammy Award nominee, Liebert has received 38 Gold and ...more

Oliver Palotai is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Germany
Oliver Palotai age 44 - Oliver Palotai is a classically trained German musician of Hungarian ancestry, best known as a member of the power metal band Kamelot and of Doro Pesch's touring band.

Jens Gad is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Germany
Jens Gad age 52 - Jens Gad is a songwriter, producer and guitarist. He was previously the co-producer for the musical project, Enigma. Currently, he is releasing albums under the name of Jens Gad Presents for his ...more

Uri Frost is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Germany
Uri Frost age 56 - Uri Frost, is an Israeli rock guitarist, producer and director. Frost's dark and often intellectual art and music are informed by a sense of rootlessness and exile. As an introverted artist he ...more

Sascha Gerstner is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Germany
Sascha Gerstner age 41 - Sascha Gerstner is a German musician and songwriter, best known as one of the guitarists and backing vocalists of power metal band Helloween since 2003. He is also a former member of Freedom

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Michael Karoli is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Germany
Michael Karoli Died at 53 (1948-2001) - Michael Karoli was a German guitarist, violinist and composer. He was a founding member of the influential krautrock band Can. Michael Karoli was born and grew up in Straubing, Bavaria, moving ...more

Marcus Wiebusch is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Germany
Marcus Wiebusch age 50 - Marcus Wiebusch is a German musician and lyricist. From 1992 to 1999 he played in the political punk-band ...But Alive, for which he sang, played guitar, and wrote lyrics. He also had two even ...more

Roland Grapow is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Germany
Roland Grapow age 59 - Roland Grapow is a professional guitarist and music producer. Grapow is best known for his time in the leading power metal band Helloween, who he played with for 12 years after replacing ...more

Zeno Roth is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Germany
Zeno Roth age 62 - Zeno Roth is a German guitarist and songwriter, playing in a neoclassical/blues style. He is the younger brother of guitarist Uli Jon Roth.

Thomas Müller-Pering is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Germany
Thomas Müller-Pering age 60 - Thomas Müller-Pering is a classical guitarist from Germany. He studied under Prof. Tadashi Sasaki at the Hochschule für Musik Köln and performed in the master classes of John ...more

Adam Darr is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Germany
Adam Darr Died at 55 (1811-1866) - Adam Darr was a German classical guitarist, singer, zither player and composer.

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Klaus "Major" Heuser age 61 - Klaus „Major“ Heuser is a German musician and producer. He found fame as the lead guitarist of the Cologne rock band BAP. His musical influences are the Rolling Stones, especially Keith ...more

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Manuel Göttsching is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Germany
Manuel Göttsching age 66 - Manuel Göttsching is a German musician and composer. As the leader of the group Ash Ra Tempel or Ashra, one of the most notable German groups of the 1970s and 80s, as well as a solo artist, ...more

Frank Bornemann is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Germany
Frank Bornemann age 73 - Frank Bornemann is the guitarist and vocalist for German progressive rock band Eloy. He has been the only consistent member of the band since its formation in 1969. Bornemann is currently a ...more

Emil Schult is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Germany
Emil Schult age 72 - Emil Schult is a German painter, poet and musician. He is most famous for his collaborations with the electronic music band Kraftwerk. He has created most of their sleeve designs since 1973. He ...more

Piet Sielck is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Germany
Piet Sielck age 54 - Piet Sielck is a power metal guitarist and vocalist. He is member of the power/speed metal band Iron Savior as well as owner of the studio Powerhouse in Hamburg.

Michael Sagmeister is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Germany
Michael Sagmeister age 59 - Michael Sagmeister is a German Jazz guitarist. Sagmeister gained first prominence when he performed in 1975 at the Frankfurt Jazz Festival. The following year he founded the Michael Sagmeister ...more

Alasdair Roberts is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Germany
Alasdair Roberts Alasdair Roberts is a Scottish folk musician. He released a number of albums under the name Appendix Out and, following the 2001 album The Night is Advancing, under his own name. Roberts was ...more

Tilman Hoppstock is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Germany
Tilman Hoppstock age 57 - Tilman Hoppstock is a classical guitarist from Germany.

Tobias Kassung is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Germany
Tobias Kassung age 41 - Tobias Kassung is a German classical guitarist and composer. He studied with Prof. Hubert Käppel at the Hochschule für Musik Köln and continued his studies with Simon Dinnigan at ...more