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Famous Guitar Players from Germany

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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
age 64
Michael Schenker (born 10 January 1955) is a German rock guitarist who has played in UFO and led the Michael Schenker Group. He was an early member of Scorpions, the band co-founded by his elder ...more
John Denver is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Germany
Dec. at 54 (1943-1997)
Henry John Deutschendorf Jr. (December 31, 1943 – October 12, 1997), known professionally as John Denver, was an American singer-songwriter, record producer, actor, activist, and humanitarian, ...more
Zacky Vengeance is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Germany
age 38
Avenged Sevenfold (sometimes abbreviated as A7X) is an American heavy metal band from Huntington Beach, California, formed in 1999. The band's current lineup consists of lead vocalist M. ...more
Jackson Browne is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Germany
age 71
Clyde Jackson Browne (born October 9, 1948) 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 ...more
Uli Jon Roth is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Germany
age 65
Uli Jon Roth (born Ulrich Roth, 18 December 1954) is a German guitarist, who became famous as Scorpions' lead guitarist, and is one of the earliest contributors to the neoclassical metal genre. ...more
Wolf Hoffmann is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Germany
age 60
Wolf Hoffmann (born 10 December 1959) is a German guitarist, primarily known as guitarist and the last remaining original member in the German heavy metal band Accept since 1976. In 1997, he ...more
Pete Wentz is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Germany
age 40
Peter Lewis Kingston Wentz III (born June 5, 1979) is an American musician, singer, songwriter and record executive. He is best known for being the bassist, lyricist, and backing vocalist for ...more
Eric Von Schmidt is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Germany
Dec. at 76 (1931-2007)
Eric Von Schmidt (May 28, 1931 – February 2, 2007) was an American singer and guitarist, songwriter, painter and illustrator, and Grammy Award recipient. He was associated with the folk boom of ...more
Blixa Bargeld is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Germany
age 60
Blixa Bargeld (born Christian Emmerich on 12 January 1959) is a German musician active in a wide range of artistic fields. He is best known for his studio work and live performances with the ...more
John Kay is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Germany
age 75
John Kay (born Joachim Fritz Krauledat, 12 April 1944) is a German-born Canadian 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
age 56
Jan Vetter (born 27 October 1963), better known as Farin Urlaub (from the German Fahr in Urlaub! ("Go on holiday!"), after his love for travelling), is a German musician and ...more
Les Dudek is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Germany
age 67
Les Dudek (born August 2, 1952, at Naval Air Station, Quonset Point, Rhode Island, United States) is an American guitarist, singer and songwriter.In addition to his solo material, Dudek has ...more
Nadja Peulen is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Germany
age 44
Coal Chamber was an American nu metal band formed in Los Angeles, California in 1994. Prior to Coal Chamber, Dez Fafara and Meegs Rascón formed the band She's In Pain in 1992. The two ...more
Graham Coxon is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Germany
age 50
Graham Leslie Coxon (born 12 March 1969) 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 ...more
Jason Stollsteimer is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Germany
age 41
Jason Elliott Stollsteimer (born April 22, 1978) is an American musician who was the vocalist and guitarist for the indie rock band The Von Bondies, which disbanded in 2011. Stollsteimer also ...more
Matthias Jabs is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Germany
age 64
Matthias Jabs (born October 25, 1955) is a German guitarist and songwriter. He is best known for being the lead guitarist in the hard rock band Scorpions. He has played on all Scorpions studio ...more
Daniel Droste is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Germany
age 39
Daniel Droste (born 2 April 1980 in Mosbach) is a German musician. He was a member of Midnattsol between 2003 and 2010, and founded Ahab in 2006.
Oliver Fartach-Naini is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Germany
age 55
Oliver Fartach-Naini (born 1964) is a German guitarist living in Australia where he teaches at the Elder Conservatorium of Music, University of Adelaide. He is regularly involved in organising ...more
Andreas Paolo Perger is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Germany
age 49
Andreas Paolo Perger (born 1970 in Munich, Germany) is a contemporary Austrian guitarist, improviser, and composer of German-Polish and Austrian-Italian descent. His music, autobiographical in ...more
Guenter Schulz is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Germany
Günter Schulz (or Guenter Schulz) is a German musician, songwriter and former member of the industrial band KMFDM. His first credited appearance (as Svetlana Ambrosius, or Svet Am) was on ...more
Richard Zven Kruspe is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Germany
Richard Zven Kruspe age 52
Richard Zven Kruspe (born Sven Kruspe; 24 June 1967) is a German musician and guitarist of the German Neue Deutsche Härte band Rammstein, as well as the frontman of the band Emigrate.
John Denner is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Germany
John Denner age 47
Kurt Ebelhaeuser is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Germany
Kurt Ebelhaeuser
Kurt Ebelhäuser (Kurt Ebelhaeuser in English) 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 ...more
Tom Kaulitz is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Germany
age 30
Tokio Hotel is a German pop rock band, founded in 2001 by singer Bill Kaulitz, guitarist Tom Kaulitz, drummer Gustav Schäfer, and bassist Georg Listing. Its sound encompasses multiple ...more
Axel Rudi Pell is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Germany
age 59
Axel Rudi Pell (born 27 June 1960) is a German heavy metal guitar player who currently works as a lead guitarist for an unnamed backing band he founded as a solo work. He started off with the ...more