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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 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
Dec. 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
age 38
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
age 71
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
age 65
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
age 60
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
age 40
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
Dec. 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
age 60
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
age 75
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
age 56
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
age 67
Les Dudek is an American guitarist.
Nadja Peulen is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Germany
age 44
Graham Coxon is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Germany
age 50
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
Jason Stollsteimer is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Germany
age 41
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
age 64
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
age 39
Daniel Droste is a musician based in Germany.
Oliver Fartach-Naini is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Germany
age 55
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
age 49
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
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
age 52
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.
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 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
age 30
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
age 59
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