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

List is made up of many different guitarists, including Luca Turilli and Luigi Legnani.

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

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

Joe Satriani is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Italy
Joe Satriani age 61 - Joseph "Joe" Satriani is an American instrumental rock guitarist and multi-instrumentalist. Early in his career, Satriani worked as a guitar instructor, with many of his former ...more

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Bruce Springsteen is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Italy
Bruce Springsteen age 68 - Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen is an American singer-songwriter, guitarist and humanitarian. He is best known for his work with his E Street Band. Nicknamed "The Boss", Springsteen ...more

Zacky Vengeance is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Italy
Zacky Vengeance age 36 - 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

John Oates is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Italy
John Oates age 68 - John William Oates is an American rock, R&B and soul guitarist, musician, songwriter and producer best known as half of the rock and soul duo, Hall & Oates. Although Oates's main role in ...more

Robert Schwartzman is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Italy
Robert Schwartzman age 35 - Robert Coppola Schwartzman is an American actor and musician. Schwartzman is also best known as the lead vocalist of the rock/pop band Rooney. He has also acted in the short black-and-white film ...more

Brian Viglione is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Italy
Brian Viglione age 38 - Brian Viglione is the drummer for The Dresden Dolls and Violent Femmes. He was also a prominent member of New York City's cabaret punk orchestra, The World/Inferno Friendship Society. Known for ...more

Davide Civaschi is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Italy
Davide Civaschi age 55

Steve Albini is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Italy
Steve Albini age 55 - Steve Albini is an American singer-songwriter, guitarist, record producer, audio engineer and music journalist. He was a member of Big Black, Rapeman and Flour, and is a member of Shellac. He is ...more

Giulio Regondi is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Italy
Giulio Regondi Died at 50 (1822-1872) - Giulio Regondi was an Italian classical guitarist, concertinist and composer. Regondi was a child prodigy. Fernando Sor dedicated his Souvenir d'amitié, op. 46 to Regondi in 1831, when ...more

Ettore Rigotti is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Italy
Ettore Rigotti age 38 - Ettore Rigotti is a musical artist.

Olaf Thörsen is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Italy
Olaf Thörsen Carlo Andrea Magnani is a member of the musical group Labyrinth.

Francesco Corbetta is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Italy
Francesco Corbetta Died at 66 (1615-1681) - Francesco Corbetta was an Italian guitar virtuoso, teacher and composer. He spent his early career in Italy. He seems to have worked as a teacher in Bologna where the guitarist and composer ...more

Pierluigi Cimma is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Italy
Pierluigi Cimma Died at 65 (1941-2006) - Pierluigi Cimma or Pier Luigi Cimma, was an Italian composer, lutenist, guitarist and teacher. Cimma was born in Turin. He was the longtime chairman of the guitar department at the Conservatorio ...more

Alessandro Cortini is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Italy
Alessandro Cortini age 41 - Alessandro Cortini is an Italian musician best known for touring and recording with the American band Nine Inch Nails from 2004 to 2008, and he rejoined the band in spring 2013. Currently, ...more

Luca Turilli is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Italy
Luca Turilli age 45 - Luca Turilli is an Italian musician and songwriter. He is one of the founders of the symphonic power metal band Rhapsody of Fire. He also worked on a trilogy of solo albums as Luca Turilli, and ...more

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Mauro Giuliani is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Italy
Mauro Giuliani Died at 48 (1781-1829) - Mauro Giuseppe Sergio Pantaleo Giuliani was an Italian guitarist, cellist, singer, and composer. He was a leading guitar virtuoso of the early 19th century.

Ferdinando Carulli is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Italy
Ferdinando Carulli Died at 71 (1770-1841) - Ferdinando Maria Meinrado Francesco Pascale Rosario Carulli was an Italian composer for classical guitar and the author of the influential Méthode complète pour guitare ou lyre, ...more

Ralph Santolla is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Italy
Ralph Santolla age 50 - Ralph Santolla is an Italian-American metal guitarist. He has played in many bands in the past, most recently Deicide, but also including Eyewitness, Death, Millenium, Iced Earth, and the ...more

Sergio Caputo is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Italy
Sergio Caputo age 63 - Sergio Caputo is an Italian artist, writer, composer, and guitarist. He began in Europe with the success of his first LP released in 1983. With a style of jazz and Latin-jazz pop. Sergio's ...more

Roberto Fabbri is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Italy
Roberto Fabbri age 53 - Roberto Fabbri is a classical guitarist, composer, teacher and writer born in Rome, Italy, in 1964.

Marco Biazzi is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Italy
Marco Biazzi age 40

Giorgio Gaber is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Italy
Giorgio Gaber Died at 64 (1939-2003) - Giorgio Gaber, byname of Giorgio Gaberscik, was an Italian singer, composer, actor and playwright. He was also an accomplished guitar player and author of one of the first rock songs in Italian. ...more

Beppe Gambetta is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Italy
Beppe Gambetta age 65 - Beppe Gambetta is an Italian musician born in Genoa in 1955. An acoustic guitar flatpicker and singer, Beppe has been called a "virtual United Nations of influences: Italian, Ukrainian, ...more

Marcello Capra is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Italy
Marcello Capra age 64 - Marcello Capra is an Italian guitarist. His style enables the listener to hear a rhythm although everything is played on guitar.

Carlo Domeniconi is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Italy
Carlo Domeniconi age 70 - Carlo Domeniconi is an Italian guitarist and composer known as a concert artist in both the classical and jazz idioms. Born in Cesena, Italy, he received his first instruction with Carmen Lenzi ...more

Simone Iannarelli is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Italy
Simone Iannarelli age 47 - Simone Iannarelli is a composer and classical guitarist born in Rome, Italy, in 1970. He is professor of guitar in Mexico, at the University of Colima's Faculty of Fine Arts Music Department. ...more

Francesco Molino is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Italy
Francesco Molino Died at 72 (1775-1847) - Francesco Molino was an Italian guitarist, violinist, and composer.

Domenico Nordio is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Italy
Domenico Nordio age 46 - Domenico Nordio is an Italian violinist who was born in Piove di Sacco. Nordio studied violin with Corrado Romano and Michèle Auclair. He began his concert career very young, winning the ...more

Matteo Carcassi is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Italy
Matteo Carcassi Died at 61 (1792-1853) - Matteo Carcassi was a famous Italian guitarist and composer. Carcassi began with the piano, but learned guitar when still a child. He quickly gained a reputation as a virtuoso concert guitarist. ...more

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Antonio Forcione is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Italy
Antonio Forcione age 57 - Antonio Forcione is an Italian-born guitarist-composer. Winner of numerous awards, he has released 18 albums of largely original material. He tours internationally in festivals and for charity ...more

Luca Princiotta is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Italy
Luca Princiotta age 35 - Luca Princiotta, born July 12, 1982 in Como, is an Italian guitarist. He began his career playing in the thrash metal band Deathector between 1996 and 1998, before joining the Iron Maiden ...more

Oscar Ghiglia is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Italy
Oscar Ghiglia age 79 - Oscar Ghiglia is an Italian classical guitarist.

Giovanni Battista Granata is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Italy
Giovanni Battista Granata Giovanni Battista Granata was an Italian Baroque guitar player and composer. He is generally known as the most prolific guitarist of the 17th century, publishing seven books during his lifetime. ...more

Angelo Gilardino is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Italy
Angelo Gilardino age 76 - Angelo Gilardino is an Italian composer, guitarist and musicologist.

Cristiano Migliore is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Italy
Cristiano Migliore age 46 - Cristiano Migliore (born May 20, 1971 in Milan, Italy) is a guitarist in the Italian metal band Lacuna Coil. Some of Chris's favorite bands are said to be The Police, Meshuggah, Carcass, At the ...more

Henri Crolla is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Italy
Henri Crolla Died at 40 (1920-1960) - Henri Crolla was an Italian jazz guitarist and film composer. Born in Naples, Campania, Italy, to a family of itinerant Neapolitan musicians, he moved with his family to Porte de Choisy in ...more

Marco Aurelio Zani de Ferranti is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Italy
Marco Aurelio Zani de Ferranti Died at 77 (1801-1878) - Marco Aurelio Zani de Ferranti was a classical guitarist and composer.

Walter Lupi is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Italy
Walter Lupi age 57 - Walter Lupi is an Italian guitarist, born in Milan, in 1960. He began playing the guitar at age 10, largely self-taught. Later he studied music theory, harmony and classical guitar receiving a ...more

Luigi Legnani is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Italy
Luigi Legnani Died at 87 (1790-1877) - Luigi Rinaldo Legnani was an Italian guitarist, singer, composer and luthier. He is not to be confused with the sculptor Luigi Legnani. Born in Ferrara, Legnani was trained as a string player ...more