Bands/Musicians Famous Guitar Players from Italy

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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
age 62
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

Bruce Springsteen is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Italy
age 69
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
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

John Oates is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Italy
age 69
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
age 36
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
age 39
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 56

Steve Albini is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Italy
age 56
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
Dec. 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
age 39
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
Dec. 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 Dec. 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
age 42
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
age 46
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

Mauro Giuliani is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Italy
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
age 51
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
age 64
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
age 54
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
age 41

Giorgio Gaber is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Italy
Dec. 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
age 66
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
age 65
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
age 71
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