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Famous Guitar Players from Spain

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Spanish music is the sound of love. If you're looking for romance and epic skill, check out this lhis list of famous guitar players from Spain, named alphabetically with photos of the guitarists when available. Music fans might also be interested in musicians who were electrocuted while performing onstage and famous bands that changed lead singers. Spain 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 Spanish guitar players to ever live.

If you're a native of Spain and play guitar, then this list should make you proud. Everyone from Miguel Llobet to Fernando Sor is included. If you're searching for a particular popular guitarist from Spain, you can use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

Who are the greatest Spanish guitarists? We're here to help you find out which guitar players are from Spain. You can click on the names of these legendary guitarists of Spain in order to get more information about each one, like what are their most famous songs.

If you're a guitar player or just love music, you can use this list of talented Spanish guitar players to find some new artists or bands that you might really enjoy. Who knows, you may even learn some moves that will make your solo one of the best in the world.

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Paco de Lucía is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Spain
Dec. at 67 (1947-2014)

Nationality: Spain

Birthplace: Algeciras, Spain

Francisco Gustavo Sánchez Gomes (21 December 1947 – 25 February 2014), known as Paco de Lucía (IPA: [ˈpako ðe luˈθi.a]), was a Spanish virtuoso flamenco guitarist, composer, ...more

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Andrés Segovia is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Spain
Dec. at 94 (1893-1987)

Nationality: Spain

Birthplace: Linares, Jaén, Spain

Andrés Segovia Torres, 1st Marquis of Salobreña (21 February 1893 – 2 June 1987), known as Andrés Segovia, was a virtuoso Spanish classical guitarist from Linares, Spain. ...more

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Alonso Mudarra is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Spain
Dec. at 70 (1510-1580)

Nationality: Spain

Birthplace: Palencia, Spain

Alonso Mudarra (c. 1510 – April 1, 1580) was a Spanish composer of the Renaissance, and also played the vihuela, a guitar-shaped string instrument. He was an innovative composer of instrumental ...more
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Álvaro Urquijo is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Spain
Age: 57

Nationality: Spain

Birthplace: Madrid, Spain

Álvaro Urquijo (born 22 June 1962) is a Spanish guitarist and singer-songwriter who is known as one of the founding members of the pop rock group, Los Secretos. He founded Los Secretos ...more
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Amparo Llanos is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Spain
Age: 54

Nationality: Spain

Amparo Llanos is a member of the musical group Dover.
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Armik is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Spain

Nationality: Iran, Spain, Armenia

Birthplace: Iran, Middle East, Eurasia, Asia

Armik Dashchi, professionally known as Armik, is an Iranian Armenian flamenco guitarist and composer. Several of Armik's albums have reached Billboard's Top New Age Albums chart. New flamenco ...more
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Carlos Montoya is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Spain
Dec. at 90 (1903-1993)

Nationality: Spain

Birthplace: Europe, Madrid, Madrid, Southern Europe, Madrid metropolitan area, + more

Carlos García Montoya (13 December 1903 – 3 March 1993) in Madrid, Spain, was a prominent flamenco guitarist and a founder of the modern-day popular flamenco style of music.
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Carlos Timón is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Spain
Age: 47

Nationality: Spain

Carlos Timón is a Spanish guitarist and composer, known for his experimental guitar work, his interest in the Cuban, Brazilian roots music and, more recently, for his collaborations with ...more
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Celedonio Romero is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Spain
Dec. at 83 (1913-1996)

Nationality: Spain

Birthplace: Hurricane belt, Cuba Island, Cienfuegos, Cuba, Cienfuegos Province

Celedonio Romero (2 March 1913 – 8 May 1996) was a guitarist, composer and poet, perhaps best known as the founder of The Romeros guitar quartet.
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Charo is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Spain
Age: 68

Nationality: United States of America, Spain

Birthplace: Murcia, Spain

María del Rosario Pilar Martínez Molina Baeza, professionally known simply by her stage name Charo, is a Spanish American actress, comedian, and flamenco guitarist. Charo began ...more

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Sabicas is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Spain
Dec. at 78 (1912-1990)

Nationality: Spain

Birthplace: Europe, Pamplona, Navarre, Southern Europe, Spain, + more

Sabicas (proper name: Agustín Castellón Campos) (16 March 1912 – 14 April 1990) was a Spanish flamenco guitarist of Romani origin.

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Vicente Amigo is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Spain
Age: 52

Nationality: Spain

Birthplace: Guadalcanal, Seville, Spain

Vicente Amigo Girol (born 25 March 1967) is a Spanish flamenco composer and guitarist, born in Guadalcanal near Seville. He has played as an accompanying guitarist on recordings by flamenco ...more
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Cristina Llanos is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Spain
Age: 44

Nationality: Spain

Birthplace: Madrid, Spain

Cristina Llanos is a member of the musical group Dover.
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Dionisio Aguado y Garc&i... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Spain
Dec. at 65 (1784-1849)

Nationality: Spain

Birthplace: Madrid, Spain

Dionisio Aguado y García (8 April 1784 – 29 December 1849) was a Spanish classical guitarist and composer of the late Classical and early Romantic periods.
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El Lebrijano is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Spain
Age: 78

Nationality: Spain

Birthplace: Lebrija, Spain

Juan Peña Fernández (8 August 1941 – 13 July 2016), also known as Juan Peña "El Lebrijano" or simply El Lebrijano, was a Spanish Gitano (Roma) musician.
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Emilio Pujol is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Spain
Dec. at 94 (1886-1980)

Nationality: Spain

Birthplace: La Granadella, Spain

Emili Pujol Vilarrubí (10 September 1886 – 21 November 1980) was a composer, guitarist and a leading teacher of the classical guitar.
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Enrique Urquijo is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Spain
Dec. at 39 (1960-1999)

Nationality: Spain

Birthplace: Madrid, Spain

Enrique Urquijo (15 February 1960 – 17 November 1999) was a Spanish singer, songwriter, and guitarist. Born in Madrid, Spain, Urquijo is best known as one of three brothers in the Spanish new ...more
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Fernando Sor is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Spain
Dec. at 61 (1778-1839)

Nationality: Spain

Birthplace: Barcelona, Spain

Fernando Sor (baptized 14 February 1778 – died 10 July 1839) was a Spanish classical guitarist and composer. While he is best known for his guitar compositions, he also composed music for a wide ...more
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Francisco Tárrega... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Spain
Dec. at 57 (1852-1909)

Nationality: Spain

Birthplace: Villarreal, Spain

Francisco de Asís Tárrega y Eixea (21 November 1852 – 15 December 1909) was a Spanish composer and classical guitarist of the Romantic period. He is known for such pieces as ...more

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Gaspar Sanz is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Spain
Dec. at 70 (1640-1710)

Nationality: Spain

Birthplace: Calanda, Spain, Spain

Francisco Bartolomé Sanz Celma (April 4, 1640 (baptized) – 1710), better known as Gaspar Sanz, was a Spanish composer, guitarist, organist and priest born to a wealthy family in Calanda ...more
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Gerardo Núñ... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Spain
Age: 58

Nationality: Spain

Birthplace: Jerez de la Frontera, Spain

Gerardo Núñez Díaz (born 29 June 1961) is a Spanish guitarist and composer. His roots are in flamenco but he has played fusion and jazz.
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José Ferrer is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Spain
Dec. at 81 (1835-1916)

Nationality: Spain

Birthplace: Spain

José Ferrer Esteve de Fujadas (in 19th-century France known as "Joseph Ferrer") (13 March 1835 – 7 March 1916) was a Spanish guitarist and composer.
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Marc Antoine is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Spain
Age: 56

Nationality: Spain

Birthplace: Île-de-France, Europe, Metropolitan France, France, Paris

Marc Jean Roland Antoine Vouilloux (born 28 May 1963) known professionally as Marc Antoine, is a jazz guitarist from France.
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Miguel Llobet is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Spain
Dec. at 60 (1878-1938)

Nationality: Spain

Birthplace: Barcelona, Spain

Miguel Llobet Solés (18 October 1878 – 22 February 1938) was a classical guitarist, born in Barcelona, Spain). Llobet was a renowned virtuoso who toured Europe and America extensively. He ...more
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Niño Josele is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Spain
Age: 45

Nationality: Spain

Birthplace: Almería, Spain

Niño Josele is a Spanish guitarist, and exponent of the New Flamenco style. His first two albums show a vibrant, pure, modern flamenco style. He then released a tribute to Bill Evans' ...more