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Famous Guitar Players from United States of America

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

This list below has everything from Justin King to Duck Baker.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the greatest United States of America guitarists?" and "Which guitar players are from United States of America?"

You can click on the names of these legendary guitarists of United States of America 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 United States of America guitar players to find some new artists or bands that you might really enjoy.
Axl Rose is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Guitar Players from United States of America
Age: 57

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Lafayette, Fairfield Township, Indiana, United States of America

W. Axl Rose (born February 6, 1962) is an American singer, songwriter, record producer and musician. He is the lead vocalist of the hard rock band Guns N' Roses, and has also been the band's ...more

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Johnny Depp is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Guitar Players from United States of America
Age: 56

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Owensboro, Kentucky, United States of America

John Christopher Depp II (born June 9, 1963) is an American actor, producer, and musician. He has been nominated for 10 Golden Globe Awards, winning one for Best Actor for his performance of the ...more

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Courtney Love is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Guitar Players from United States of America
Age: 55

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: California, United States of America

Courtney Michelle Love (born Courtney Michelle Harrison; July 9, 1964) is an American singer, songwriter and actress. A figure in the punk and grunge scenes of the 1990s, Love's career has ...more

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Katy Perry is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Guitar Players from United States of America
Age: 35

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Santa Barbara, California, United States of America

Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson (born October 25, 1984), known professionally as Katy Perry, is an American singer, songwriter, and television judge. After singing in church during her childhood, she ...more

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Adam Sandler is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Guitar Players from United States of America
Age: 53

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: New York City, New York

Adam Richard Sandler (born September 9, 1966) is an American actor, comedian, screenwriter, film producer, and musician. After becoming a Saturday Night Live cast member, Sandler went on to star ...more

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Eddie Money is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Guitar Players from United States of America
Age: 70

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: New York City, New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division, Area code 917, Contiguous United States, + more

Edward Joseph Mahoney (born March 21, 1949), known professionally as Eddie Money, is an American singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who had success in the 1970s and 1980s with a string ...more

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Jimi Hendrix is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Guitar Players from United States of America
Dec. at 28 (1942-1970)

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, United States of America

James Marshall "Jimi" Hendrix (born Johnny Allen Hendrix; November 27, 1942 – September 18, 1970) was an American rock guitarist, singer, and songwriter. His mainstream career lasted ...more

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John Mayer is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Guitar Players from United States of America
Age: 42

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Bridgeport, Connecticut, United States of America

John Clayton Mayer (; born October 16, 1977) is an American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and record producer. Born in Bridgeport, Connecticut, Mayer attended Berklee College of Music in Boston, ...more

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Kelly Clarkson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Guitar Players from United States of America
Age: 37

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Fort Worth, Texas, United States of America

Kelly Brianne Clarkson (born April 24, 1982) is an American singer, songwriter, actress, author, and television personality. She rose to fame in 2002 after winning the first season of American ...more

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Kurt Cobain is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Guitar Players from United States of America
Dec. at 27 (1967-1994)

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Aberdeen, Washington, United States of America

Kurt Donald Cobain (February 20, 1967 – April 5, 1994) was an American singer, songwriter, and musician, best known as the guitarist and frontman of the rock band Nirvana. He is remembered as ...more

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Bob Dylan is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Guitar Players from United States of America
Age: 78

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Duluth, Minnesota, United States of America

Bob Dylan (born May 24, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter, author, poet, and visual artist who has been a major figure in popular culture for more than fifty years. Much of his most ...more

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Jared Leto is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Guitar Players from United States of America
Age: 48

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Bossier City, Louisiana, United States of America

Jared Joseph Leto (; born December 26, 1971) is an American actor, singer, songwriter, and director. After starting his career with television appearances in the early 1990s, Leto achieved ...more

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Adam Levine is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Guitar Players from United States of America
Age: 40

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Adam Noah Levine (born March 18, 1979) is an American singer, songwriter, and actor. He is the lead singer for the pop rock band Maroon 5. Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, Levine ...more

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Joan Jett is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Guitar Players from United States of America
Age: 61

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Wynnewood, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Joan Jett (born Joan Marie Larkin, September 22, 1958) is an American rock singer, songwriter, composer, musician, record producer and occasional actress. Jett is best known for her work as the ...more

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Aly Michalka is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Guitar Players from United States of America
Age: 30

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Torrance, California, United States of America

Alyson Renae Michalka (born March 25, 1989) is an American actress, singer-songwriter, and musician. She gained fame for playing the role of Keely Teslow in the Disney Channel series Phil of the ...more

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Jordin Sparks is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Guitar Players from United States of America
Age: 30

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Phoenix, Arizona, United States of America

Jordin Brianna Thomas (née Sparks; born December 22, 1989) is an American singer-songwriter and actress. She rose to fame in 2007 after winning the sixth season of American Idol at age ...more

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Buddy Holly is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Guitar Players from United States of America
Dec. at 23 (1936-1959)

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Lubbock, Texas, United States of America

Charles Hardin Holley (September 7, 1936 – February 3, 1959), known professionally as Buddy Holly, was an American musician and singer-songwriter who was a central and pioneering figure of ...more

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Dave Grohl is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Guitar Players from United States of America
Age: 50

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Warren, Ohio, United States of America

David Eric Grohl (born January 14, 1969) is an American singer, songwriter, musician and director. He is the founder, lead vocalist, rhythm guitarist and primary songwriter of the rock band Foo ...more

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Chuck Berry is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Guitar Players from United States of America
Age: 93

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

Charles Edward Anderson Berry (October 18, 1926 – March 18, 2017) was an American singer and songwriter, and one of the pioneers of rock and roll music. With songs such as "Maybellene" ...more

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Frank Zappa is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Guitar Players from United States of America
Dec. at 53 (1940-1993)

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

Frank Vincent Zappa (December 21, 1940 – December 4, 1993) was an American multi-instrumentalist musician, composer, and bandleader. His work is characterized by nonconformity, free-form ...more

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Gene Simmons is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Guitar Players from United States of America
Age: 70

Nationality: United States of America, Israel

Birthplace: Tirat Carmel, Israel

Gene Klein (born Chaim Witz on August 25, 1949), known professionally as Gene Simmons, is an Israeli-American musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur, actor, author, and ...more

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Alice Cooper is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Guitar Players from United States of America
Age: 71

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Area code 313, Metro Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, Contiguous United States, + more

Alice Cooper (born Vincent Damon Furnier; February 4, 1948) is an American singer, songwriter, and actor whose career spans over 50 years. With his distinctive raspy voice and a stage show that ...more

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Eddie Vedder is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Guitar Players from United States of America
Age: 55

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Evanston, Illinois, United States of America

Eddie Vedder (born Edward Louis Severson III; December 23, 1964) is an American musician, multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter best known as the lead vocalist and one of three guitarists ...more

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Lou Reed is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Guitar Players from United States of America
Dec. at 71 (1942-2013)

Nationality: United States of America

Lewis Allan Reed (March 2, 1942 – October 27, 2013) was an American musician, singer, songwriter and poet. He was the lead guitarist, singer and principal songwriter for the rock band the Velvet ...more

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John Fogerty is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Guitar Players from United States of America
Age: 74

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: USA, California, Berkeley

John Cameron Fogerty (born May 28, 1945) is an American musician, singer, and songwriter. Together with Doug Clifford, Stu Cook, and his brother Tom Fogerty, he founded the band Creedence ...more

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