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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?"

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James Hetfield is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Guitar Players from United States of America
age 56
James Alan Hetfield is the co-founder, lead vocalist, rhythm guitarist, main songwriter, and lyricist for the American heavy metal band Metallica. Hetfield is mainly known for his rhythm ...more
Jewel is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Guitar Players from United States of America
age 45
Jewel Kilcher, professionally known as Jewel, is an American singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, actress, and author/poet. She has received four Grammy Award nominations and, as of 2008, has ...more
James Brown is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Guitar Players from United States of America
Dec. at 73 (1933-2006)
James Joseph Brown (May 3, 1933 – December 25, 2006) was an American singer-songwriter, dancer, musician, record producer and bandleader. A progenitor of funk music and a major figure of ...more
Chris Cornell is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Guitar Players from United States of America
age 55
Chris Cornell is an American rock musician and singer-songwriter, best known as the lead vocalist, primary songwriter and rhythm guitarist for Seattle rock band Soundgarden and as former lead ...more
Jerry Garcia is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Guitar Players from United States of America
Dec. at 53 (1942-1995)
Jerome John "Jerry" Garcia was an American musician who was best known for his lead guitar work, singing and songwriting, which came to prominence during the counterculture era. Though ...more
Charo is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Guitar Players from United States of America
age 68
María del Rosario Mercedes Pilar Martínez Molina Baeza, professionally known by her mononymous stage name Charo, is a Spanish-American actress, comedian, and flamenco guitarist. ...more
Lauryn Hill is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Guitar Players from United States of America
age 44
Lauryn Hill is an American singer–songwriter, rapper, producer, and actress. She is best known for being a member of the Fugees and for her solo album, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. Raised in ...more
Joe Satriani is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Guitar Players from United States of America
age 63
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
David Lee Roth is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Guitar Players from United States of America
age 64
David Lee Roth is an American rock vocalist, songwriter, actor, author, and former radio personality. In 2007, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Roth is best known as the ...more
Bonnie Raitt is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Guitar Players from United States of America
age 70
Bonnie Lynn Raitt is an American blues singer-songwriter and slide guitar player. During the 1970s, Raitt released a series of roots-influenced albums which incorporated elements of blues, rock, ...more
Dimebag Darrell is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Guitar Players from United States of America
Dec. at 38 (1966-2004)
Darrell Lance Abbott, also known as Diamond Darrell and Dimebag Darrell, was an American guitarist and songwriter best known as a founding member of two bands, Pantera and Damageplan, alongside ...more
Lita Ford is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Guitar Players from United States of America
age 61
Lita Rossana Ford is a British-American rock guitarist, vocalist and songwriter, who was the lead guitarist for The Runaways in the late 1970s before embarking on a solo career in the 1980s.
Jeff Buckley is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Guitar Players from United States of America
Dec. at 31 (1966-1997)
Jeffrey Scott "Jeff" Buckley, raised as Scott "Scottie" Moorhead, was an American singer-songwriter and guitarist. After a decade as a session guitarist in Los Angeles, ...more
B.B. King is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Guitar Players from United States of America
age 94
B.B. King is an American blues musician, singer, songwriter, and guitarist. Rolling Stone magazine ranked him at No. 6 on its 2011 list of the 100 greatest guitarists of all time, and he was ...more
Chrissie Hynde is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Guitar Players from United States of America
age 68
Christine Ellen "Chrissie" Hynde is an American singer, songwriter, and musician best known as the lead singer of the rock band The Pretenders. She has been the only constant member of ...more
Elvis Presley is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Guitar Players from United States of America
Dec. at 42 (1935-1977)
Elvis Aaron Presley was an American singer and actor. Regarded as one of the most significant cultural icons of the 20th century, he is often referred to as "the King of Rock and ...more
Billie Joe Armstrong is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Guitar Players from United States of America
age 47
Billie Joe Armstrong is an American singer, songwriter, musician, guitarist, multi-instrumentalist, and actor. He is best known as the lead vocalist, principal songwriter, and guitarist of the ...more
Jack White is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Guitar Players from United States of America
age 44
Jack White is an American musician, record producer, and occasional actor. He is best known as the lead singer and guitarist of the The White Stripes, although he has had success in other bands ...more
Bob Seger is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Guitar Players from United States of America
age 74
Robert Clark Seger (/ˈsiːɡər/, born May 6, 1945) is an American singer, songwriter and musician. As a locally successful Detroit-area artist, he performed and recorded as Bob Seger and the Last ...more
Joe Perry is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Guitar Players from United States of America
age 69
Anthony Joseph "Joe" Pereira is the lead guitarist, backing and occasional lead vocalist, and contributing songwriter for the rock band Aerosmith. He was ranked 84th in Rolling Stone's ...more
Duane Allman is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Guitar Players from United States of America
Dec. at 25 (1946-1971)
Howard Duane Allman was an American guitarist, session musician, co-founder and leader of the The Allman Brothers Band. The Allman Brothers Band was formed in 1969 and based in the Southeastern ...more
Cliff Burton is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Guitar Players from United States of America
Dec. at 24 (1962-1986)
Clifford Lee Burton was an American musician, best known as the bass guitarist for the American thrash metal band Metallica. Burton joined Metallica in 1982 and performed on the band's first ...more
Beck Hansen is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Guitar Players from United States of America
age 49
Beck Hansen, known by the stage name Beck, is an American singer-songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist. He rose to fame in the early 1990s with his lo-fi, sonically experimental style, ...more
Johnny Cash is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Guitar Players from United States of America
Dec. at 71 (1932-2003)
John R. "Johnny" Cash was a singer-songwriter, actor, and author, widely considered one of the most influential American musicians of the 20th century. Although primarily remembered as ...more
John Frusciante is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Guitar Players from United States of America
age 49
John Anthony Frusciante is an American guitarist, singer, producer and composer. He is best known as the former guitarist of the rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers, from 1988 until 1992, and again ...more