Musicians 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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Axl Rose is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Guitar Players from United States of America
age 56 W. Axl Rose is an American singer-songwriter and musician. He is the lead vocalist and only remaining original member of the hard rock band Guns N' Roses. Due to his powerful and wide vocal ...more

Johnny Depp is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Guitar Players from United States of America
age 55 John Christopher Depp II is an American actor, producer, and musician. He has been nominated for three Academy Awards and has won the Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Awards for Best Actor. ...more

Courtney Love is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Guitar Players from United States of America
age 54 Courtney Michelle Love is an American alternative rock singer, songwriter, musician, actress, and visual artist. Prolific in the punk and grunge scenes of the 1990s as the frontwoman of Hole, ...more

Katy Perry is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Guitar Players from United States of America
age 34 Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson, better known by her stage name Katy Perry, is an American singer, songwriter and occasional actress. She had limited exposure to secular music during her childhood and ...more

Adam Sandler is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Guitar Players from United States of America
age 52 Adam Richard Sandler is an American actor, comedian, screenwriter, entrepreneur, film producer, and musician. After becoming a Saturday Night Live cast member, Sandler went on to star in many ...more

Eddie Money is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Guitar Players from United States of America
age 69 Eddie Money, is an American rock guitarist, saxophonist and singer-songwriter, who found success in the 1970s and 1980s with a string of Top 40 hits and platinum albums. Rock impresario Bill ...more

Jimi Hendrix is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Guitar Players from United States of America
Died at 28 (1942-1970) James Marshall "Jimi" Hendrix was an American guitarist, singer, and songwriter. Although his mainstream career spanned only four years, he is widely regarded as one of the most ...more

John Mayer is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Guitar Players from United States of America
age 41 John Clayton Mayer is an American singer-songwriter and producer. He was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut, and raised in nearby Fairfield. He attended Berklee College of Music in Boston, ...more

Kelly Clarkson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Guitar Players from United States of America
age 36 Kelly Brianne Clarkson is an American singer and songwriter. In 2002, she rose to fame after winning the first season of American Idol, and has since been established as "The Original ...more

Kurt Cobain is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Guitar Players from United States of America
Died at 27 (1967-1994) Kurt Donald Cobain was an American musician who was best known as the lead singer, guitarist, and primary songwriter of the grunge band Nirvana. Cobain formed Nirvana with Krist Novoselic in ...more

Bob Dylan is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Guitar Players from United States of America
age 77 Bob Dylan is an American singer-songwriter, artist, and writer. He has been influential in popular music and culture for more than five decades. Much of his most celebrated work dates from the ...more

Jared Leto is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Guitar Players from United States of America
age 47 Jared Leto is an American actor, singer, songwriter, and director. After starting his career with television appearances in the early 1990s, Leto achieved recognition for his role as Jordan ...more

Adam Levine is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Guitar Players from United States of America
age 39 Adam Noah Levine is an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and actor. He is the lead vocalist for the Los Angeles pop rock band Maroon 5. Born and raised in Los Angeles, ...more

Joan Jett is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Guitar Players from United States of America
age 60 Joan Jett is an American rock guitarist, singer, songwriter, producer and occasional actress, best known for her work with Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, including their hit record "I ...more

Aly Michalka is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Guitar Players from United States of America
age 29 Alyson Renae "Aly" Michalka is an American actress and recording artist. Michalka gained fame for playing the role of Keely Teslow in the Disney Channel original series Phil of the ...more

Jordin Sparks is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Guitar Players from United States of America
age 29 Jordin Brianna Sparks is an American singer, songwriter and actress. In 2007, she rose to fame after winning the sixth season of American Idol; at age 17, she became the youngest winner in the ...more

Buddy Holly is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Guitar Players from United States of America
Died at 23 (1936-1959) Charles Hardin Holley, known as Buddy Holly, was an American musician and singer-songwriter, often considered one of the main figures of the rock and roll genre in the mid-1950s. Born in ...more

Dave Grohl is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Guitar Players from United States of America
age 49 David Eric "Dave" Grohl is an American rock musician, multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter, and producer who is best known as the former drummer for the grunge band Nirvana and the ...more

Chuck Berry is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Guitar Players from United States of America
age 92 Charles Edward Anderson "Chuck" Berry is an American guitarist, singer and songwriter, and one of the pioneers of rock and roll music. With songs such as "Maybellene", ...more

Frank Zappa is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Guitar Players from United States of America
Died at 53 (1940-1993) Frank Vincent Zappa was an American musician, bandleader, songwriter, composer, recording engineer, record producer, and film director. In a career spanning more than 30 years, Zappa composed ...more

Gene Simmons is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Guitar Players from United States of America
age 69 Gene Simmons is an Israeli-born American rock bass guitarist, singer-songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur, actor, and television personality. Known by his stage persona The Demon, he is the ...more

Alice Cooper is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Guitar Players from United States of America
age 70 Alice Cooper is an American singer, songwriter, musician, and occasional actor whose career spans five decades. With a stage show that features guillotines, electric chairs, fake blood, boa ...more

Eddie Vedder is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Guitar Players from United States of America
age 54 Eddie Vedder is an American musician who is best known for being the lead vocalist and one of three guitarists of the alternative rock band Pearl Jam. Known for his distinctive and powerful ...more

Lou Reed is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Guitar Players from United States of America
Died at 71 (1942-2013) Lewis Allan "Lou" Reed was an American musician, singer, and songwriter. After serving as guitarist, vocalist, and principal songwriter of the Velvet Underground, his solo career ...more

John Fogerty is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Guitar Players from United States of America
age 73 John Cameron Fogerty is an American musician, songwriter, and guitarist, early in his career best known as the lead singer and lead guitarist for the band Creedence Clearwater Revival and later ...more

James Hetfield is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Guitar Players from United States of America
age 55 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 44 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
Died at 73 (1933-2006) James Brown is a film score composer.

Chris Cornell is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Guitar Players from United States of America
age 54 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
Died at 53 (1942-1995) Jerome John "Jerry" Garcia was an American musician who was best known for his lead guitar work, singing and songwriting with the band the Grateful Dead, which came to prominence ...more

Charo is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Guitar Players from United States of America
age 67 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 43 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 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

David Lee Roth is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Guitar Players from United States of America
age 63 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 69 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
Died 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 60 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
Died 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 93 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 67 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
Died 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 46 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 43 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 73 Robyn Robbins is a keyboard player.

Joe Perry is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Guitar Players from United States of America
age 68 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
Died at 25 (1946-1971) Howard Duane Allman was an American guitarist, session musician, co-founder and leader of the The Allman Brothers Band until his death in a motorcycle accident in 1971 at the age of 24. The ...more

Cliff Burton is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Guitar Players from United States of America
Died 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 48 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
Died 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 48 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