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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.
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Axl Rose is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Guitar Players from United States of America
age 57
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 56
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 55
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 35
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 53
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 70
Eddie Money (March 21, 1949 – September 13, 2019) was an American rock guitarist, saxophonist and singer-songwriter, who found success in the 1970s and 1980s with a string of Top 40 hits and ...more
Jimi Hendrix is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Guitar Players from United States of America
Dec. 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 42
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 37
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
Dec. 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 78
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 48
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 40
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 61
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 30
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 30
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
Dec. 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 50
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 93
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
Dec. 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 70
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 71
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 55
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
Dec. 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 74
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