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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

    Axl Rose

    Age: 57

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceLafayette, Fairfield Township, Indiana, United States of America

    W. Axl Rose (born February 6, 1962) is an American singer, songwriter, record producer and... more on Wikipedia
  • Johnny Depp is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Guitar Players from United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceOwensboro, Kentucky, United States of America

    John Christopher Depp II (born June 9, 1963) is an American actor, producer, and musician. He... more on Wikipedia

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

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceCalifornia, United States of America

    Courtney Michelle Love (born Courtney Michelle Harrison; July 9, 1964) is an American singer,... more on Wikipedia

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

    Katy Perry

    Age: 35

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceSanta Barbara, California, United States of America

    Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson (born October 25, 1984), known professionally as Katy Perry, is an... more on Wikipedia

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

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Adam Richard Sandler (born September 9, 1966) is an American actor, comedian, screenwriter,... more on Wikipedia

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

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division, Area code 917, Contiguous United States

    Edward Joseph Mahoney (born March 21, 1949), known professionally as Eddie Money, is an... more on Wikipedia
  • Jimi Hendrix is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Guitar Players from United States of America

    Jimi Hendrix

    Dec. at 28 (1942-1970)

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceSeattle, Washington, United States of America

    James Marshall "Jimi" Hendrix (born Johnny Allen Hendrix; November 27, 1942 – September 18,... more on Wikipedia

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

    John Mayer

    Age: 42

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceBridgeport, Connecticut, United States of America

    John Clayton Mayer (; born October 16, 1977) is an American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and... more on Wikipedia

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

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceFort Worth, Texas, United States of America

    Kelly Brianne Clarkson (born April 24, 1982) is an American singer, songwriter, actress,... more on Wikipedia

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  • Kurt Cobain is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Guitar Players from United States of America

    Kurt Cobain

    Dec. at 27 (1967-1994)

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceAberdeen, Washington, United States of America

    Kurt Donald Cobain (February 20, 1967 – April 5, 1994) was an American singer, songwriter, and... more on Wikipedia

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

    Bob Dylan

    Age: 78

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceDuluth, Minnesota, United States of America

    Bob Dylan (born May 24, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter, author, poet, and visual... more on Wikipedia

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

    Jared Leto

    Age: 48

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceBossier City, Louisiana, United States of America

    Jared Joseph Leto (; born December 26, 1971) is an American actor, singer, songwriter, and... more on Wikipedia

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

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, United States of America

    Adam Noah Levine (born March 18, 1979) is an American singer, songwriter, and actor. He is the... more on Wikipedia
  • Joan Jett is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Guitar Players from United States of America

    Joan Jett

    Age: 61

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplacePennsylvania, Montgomery County, Contiguous United States, United States of America, Wynnewood

    Joan Jett (born Joan Marie Larkin, September 22, 1958) is an American rock singer, songwriter,... more on Wikipedia
  • Aly Michalka is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Guitar Players from United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceTorrance, California, United States of America

    Alyson Renae Michalka (born March 25, 1989) is an American actress, singer-songwriter, and... more on Wikipedia

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

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplacePhoenix, Arizona, United States of America

    Jordin Brianna Thomas (née Sparks; born December 22, 1989) is an American singer-songwriter... more on Wikipedia

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  • Buddy Holly is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Guitar Players from United States of America

    Buddy Holly

    Dec. at 23 (1936-1959)

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceLubbock, Texas, United States of America

    Charles Hardin Holley (September 7, 1936 – February 3, 1959), known professionally as Buddy... more on Wikipedia

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

    Dave Grohl

    Age: 50

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceWarren, Ohio, USA

    David Eric Grohl (born January 14, 1969) is an American singer, songwriter, musician and... more on Wikipedia
  • Chuck Berry is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Guitar Players from United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceSt. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

    Charles Edward Anderson Berry (October 18, 1926 – March 18, 2017) was an American singer and... more on Wikipedia
  • Frank Zappa is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Guitar Players from United States of America

    Frank Zappa

    Dec. at 53 (1940-1993)

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceBaltimore, Maryland, United States of America

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

    NationalityUnited States of America, Israel

    BirthplaceTirat Carmel, Israel

    Gene Klein (born Chaim Witz on August 25, 1949), known professionally as Gene Simmons, is an... more on Wikipedia

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

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceArea code 313, Metro Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, Contiguous United States

    Alice Cooper (born Vincent Damon Furnier; February 4, 1948) is an American singer, songwriter,... more on Wikipedia
  • Eddie Vedder is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Guitar Players from United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceEvanston, Illinois, United States of America

    Eddie Vedder (born Edward Louis Severson III; December 23, 1964) is an American musician,... more on Wikipedia
  • Lou Reed is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Guitar Players from United States of America

    Lou Reed

    Dec. at 71 (1942-2013)

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Lewis Allan Reed (March 2, 1942 – October 27, 2013) was an American musician, singer,... more on Wikipedia

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

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceBerkeley, California, United States of America

    John Cameron Fogerty (born May 28, 1945) is an American musician, singer, and songwriter.... more on Wikipedia
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