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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

    Axl Rose

    Age: 58

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceLafayette, Fairfield Township, Tippecanoe County, United States of America, United States

    W. Axl Rose (born February 6, 1962) is an American singer, songwriter, record producer and... more on Wikipedia
  • Johnny Depp

    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

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceSan Francisco Peninsula, Northern California, California, Contiguous United States, San Francisco Bay Area

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

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  • Katy Perry

    Katy Perry

    Age: 36

    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

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

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

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  • Eddie Money

    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

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  • Jimi Hendrix

    Jimi Hendrix

    Dec. at 28 (1942-1970)

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceWashington, Area code 206, Western United States, Northwestern United States, 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

    John Mayer

    Age: 43

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceBridgeport, Connecticut, USA

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

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  • Kelly Clarkson

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceTexas, Tarrant County, Area codes 682 and 817, Denton County, Contiguous United States

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

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  • Kurt Cobain

    Kurt Cobain

    Dec. at 27 (1967-1994)

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceWashington, Western United States, Northwestern United States, Aberdeen, 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

    Bob Dylan

    Age: 79

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceDuluth, Minnesota, USA

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

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  • Jared Leto

    Jared Leto

    Age: 49

    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

    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

    Joan Jett

    Age: 62

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceWynnewood, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    Joan Jett (born Joan Marie Larkin, September 22, 1958) is an American rock singer, songwriter,... more on Wikipedia

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  • Aly Michalka

    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

    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

    Buddy Holly

    Dec. at 23 (1936-1959)

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceTexas, Contiguous United States, Area code 806, United States of America, Lubbock County

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

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  • Dave Grohl

    Dave Grohl

    Age: 51

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceWarren, Ohio, United States of America, United States, with Territories

    David Eric Grohl (born January 14, 1969) is an American singer, songwriter, musician and... more on Wikipedia
  • Chuck Berry

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceArea code 557, St. Louis, St. Louis County, Area code 314, United States of America

    Charles Edward Anderson Berry (October 18, 1926 – March 18, 2017) was an American singer and... more on Wikipedia
  • Frank Zappa

    Frank Zappa

    Dec. at 53 (1940-1993)

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceBaltimore, Maryland, United States of America

    Frank Vincent Zappa (December 21, 1940 – December 4, 1993) was an American... more on WikipediaSpotify buy button

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  • Gene Simmons

    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

    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

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceEvanston, Illinois, United States of America, United States, with Territories

    Eddie Vedder (born Edward Louis Severson III; December 23, 1964) is an American musician,... more on Wikipedia
  • Lou Reed

    Lou Reed

    Dec. at 71 (1942-2013)

    NationalityUnited States of America

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

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

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  • John Fogerty

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceAlameda County, Northern California, California, Contiguous United States, San Francisco Bay Area

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