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Famous Guitarists from Detroit

Updated June 8, 2017 14.4k views26 items

List of famous guitarists born who were born in Detroit, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Many of these guitar players from Detroit are legends in the music world, each with their own innovative styles of play. If you play guitar, whether acoustic or electric, then these famous Detroit guitar players should be people you look up to. These are some of the best guitarists that have ever picked up the instrument, and whether they play rock, blues, metal or folk, these men and women are considered legends.

This is a list that features items like Ted Nugent and Alice Cooper.

This list answers the questions, "What guitar players are from Detroit?" and "Who are famous Detroit guitarists?"
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  • Earl Klugh ( KLOO; born September 16, 1953) is an American jazz guitarist and composer. In 2006 Modern Guitar magazine wrote that Klugh "is considered by many to be one of the finest acoustic guitar players today."...  more
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Birthplace: Michigan, USA, Detroit
  • Robert Wayne "Bob" Birch (July 14, 1956 – August 15, 2012) was an American musician. He was primarily a session musician and sideman to a variety of notable artists....  more
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan
  • Photo: user uploaded image
    Benjamin Mink (born January 22, 1951) is a Canadian songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer, best known as a long-time collaborator with Canadian singer k.d. lang. He plays several string instruments, notably the guitar, violin and the mandolin, and is an award-winning music producer....  more
    • Nationality: Canada
    • Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan
  • Photo: Metaweb (FB) / Public domain
    Ray Erskine Parker Jr. (born May 1, 1954) is an American musician, singer, songwriter, record producer and actor. As a solo performer, he wrote and performed the theme song to the 1984 movie Ghostbusters. He also performed with his band, Raydio, and with Barry White....  more
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Birthplace: Michigan, USA, Detroit