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Famous Guitarists from Los Angeles

Updated June 8, 2017 6.3k views68 items

List of famous guitarists born who were born in Los Angeles, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Many of these guitar players from Los Angeles 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 Los Angeles 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 list below has a variety of items in it, from Aly Michalka to Adam Levine.

This list answers the questions, "What guitar players are from Los Angeles?" and "Who are famous Los Angeles guitarists?"
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  • 1
    Danny Elfman is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Guitarists from Los Angeles

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, USA

    Daniel Robert Elfman (born May 29, 1953) is an American composer, singer, songwriter, and... more on Wikipedia

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  • 2
    Albert Hammond, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Guitarists from Los Angeles

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, United States of America

    Albert Hammond Jr. (né Hammond III; born April 9, 1980) is an American guitarist, singer,... more on Wikipedia

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  • 3
    Beck Hansen is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Guitarists from Los Angeles

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, United States of America

    Beck Hansen (born July 8, 1970), known mononymously as Beck, is an American singer-songwriter,... more on Wikipedia

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  • 4
    Allison Robertson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Guitarists from Los Angeles

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceNorth Hollywood, Los Angeles, California

    Allison Rae Robertson (born August 26, 1979) is an American musician and the guitarist for... more on Wikipedia
  • 5
    Adam Levine is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Guitarists from Los Angeles

    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
  • 6
    David Crosby is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Guitarists from Los Angeles

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, United States of America

    David Van Cortlandt Crosby (born August 14, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter and... more on Wikipedia

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  • 7
    Ry Cooder is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Guitarists from Los Angeles

    Ry Cooder

    Age: 72

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, United States of America

    Ryland Peter "Ry" Cooder (born March 15, 1947) is an American musician, songwriter, film score... more on Wikipedia
  • 8
    Lee Ritenour is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Guitarists from Los Angeles

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, Southern California, Contiguous United States, 90731

    Lee Mack Ritenour (born January 11, 1952) is an American jazz guitarist who has been active... more on Wikipedia
  • 9
    Dweezil Zappa is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Guitarists from Los Angeles

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, United States of America

    Dweezil Zappa (born Ian Donald Calvin Euclid Zappa; September 5, 1969) is an American rock... more on Wikipedia
  • 10
    Ritchie Valens is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Guitarists from Los Angeles

    Ritchie Valens

    Dec. at 18 (1941-1959)

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplacePacoima, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

    Richard Steven Valenzuela (May 13, 1941 – February 3, 1959), known professionally as Ritchie... more on Wikipedia

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  • 11
    Jaycee Chan is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Guitarists from Los Angeles

    NationalityHong Kong, United States of America

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, USA, California

    Jaycee Chan Joming (born 3 December 1982), known professionally as Jaycee Chan, is an... more on Wikipedia
  • 12
    Creed Bratton is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Guitarists from Los Angeles

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, United States of America

    Creed Bratton (born William Charles Schneider; February 8, 1943) is an American actor and... more on Wikipedia
  • 13
    Daron Malakian is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Guitarists from Los Angeles

    Daron Malakian

    Age: 44

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceHollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

    Daron Vartan Malakian (born July 18, 1975) is an Armenian-American musician, singer,... more on Wikipedia

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  • 14
    Joe Trohman is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Guitarists from Los Angeles

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceHollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

    Joseph Mark Trohman (born September 1, 1984) is an American guitarist, singer, and record... more on Wikipedia

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  • 15
    Kerry King is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Guitarists from Los Angeles

    Kerry King

    Age: 55

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, Southern California, Contiguous United States, 90731

    Kerry Ray King (born June 3, 1964) is an American musician, best known as a guitarist and... more on Wikipedia
  • 16
    Lowell George is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Guitarists from Los Angeles

    Lowell George

    Dec. at 34 (1945-1979)

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceHollywood, Los Angeles, California

    Lowell Thomas George (April 13, 1945 – June 29, 1979) was an American songwriter,... more on Wikipedia

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  • 17
    Chad Kroeger is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Guitarists from Los Angeles

    NationalityCanada

    BirthplaceHanna, Canada

    Chad Robert Kroeger () (born Chad Robert Turton; November 15, 1974) is a Canadian musician... more on Wikipedia

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  • 18
    Wendy Melvoin is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Guitarists from Los Angeles

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, United States of America

    Wendy Ann Melvoin (born January 26, 1964) is an American guitarist and singer-songwriter, best... more on Wikipedia
  • 19
    Ken Stringfellow is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Guitarists from Los Angeles

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceHollywood, Los Angeles, California

    Kenneth Stuart Stringfellow (born October 30, 1968) is an American singer, songwriter,... more on Wikipedia
  • 20
    Art Alexakis is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Guitarists from Los Angeles

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, United States of America

    Arthur Paul Alexakis (born April 12, 1962) is an American musician best known as the... more on Wikipedia
  • 21
    Susanna Hoffs is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Guitarists from Los Angeles

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, United States of America

    Susanna Lee Hoffs (born January 17, 1959) is an American vocalist, guitarist, actress and... more on Wikipedia

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  • 22
    Howard E. Scott is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Guitarists from Los Angeles

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceSan Pedro, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

    Howard E. Scott (born March 15, 1946 in San Pedro, Los Angeles, California) is an American... more on Wikipedia
  • 23
    Eric Erlandson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Guitarists from Los Angeles

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, United States of America

    Eric Theodore Erlandson (born January 9, 1963) is an American musician, guitarist, and writer,... more on Wikipedia
  • 24
    Robert Schwartzman is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Guitarists from Los Angeles

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, United States of America

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  • 25
    Kevin 'Noodles' Wasserman is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Guitarists from Los Angeles

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, United States of America

    Kevin John Wasserman (best known by his stage name Noodles; born February 4, 1963) is the lead... more on Wikipedia
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