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Famous Guitarists from New York

Updated June 14, 2019 9.3k views142 items

List of famous guitarists born who were born in New York, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Many of these guitar players from New York 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 New York 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.

List is made up of a variety of items, including Adam Sandler and Lou Reed.

This list answers the questions, "What guitar players are from New York?" and "Who are famous New York guitarists?"
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    Lou Reed

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    John Oates

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