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List of famous guitarists born who were born in Philadelphia, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Many of these guitar players from Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia 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 Otis Rush and John Corabi.

This list answers the questions, "What guitar players are from Philadelphia?" and "Who are famous Philadelphia guitarists?"
Joan Jett is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Guitarists from Philadelphia
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Joan Jett is an American rock guitarist, singer, songwriter, producer and occasional actress, best known for her work with Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, including their hit record "I Love Rock 'n' Roll", which was No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 from March 20 to May 1, 1982, as well as for their other ...more

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Wynnewood, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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Marty Stuart is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Guitarists from Philadelphia
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John Martin "Marty" Stuart is an American country music singer-songwriter, known for both his traditional style, and eclectic merging of rockabilly, honky tonk, and traditional country music. In the early 1990s, he had a successful string of country hits. ...more

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Philadelphia, USA, Mississippi

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#17 on The Greatest Mandolinists of All Time

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Otis Rush is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Guitarists from Philadelphia
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Otis Rush is a former blues musician, singer and guitarist. His distinctive guitar style features a slow burning sound and long bent notes. With similar qualities to Magic Sam and Buddy Guy, his sound became known as West Side Chicago blues and was an influence on many musicians including Michael ...more

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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#37 on The Best Blues Artists of All Time

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Kevin Eubanks is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Guitarists from Philadelphia
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Kevin Tyrone Eubanks is an American jazz and fusion guitarist and composer who was the leader of the Tonight Show Band with host Jay Leno from 1995 to 2010. He also led the Primetime Band on the short-lived The Jay Leno Show. ...more

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Pennsylvania, Area code 215, Contiguous United States, Philadelphia, United States of America, + more

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