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List of famous male guitarists, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest male guitarists list contains the most prominent and top males known for being guitarists. There are thousand of males working as guitarists in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic guitarists have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a male aspiring to be a guitarist then the people below should give you inspiration.

List people include Henry Cluney, Roy Clark and many more.

While this isn't a list of all male guitarists, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous male guitarists?" and "Who are the best male guitarists?"
Johnny Depp is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Male Guitarists
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Johnny Depp is an actor. ...more

Age: 53

Birthplace: Owensboro, Kentucky, United States of America

Profession: Musician, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Restaurateur, Actor, + more

Credits: Edward Scissorhands, Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street, Alice in Wonderland, Pirates of The Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

Also Ranked

#15 on The Best Actors Working Today

#32 on The Best American Actors Working Today

#26 on The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History

#21 on The Best Living American Actors

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John Mayer is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Male Guitarists
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John Clayton Mayer is an American singer-songwriter and producer. He was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut, and raised in nearby Fairfield. He attended Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts, but disenrolled and moved to Atlanta, Georgia in 1997 with Clay Cook. Together, they formed a ...more

Age: 39

Birthplace: Eastern United States, Fairfield County, New England, Connecticut, United States of America, + more

Profession: Record producer, Guitarist, Comedian, Musician, Singer-songwriter, + more

Credits: Cars, The Bucket List, Date Night, The Karate Kid

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#99 on The Sexiest Artists of All Time

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#37 on Celebrities You'd Want To Go To Vegas With

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Elvis Presley is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Male Guitarists
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Elvis Aaron Presley was an American singer and actor. Regarded as one of the most significant cultural icons of the 20th century, he is often referred to as "the King of Rock and Roll", or simply, "the King". Presley was born in Tupelo, Mississippi, and when he was 13 years old, he and his family ...more

Age: Died at 42 (1935-1977)

Birthplace: Tupelo, Mississippi, United States of America

Profession: Soldier, Musician, Actor, Singer

Credits: Love Me Tender, Blue Hawaii, Jailhouse Rock, Viva Las Vegas

Also Ranked

#8 on The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time

#3 on The Best Rock Vocalists

#4 on The Best Singers of All Time

#20 on The Top Country Artists of All Time

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John Lennon is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Male Guitarists
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John Winston Ono Lennon MBE was an English singer and songwriter who rose to worldwide fame as a co-founder of the band the Beatles, the most commercially successful band in the history of popular music. With Paul McCartney, he formed a celebrated songwriting partnership. Born and raised in ...more

Age: Died at 40 (1940-1980)

Birthplace: Liverpool, United Kingdom

Profession: Activist, Film Score Composer, Record producer, Musician, Film Producer, + more

Credits: A Hard Day's Night, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, Yellow Submarine, Children of Men

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#29 on The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time

#6 on The Best Rock Vocalists

#9 on The Best Singers of All Time

#55 on The Greatest Classic Rock Bands

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