Musicians Famous Male Guitarists

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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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John Christopher Depp II is an American actor, producer, and musician. He has been nominated for three Academy Awards and has won the Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Awards for Best Actor. Depp rose to prominence on the 1980s television series 21 Jump Street, becoming a teen idol. Depp has challenged himself by playing larger-than-life roles, including a supporting role in Oliver Stone's 1986 film Platoon and the title character in the 1990 romantic dark fantasy Edward Scissorhands. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 54

Birthplace: Owensboro, Kentucky, United States of America

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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 short-lived, two-man band called Lo-Fi Masters. After their split, Mayer continued to play local clubs—refining his skills and gaining a following. After his appearance at the 2001 South by Southwest Festival, he was signed to Aware Records, and then Columbia Records, which released his first EP, Inside Wants Out. His following two full-legnth albums—Room for Squares and Heavier Things —did well ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 40

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

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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 relocated to Memphis, Tennessee. His music career began there in 1954, when he recorded a song with producer Sam Phillips at Sun Records. Accompanied by guitarist Scotty Moore and bassist Bill Black, Presley was an early popularizer of rockabilly, an uptempo, backbeat-driven fusion of country music and rhythm and blues. RCA Victor acquired his contract in a deal arranged by Colonel Tom Parker, who ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 42 (1935-1977)

Birthplace: Tupelo, Mississippi, United States of America

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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 Liverpool, as a teenager Lennon became involved in the skiffle craze; his first band, the Quarrymen, evolved into the Beatles in 1960. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 40 (1940-1980)

Birthplace: Liverpool, United Kingdom

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