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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?"
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