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List of famous guitarists born who were born in Atlanta, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Many of these guitar players from Atlanta 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 Atlanta 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 list contains items like Jerry Reed and Kaki King.

This list answers the questions, "What guitar players are from Atlanta?" and "Who are famous Atlanta guitarists?"
Jerry Reed is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Guitarists from Atlanta
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Jerry Reed Hubbard, known professionally as Jerry Reed, was an American country music singer, guitarist, and songwriter, as well as an actor who appeared in more than a dozen films. His signature songs included "Guitar Man," "U.S. Male", "A Thing Called Love," "Alabama Wild Man," "Amos Moses", "When ...more

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Georgia, USA, Atlanta

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Joe South is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Guitarists from Atlanta
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Joe South was an American singer-songwriter and guitarist. Best known for his songwriting, South won the Grammy Award for Song of the Year in 1970 for "Games People Play" and was again nominated for the award in 1972 for "Rose Garden". ...more

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Georgia, USA, Atlanta

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Kaki King is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Guitarists from Atlanta
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Kaki King is an American guitarist and composer. King is known for her percussive and jazz-tinged melodies, energetic live shows, use of multiple tunings on acoustic and lap steel guitar, and her diverse range in different genres. In February 2006, Rolling Stone released a list of "The New Guitar ...more

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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David T. Chastain is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Guitarists from Atlanta
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David T. Chastain is an American guitarist and owner of Leviathan Records and Diginet Music. Chastain is a metal guitarist who emerged in the mid-'80s along with a wave of other neo-classical guitarists. He has released about 50 recordings under multiple names, including David T. Chastain, CJSS, ...more

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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