List of famous guitarists born who were born in Belgium, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Many of these guitar players from Belgium 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 Belgium 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.
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Jean "Django" Reinhardt was a Belgium-born French guitarist and composer of Romani ethnicity. Reinhardt is regarded as one of the greatest guitar players of all time; he was the first important European jazz musician who made major contributions to the development of the guitar genre. After his third and fourth fingers were paralyzed when he suffered burns in a fire, Reinhardt used only the index and middle fingers of his left hand on his solos. He created an entirely new style of jazz guitar technique, which has since become a living musical tradition within French Gypsy culture. With violinist Stéphane Grappelli, Reinhardt co-founded the Quintette du Hot Club de France, described by critic ...more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Liberchies, Belgium
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Isaac Delahaye is the lead guitarist for symphonic metal band Epica. Prior to that he was lead guitarist in the Dutch death metal band God Dethroned. Delahaye replaced former guitarist Jens van der Valk in God Dethroned after van der Valk left in 2004. He joined the band after a request from drummer and longtime friend Ariën van Weesenbeek and after several meetings with van Weesenbeek and Henri Sattler, Delahaye was welcomed into the band on 29 June 2004. On 15 January 2009, the official announcement came that Isaac was no longer a part of God Dethroned. Soon afterwards, an announcement came from the band Epica that proclaimed Delahaye as their recently hired guitarist. Delahaye ...more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Ypres, Belgiumsee more on Isaac Delahaye
Christian Olde Wolbers is the guitarist of the metal band Arkaea. He's the former bassist, guitarist and background vocalist of the heavy metal band Fear Factory, and is now in Beowülf. ...more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Antwerp, Belgiumsee more on Christian Olde Wolbers
Boris Gaquere is a classical guitarist. He was born in Brussels in 1977. He has also performed in guitar-duo formation with Denis Sung-Hô and now often collaborates with the Brazilian percussionist Renato Martins. ...more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Brussels, Belgium