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List of famous guitarists born who were born in Buffalo, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Many of these guitar players from Buffalo 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 Buffalo 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.

List features items like Ani DiFranco and Brian McKnight.

This list answers the questions, "What guitar players are from Buffalo?" and "Who are famous Buffalo guitarists?"
Jim Hall is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Guitarists from Buffalo
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James Stanley Hall was an American jazz guitarist, composer and arranger. Premier Guitar magazine stated that "It could be argued that the jazz guitar tree is rooted in four names: Django [Reinhardt], Charlie [Christian], Wes [Montgomery], and Jim [Hall]". ...more

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Buffalo, New York, United States of America

Also Ranked

#6 on The Greatest Jazz Guitarists of All Time

#5 on The Best Jazz Guitarists in the World

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Brian McKnight is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Guitarists from Buffalo
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Brian McKnight is an American R&B singer-songwriter, arranger, producer and musician. He is a multi-instrumentalist who plays eight instruments including piano, guitar, bass guitar, percussion, trombone, tuba, flugelhorn and trumpet. He is one of the very few leggiero tenors in the pop genre. ...more

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Buffalo, New York, United States of America

Also Ranked

#94 on The Greatest R&B Artists and Bands of All Time

#32 on The Greatest Artists Who Have Never Won a Grammy

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Ani DiFranco is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Guitarists from Buffalo
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Ani DiFranco is an American singer, guitarist, multi-instrumentalist, poet and songwriter. She has released more than 20 albums and is widely considered a feminist icon. DiFranco has received positive feedback from critics for much of her career. Although DiFranco's music has been classified as both ...more

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Buffalo, New York, United States of America

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#74 on The Best Opening Act You've Ever Seen

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Lucky Peterson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Guitarists from Buffalo
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Lucky Peterson is an American musician who plays contemporary blues, fusing soul, R&B, gospel and rock and roll. He plays guitar and keyboards. Music journalist Tony Russell, in his book The Blues - From Robert Johnson to Robert Cray has said, "he may be the only blues musician to have had national ...more

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Buffalo, New York, United States of America

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