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

Examples of items on this list include Katy Perry and Courtney Love.

This list answers the questions, "What guitar players are from California?" and "Who are famous California guitarists?"

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Randy Rhoads is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Guitarists from California
Randy Rhoads Died at 26 (1956-1982)

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Katy Perry is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Guitarists from California
Katy Perry age 33

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Cliff Burton is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Guitarists from California
Cliff Burton Died at 24 (1962-1986)

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Jerry Garcia is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Guitarists from California
Jerry Garcia Died at 53 (1942-1995)

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Dave Mustaine is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Guitarists from California
Dave Mustaine age 56

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Bonnie Raitt is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Guitarists from California
Bonnie Raitt age 68

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James Hetfield is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Guitarists from California

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Kirk Hammett is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Guitarists from California
Kirk Hammett age 55

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Zacky Vengeance is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Guitarists from California

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Merle Haggard is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Guitarists from California
Merle Haggard age 80

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Courtney Love is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Guitarists from California
Courtney Love age 53

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Danny Elfman is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Guitarists from California
Danny Elfman age 64

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Beck Hansen is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Guitarists from California
Beck Hansen age 47

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Albert Hammond, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Guitarists from California

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John Fogerty is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Guitarists from California
John Fogerty age 72

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Jerry Horton is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Guitarists from California
Jerry Horton age 42

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Allison Robertson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Guitarists from California

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Ed King is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Guitarists from California
Ed King age 68

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Synyster Gates is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Guitarists from California

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Tom Waits is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Guitarists from California
Tom Waits age 68

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Robert Trujillo is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Guitarists from California

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Adam Levine is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Guitarists from California
Adam Levine age 38

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Tommy Castro is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Guitarists from California
Tommy Castro age 62

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Aly Michalka is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Guitarists from California
Aly Michalka age 28

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Lindsey Buckingham is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Guitarists from California

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Colbie Caillat is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Guitarists from California

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Billie Joe Armstrong is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Guitarists from California

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Nancy Wilson is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Guitarists from California
Nancy Wilson age 63

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Jeff Buckley is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Guitarists from California
Jeff Buckley Died at 31 (1966-1997)

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Dave Navarro is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Guitarists from California
Dave Navarro age 50

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Buckethead is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Guitarists from California
Buckethead age 48

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Bob Weir is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Guitarists from California
Bob Weir age 70

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David Crosby is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Guitarists from California
David Crosby age 76

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Drake Bell is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Guitarists from California
Drake Bell age 31

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Ry Cooder is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Guitarists from California
Ry Cooder age 70

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Ben Harper is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Guitarists from California
Ben Harper age 48

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Lee Ritenour is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Guitarists from California
Lee Ritenour age 65

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Michael Trucco is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Guitarists from California

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David Lindley is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Guitarists from California
David Lindley age 73

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Dweezil Zappa is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Guitarists from California
Dweezil Zappa age 48

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Bradley Nowell is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Guitarists from California
Bradley Nowell Died at 28 (1968-1996)

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John Cipollina is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Guitarists from California
John Cipollina Died at 46 (1943-1989)

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Ritchie Valens is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Guitarists from California
Ritchie Valens Died at 18 (1941-1959)

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Grant Geissman is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Guitarists from California

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Tim Armstrong is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Guitarists from California
Tim Armstrong age 52

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Peter Buck is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Guitarists from California
Peter Buck age 61

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Jaycee Chan is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Guitarists from California
Jaycee Chan age 35

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Brandon Flowers is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Guitarists from California

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Creed Bratton is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Guitarists from California
Creed Bratton age 74

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Daron Malakian is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Guitarists from California