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List of famous guitarists born who were born in China, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Many of these guitar players from China 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 China 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 has a variety of items, like Herman Li and Nicholas Tse, in it.

This list answers the questions, "What guitar players are from China?" and "Who are famous China guitarists?"
Nicholas Tse is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Guitarists from China
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Nicholas Tse a.k.a. Tse Ting-fung, Chinese: 謝霆鋒, is a Hong Kong actor, singer, songwriter, musician and entrepreneur. Tse is a member of the Emperor Entertainment Group. Tse initially entered the entertainment industry in 1996 as a singer. He originally learned martial arts from Philip Ng, Andy On and Sammo Hung for the screen and television, which Tse continues to practice. He made his film debut in 1998 with the crime film Young and Dangerous: The Prequel, for which Tse received the Hong Kong Film Award for his performance in the Best New Performer category. In 2003, Tse founded Post Production Office Limited, the biggest special effects companies in Hong Kong which provides services for ...more

Nationality: China, Hong Kong

Birthplace: China, Hong Kong

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Eason Chan Yik-Shun is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Guitarists from China
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Eason Chan is a prominent male singer in Hong Kong's music industry. Eason Chan has been praised by Time magazine as a front runner in the next generation of Cantopop. He is considered by media to be Hong Kong's third "god of song" after Samuel Hui and Jacky Cheung. In 2012, Time Out Hong Kong crowned Chan as the "King of Asian Pop". Chan is ranked #6 in the 2013 Forbes China Celebrity Top 100 List. His Cantonese album U87 was listed in 2005 by Time magazine as one of "Five Asian Albums Worth Buying". Eason Chan was the big winner at the prestigious Golden Melody Awards in 2003 and 2009. In 2003, he won "Best Male Singer" and "Album of the Year awards" for his work in Mandarin album "Special ...more

Nationality: China

Birthplace: Hong Kong, China

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Yip Sai Wing is a Hong Kong musician, singer, songwriter and the drummer of the Hong Kong rock band Beyond. He is the only remaining original member of Beyond. In 1983, Yip, along with the late Wong Ka Kui and a few other friends, formed Beyond. In 2003, Beyond won the "Best Original Film Song" at the 23rd Annual Hong Kong Film Awards for "Vast Skies", which was written by Yip and Wong Ka Keung. Starting from 2002, he started to develop his career in mainland China. He is married to a Chinese model since 2011 and has a daughter. ...more

Nationality: China

Birthplace: Hong Kong, China

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Herman Li is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Guitarists from China
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Herman Li is a Hong Kong-born, British Chinese musician and record producer. He is perhaps best known as one of two lead guitarists for the power metal band DragonForce. ...more

Nationality: China, United Kingdom

Birthplace: Hong Kong, China

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