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List of famous guitarists born who were born in Connecticut, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Many of these guitar players from Connecticut 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 Connecticut 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 items include John Mayer, Vinnie Vincent and many more.

This list answers the questions, "What guitar players are from Connecticut?" and "Who are famous Connecticut guitarists?"
John Mayer is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Guitarists from Connecticut
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John Clayton Mayer is an American singer-songwriter and producer. He was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut, and raised in nearby Fairfield. He attended Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts, but disenrolled and moved to Atlanta, Georgia in 1997 with Clay Cook. Together, they formed a ...more

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Bridgeport, Connecticut, United States of America

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Chester William "Chet" Powers, Jr. was an American singer-songwriter, and a member of the rock group Quicksilver Messenger Service. He was also known by the stage name "Dino Valenti" and, as a songwriter, as Jesse Oris Farrow. He wrote the famous 1960s song "Get Together". ...more

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Danbury, Connecticut, United States of America

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Chris Carrabba is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Guitarists from Connecticut
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Christopher Andrew "Ender" Carrabba is the lead singer and guitarist of the band Dashboard Confessional, lead singer of the band Further Seems Forever, and is the vocalist for the American Alternative/Folk band Twin Forks. ...more

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: West Hartford, Connecticut, USA

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Eric Von Schmidt is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Guitarists from Connecticut
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Eric Von Schmidt was an American singer-songwriter and Grammy Award recipient. He was associated with the folk/blues revival of the 1960s and a key part of the East Coast folk music scene that included Bob Dylan and Joan Baez. ...more

Nationality: United States of America, Germany

Birthplace: Bridgeport, Connecticut, United States of America

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