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Famous Guitarists from Dallas

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List of famous guitarists born who were born in Dallas, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Many of these guitar players from Dallas 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 Dallas 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 Stevie Ray Vaughan and Stephen Stills.

This list answers the questions, "What guitar players are from Dallas?" and "Who are famous Dallas guitarists?"
Stevie Ray Vaughan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Guitarists from Dallas
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Stephen Ray Vaughan (October 3, 1954 – August 27, 1990) was an American musician, singer, songwriter, and record producer, and one of the most influential guitarists in the revival of blues in the 1980s. He is commonly referred to as one of the greatest guitar players of all time. Vaughan was born and raised in Dallas, Texas. He began playing guitar at the age of seven, inspired by his older brother Jimmie. He dropped out of high school in 1971 and moved to Austin the following year. He played gigs with numerous bands, earning a spot in Marc Benno's band the Nightcrawlers and later with Denny Freeman in the Cobras, with whom he continued to work through late 1977. He then formed his own ...more on Wikipedia

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, United States of America

Guitars Played: Hamiltone Custom, Fender Stratocaster

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Jimmie Vaughan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Guitarists from Dallas
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Jimmie Lawrence Vaughan (born March 20, 1951, Oak Cliff, Dallas County, Texas, United States) is an American blues rock guitarist and singer based in Austin, Texas. He is the older brother of the late Texas blues guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan. Several notable blues guitarists have had a significant influence on Vaughan's playing style including the "Three Kings" (Albert, Freddie, and B.B. King) and Johnny "Guitar" Watson. ...more on Wikipedia

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Texas, USA, Dallas

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Stephen Stills is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Guitarists from Dallas
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Stephen Arthur Stills (born January 3, 1945) is an American singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist best known for his work with Buffalo Springfield and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. Stills's solo career and bands have combined sales of over 35 million albums. Stills was ranked number 28 in Rolling Stone's 2003 list of "The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time" and number 47 in the 2011 list. He became the first person to be inducted twice on the same night into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. According to Neil Young, "Stephen is a genius."Beginning his professional career with Buffalo Springfield, he composed one of their few hits "For What It's Worth", which became one of the most ...more on Wikipedia

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, United States of America

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Mark Salling is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Guitarists from Dallas
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Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, USA

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