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List of famous guitarists born who were born in Edinburgh, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Many of these guitar players from Edinburgh 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 Edinburgh 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 is made up of a variety of items, including Tony Blair and KT Tunstall.

This list answers the questions, "What guitar players are from Edinburgh?" and "Who are famous Edinburgh guitarists?"
Tony Blair is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Guitarists from Edinburgh
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Anthony Charles Lynton Blair is a British Labour Party politician who served as the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1997 to 2007. He now runs a consultancy business and performs charitable work. Blair was the Member of Parliament for Sedgefield from 1983 to 2007 and Leader of the Labour ...more

Nationality: Scotland, United Kingdom

Birthplace: Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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#26 on The Best Political Nicknames

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KT Tunstall is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Guitarists from Edinburgh
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Kate Victoria "KT" Tunstall is a Scottish singer-songwriter and guitarist. She broke into the public eye with a 2004 live solo performance of her song "Black Horse and the Cherry Tree" on Later... with Jools Holland. She has enjoyed commercial and critical success since, picking up three nominations ...more

Nationality: United Kingdom

Birthplace: Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Also Ranked

#63 on The Greatest New Female Vocalists of the Past 10 Years

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Davey Johnstone is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Guitarists from Edinburgh
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David William Logan "Davey" Johnstone, is a Scottish rock guitarist and vocalist, best known for his work with Elton John. ...more

Nationality: Scotland

Birthplace: Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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Edwyn Collins is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Guitarists from Edinburgh
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Edwyn Stephen Collins is a Scottish musician, producer and record label owner, widely known for his 1994 song "A Girl Like You". Collins formed the musical group Nu-Sonics in 1976, which later became Orange Juice, and has pursued a solo career since 1985. Collins was co-founder of the defunct ...more

Nationality: Scotland

Birthplace: Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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