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Famous Guitarists from England

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

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This list answers the questions, "What guitar players are from England?" and "Who are famous England guitarists?"
  • 1
    Jeff Beck

    Jeff Beck

    Age: 75


    BirthplaceWallington, London, London, United Kingdom

    Guitars PlayedFender Stratocaster

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  • 2
    Jimmy Page

    Jimmy Page

    Age: 75


    BirthplaceHeston, London, United Kingdom

    Guitars PlayedDanelectro Shorthorn, Gibson EDS-1275, Gibson Les Paul, Fender Telecaster

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  • 3
    John Lennon

    John Lennon

    Dec. at 40 (1940-1980)

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

    BirthplaceLiverpool, United Kingdom

    Guitars PlayedFender Stratocaster

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  • 4
    George Harrison

    George Harrison

    Dec. at 58 (1943-2001)

    NationalityUnited Kingdom, England

    BirthplaceLiverpool, United Kingdom

    Guitars PlayedRickenbacker 360/12, Fender Stratocaster

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  • 5
    David Bowie

    NationalityUnited Kingdom, England

    BirthplaceBrixton, London, United Kingdom

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  • 6
    Paul McCartney


    BirthplaceWalton, Liverpool, United Kingdom

    Sir James Paul McCartney (born 18 June 1942) is an English singer, songwriter, musician,... more on Wikipedia

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  • 7
    Adrian Smith


    BirthplaceLondon Borough of Hackney, London, United Kingdom

    Guitars PlayedFender Stratocaster

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  • 8
    David Gilmour

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

    BirthplaceGrantchester, United Kingdom

    Guitars PlayedFender Stratocaster

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  • 9
    Pete Townshend

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

    BirthplaceChiswick, London, England

    Guitars PlayedFender Stratocaster

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  • 10
    Mike Oldfield


    BirthplaceReading, England

    Guitars PlayedFender Stratocaster

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  • 11
    The Edge

    The Edge

    Age: 58

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

    BirthplaceBarking, England, London

    Guitars PlayedGibson SG, Gretsch G6122 Country Gentleman, Rickenbacker 360/12, Fender Stratocaster, Gibson Explorer

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  • 12
    John Sykes

    John Sykes

    Age: 60

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

    BirthplaceReading, United Kingdom

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  • 13
    Brian May

    Brian May

    Age: 72

    NationalityUnited Kingdom, England

    BirthplaceLondon, United Kingdom

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  • 14


    Age: 54

    NationalityUnited States of America, England

    BirthplaceEurasia, United Kingdom, London, England, Hampstead

    Guitars PlayedGibson Les Paul

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  • 15
    Steve Hackett


    BirthplacePimlico, London, United Kingdom

    Stephen Richard Hackett (born 12 February 1950) is an English musician, songwriter, singer,... more on Wikipedia
  • 16
    Elvis Costello

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

    BirthplacePaddington, London, United Kingdom

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  • 17
    Alex Westaway

    NationalityUnited Kingdom, England

    BirthplaceEast Midlands, Eurasia, Northamptonshire, Northampton, United Kingdom

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  • 18
    Rod Stewart


    BirthplaceHighgate, London, United Kingdom

    Sir Roderick David Stewart, (born 10 January 1945) is a British rock singer and songwriter.... more on Wikipedia

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  • 19
    Phil Collins

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

    BirthplaceHounslow, London, England

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  • 20
    Robin Trower


    BirthplaceCatford, London, United Kingdom

    Guitars PlayedFender Stratocaster

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  • 21
    Matthew Bellamy


    BirthplaceCambridge, United Kingdom

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  • 22
    Cliff Williams

    NationalityUnited Kingdom, England

    BirthplaceEurasia, Romford, United Kingdom, London, England

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  • 23
    Roger Waters


    BirthplaceGreat Bookham, United Kingdom

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  • 24
    Dave Murray

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

    BirthplaceEdmonton, London, London, England

    Guitars PlayedFender Stratocaster

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  • 25
    Hank Marvin


    BirthplaceNewcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

    Guitars PlayedFender Stratocaster

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