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Famous Guitarists from Florida

Updated June 8, 2017 2.9k views33 items

List of famous guitarists born who were born in Florida, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Many of these guitar players from Florida 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 Florida 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 is made up of items like Tom Petty and John Anderson.

This list answers the questions, "What guitar players are from Florida?" and "Who are famous Florida guitarists?"
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  • Tom Petty1

    Tom Petty

    Age: 69

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceGainesville, Florida, United States of America

    Guitars PlayedGibson Flying V, Vox Mark III, Rickenbacker 360/12, Fender Stratocaster, Rickenbacker 660/12

    Thomas Earl Petty (October 20, 1950 – October 2, 2017) was an American singer-songwriter,...  more

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  • Mike McCready2

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplacePensacola, Florida, United States of America

    Michael David "Mike" McCready (born April 5, 1966) is an American musician who serves as the...  more
  • John Anderson3

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceApopka, Florida, United States of America

    John David Anderson (born December 13, 1954 in Apopka, Florida) is an American country...  more

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  • Gram Parsons4

    Gram Parsons

    Dec. at 27 (1946-1973)

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplacePolk County, Winter Haven, Florida, Contiguous United States, United States of America

    Ingram Cecil Connor III (November 5, 1946 – September 19, 1973), known professionally as Gram...  more

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  • Blind Blake5

    Blind Blake

    Dec. at 37 (1896-1933)

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceFlorida, Contiguous United States, United States of America, United States, with Territories

    Arthur "Blind" Blake (1896 – December 1, 1934) was an American blues and ragtime singer and...  more

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  • Allen Collins6

    Allen Collins

    Dec. at 38 (1952-1990)

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceJacksonville, Florida

    Larkin Allen Collins Jr. (July 19, 1952 – January 23, 1990) was one of the founding members...  more

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  • Gary Rossington7

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceJacksonville, Florida, United States of America

    Gary Robert Rossington (born December 4, 1951) is an American musician, best known as a...  more

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    #26 of 74 The Greatest Rock Guitarists of the 1970s#26 of 119 The Best Musical Artists From Florida

  • Ryan Key8

    Ryan Key

    Age: 40

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceJacksonville, USA, Florida

    William Ryan Key (born December 17, 1979) is an American rock musician. He is best known as...  more
  • Eric Sardinas9

    BirthplaceFort Lauderdale, Florida

    Eric Sardinas (born November 10, 1970) is an American blues-rock slide guitarist born in Fort...  more
  • Derek Trucks10

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceJacksonville, Florida

    Derek Trucks (born June 8, 1979) is an American guitarist, songwriter, and founder of the...  more

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  • Richard Betts11

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceWest Palm Beach, Florida, United States of America

    Forrest Richard Betts (born December 12, 1943) known as Dickey Betts, is an American...  more

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  • Thurston Moore12

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceFlorida, Miami-Dade County, Contiguous United States, Coral Gables, United States of America

    Thurston Joseph Moore (born July 25, 1958) is an American musician best known as a member of...  more

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    Gamble Rogers

    Dec. at 54 (1937-1991)

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceWinter Park, Florida

    James Gamble Rogers IV (January 31, 1937 – October 10, 1991) was a folk artist musician and...  more
  • Donnie Van Zant14

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceJacksonville, Florida

    Donald Newton "Donnie" Van Zant (born June 11, 1952, in Jacksonville, Florida) is an American...  more
  • Chad Gilbert15

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceArea code 754, Area code 954, Florida, Area codes 754 and 954, Contiguous United States

    Chad Everett Gilbert (born March 9, 1981) is an American musician and record producer. He is...  more
  • Rickey Medlocke16

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceFlorida, Contiguous United States, United States of America, United States, with Territories

    Rickey Medlocke (born February 17, 1950) is an American musician, best known as the...  more
  • Slim Whitman17

    Slim Whitman

    Dec. at 90 (1923-2013)

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceTampa, Florida, Contiguous United States, Area code 813, United States of America

    Ottis Dewey Whitman Jr. (January 20, 1923 – June 19, 2013), professionally known by the stage...  more
  • Don Felder18

    Don Felder

    Age: 72

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceGainesville, Florida, United States of America

    Donald William Felder (born September 21, 1947) is an American musician and songwriter, best...  more

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    #75 of 639 The Greatest Lead Guitarists Of All Time#23 of 28 People Who Got Fired From Huge Rock Bands

  • Dan Peek19

    Dan Peek

    Dec. at 61 (1950-2011)

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceBay County, Florida, Contiguous United States, United States of America, United States

    Daniel Milton Peek (1 November 1950 – 24 July 2011) was an American musician best known as a...  more

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  • Doyle Dykes20

    BirthplaceJacksonville, Florida

    Doyle Dykes (born May 23, 1954) is an American country acoustic guitarist from Jacksonville,...  more
  • Rob Rock21
    Robert "Rob" Rock is an American heavy metal singer-songwriter, best known as the longtime...  more
  • Hughie Thomasson22

    Hughie Thomasson

    Dec. at 55 (1952-2007)

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceTampa, Florida

    Hugh Edward "Hughie" Thomasson Jr. (August 13, 1952 – September 9, 2007) was an American...  more
  • Jon Schneck23

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceEustis, Florida

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  • Eric Champion24

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceDaytona Beach, Florida

    Eric Champion (born May 12, 1970) is one of the pioneers of mid 1990s Christian pop and modern...  more
  • Ken Block25

    Ken Block

    Age: 53

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceGainesville, Florida

    Not to be confused with Hazel (band) Sister Hazel is an American alternative rock band from...  more