Musicians Famous Guitarists from Florida

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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 Petty is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Guitarists from Florida
age 68 Thomas Earl "Tom" Petty is an American musician, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer. He is best known as the lead vocalist of Tom Petty and the ...more

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Mike McCready is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Guitarists from Florida
age 52 Michael "Mike" David McCready is an American musician who serves as the lead guitarist for the American rock band Pearl Jam. Along with Jeff Ament, Stone Gossard and Eddie Vedder, he ...more

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John Anderson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Guitarists from Florida
age 64 John David Anderson is an American country musician with a successful career that has lasted more than 30 years. Starting in 1977 with the release of his first single, "I've Got a ...more

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Gram Parsons is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Guitarists from Florida
Died at 27 (1946-1973) Ingram Cecil Connor III, known professionally as Gram Parsons, was an American singer, songwriter, guitarist, and pianist. Parsons is best known for his work within the country music genre; he ...more

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Blind Blake is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Guitarists from Florida
Died at 37 (1896-1933) Arthur "Blind" Blake was an American blues and ragtime singer and guitarist. He is known for his series of recordings for Paramount Records between 1926 and 1932 and the mystery

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Allen Collins is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Guitarists from Florida
Died at 38 (1952-1990) Larkin Allen Collins Jr. was one of the founding members and guitarists of Southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd, and co-wrote many of the band's songs with late frontman Ronnie Van Zant. He was ...more

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Gary Rossington is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Guitarists from Florida
age 67 Gary Robert Rossington is an American musician, best known as a founding member of Southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd. He plays lead and occasional rhythm guitar. He is also a founding member of ...more

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Ryan Key is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Guitarists from Florida
age 39 William Ryan Key is an American rock musician. He is best known for being the lead singer, rhythm guitarist and original member of the American pop punk band Yellowcard.

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Eric Sardinas is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Guitarists from Florida
age 48 Eric Sardinas is an American blues-rock slide guitarist born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He is noted for his use of the electric resonator guitar and his live performances. He sometimes sets ...more

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Derek Trucks is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Guitarists from Florida
age 39 Derek Trucks is an American guitarist, songwriter and founder of the Grammy Award winning The Derek Trucks Band. He became an official member of The Allman Brothers Band in 1999 and formed the ...more

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Richard Betts is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Guitarists from Florida
age 75 Forrest Richard "Dickey" Betts is an American guitarist, singer, songwriter, and composer best known as a founding member of The Allman Brothers Band. He was inducted with the band ...more

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Thurston Moore is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Guitarists from Florida
age 60 Thurston Joseph Moore is an American musician best known as a singer, songwriter and guitarist of Sonic Youth. He has also participated in many solo and group collaborations outside of Sonic ...more

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Gamble Rogers is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Guitarists from Florida
Died at 54 (1937-1991) James Gamble Rogers IV was a folk artist musician and storyteller known for the recurring theme in his songs and stories about characters and places in a fictional Florida county. He died a ...more

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Donnie Van Zant is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Guitarists from Florida
age 66 Donald Newton "Donnie" Van Zant is an American rock vocalist/guitarist. He is best known as a member of the band .38 Special, which he formed in 1974. He is the middle of three ...more

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Chad Gilbert is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Guitarists from Florida
age 37 Chad Everett Gilbert is an American musician and record producer. He is a founding member of the rock band New Found Glory, for whom he plays lead guitar, composes music and provides backing ...more

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Rickey Medlocke is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Guitarists from Florida
age 68 Rickey Medlocke is an American musician best known as the frontman/guitarist for the southern rock band Blackfoot. During his career he's also played with Lynyrd Skynyrd as a drummer before ...more

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Slim Whitman is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Guitarists from Florida
Died at 90 (1923-2013) Ottis Dewey Whitman, Jr., known professionally as Slim Whitman, was an American country music and western music singer, songwriter and instrumentalist known for his yodeling abilities and his ...more

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Don Felder is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Guitarists from Florida
age 71 Donald William "Don" Felder is an American musician and songwriter, best known for his work as lead guitarist for the Eagles from 1974 to 2001.

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Dan Peek is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Guitarists from Florida
Died at 61 (1950-2011) Daniel Milton "Dan" Peek was a musician best known as a member of the folk rock band America from 1970 to 1977, together with Gerry Beckley and Dewey Bunnell. He was also a ...more

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Doyle Dykes is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Guitarists from Florida
age 64 Doyle Dykes is an American country acoustic guitarist from Jacksonville, Florida. He is influenced by a wide variety of musical styles and musicians such as Chet Atkins, the Allman Brothers, to ...more

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Rob Rock is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Guitarists from Florida
Robert "Rob" Rock is an American heavy metal singer-songwriter, best known as the longtime frontman of Impellitteri, a position he has held from 1987 to 1988, 1992 to 2000, and now ...more

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Hughie Thomasson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Guitarists from Florida
Died at 55 (1952-2007) Hugh Edward "Hughie" Thomasson, Jr. was an American guitarist and singer, best known as a founding member of Outlaws and as a guitarist for Lynyrd Skynyrd.

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Jon Schneck is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Guitarists from Florida
age 37 Jonathan Schneck is a guitarist for the band Relient K. He joined the band in January 2005, shortly after the release of their fourth full-length album, Mmhmm. He was also a touring guitarist ...more

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Eric Champion is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Guitarists from Florida
age 48 Eric Champion is one of the pioneers of mid 90's Christian pop and modern rock. In the beginning of his musical career, he was a pop singer. His music had the flair of many of his Christian pop ...more

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Ken Block is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Guitarists from Florida
age 52 Ken Block is a songwriter, guitarist and lead singer of the rock band Sister Hazel. Ken plays acoustic guitar. He also helped produce the band's first CD in 1994. His debut solo effort Drift was ...more

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Randall Bewley is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Guitarists from Florida
Died at 54 (1955-2009) Randall "Randy" Bewley was the guitarist for the Athens, Georgia band Pylon. Born in Bradenton, Florida, United States. He lived in Sarasota, Florida, Washington, DC and near Atlanta, ...more

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Mike Campbell is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Guitarists from Florida
age 68 Michael Wayne "Mike" Campbell is an American guitarist, songwriter, and record producer, best known for his work in Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.

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Rick Rozz is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Guitarists from Florida
Rick Rozz age 51 Rick Rozz is an American guitarist. Spent his formative years in Apopka, Florida, attending Lake Brantley High School. He is best known for his work with the death metal bands Death and ...more

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Scott Henderson is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Guitarists from Florida
age 64 Scott Henderson is an American jazz fusion and blues guitarist best known for his work with the band Tribal Tech.

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Ruthie Morris is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Guitarists from Florida
age 54 Ruth Mary "Ruthie" Morris is the guitarist for the Atlanta, Georgia-based rock group Magnapop. Her pop punk/power pop guitar style helped to define the band's sound and she has ...more

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Terry Balsamo is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Guitarists from Florida
age 46 Terry Philip Balsamo II is an American guitarist. He is the former guitarist of the alternative metal band Cold and the current guitarist of Evanescence.

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Timothy McTague is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Guitarists from Florida
Timothy McTague age 35 Timothy McTague is a guitarist.

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Steve Swanson is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Guitarists from Florida
Steve Swanson, of Tampa, Florida, is the current lead guitarist for the death metal band Six Feet Under. He took over guitar duties from Allen West, who left the band in late 1997. Before ...more