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Famous Guitarists from Florida

Updated June 8, 2017 3.0k 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 Petty

    Age: 69
    Thomas Earl Petty (October 20, 1950 – October 2, 2017) was an American singer-songwriter,...  more

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    Michael David "Mike" McCready (born April 5, 1966) is an American musician who serves as the...  more
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    John David Anderson (born December 13, 1954 in Apopka, Florida) is an American country...  more

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  • 4

    Gram Parsons

    Dec. at 27 (1946-1973)
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    Blind Blake

    Dec. at 37 (1896-1933)
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    Allen Collins

    Dec. at 38 (1952-1990)
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  • 7
    Gary Robert Rossington (born December 4, 1951) is an American musician, best known as a...  more

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  • 8

    Ryan Key

    Age: 40
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  • 9
    Eric Sardinas (born November 10, 1970) is an American blues-rock slide guitarist born in Fort...  more
  • 10
    Derek Trucks (born June 8, 1979) is an American guitarist, songwriter, and founder of the...  more

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  • 11
    Forrest Richard Betts (born December 12, 1943) known as Dickey Betts, is an American...  more

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

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  • 13

    Gamble Rogers

    Dec. at 54 (1937-1991)
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  • 14
    Donald Newton "Donnie" Van Zant (born June 11, 1952, in Jacksonville, Florida) is an American...  more
  • 15
    Chad Everett Gilbert (born March 9, 1981) is an American musician and record producer. He is...  more
  • 16
    Rickey Medlocke (born February 17, 1950) is an American musician, best known as the...  more
  • 17

    Slim Whitman

    Dec. at 90 (1923-2013)
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  • 18

    Don Felder

    Age: 72
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    Dan Peek

    Dec. at 61 (1950-2011)
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    Doyle Dykes (born May 23, 1954) is an American country acoustic guitarist from Jacksonville,...  more
  • 21
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  • 22

    Hughie Thomasson

    Dec. at 55 (1952-2007)
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  • 23
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  • 24
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    Ken Block

    Age: 53
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