Famous Guitarists from Greater Manchester

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List of famous guitarists born who were born in Greater Manchester, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Many of these guitar players from Greater Manchester 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 Greater Manchester 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 features Noel Gallagher, Johnny Marr and more.

This list answers the questions, "What guitar players are from Greater Manchester?" and "Who are famous Greater Manchester guitarists?"
Noel Gallagher is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Guitarists from Greater Manchester
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Noel Thomas David Gallagher (born 29 May 1967) is an English singer, songwriter and guitarist. He served as the lead guitarist, co-lead vocalist and principal songwriter of the English rock band Oasis as well as lead vocalist and sole songwriter for his own band, Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds. Raised in Burnage, Manchester, Gallagher began learning guitar at the age of thirteen. After a series of odd jobs in construction, he worked for local Manchester band Inspiral Carpets as a roadie and technician in 1988. Whilst touring with them, he learned that his younger brother Liam Gallagher had formed a band of his own, known as the Rain, which eventually took on the name Oasis. After ...more on Wikipedia

Nationality: England

Birthplace: Longsight, United Kingdom

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Johnny Marr is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Guitarists from Greater Manchester
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Johnny Marr (born John Martin Maher; 31 October 1963) is an English musician, songwriter and singer, best known as the guitarist and – with Morrissey – co-songwriter of the Smiths, who were active from 1982 to 1987. Born in Ardwick, Manchester, to Irish parents, Marr formed his first band at the age of 13. He was part of several bands along with Andy Rourke before forming the Smiths with Morrissey in 1982. The Smiths attained great success and were critically acclaimed, with Marr's jangle pop guitar style becoming distinctive of the band's sound, but separated in 1987 due to personal differences between Marr and Morrissey. Since then, Marr has been a member of the Pretenders, The The, ...more on Wikipedia

Nationality: England

Birthplace: Ardwick, United Kingdom

Bernard Sumner is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Guitarists from Greater Manchester
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Bernard Sumner (born 4 January 1956) is an English singer, songwriter, musician and record producer. He is a founding member of both Joy Division and New Order and is widely credited with the latter band's move towards electronica and synthpop.Sumner has also been credited with advancing UK dance music and popularising the use of sequencers. In the early 1990s, he collaborated with former Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr as Electronic. ...more on Wikipedia

Nationality: United Kingdom

Birthplace: Manchester, United Kingdom

Danny Jones is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Guitarists from Greater Manchester
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Danny Jones (born 12 March 1986) is an English musician who is one of the lead vocalists and the lead guitarist for pop-rock band McFly. Jones' fellow band members are Tom Fletcher (rhythm guitarist and vocals), Dougie Poynter (bass and vocals), and Harry Judd (drums). Jones is married to former Miss England, Georgia Horsley. ...more on Wikipedia

Nationality: England

Birthplace: Bolton, United Kingdom