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List of famous guitarists born who were born in Iowa, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Many of these guitar players from Iowa 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 Iowa 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 items include Joey Jordison, Tommy Bolin and more.

This list answers the questions, "What guitar players are from Iowa?" and "Who are famous Iowa guitarists?"
Jim Root is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Guitarists from Iowa
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James Donald "Jim" Root, also known by his number #4, is an American musician known for being the guitarist for the heavy metal band Slipknot, and the former guitarist for alternative metal band Stone Sour. ...more on Wikipedia

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States of America

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Mick Thompson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Guitarists from Iowa
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Mick Thomson is an American heavy metal musician. He is best known as being one of two guitarists in the heavy metal band Slipknot. When performing with Slipknot, Thomson is known as "Number Seven", being that the band follows a numbering scheme for its members, ranging from 0-9. His number is also tattooed on his left arm, as "seven", which can be seen in music videos such as Dead Memories. According to Shawn Crahan, Thomson wanted number 7, because it is his lucky number. During his interview from Voliminal: Inside the Nine, he has stated that he suffers from severe joint and back pain, which on one occasion temporarily left him unable to walk, and causes him difficulty when ...more on Wikipedia

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Des Moines, Iowa, United States of America

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Tommy Bolin is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Guitarists from Iowa
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Thomas Richard "Tommy" Bolin was an American-born guitarist who played with Zephyr, The James Gang, and Deep Purple; in addition to maintaining a notable solo career. ...more on Wikipedia

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Sioux City, Iowa, United States of America

Guitars Played: Fender Stratocaster

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#68 on The Greatest Musicians Who Died Before 40

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Joey Jordison is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Guitarists from Iowa
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Joey Jordison, is an American musician, songwriter, and record producer best known for his work as the former drummer and co-songwriter for the heavy metal band Slipknot as well as guitarist in the Horror-punk band Murderdolls. He is currently the drummer for the band Scar the Martyr which he formed in 2013. Jordison played in Slipknot since their formation in 1995 until his departure from the band in December 2013. He grew up in Waukee, Iowa with his parents and two sisters, and was given his first drum kit at the age of 8. He performed in several bands until joining in the summer of 1995 the group The Pale Ones, which would later change their name to Slipknot. Of Slipknot's nine-member ...more on Wikipedia

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Des Moines, Iowa, United States of America

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#14 on The Best Metal Drummers of All Time

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