Famous Guitarists from Iran

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List of famous guitarists born who were born in Iran, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Many of these guitar players from Iran 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 Iran 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.

Items on this list include Armik and Lily Afshar.

This list answers the questions, "What guitar players are from Iran?" and "Who are famous Iran guitarists?"
Armik is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Guitarists from Iran
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Armik Dashchi, professionally known as Armik, is an Iranian Armenian flamenco guitarist and composer. Several of Armik's albums have reached Billboard's Top New Age Albums chart. New flamenco guitarist Armik displayed an interest in and passion for music while still a young child. When he was just seven years old, he pawned his watch for a classical guitar, which he hid and practiced on in the basement. Formal music lessons followed and Armik completed the Rudolph Solphege program in two years; at 12, he was a professional recording artist. While his early career focused mostly on jazz, Armik discovered the beauty and passion of flamenco while visiting and studying in Spain during the '70s. ...more on Wikipedia

Nationality: Iran, Spain, Armenia

Birthplace: Iran

Lily Afshar is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Guitarists from Iran
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Lily Afshar is an Iranian American classical guitarist. ...more on Wikipedia

Nationality: Iran, United States of America

Birthplace: Tehran, Iran

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Kourosh Yaghmaei is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Guitarists from Iran
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Nationality: Iran

Birthplace: Iran, Middle East, Eurasia, Asia

Farhad Mehrad is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Guitarists from Iran
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Farhad Mehrad (Persian: فرهاد مهراد‎) (20 January 1944 – 31 August 2002), widely known in Iran as Farhad, was an Iranian pop, rock, and folk singer, songwriter, guitarist and pianist, who released the first English rock and roll album. He rose to prominence among Iranian rock, folk and pop musicians before the Islamic Revolution in 1979, but after the revolution, he was banned from singing for several years in Iran. His first concert after the Islamic Revolution was held in 1993. To this day, he is considered as one of the most influential and respected contemporary Iranian artists of all time.Farhad is most well known for his song "Jomeh" for the film Khodahafez Rafigh in 1971. Despite all ...more on Wikipedia

Nationality: Iran

Birthplace: Tehran, Iran