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

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This list answers the questions, "What guitar players are from Kentucky?" and "Who are famous Kentucky guitarists?"
Johnny Depp is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Guitarists from Kentucky
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John Christopher Depp II is an American actor, producer, and musician. He has been nominated for three Academy Awards and has won the Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Awards for Best Actor. Depp rose to prominence on the 1980s television series 21 Jump Street, becoming a teen idol. Depp has challenged himself by playing larger-than-life roles, including a supporting role in Oliver Stone's 1986 film Platoon and the title character in the 1990 romantic dark fantasy Edward Scissorhands. ...more on Wikipedia

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Owensboro, Kentucky, United States of America

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Will Oldham is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Guitarists from Kentucky
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Will Oldham, better known by the stage name Bonnie 'Prince' Billy, is an American singer-songwriter and actor. From 1993 to 1997, he performed and recorded under variations of the Palace name, including the Palace Brothers, Palace Songs, and Palace Music. After releasing material under his own name, he adopted the "Bonnie 'Prince' Billy" moniker for the majority of his output since 1998. ...more on Wikipedia

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Louisville, Kentucky, United States of America

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Ricky Skaggs is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Guitarists from Kentucky
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Ricky Lee Skaggs is an American country and bluegrass singer, musician, producer, and composer. He primarily plays mandolin; however, he also plays fiddle, guitar, mandocaster and banjo. ...more on Wikipedia

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Cordell, Kentucky, United States of America

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David Miller was an American country musician. He is one of the earliest musicians to be associated with country music recording. Miller grew up working at a fruit farm, and served in the Army in World War I. While there, he contracted blepharitis, and became totally blind as a result. After his blindness set in, he began playing guitar and moved to Huntington, West Virginia. He recorded a few pieces for the Starr Piano Company in 1924 and again in 1927, which are some of the earliest surviving audio documents of old-time music. He also recorded for Paramount Records in 1930. He played on West Virginia radio station WSAZ with Cecil Adkins from 1927 to 1933. He also played with a string band ...more on Wikipedia

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: United States of America, United States, with Territories, Ohio River

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