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Famous Guitarists from Massachusetts

Updated October 13, 2018 2.8k views43 items

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

James Taylor and Rob Zombie are a great starting point for your to rank your favorites on this list

This list answers the questions, "What guitar players are from Massachusetts?" and "Who are famous Massachusetts guitarists?"
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  • Joe Perry1

    Joe Perry

    Age: 69

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceLawrence, Massachusetts, United States of America

    Guitars PlayedGibson Les Paul, Fender Stratocaster, Fender Telecaster

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  • Dick Dale2

    Dick Dale

    Age: 82

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceBoston, Massachusetts, USA

    Guitars PlayedFender Stratocaster

    Richard Anthony Monsour (Arabic: ريتشارد أنتوني منصور‎; May 4, 1937 – March 16, 2019), known...  more

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  • James Taylor3

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceBoston, Massachusetts, United States of America

    James Vernon Taylor (born March 12, 1948) is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist. A...  more

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  • Rob Zombie4

    Rob Zombie

    Age: 54

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceHaverhill, Massachusetts, United States of America

    Rob Zombie (born Robert Bartleh Cummings; January 12, 1965) is an American musician and...  more
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  • Tony Rombola5

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceNorwood, Massachusetts

    Tony Rombola (born November 24, 1964) is an American musician who has been the lead guitarist...  more
  • Black Francis6

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceBoston, Massachusetts, United States of America

    Charles Thompson IV (born April 6, 1965) is an American singer, songwriter, and guitarist. He...  more

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  • Johnny Diesel7

    NationalityAustralia

    BirthplaceBristol County, Fall River, North America, United States of America, United States

    Mark Denis Lizotte (born 31 May 1966) is an Australian singer-songwriter and musician, who has...  more
  • Michael John Burkett8

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceNewton, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Steven Van Zandt9

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceWinthrop, Massachusetts, United States of America

    Steven Van Zandt (born November 22, 1950) is an American musician, songwriter, producer,...  more

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  • Susan Tedeschi10

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceBoston, USA, Massachusetts

    Susan Tedeschi (; born November 9, 1970) is an American singer and guitarist. A multiple...  more

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  • Craig Finn11

    Craig Finn

    Age: 48

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceEastern United States, Boston, Area code 617, New England, United States of America

    Craig Finn (born August 22, 1971) is an American singer-songwriter and musician. He is best...  more
  • John Flansburgh12

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceLincoln, Massachusetts, United States of America

    John Conant Flansburgh (born May 6, 1960) is an American musician. He is half of the...  more
  • Alan Wilson13

    Alan Wilson

    Dec. at 27 (1943-1970)

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceArlington, Massachusetts

    Alan Christie Wilson (July 4, 1943 – September 3, 1970) was a co-founder, leader, and primary...  more

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  • J Mascis14

    J Mascis

    Age: 54

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceAmherst, Massachusetts, United States of America

    Joseph Donald Mascis Jr. (; born December 10, 1965) is an American musician, best known as the...  more

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  • Myles Kennedy15

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceBoston, Massachusetts

    Myles Richard Bass (born November 27, 1969), known professionally as Myles Kennedy, is an...  more
  • Adam Gardner16

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceNew Jersey

    Adam Seth Gardner (born May 31, 1973) is an American guitarist and vocalist of the band Guster...  more
  • Peter Rowan17

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceBoston, Massachusetts

    Peter Rowan (born July 4, 1942) is an American bluegrass musician and composer. Rowan plays...  more
  • Brad Delp18

    Brad Delp

    Dec. at 56 (1951-2007)

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplacePeabody, Massachusetts

    Bradley Edward Delp (June 12, 1951 – March 9, 2007) was an American singer and songwriter. He...  more

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  • Eric Griffin19

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceBoston, Massachusetts

    Eric Michael Griffin is an American rock guitarist. He is most famous for playing bass in the...  more
  • Gary Hoey20

    Gary Hoey

    Age: 59

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceLowell, Massachusetts

    Gary Hoey (born August 23, 1960) is an American hard rock and latterly blues rock guitarist,...  more

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    Andy Ross

    Age: 40

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceArea code 774, United States of America, United States, with Territories, Area code 508

    Andrew "Andy" Ross (born March 8, 1979), is an American musician most famous as guitarist,...  more
  • Linda Perry22

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceSpringfield, Massachusetts

    Linda Perry (born April 15, 1965) is an American singer-songwriter, musician, and record...  more

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  • Mike Ness23

    Mike Ness

    Age: 57

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceLynn, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Billy Squier24

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceWellesley, Massachusetts, United States of America

    William Haislip Squier (, born May 12, 1950) is an American rock musician and singer. Squier...  more

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  • Brad Whitford25

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceWinchester, Massachusetts, United States of America

    Bradley Ernest Whitford (born February 23, 1952) is an American musician who is best known for...  more