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Famous Guitarists from Montreal

Updated June 8, 2017 2.4k views14 items

List of famous guitarists born who were born in Montreal, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Many of these guitar players from Montreal 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 Montreal 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 items like Leonard Cohen, Frank Marino.

This list answers the questions, "What guitar players are from Montreal?" and "Who are famous Montreal guitarists?"
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  • Leonard Cohen
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    Leonard Norman Cohen (September 21, 1934 – November 7, 2016) was a Canadian singer, songwriter, poet, and novelist. His work explored religion, politics, isolation, sexuality, and romantic relationships. Cohen was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He was invested as a Companion of the Order of Canada, the nation's highest civilian honour. In 2011, Cohen received one of the Prince of Asturias Awards for literature and the ninth Glenn Gould Prize. Cohen pursued a career as a poet and novelist during the 1950s and early 1960s; he did not launch a music career until 1967, at the age of 33. His first album,...  more
    • Nationality: Canada
    • Birthplace: Westmount, Canada

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  • Donald James Ross, or Don Ross, (born November 19, 1960) is a Canadian fingerstyle guitarist. He is the only person to win the National Fingerstyle Guitar Championship twice (1988 and 1996). His album Huron Street reached the top ten on the Billboard New-age chart....  more
    • Nationality: Canada
    • Birthplace: Montreal, Canada
  • Francesco Antonio Marino (born November 20, 1954) is an Italian Canadian guitarist, leader of Canadian hard rock band Mahogany Rush. Often compared to Jimi Hendrix, he is acknowledged as one of the best and most underrated guitarists of the 1970s....  more
    • Nationality: Canada
    • Birthplace: Montreal, Canada

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  • Erik Mongrain (born April 12, 1980 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada) is a Canadian composer and guitarist. He has a unique and dark acoustic style, with a wide array of different techniques, approaches and textures reminiscent of Michael Hedges....  more
    • Nationality: Canada
    • Birthplace: Canada, Montreal, Urban agglomeration of Montreal, Québec, Americas