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Famous Guitarists from New England

Updated October 13, 2018 1.6k views71 items

List of famous guitarists born who were born in New England, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Many of these guitar players from New England 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 New England 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 New England?" and "Who are famous New England guitarists?"
  • Joe Perry1

    Joe Perry

    Age: 69

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceLawrence, Massachusetts, United States of America

    Anthony Joseph Pereira (born September 10, 1950) better known by his stage name, Joe Perry, is...  more

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  • John Mayer2

    John Mayer

    Age: 43

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceBridgeport, Connecticut, USA

    John Clayton Mayer (; born October 16, 1977) is an American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and...  more

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  • Dick Dale3

    Dick Dale

    Age: 82

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceBoston, Massachusetts, USA

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

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    Chet Powers

    Dec. at 57 (1937-1994)

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceDanbury, Connecticut

    Chester William "Chet" Powers, Jr. was an American singer-songwriter, and a member of the rock...  more
  • James Taylor5

    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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  • Tony Rombola6

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceNorwood, Massachusetts

    Tony Rombola (born November 24, 1964) is an American musician who has been the lead guitarist...  more
  • Rob Zombie7

    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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  • Chris Carrabba8

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceWest Hartford, Connecticut, United States of America

    Christopher Andrew "Ender" Carrabba (born April 10, 1975) is the lead singer and guitarist of...  more
  • Black Francis9

    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 Diesel10


    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
  • Eric Von Schmidt11

    Eric Von Schmidt

    Dec. at 76 (1931-2007)

    NationalityUnited States of America, Germany

    BirthplaceBridgeport, Connecticut

    Eric Von Schmidt (May 28, 1931 – February 2, 2007) was an American singer and guitarist,...  more
  • Michael John Burkett12

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceNewton, Massachusetts, United States of America

    Michael John Burkett (born January 31, 1967), known professionally as Fat Mike, is an American...  more
  • Aaron Lewis13

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceRutland City, Vermont, United States of America

    Aaron Lewis (born April 13, 1972) is an American singer, songwriter and musician who is best...  more

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  • Andy Gibb14

    Andy Gibb

    Dec. at 30 (1958-1988)

    NationalityAustralia, England

    BirthplaceManchester, United Kingdom

    Andrew Roy Gibb (5 March 1958 – 10 March 1988) was an English singer, songwriter, performer,...  more

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  • Steven Van Zandt15

    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 Tedeschi16

    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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  • Willy DeVille17

    Willy DeVille

    Dec. at 59 (1950-2009)

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceStamford, Connecticut, United States of America

    Willy DeVille (born William Paul Borsey Jr., August 25, 1950 – August 6, 2009) was an American...  more
  • Craig Finn18

    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 Flansburgh19

    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
  • Bill Kirchen20

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceBridgeport, Connecticut

    William Knight "Bill" Kirchen (born June 29, 1948) is an American rockabilly guitarist, singer...  more
  • Alan Wilson21

    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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  • Myles Kennedy22

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceBoston, Massachusetts

    Myles Richard Bass (born November 27, 1969), known professionally as Myles Kennedy, is an...  more
  • J Mascis23

    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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  • Adam Gardner24

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceNew Jersey

    Adam Seth Gardner (born May 31, 1973) is an American guitarist and vocalist of the band Guster...  more
  • Brad Delp25

    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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