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Famous Guitarists from New England

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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?"
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Joe Perry is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Guitarists from New England
age 69
Anthony Joseph Pereira (born September 10, 1950) better known by his stage name, Joe Perry, is an American musician, songwriter and vocalist, who is best known as the lead guitarist and founding ...more

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John Mayer is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Guitarists from New England
age 42
John Clayton Mayer (; born October 16, 1977) is an American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and record producer. Born in Bridgeport, Connecticut, Mayer attended Berklee College of Music in Boston, ...more

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Dick Dale is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Guitarists from New England
age 82
Richard Anthony Monsour (Arabic: ريتشارد أنتوني منصور‎; May 4, 1937 – March 16, 2019), known professionally as Dick Dale, was an American rock guitarist. He was a pioneer of surf music, drawing ...more

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Chet Powers is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Guitarists from New England
Dec. at 57 (1937-1994)
Chester William "Chet" Powers, Jr. was an American singer-songwriter, and a member of the rock group Quicksilver Messenger Service. He was also known by the stage name "Dino ...more
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James Taylor is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Guitarists from New England
age 71
James Vernon Taylor (born March 12, 1948) is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist. A five-time Grammy Award winner, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2000. He is one ...more

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Tony Rombola is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Guitarists from New England
age 55
Tony Rombola (born November 24, 1964) is an American musician who has been the lead guitarist and backing vocalist for the Boston-based hard rock band Godsmack since the mid-1990s. Tony Rombola ...more
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Rob Zombie is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Guitarists from New England
age 54
Rob Zombie (born Robert Bartleh Cummings; January 12, 1965) is an American musician and filmmaker. He is a founding member of the heavy metal band White Zombie, releasing four studio albums with ...more

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Chris Carrabba is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Guitarists from New England
age 44
Christopher Andrew "Ender" Carrabba (born April 10, 1975) is the lead singer and guitarist of the band Dashboard Confessional, lead singer of the band Further Seems Forever, and is the ...more
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Black Francis is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Guitarists from New England
age 54
Charles Thompson IV (born April 6, 1965) is an American singer, songwriter, and guitarist. He is best known as the frontman of the influential alternative rock band Pixies, with whom he performs ...more

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Johnny Diesel is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Guitarists from New England
age 53
Mark Denis Lizotte (born 31 May 1966) is an Australian singer-songwriter and musician, who has released material under the name Diesel, Johnny Diesel, as leader of band Johnny Diesel & the ...more

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Eric Von Schmidt is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Guitarists from New England
Dec. at 76 (1931-2007)
Eric Von Schmidt (May 28, 1931 – February 2, 2007) was an American singer and guitarist, songwriter, painter and illustrator, and Grammy Award recipient. He was associated with the folk boom of ...more
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Michael John Burkett is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Guitarists from New England
age 52
Michael John Burkett (born January 31, 1967), known professionally as Fat Mike, is an American musician and producer. He is the bassist and lead vocalist for the punk rock band NOFX and the ...more

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Aaron Lewis is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Guitarists from New England
age 47
Aaron Lewis (born April 13, 1972) is an American singer, songwriter and musician who is best known as the lead vocalist, rhythm guitarist and founding member of the alternative metal band ...more

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Andy Gibb is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Guitarists from New England
Dec. at 30 (1958-1988)
Andrew Roy Gibb (5 March 1958 – 10 March 1988) was an English singer, songwriter, performer, and teen idol. He was the younger brother of the Bee Gees: Barry, Robin, and Maurice Gibb. Gibb came ...more

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Steven Van Zandt is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Guitarists from New England
age 69
Steven Van Zandt (born November 22, 1950) is an American musician, songwriter, producer, actor, and activist who frequently goes by the stage names Little Steven or Miami Steve. He is a member ...more

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Susan Tedeschi is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Guitarists from New England
age 49
Susan Tedeschi (; born November 9, 1970) is an American singer and guitarist. A multiple Grammy Award nominee, she is a member of the Tedeschi Trucks Band, a conglomeration of her band, her ...more

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Willy DeVille is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Guitarists from New England
Dec. at 59 (1950-2009)
Willy DeVille (born William Paul Borsey Jr., August 25, 1950 – August 6, 2009) was an American singer and songwriter. During his thirty-five-year career, first with his band Mink DeVille ...more

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Craig Finn is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Guitarists from New England
age 48
Craig Finn (born August 22, 1971) is an American singer-songwriter and musician. He is best known as the frontman of the American indie rock band The Hold Steady, with whom he has recorded seven ...more
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John Flansburgh is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Guitarists from New England
age 59
John Conant Flansburgh (born May 6, 1960) is an American musician. He is half of the long-standing Brooklyn, New York-based alternative rock duo They Might Be Giants, for which he writes, sings, ...more
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Bill Kirchen is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Guitarists from New England
age 71
William Knight "Bill" Kirchen (born June 29, 1948) is an American rockabilly guitarist, singer and songwriter. He was a member of Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen from 1967 to ...more
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Alan Wilson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Guitarists from New England
Dec. at 27 (1943-1970)
Alan Christie Wilson (July 4, 1943 – September 3, 1970) was a co-founder, leader, and primary composer for the American blues band Canned Heat. He sang and played harmonica and guitar with the ...more

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Myles Kennedy is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Guitarists from New England
age 50
Myles Richard Bass (born November 27, 1969), known professionally as Myles Kennedy, is an American musician, singer, and songwriter, best known as the lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist of the ...more

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J Mascis is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Guitarists from New England
age 54
Joseph Donald Mascis Jr. (; born December 10, 1965) is an American musician, best known as the singer, guitarist and main songwriter for the alternative rock band Dinosaur Jr. He has also ...more

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Adam Gardner is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Guitarists from New England
age 46
Adam Seth Gardner (born May 31, 1973) is an American guitarist and vocalist of the band Guster and a member of the Tufts University Beelzebubs. Gardner grew up outside Morristown, New Jersey, ...more
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Brad Delp is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Guitarists from New England
Brad Delp Dec. at 56 (1951-2007)
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