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Famous Guitarists from New Jersey

Updated June 8, 2017 7.1k views46 items

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

This list contains items like Bruce Springsteen and Lauryn Hill.

This list answers the questions, "What guitar players are from New Jersey?" and "Who are famous New Jersey guitarists?"
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    Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen (born September 23, 1949), nicknamed "The Boss", is an...  more

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  • 2

    Paul Simon

    Age: 78
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  • 3

    Marc Ribot

    Age: 65
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  • 4

    Zakk Wylde

    Age: 52
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  • 5
    Lauryn Noelle Hill (born May 26, 1975) is an American singer, songwriter and rapper, known for...  more

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  • 6

    Joe Pass

    Dec. at 65 (1929-1994)
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  • 7

    Ricky Nelson

    Dec. at 45 (1940-1985)
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  • 8

    Andy McKee

    Age: 40
    Andy McKee (born April 4, 1979 in Topeka, Kansas) is an American fingerstyle guitar player who...  more
  • 9

    Clint Black

    Age: 57
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  • 10
    Richard Stephen Sambora (born July 11, 1959) is an American rock guitarist, singer, songwriter...  more

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  • 11

    Al Di Meola

    Age: 65
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  • 12
    Adam Seth Gardner (born May 31, 1973) is an American guitarist and vocalist of the band Guster...  more
  • 13
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  • 14

    Dave Sabo

    Age: 55
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  • 15
    Dennis Michael Locorriere (born June 13, 1949; Union City, New Jersey, United States) is the...  more
  • 16
    John Paul "Bucky" Pizzarelli (born January 9, 1926) is an American jazz guitarist. He is the...  more
  • 17

    Dez Cadena

    Age: 58
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  • 18

    John Gorka

    Age: 61
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  • 19

    John Pizzarelli

    Age: 59
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  • 20
    Dean Friedman (born May 23, 1955) is an American singer-songwriter who plays piano, keyboard,...  more
  • 21
    Ben Jorgensen is an American musician, singer, songwriter and guitarist, best known as the...  more
  • 22
    John Mooney (born April 3, 1955) is an American blues guitarist and singer based in New...  more
  • 23

    Frank Iero

    Age: 38
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  • 24

    Glenn Goins

    Dec. at 24 (1954-1978)
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  • 25

    Marc Rizzo

    Age: 42
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