Bands/Musicians Famous Guitarists from New Jersey

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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 Springsteen is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Guitarists from New Jersey
age 69
Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen is an American singer-songwriter, guitarist and humanitarian. He is best known for his work with his E Street Band. Nicknamed "The Boss", Springsteen ...more

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Paul Simon is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Guitarists from New Jersey
age 77
Paul Frederic Simon is an American musician, actor and singer-songwriter. Simon's fame, influence, and commercial success began as part of the duo Simon & Garfunkel, formed in 1964 with ...more

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Marc Ribot is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Guitarists from New Jersey
age 64
Marc Ribot is a composer.

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Zakk Wylde is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Guitarists from New Jersey
age 51
Zakk Wylde, is an American musician, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and occasional actor who is best known as the former guitarist for Ozzy Osbourne, and founder of the heavy metal band Black ...more

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Lauryn Hill is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Guitarists from New Jersey
age 43
Lauryn Hill is an American singer–songwriter, rapper, producer, and actress. She is best known for being a member of the Fugees and for her solo album, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. Raised in ...more

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Joe Pass is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Guitarists from New Jersey
Died at 65 (1929-1994)
Joe Pass was an American virtuoso jazz guitarist of Sicilian descent. He is generally considered to be one of the greatest jazz guitarists of the 20th century. His extensive use of walking ...more

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Ricky Nelson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Guitarists from New Jersey
Died at 45 (1940-1985)
Eric Hilliard Nelson – known as Ricky Nelson, later also as Rick Nelson – was an American actor, musician and singer-songwriter. He starred alongside his family in the television series, The ...more

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Andy McKee is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Guitarists from New Jersey
age 39
Andy McKee is an American fingerstyle guitar player who has released several solo albums and been the subject of several popular YouTube videos.

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Clint Black is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Guitarists from New Jersey
age 56
Clint Patrick Black is an American country music singer-songwriter, record producer, multi-instrumentalist and occasional actor. Signed to RCA Nashville in 1989, Black's debut album Killin' Time ...more

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Richie Sambora is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Guitarists from New Jersey
age 59
Richard Stephen "Richie" Sambora is an American rock guitarist, producer, singer and songwriter who was longtime lead guitarist of the rock band Bon Jovi for thirty years. He and ...more

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Al Di Meola is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Guitarists from New Jersey
age 64
Al Di Meola is an acclaimed American jazz fusion and Latin jazz guitarist, composer, and record producer of Italian origin. With a musical career that has spanned more than three decades, he has ...more

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Adam Gardner is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Guitarists from New Jersey
age 46
Adam Seth Gardner is an American guitarist and vocalist of the band Guster and a member of the Tufts University Beelzebubs. Adam does a weekly radio show in Portland, Maine where he discusses ...more

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Glenn Danzig is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Guitarists from New Jersey
age 63
Glenn Danzig is an American singer, songwriter and musician from Lodi, New Jersey. He is a founder of bands the Misfits, Samhain, and Danzig. He owns the Evilive record label as well as Verotik, ...more

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Dave Sabo is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Guitarists from New Jersey
age 54
David Michael Sabo, nicknamed "The Snake," is a rock guitarist who plays in the heavy metal band Skid Row. He is co-guitarist with guitarist Scotti Hill.

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Dennis Locorriere is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Guitarists from New Jersey
age 69
Dennis Michael Locorriere is the American former lead vocalist and guitarist of the soft rock group Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show, later Dr Hook. He continues as a solo artist and

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Bucky Pizzarelli is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Guitarists from New Jersey
age 92
John Paul "Bucky" Pizzarelli is an American jazz guitarist and banjoist, and the father of jazz guitarist John Pizzarelli and upright bassist Martin Pizzarelli. Pizzarelli has also ...more

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Dez Cadena is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Guitarists from New Jersey
age 57
Dez Cadena is an American punk rock singer and guitarist. He was the third vocalist and later rhythm guitarist for hardcore punk band Black Flag from 1980 to 1983. Cadena has played guitar with ...more

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John Gorka is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Guitarists from New Jersey
age 60
John Gorka is a contemporary American folk musician. In 1991, Rolling Stone magazine called him "the preeminent male singer-songwriter of what has been dubbed the New Folk Movement."

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John Pizzarelli is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Guitarists from New Jersey
age 58
John Paul Pizzarelli, Jr. is an American jazz guitarist, vocalist, songwriter and bandleader. He has had a lengthy career as a recording artist, performing for a variety of labels that include ...more

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Dean Friedman is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Guitarists from New Jersey
age 63
Dean Friedman is an American singer-songwriter who plays piano, keyboard, guitar and other instruments, including the harmonica.

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Ben Jorgensen is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Guitarists from New Jersey
age 35
Ben Jorgensen is an American musician, best known as the lead singer and guitarist of the rock band Armor for Sleep.

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John Mooney is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Guitarists from New Jersey
age 63
John Mooney is an American blues guitarist and singer based in New Orleans, Louisiana. He has developed a unique music style by combining Delta blues, with the funky second line beat of New ...more

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Frank Iero is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Guitarists from New Jersey
age 37
Frank Iero is a musician who was the rhythm guitarist and backup vocalist of the alternative rock band My Chemical Romance as well as the vocalist of the post-hardcore band Leathermouth and ...more

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Glen Goins is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Guitarists from New Jersey
Glen Goins Died at 24 (1954-1978)
Glenn Lamont Goins, also known as Glen Goins, was a singer and guitarist for Parliament-Funkadelic in the mid-1970s. Goins is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, posthumously inducted in ...more

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Marc Rizzo is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Guitarists from New Jersey
age 41
Marc Rizzo is the lead guitarist of American metal band Soulfly and formerly of Ill Niño. He has featured on six Soulfly albums to date: Prophecy, Dark Ages, Conquer, Omen, Enslaved, and ...more