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Famous Guitarists from North Carolina

List of famous guitarists born who were born in North Carolina, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Many of these guitar players from North Carolina 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 North Carolina 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 North Carolina?" and "Who are famous North Carolina guitarists?"
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  • Duane Allman
    Dec. at 24 (1946-1971)
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Birthplace: Nashville, Tennessee
    • Guitars Played: Gibson Les Paul
  • Doc Watson
    Dec. at 89 (1923-2012)
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Birthplace: Deep Gap, North Carolina, United States of America
  • Ben Folds
    Age: 55
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Birthplace: Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States of America
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Birthplace: Nashville, Tennessee
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Birthplace: Nashville, Tennessee
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Birthplace: Tennessee, Nashville, USA
  • Dec. at 50 (1926-1976)
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Birthplace: Nashville, Tennessee
  • Link Wray
    Dec. at 76 (1929-2005)
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Birthplace: Dunn, North Carolina, United States of America
  • Elizabeth Cotten
    Dec. at 92 (1895-1987)
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Birthplace: USA, North Carolina, Carrboro
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Birthplace: Nashville, Tennessee
  • Chuck Brown
    Dec. at 75 (1936-2012)
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Birthplace: Gaston, North Carolina
  • Blind Boy Fuller
    Dec. at 33 (1907-1941)
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Birthplace: Wadesboro, North Carolina
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Birthplace: Asheville, North Carolina
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Birthplace: USA, Asheville, North Carolina
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Birthplace: York, Pennsylvania
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Birthplace: Wilmington, North Carolina, USA
  • Age: 73
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Birthplace: Wagram, North Carolina
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Birthplace: Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Tal Farlow
    Dec. at 77 (1921-1998)
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Birthplace: USA, North Carolina, Greensboro
  • Etta Baker
    Dec. at 93 (1913-2006)
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Birthplace: North Carolina
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Birthplace: Fayetteville, North Carolina
    • Birthplace: Goldsboro, North Carolina
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Birthplace: Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina
  • Michael Houser
    Dec. at 40 (1962-2002)
    • Birthplace: USA, North Carolina, Boone