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Famous Guitarists from Northern California

List of famous guitarists born who were born in Northern California, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Many of these guitar players from Northern California 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 Northern California 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 Northern California?" and "Who are famous Northern California guitarists?"
  • Jerry Garcia
    Dec. at 53 (1942-1995)
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Birthplace: California, United States of America
    • Guitars Played: Gibson SG, Gibson Les Paul, Fender Stratocaster
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Birthplace: California, United States of America
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Birthplace: California, United States of America
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Birthplace: Berkeley, California, United States of America
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Birthplace: Dixon, California
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Birthplace: Palo Alto, California, United States of America
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Birthplace: Oakland, California, United States of America
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Birthplace: California, United States of America
  • Bob Weir
    Age: 74
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Birthplace: San Francisco, California, USA
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Birthplace: San Mateo, California, USA
  • John Cipollina
    Dec. at 45 (1943-1989)
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Birthplace: Berkeley, California
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Birthplace: Berkeley, California
  • Peter Buck
    Age: 65
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Birthplace: Berkeley, California, United States of America
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Birthplace: Berkeley, California, USA
  • Tom Fogerty
    Dec. at 48 (1941-1990)
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Birthplace: Berkeley, California
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Birthplace: Berkeley, California, United States of America
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Birthplace: USA, California, San Francisco
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Birthplace: Berkeley, California
  • Dec. at 56 (1934-1991)
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Birthplace: USA, California, San Francisco
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Birthplace: USA, San Leandro, California
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Birthplace: California
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Birthplace: California
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Birthplace: USA, California, Sacramento
  • Ronnie Montrose
    Dec. at 64 (1947-2012)
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Birthplace: California, United States of America
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Birthplace: Richmond, California, United States of America