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Famous Guitarists from Ohio

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

Items on this list include Dave Grohl and Tracy Chapman.

This list answers the questions, "What guitar players are from Ohio?" and "Who are famous Ohio guitarists?"
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Dave Grohl is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Guitarists from Ohio
age 50
David Eric Grohl (born January 14, 1969) is an American singer, songwriter, musician and director. He is the founder, lead vocalist, rhythm guitarist and primary songwriter of the rock band Foo ...more

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Chrissie Hynde is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Guitarists from Ohio
age 68
Christine Ellen Hynde (born September 7, 1951) is an American singer-songwriter and musician. She is a founding member and the guitarist, lead vocalist, and primary songwriter of the rock band ...more

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Al Jardine is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Guitarists from Ohio
age 77
Alan Charles Jardine (born September 3, 1942) is an American musician, singer, and songwriter who co-founded the Beach Boys. He is best known as the band's rhythm guitarist and for occasionally ...more

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Bobby Womack is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Guitarists from Ohio
Dec. at 70 (1944-2014)
Robert Dwayne Womack (; March 4, 1944 – June 27, 2014) was an American singer, songwriter, musician, and record producer. Starting in the early 1960s as the lead singer of his family musical ...more

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Marilyn Manson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Guitarists from Ohio
age 50
Brian Hugh Warner (born January 5, 1969), known by his stage name Marilyn Manson, is an American singer, songwriter, actor, record producer, visual artist, author, and former music journalist. ...more

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John Scofield is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Guitarists from Ohio
age 68
John Scofield (born December 26, 1951), sometimes referred to as "Sco", is an American jazz-rock guitarist and composer whose music includes bebop, jazz fusion, funk, blues, soul, and ...more

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Boz Scaggs is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Guitarists from Ohio
age 75
William Royce "Boz" Scaggs (born June 8, 1944) is an American singer, songwriter, and guitarist. He is known for his albums of the late 1970s as well as the songs "Lido ...more

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David Miller is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Guitarists from Ohio
Dec. at 70 (1883-1953)
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Tracy Chapman is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Guitarists from Ohio
age 55
Tracy Chapman (born March 30, 1964) is an American singer-songwriter, known for her hits "Fast Car" and "Give Me One Reason", along with other singles "Talkin' 'bout a ...more

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Dan Auerbach is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Guitarists from Ohio
Dan Auerbach age 40
Daniel Quine Auerbach (born May 14, 1979) is an American musician, singer-songwriter, and record producer, best known as the guitarist and vocalist for The Black Keys, a blues rock band from ...more

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Gary Louris is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Guitarists from Ohio
age 64
Gary Louris (born March 10, 1955) is an American guitarist, singer, and songwriter of alternative country and pop music. He was a founding member of the Minneapolis-based band the Jayhawks and ...more

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Jerry Douglas is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Guitarists from Ohio
age 63
Gerald Calvin "Jerry" Douglas (born May 28, 1956) is an American resonator guitar and lap steel guitar player and record producer.
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Phil Keaggy is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Guitarists from Ohio
age 68
Philip Tyler "Phil" Keaggy (born March 23, 1951) is an American acoustic and electric guitarist and vocalist who has released more than 50 albums and contributed to many more ...more

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Buddy Miller is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Guitarists from Ohio
age 67
Steven Paul "Buddy" Miller (born September 6, 1952) is an American singer, songwriter, musician, recording artist and producer, currently living in Nashville, Tennessee. Miller is ...more
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Doug Gillard is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Guitarists from Ohio
age 54
Doug Gillard (born December 23, 1965) is an American guitarist and songwriter. He has been a member of major indie pop and punk bands, most notably Guided by Voices, Nada Surf, Death of Samantha ...more
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David Baerwald is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Guitarists from Ohio
age 59
David Francis Baerwald (born July 11, 1960) is an American singer-songwriter, composer, and musician.
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Tim Easton is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Guitarists from Ohio
age 49
Tim Easton (born April 25, 1966) is an American guitarist and singer-songwriter playing rock and roll, folk and Americana music.
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Kate Voegele is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Guitarists from Ohio
age 33
Kate Elizabeth Voegele (; born December 8, 1986) is an American singer-songwriter and actress. She made her musical debut in 2003, with the release of her The Other Side extended play. She ...more
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Gilby Clarke is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Guitarists from Ohio
age 57
Gilbert "Gilby" J. Clarke (born August 17, 1962) is an American musician, singer, songwriter and record producer best known for a 3-year tenure as the rhythm guitarist of Guns N' ...more
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Steve Morse is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Guitarists from Ohio
age 65
Steve Morse (born July 28, 1954) is an American guitarist and composer, best known as the founder of the Dixie Dregs; and since 1994, the guitar player of Deep Purple. Morse's career has ...more

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Joshua Radin is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Guitarists from Ohio
age 45
Joshua Radin (born June 14, 1974) is an American singer-songwriter. He has recorded seven studio albums, and his songs have been used in a number of films and TV series. His most successful ...more
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Rick Derringer is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Guitarists from Ohio
age 72
Rick Derringer (born Ricky Dean Zehringer; August 5, 1947) is an American guitarist, vocalist, Grammy Award-winning producer and entertainer. He came to prominence in the 1960s as a member of ...more

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Brent Mason is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Guitarists from Ohio
age 60
Brent Mason (born July 13, 1959) is a Nashville recording studio guitarist and songwriter performing primarily country music. Guitar World Magazine listed him as one of the "Top Ten Session ...more
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Bob Mothersbaugh is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Guitarists from Ohio
age 67
Robert Leroy Mothersbaugh, Jr. (; born August 11, 1952), or "Bob 1", is an American singer, songwriter, composer and musician. Mothersbaugh's music career spans more than 40 years. He ...more
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Craig Goldy is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Guitarists from Ohio
age 58
Craig Goldy (born November 6, 1961) is an American guitarist, most notably of the band Dio.