Musicians 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 49 David Eric "Dave" Grohl is an American rock musician, multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter, and producer who is best known as the former drummer for the grunge band Nirvana and the ...more

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Chrissie Hynde is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Guitarists from Ohio
age 67 Christine Ellen "Chrissie" Hynde is an American singer, songwriter, and musician best known as the lead singer of the rock band The Pretenders. She has been the only constant member of ...more

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Al Jardine is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Guitarists from Ohio
age 76 Alan Charles "Al" Jardine is an American guitarist, singer and songwriter. He is best known as a founding member of the rock band The Beach Boys, of whom he was a member from 1961 ...more

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Bobby Womack is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Guitarists from Ohio
Died at 70 (1944-2014) Robert Dwayne "Bobby" Womack was an American singer-songwriter and musician. Since the early 1960s, when he started his career as the lead singer of his family musical group the ...more

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Marilyn Manson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Guitarists from Ohio
age 49 Brian Hugh Warner, known professionally as Marilyn Manson, is an American musician, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, actor, painter, multimedia artist, and former music journalist. He is known ...more

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John Scofield is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Guitarists from Ohio
age 67 John Scofield, often referred to as "Sco", is an American jazz-rock guitarist and composer, who has played and collaborated with Miles Davis, Dave Liebman, Joe Henderson, Charles ...more

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Boz Scaggs is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Guitarists from Ohio
age 74 William Royce "Boz" Scaggs is an American singer, songwriter, and guitarist. He gained fame in the 1960s as a guitarist and sometime lead singer with the Steve Miller Band, and in the ...more

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David Miller is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Guitarists from Ohio
Died at 70 (1883-1953) David Miller was an American country musician. He is one of the earliest musicians to be associated with country music recording. Miller grew up working at a fruit farm, and served in the Army ...more

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Tracy Chapman is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Guitarists from Ohio
age 54 Tracy Chapman is an American singer-songwriter, known for her hits "Fast Car" and "Give Me One Reason", along with other singles "Talkin' 'bout a Revolution", ...more

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Dan Auerbach is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Guitarists from Ohio
age 39 Daniel Quine "Dan" Auerbach is an American musician and record producer best known as the guitarist and vocalist for The Black Keys, a blues rock band from Akron, Ohio. As a member of ...more

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Gary Louris is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Guitarists from Ohio
age 63 Gary Louris is a guitarist, singer, and songwriter of alternative country and pop music. He was a founding member of the Minneapolis-based band The Jayhawks, and their principal songwriter and ...more

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Jerry Douglas is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Guitarists from Ohio
age 62 Gerald Calvin "Jerry" Douglas is an American resonator guitar and lap steel player and record producer.

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Phil Keaggy is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Guitarists from Ohio
age 67 Philip Tyler "Phil" Keaggy is an American acoustic and electric guitarist and vocalist who has released more than 50 albums and contributed to many more recordings in both the ...more

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Buddy Miller is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Guitarists from Ohio
age 66 Steven P. "Buddy" Miller is a country singer, songwriter, musician, recording artist and producer, currently living in Nashville, Tennessee. Miller is married to and has recorded with ...more

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Doug Gillard is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Guitarists from Ohio
age 53 Doug Gillard is a New York-based guitarist and songwriter, originally from Ohio. He has been a member of major indie pop and punk bands, most notably Guided by Voices and Death of Samantha.

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David Baerwald is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Guitarists from Ohio
age 58 David Francis Baerwald 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 is a Nashville, Tennessee-based American guitarist and singer-songwriter playing rock and roll music.

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Kate Voegele is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Guitarists from Ohio
age 32 Kate Elizabeth Voegele 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 performed numerous local live ...more

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Gilby Clarke is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Guitarists from Ohio
age 56 Gilbert "Gilby" Clarke is an American guitarist and record producer best known for a 3-year tenure as the rhythm guitarist of Guns N' Roses, replacing Izzy Stradlin in 1991 during the ...more

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Steve Morse is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Guitarists from Ohio
age 64 Steven J. "Steve" Morse 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 44 Joshua Radin is an American recording artist, songwriter and actor.

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Rick Derringer is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Guitarists from Ohio
age 71 Rick Derringer is an American guitarist, vocalist, Grammy Award winning producer and entertainer. Derringer came to prominence in the 1960s as a member of The McCoys, who had a number one hit ...more

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Brent Mason is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Guitarists from Ohio
age 59 Brent Mason is an American session guitarist player and occasional songwriter based in Nashville. He is known primarily for his work in the field of country music. In addition to releasing two ...more

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Bob Mothersbaugh is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Guitarists from Ohio
age 66 Robert Leroy "Bob" Mothersbaugh, Jr., or "Bob 1", is the lead guitarist and occasional vocalist for Devo and younger brother of lead vocalist Mark Mothersbaugh. He went on to ...more

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Craig Goldy is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Guitarists from Ohio
age 57 Craig Goldy is an American guitarist, most notably of the band Dio.

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Ernie Isley is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Guitarists from Ohio
age 66 Ernest "Ernie" Isley is a member of the American musical ensemble, The Isley Brothers.

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Glen Buxton is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Guitarists from Ohio
Died at 50 (1947-1997) Glen Edward Buxton was an American musician, and guitarist for the original Alice Cooper band. In 2003, Rolling Stone ranked Buxton number 90 on its list of the 100 greatest guitarists of all ...more

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Bob Casale is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Guitarists from Ohio
Died at 62 (1952-2014) Bob Casale is a member of Devo and an actor.

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Lyfe Jennings is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Guitarists from Ohio
age 45 Lyfe Jennings is a platinum-selling American R&B and soul singer-songwriter, record producer, and instrumentalist. He plays the guitar, bass, and piano which he integrates into his music. ...more

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Robert Quine is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Guitarists from Ohio
Died at 62 (1942-2004) Robert Wolfe Quine was an American guitarist, known for his innovative guitar solos. A native of Akron, Ohio, Quine worked with a wide range of musicians, though he himself remained relatively ...more

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Larry Sparks is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Guitarists from Ohio
age 71 Larry Sparks is a Bluegrass singer and guitarist. He was the winner of the 2004 and 2005 International Bluegrass Music Association Male Vocalist of the Year Award. 2005, won IBMA for Album of ...more

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Steve Bartek is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Guitarists from Ohio
age 66 Steve Bartek, is an American guitarist, film composer, conductor and orchestrator.

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Bob Lewis is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Guitarists from Ohio
age 71 Robert Curtis Lewis is a founding member of the New Wave band Devo. He played basketball briefly for Bobby Knight at Cuyahoga Falls High School, was a National Merit Scholar at Kent State ...more

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Jerry Byrd is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Guitarists from Ohio
Died at 85 (1920-2005) Gerald Lester "Jerry" Byrd was an American musician who played Lap steel guitar in country and Hawaiian music.

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Tom Scholz is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Guitarists from Ohio
age 71 Donald Thomas "Tom" Scholz is an American rock musician, inventor, engineer, and philanthropist, best known as the founder of the band Boston. He is also the inventor of the Rockman ...more

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Sheldon Reynolds is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Guitarists from Ohio
age 59 Sheldon Reynolds is an American guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter. He is part of "Elements of Fire", who cover Earth, Wind & Fire songs. He is a former member of Earth, Wind ...more

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Michael Hampton is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Guitarists from Ohio
age 62 Michael Hampton is a funk/rock guitarist. He is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, inducted in 1997 with fifteen other members of Parliament-Funkadelic. Hampton started his professional ...more

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Matt Hoopes is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Guitarists from Ohio
age 38 Matthew Ryan Hoopes is the lead guitarist of Relient K, a Christian rock band that was formed in 1998. Hoopes has played guitar and performed backing vocals for Relient K for fifteen years. ...more

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Patrick Sweany is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Guitarists from Ohio
Patrick Sweany age 44 Patrick Sweany is a blues-rock musician from Massillon, Ohio.

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Ed Crawford is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Guitarists from Ohio
age 54 Charles Edward Crawford, aka ed fROMOHIO, is an American best known as the lead singer and guitarist for Firehose, an alternative rock band he formed in 1986 with former Minutemen members Mike ...more

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Peter Gregg is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Guitarists from Ohio
Peter Gregg age 67 Peter Gregg is a producer and musician. Gregg played lead guitar on the earliest recordings of the prototype predecessor to the musical group Devo, under his nom de guitar, Coupe de Ville. In ...more