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Famous Guitarists from Ohio

Updated October 13, 2018 3.6k views41 items

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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  • 1
    Age: 51

    BirthplaceWarren, Ohio, USA

    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
  • 2

    BirthplaceAkron, Ohio, United States of America

    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 The...  more
  • 3
    Age: 78

    BirthplaceLima, Ohio, United States of America

    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
  • 4
    Dec. at 70 (1944-2014)

    BirthplaceCleveland, Ohio, USA

    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 group...  more
  • 5

    BirthplaceCanton, Ohio, United States of America

    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. He is...  more
  • 6

    BirthplaceDayton, Montgomery County, Ohio, United States of America, United States

    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 rock. He has...  more
  • 7
    Age: 76

    BirthplaceCanton, Ohio, USA

    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 Shuffle" and the Grammy...  more
  • 8
    Dec. at 70 (1883-1953)

    BirthplaceOhio River

    David Miller may refer to:...  more
  • 9

    BirthplaceCleveland, Ohio, United States of America

    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 Revolution", "Baby Can I Hold...  more
  • 10

    Dan Auerbach

    Age: 41

    BirthplaceAkron, Ohio, United States of America

    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 Akron,...  more
  • 11

    BirthplaceToledo, Ohio

    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 their...  more
  • 12

    BirthplaceWarren, Ohio, United States of America, United States, with Territories

    Gerald Calvin "Jerry" Douglas (born May 28, 1956) is an American resonator guitar and lap steel guitar player and record producer....  more
  • 13

    BirthplaceMahoning County, Ohio, United States of America, United States, with Territories

    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 recordings in both the...  more
  • 14

    BirthplaceFairborn, Ohio, United States of America

    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 married to and has...  more
  • 15

    BirthplaceSandusky, Ohio, United States of America, United States, with Territories

    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 and...  more
  • 16

    BirthplaceOxford, Ohio, United States of America

    David Francis Baerwald (born July 11, 1960) is an American singer-songwriter, composer, and musician....  more
  • 17
    Age: 49

    BirthplaceLewiston, New York

    Tim Easton (born April 25, 1966) is an American guitarist and singer-songwriter playing rock and roll, folk and Americana music....  more
  • 18

    BirthplaceCleveland, Ohio, USA

    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 performed...  more
  • 19

    BirthplaceCleveland, Ohio, USA

    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' Roses, replacing...  more
  • 20

    BirthplaceOhio, United States of America, United States, with Territories, Butler County

    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 encompassed...  more
  • 21

    BirthplaceShaker Heights, Ohio, United States of America

    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 album,...  more
  • 22

    BirthplaceFort Recovery, Ohio, USA

    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 the...  more
  • 23

    BirthplaceVan Wert, Ohio, United States of America

    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
  • 24

    BirthplaceAkron, Ohio, United States of America

    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 came to...  more
  • 25

    BirthplaceSan Diego, California

    Craig Goldy (born November 6, 1961) is an American guitarist, most notably of the band Dio....  more