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Famous Guitarists from Ontario

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List of famous guitarists born who were born in Ontario, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Many of these guitar players from Ontario 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 Ontario 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 Ontario?" and "Who are famous Ontario guitarists?"
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Neil Young is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Guitarists from Ontario
age 74
Neil Percival Young (born November 12, 1945) is a Canadian singer-songwriter. After embarking on a music career in the 1960s, he moved to Los Angeles, where he formed Buffalo Springfield with ...more

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Geddy Lee is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Guitarists from Ontario
age 66
Geddy Lee Weinrib, (born Gary Lee Weinrib; July 29, 1953), known professionally as Geddy Lee, is a Canadian musician, singer, and songwriter best known as the lead vocalist, bassist, and ...more

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Avril Lavigne is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Guitarists from Ontario
age 35
Avril Ramona Lavigne (; French: [avʁil laviɲ]; born September 27, 1984) is a Canadian singer, songwriter, and actress. By the age of 15, she had appeared on stage with Shania Twain and by 16, ...more

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Leonard Cohen is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Guitarists from Ontario
age 85
Leonard Norman Cohen (September 21, 1934 – November 7, 2016) was a Canadian singer, songwriter, poet, and novelist. His work explored religion, politics, isolation, sexuality, and romantic ...more

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Bryan Adams is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Guitarists from Ontario
age 60
Bryan Guy Adams (born 5 November 1959) is a Canadian singer, songwriter, record producer, guitarist, photographer, philanthropist and activist. He rose to fame in Canada and the United States ...more

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Robbie Robertson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Guitarists from Ontario
age 76
Jaime Royal "Robbie" Robertson, OC (born July 5, 1943), is a Canadian musician, songwriter, film composer, producer, actor, and author. Robertson is best known for his work as lead ...more

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Bruce Cockburn is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Guitarists from Ontario
age 74
Bruce Douglas Cockburn (; born May 27, 1945) is a Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist. His song styles range from folk to jazz-influenced rock and his lyrics cover a broad range of topics ...more

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Jeff Healey is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Guitarists from Ontario
Dec. at 42 (1966-2008)
Norman Jeffrey "Jeff" Healey (March 25, 1966 – March 2, 2008) was a Canadian jazz and blues-rock vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter who attained musical and personal popularity, ...more

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Kathleen Edwards is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Guitarists from Ontario
age 41
Kathleen Edwards (born July 11, 1978) is a Canadian singer-songwriter and musician. Her 2003 debut album, Failer, contained the singles "Six O'Clock News" and "Hockey ...more

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Sue Foley is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Guitarists from Ontario
age 51
Sue Foley (born March 29, 1968) is a Canadian blues singer and guitarist.
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Don Ross is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Guitarists from Ontario
age 59
Donald James Ross, or Don Ross, (born November 19, 1960) is a Canadian fingerstyle guitarist. He is the only person to win the National Fingerstyle Guitar Championship twice (1988 and 1996). His ...more
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Frank Marino is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Guitarists from Ontario
age 65
Francesco Antonio Marino (born November 20, 1954) is an Italian Canadian guitarist, leader of Canadian hard rock band Mahogany Rush. Often compared to Jimi Hendrix, he is acknowledged as one of ...more

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Pat Travers is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Guitarists from Ontario
age 65
Patrick Henry Travers (born April 12, 1954) is a Canadian rock guitarist, keyboardist and singer who began his recording career with Polydor Records in the mid-1970s. Pat Thrall, Nicko McBrain, ...more

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Ed Robertson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Guitarists from Ontario
age 49
Lloyd Edward Elwyn "Ed" Robertson (born October 25, 1970) is a Canadian musician, best known as the lead singer, guitarist, and songwriter of the band Barenaked Ladies. He, along with ...more
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Erik Mongrain is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Guitarists from Ontario
age 39
Erik Mongrain (born April 12, 1980 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada) is a Canadian composer and guitarist. He has a unique and dark acoustic style, with a wide array of different techniques, ...more
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Steven Page is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Guitarists from Ontario
age 49
Steven Jay Page (born June 22, 1970) is a Canadian musician, singer and songwriter. Along with Ed Robertson, he was a founding member, lead singer, guitarist, and a primary songwriter of the ...more
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Raine Maida is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Guitarists from Ontario
age 49
Raine Maida (born Michael Anthony Maida; February 18, 1970) is a Canadian musician best known as being the lead vocalist and primary songwriter of the alternative rock band Our Lady Peace. He ...more

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Danny Marino is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Guitarists from Ontario
age 35
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Jeff Stinco is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Guitarists from Ontario
age 41
Simple Plan is a Canadian rock band from Montreal, Quebec. Members are Pierre Bouvier (lead vocals), Jeff Stinco (lead guitar), Sébastien Lefebvre (rhythm guitar, backing vocals), David ...more
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Jim Cuddy is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Guitarists from Ontario
age 64
James Gordon Cuddy, (born December 2, 1955) is a Canadian singer-songwriter primarily associated with the band Blue Rodeo.
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Deryck Whibley is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Guitarists from Ontario
age 39
Deryck Jason Whibley (born March 21, 1980), nicknamed Bizzy D, is a Canadian musician, singer, songwriter, and record producer, best known for his work as the lead vocalist, rhythm guitarist, ...more

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Sarah Harmer is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Guitarists from Ontario
age 49
Sarah Harmer (born November 12, 1970) is a Canadian singer, songwriter and activist.
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Justin Rutledge is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Guitarists from Ontario
age 40
Justin Rutledge (born January 3, 1979) is a Toronto-based alternative country singer-songwriter signed to Outside Music. Rutledge's musical style is often compared to that of American ...more
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Amy Millan is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Guitarists from Ontario
age 46
Amy Millan (born December 3, 1973) is a Canadian indie rock singer and guitarist. She records and performs with the bands Stars and Broken Social Scene as well as having a successful solo ...more
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Jerry Doucette is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Guitarists from Ontario
age 67
Jerry Victor Doucette (born 1952) is a Canadian guitarist and singer-songwriter.