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

A list made up of items like Jeff Buckley and Buckethead.

This list answers the questions, "What guitar players are from Orange County?" and "Who are famous Orange County guitarists?"
Zacky Vengeance is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Guitarists from Orange County
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Zachary James Baker, better known by his stage name Zacky Vengeance, is an American musician, best known as the rhythm guitarist, backing vocalist, and founding member for the American heavy metal band Avenged Sevenfold. ...more on Wikipedia

Nationality: Italy, United States of America, Germany

Birthplace: California, Contiguous United States, Area code 657, United States of America, Orange County, + more

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Synyster Gates is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Guitarists from Orange County
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Brian Elwin Haner, Jr., better known by his stage name Synyster Gates or simply Syn, is an American musician, best known for being the lead guitarist and backing vocalist of the band Avenged Sevenfold. ...more on Wikipedia

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Huntington Beach, California, United States of America

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Jeff Buckley is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Guitarists from Orange County
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Jeffrey Scott "Jeff" Buckley, raised as Scott "Scottie" Moorhead, was an American singer-songwriter and guitarist. After a decade as a session guitarist in Los Angeles, Buckley amassed a following in the early 1990s by playing cover songs at venues in Manhattan's East Village, such as Sin-é, gradually focusing more on his own material. After rebuffing much interest from record labels and his father's manager Herb Cohen, he signed with Columbia, recruited a band, and recorded what would be his only studio album, Grace, in 1994. Rolling Stone considered him one of the greatest singers of all time. Over the following two years, the band toured widely to promote the album, including concerts in ...more on Wikipedia

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Anaheim, California, United States of America

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#39 on The Greatest Musicians Who Died Before 40

#58 on The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time

#90 on The Most Hipster Bands

#8 on The Most Musically Gifted Children of Musicians

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Buckethead is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Guitarists from Orange County
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Brian Patrick Carroll, better known by his stage name Buckethead, is an American guitarist and multi-instrumentalist who has worked within many genres of music. He has released 157 studio albums, four special releases and one EP. He has also performed on more than 50 other albums by other artists. His music spans such diverse areas as progressive metal, funk, blues, jazz, bluegrass, ambient, and avant-garde music. Buckethead is famous for wearing a KFC bucket on his head, emblazoned with an orange bumper sticker reading FUNERAL in capital black block letters, and an expressionless plain white mask which, according to Buckethead, was inspired by his seeing Halloween 4: The Return of Michael ...more on Wikipedia

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Huntington Beach, California, United States of America

Guitars Played: Jackson Guitars

Also Ranked

#78 on The Best Metal Guitarists and Guitar Teams

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