Musicians Famous Guitarists from Pennsylvania

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List of famous guitarists born who were born in Pennsylvania, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Many of these guitar players from Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania 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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Taylor Swift is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Guitarists from Pennsylvania
age 29 Taylor Alison Swift is an American singer-songwriter. Raised in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania, Swift moved to Nashville, Tennessee, at the age of 14 to pursue a career in country music. She signed ...more

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George Benson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Guitarists from Pennsylvania
age 75 George Benson is a ten-time Grammy Award-winning American musician, guitarist and singer-songwriter. He began his professional career at twenty-one, as a jazz guitarist. Benson uses a ...more

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Joan Jett is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Guitarists from Pennsylvania
age 60 Joan Jett is an American rock guitarist, singer, songwriter, producer and occasional actress, best known for her work with Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, including their hit record "I ...more

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Joe Negri is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Guitarists from Pennsylvania
age 92 Joseph Harold "Joe" Negri is a jazz guitarist and educator from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. During his years as musical director at WTAE-TV, he appeared on the former children's ...more

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Esteban is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Guitarists from Pennsylvania
age 70 Esteban is the stage name of guitarist Stephen Paul. Recognizable by his bolero hat and sunglasses, Esteban has gained commercial success by selling his instructional DVDs and guitars on QVC and ...more

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Todd Rundgren is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Guitarists from Pennsylvania
age 70 Todd Harry Rundgren is an American multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and record producer. Hailed in the early stage of his career as a new pop star, supported by the certified gold solo double ...more

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David Mansfield is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Guitarists from Pennsylvania
age 62 David Mansfield is an American violinist, mandolin player, guitarist, pedal steel guitar player, and composer. Raised in Leonia, New Jersey, his first band was Quacky Duck and His Barnyard ...more

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David Miller is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Guitarists from Pennsylvania
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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Otis Rush is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Guitarists from Pennsylvania
age 83 Otis Rush is a former blues musician, singer and guitarist. His distinctive guitar style features a slow burning sound and long bent notes. With similar qualities to Magic Sam and Buddy Guy, his ...more

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Kevin Eubanks is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Guitarists from Pennsylvania
age 61 Kevin Tyrone Eubanks is an American jazz and fusion guitarist and composer who was the leader of the Tonight Show Band with host Jay Leno from 1995 to 2010. He also led the Primetime Band on the ...more

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Wayne Coyne is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Guitarists from Pennsylvania
age 57 Wayne Michael Coyne is an American musician. He is the lead singer, guitarist, and songwriter for the band the Flaming Lips.

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Paul Doucette is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Guitarists from Pennsylvania
age 46 Paul John Doucette is an American musician best known for being the rhythm guitarist, drummer and backing vocalist of the band Matchbox Twenty. Doucette is also the frontman of his own band The ...more

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Jaco Pastorius is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Guitarists from Pennsylvania
Died at 36 (1951-1987) John Francis Anthony Pastorius III, known as Jaco Pastorius, was an influential American jazz musician, composer, big band leader and electric bass player. He is best known for his work with ...more

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David Bromberg is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Guitarists from Pennsylvania
age 73 David Bromberg is an American multi-instrumentalist, singer, and songwriter. An eclectic artist, Bromberg plays bluegrass, blues, folk, jazz, country and western, and rock and roll equally well. ...more

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Richard Rossi is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Guitarists from Pennsylvania
age 55 Richard Rossi is an American filmmaker, actor, producer, musician, writer, talk radio host, and a former evangelical minister, church planter, and healing evangelist. His 1995 trial for the ...more

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Justin Sane is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Guitarists from Pennsylvania
age 45 Justin Cathal Geever, better known by his stage name Justin Sane is the lead guitarist and singer/songwriter of the United States-based musical group Anti-Flag, a punk rock band formed in 1988 ...more

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Lee Ving is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Guitarists from Pennsylvania
age 68 Lee Ving is an American musician most known for his role as lead singer and rhythm guitarist for the Los Angeles-based punk rock band Fear, and as an actor.

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Amos Lee is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Guitarists from Pennsylvania
age 41 Amos Lee is an American singer-songwriter whose musical style encompasses folk, rock and soul. He was born in Philadelphia and graduated from the University of South Carolina with a degree in ...more

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Buck Page is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Guitarists from Pennsylvania
Died at 84 (1922-2006) Buck Page founded the first western band known as Riders of the Purple Sage. Page, a native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, began performing on local radio at age 11. He played string bass and ...more

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Jimmy Thackery is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Guitarists from Pennsylvania
age 65 Jimmy Thackery is an American Blues singer and guitarist.

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Ray Benson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Guitarists from Pennsylvania
age 67 Ray Benson is an American actor, musician, singer and bandleader.

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Jimmy Bruno is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Guitarists from Pennsylvania
age 65 Jimmy Bruno is an American jazz guitarist.

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John Corabi is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Guitarists from Pennsylvania
age 60 John Corabi is a heavy metal singer and guitarist who has worked with such bands as Angora, The Scream, Mötley Crüe, Union and ESP, Ratt, Twenty 4 Seven, Zen Lunatic, Brides of ...more

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Reb Beach is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Guitarists from Pennsylvania
age 55 Reb Beach is an American rock guitarist. He is a member of the bands Winger and Whitesnake. He is the younger brother of John Beach Voiceguy.

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Gene Ween is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Guitarists from Pennsylvania
age 48 Gene Ween is the stage name of Aaron Freeman, an American musician and a founding member of the experimental alternative rock group Ween. Freeman, along with childhood friend Dean Ween, started ...more

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Joe Beck is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Guitarists from Pennsylvania
Died at 63 (1945-2008) Joe Beck was an American jazz guitarist who was active for over 30 years.

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Eric Bazilian is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Guitarists from Pennsylvania
age 65 Eric M. Bazilian, is an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, arranger and producer, best known for being a founding member of the rock band The Hooters.

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Kurt Rosenwinkel is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Guitarists from Pennsylvania
age 48 Kurt Rosenwinkel is an American jazz guitarist. He is considered one of the most influential guitarists of his generation.

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Deron Miller is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Guitarists from Pennsylvania
age 42 Deron John Miller is the frontman/guitarist for CKY. In 2006, he formed World Under Blood for which he is the lead singer, guitarist and songwriter.

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Lüpüs Thünder is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Guitarists from Pennsylvania

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Richard Lloyd is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Guitarists from Pennsylvania
age 67 Richard Lloyd is an American guitarist, singer and songwriter, best known as a founding member of the rock band Television.

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Pat Martino is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Guitarists from Pennsylvania
age 74 Pat Martino is an Italian-American jazz guitarist and composer within the post-bop, fusion, mainstream jazz and soul jazz idioms.

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Fred Mascherino is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Guitarists from Pennsylvania
age 43 Frederick Paul Mascherino is an American musician best known for his work as lead guitarist and co-lead vocalist in alternative rock band Taking Back Sunday. He is currently in the band Terrible ...more

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Justin Emerle is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Guitarists from Pennsylvania
age 42 Justin Emerle is the lead singer, guitarist and founding member of Echo Orbiter. Together with brother Colin Emerle, Justin found varied underground success in and around Philadelphia.

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Donnie Iris is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Guitarists from Pennsylvania
age 75 Donnie Iris is an American rock musician known for his work with the Jaggerz and Wild Cherry during the 1970s, and for his solo career beginning in the 1980s with his band, the Cruisers. He ...more

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Julien Aklei is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Guitarists from Pennsylvania
age 43 Julien Aklei is an American singer-songwriter, guitarist and artist who spent her teen years in Louisville, Kentucky. The Washington Post referred to Aklei as an "eerie-intriguing ...more

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Sid McGinnis is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Guitarists from Pennsylvania
Sid McGinnis age 69 Sid McGinnis is an American musician and guitarist, best known for his work on the CBS television show, Late Show with David Letterman, as part of the CBS Orchestra. The Pittsburgh-born ...more

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Lucky Oceans is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Guitarists from Pennsylvania
age 67 Lucky Oceans is a pedal steel guitarist and a former member of Country/Western swing band Asleep at the Wheel. He is now a broadcaster in Perth, Western Australia with the Australian ...more

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Chad I Ginsburg is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Guitarists from Pennsylvania
age 46 Chad I Ginsburg is an American musician and music producer, best known for playing lead/rhythm guitar in the alternative metal band CKY.

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Greg Howe is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Guitarists from Pennsylvania
age 55 Gregory "Greg" Howe is an American guitarist and composer. As an active musician for nearly thirty years, he has released eight studio albums in addition to collaborating with a wide ...more

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Billy Williamson is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Guitarists from Pennsylvania
Died at 71 (1925-1996) Billy Williamson was the steel guitar player for Bill Haley and His Saddlemen and its successor group Bill Haley & His Comets from 1949 to 1963.

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G. E. Smith is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Guitarists from Pennsylvania
age 66 George Edward "G. E." Smith is an American guitarist. He was the lead guitarist in the band Hall & Oates and the musical director of Saturday Night Live. Smith was lead guitarist ...more

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Jeff LaBar is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Guitarists from Pennsylvania
age 55 Jeffrey Philip LaBar is an American guitarist most famous for playing in the band Cinderella, in which he replaced original guitarist Michael Smerick, also known as Michael Kelly Smith. LaBar ...more

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Mike Merritt is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Guitarists from Pennsylvania
age 63 Michael Monroe "Mike" Merritt is an American bassist best known for playing with the Conan O'Brien house bands: The Max Weinberg 7 on Late Night with Conan O'Brien in New York, Max ...more

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Ian Williams is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Guitarists from Pennsylvania
age 48 Ian Williams is an American rock guitarist. He became noted for his finger tapping guitar playing in bands such as Don Caballero, Storm & Stress and currently in Battles.

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Richie Kotzen is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Guitarists from Pennsylvania
age 48 Richard Dale "Richie" Kotzen, Jr. is an American guitarist, singer, songwriter and producer. Currently he is touring with The Winery Dogs with Mike Portnoy and Billy Sheehan, ...more

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Mickey Melchiondo is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Guitarists from Pennsylvania
age 48 Michael "Mickey" Melchiondo, Jr., better known by his stage name Dean Ween, is an American guitarist, fisherman, and formerly one half of the alternative rock group Ween. Melchiondo is ...more

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Sean Costello is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Guitarists from Pennsylvania
Died at 29 (1979-2008) Sean Costello was an American blues musician, renowned for his fiery guitar playing and soulful singing. He released five critically acclaimed albums before his career was cut short by his ...more

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Chris Collingwood is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Guitarists from Pennsylvania
age 51 Chris Collingwood is a British-born American singer, songwriter, artist and founding member of the power pop band Fountains of Wayne. Collingwood's major influences are The Beatles, The Zombies, ...more

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Nick Falcon is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Guitarists from Pennsylvania
age 50 Nick Falcon is an American musician best known as guitarist, composer, lyricist and singer of the band The Young Werewolves.