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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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This list answers the questions, "What guitar players are from Pennsylvania?" and "Who are famous Pennsylvania guitarists?"
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Taylor Swift is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Guitarists from Pennsylvania
Age: 30

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Reading, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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George Benson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Guitarists from Pennsylvania
Age: 76

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Pittsburgh, USA, Pennsylvania

George Benson (born March 22, 1943) is an American guitarist, singer, and songwriter. He began his professional career at the age of 21 as a jazz guitarist. Benson uses a rest-stroke picking ...more

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Joan Jett is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Guitarists from Pennsylvania
Age: 61

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Wynnewood, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Joan Jett (born Joan Marie Larkin, September 22, 1958) is an American rock singer, songwriter, composer, musician, record producer and occasional actress. Jett is best known for her work as the ...more

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Joe Negri is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Guitarists from Pennsylvania
Age: 93

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Joseph Harold Negri (born June 10, 1926) is an American jazz guitarist and educator. He appeared on the 1959 children's television program Adventure Time. Negri appeared, along with pianist and ...more
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Esteban is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Guitarists from Pennsylvania
Age: 71

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, Area code 412, Contiguous United States, United States of America, + more

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Todd Rundgren is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Guitarists from Pennsylvania
Age: 71

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Todd Harry Rundgren (born June 22, 1948) is an American multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, and record producer who has performed a diverse range of styles as a solo artist and as a ...more

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David Mansfield is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Guitarists from Pennsylvania
Age: 63

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

David Mansfield (born September 13, 1956) is an American musician and composer. Mansfield was raised in Leonia, New Jersey. His father, Newton Mansfield was the first violinist for the New York ...more
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David Miller is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Guitarists from Pennsylvania
Dec. at 70 (1883-1953)

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Ohio River

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Otis Rush is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Guitarists from Pennsylvania
Age: 84

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: USA, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Otis Rush Jr. (April 29, 1934 – September 29, 2018) was an American blues guitarist and singer-songwriter. His distinctive guitar style featured a slow-burning sound and long bent notes. With ...more

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Kevin Eubanks is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Guitarists from Pennsylvania
Age: 62

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Kevin Tyrone Eubanks (born November 15, 1957) is an American jazz and fusion guitarist and composer. He was the leader of The Tonight Show Band with host Jay Leno from 1995 to 2010. He also led ...more

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Wayne Coyne is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Guitarists from Pennsylvania
Age: 58

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Wayne Michael Coyne (born January 13, 1961) is an American musician. He is the lead singer, occasional backing vocalist, guitarist, theremin player 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: 47

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: North Huntingdon Township, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Paul John Doucette (born August 22, 1972) is an American musician best known for being the drummer, rhythm guitarist, and backing vocalist of the band Matchbox Twenty. Doucette is also known as ...more
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Jaco Pastorius is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Guitarists from Pennsylvania
Dec. at 36 (1951-1987)

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Norristown, Pennsylvania, United States of America

John Francis Anthony "Jaco" Pastorius III (, December 1, 1951 – September 21, 1987) was an American jazz bassist who was a member of Weather Report from 1976 to 1981. He worked with ...more

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David Bromberg is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Guitarists from Pennsylvania
Age: 74

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

David Bromberg (born September 19, 1945) is an American multi-instrumentalist, singer, and songwriter. An eclectic artist, Bromberg plays bluegrass, blues, folk, jazz, country and western, and ...more

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Richard Rossi is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Guitarists from Pennsylvania
Age: 56

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Richard Rossi (born March 2, 1963) is an American filmmaker, actor, writer, talk radio host, and former evangelical minister. In 1995 Rossi went on trial for the attempted murder of his wife. ...more
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Justin Sane is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Guitarists from Pennsylvania
Age: 46

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Justin Cathal Geever, known professionally as Justin Sane (Born February 21, 1973), is the lead guitarist, singer and songwriter of the United States-based musical group Anti-Flag, a punk rock ...more
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Lee Ving is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Guitarists from Pennsylvania
Age: 69

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: USA, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Lee Ving (born Lee James Capallero; April 10, 1950) is an American musician and actor. He is the lead singer and rhythm guitarist for the Los Angeles-based punk rock band Fear. Among his film ...more

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Amos Lee is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Guitarists from Pennsylvania
Age: 42

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Amos Lee (born Ryan Anthony Massaro, June 20, 1977) is an American singer-songwriter whose musical style encompasses folk, rock and soul. He was born in Philadelphia and graduated from the ...more

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Buck Page is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Guitarists from Pennsylvania
Dec. at 84 (1922-2006)

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Buck Page (June 18, 1922 — August 21, 2006) 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 ...more
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Jimmy Thackery is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Guitarists from Pennsylvania
Age: 66

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Jimmy Thackery (born May 19, 1953, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States) is an American blues singer, guitarist and songwriter.

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Ray Benson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Guitarists from Pennsylvania
Age: 68

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Ray Benson (born March 16, 1951) is the front man of the Western swing band Asleep at the Wheel, as well as an actor, and voice actor.

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Jimmy Bruno is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Guitarists from Pennsylvania
Age: 66

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Pennsylvania, Area code 215, Contiguous United States, Philadelphia, United States of America, + more

Jimmy Bruno (born July 22, 1953) is an American jazz guitarist from Philadelphia.
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John Corabi is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Guitarists from Pennsylvania
Age: 61

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

John Corabi (born April 26, 1959) is an American hard rock singer and guitarist. He was the frontman of The Scream during 1989. He was also the frontman of Mötley Crüe between 1994 and ...more
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Reb Beach is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Guitarists from Pennsylvania
Age: 56

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Richard Earl "Reb" Beach Jr. (born August 31, 1963) is an American rock guitarist. He is a member of the bands Winger and Whitesnake.
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Gene Ween is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Guitarists from Pennsylvania
Age: 49

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Aaron Freeman (born March 17, 1970) better known by his stage name Gene Ween, is an American musician and a founding member of the experimental alternative rock group Ween. Freeman, along with ...more