Musicians Famous Guitarists from Pittsburgh

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

Examples include George Benson and Reb Beach.

This list answers the questions, "What guitar players are from Pittsburgh?" and "Who are famous Pittsburgh guitarists?"
George Benson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Guitarists from Pittsburgh
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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 rest-stroke picking technique similar to that of gypsy jazz players such as Django Reinhardt. A former child prodigy, Benson first came to prominence in the 1960s, playing soul jazz with Jack McDuff and others. He then launched a successful solo career, alternating between jazz, pop, R&B singing, and scat singing. His album Breezin' was certified triple-platinum, hitting #1 on the Billboard album chart in 1976. His concerts were well attended through the 1980s, and he still has a large following. He has ...more on Wikipedia

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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Joe Negri is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Guitarists from Pittsburgh
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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 television show Paul Shannon's Adventure Time and other locally produced shows on the station. Pianist and fellow Pennsylvanian Johnny Costa appeared along with Joe on the 1954 TV series, 67 Melody Lane, hosted by Ken Griffin. Johnny and Joe played two numbers, After You've Gone and Little Brown Jug, the latter being accompanied by Griffin at the organ. He also appeared as regular cast member, "Handyman Negri", on Mister Rogers' Neighborhood. Currently he teaches jazz guitar as an adjunct professor at Duquesne ...more on Wikipedia

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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Esteban is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Guitarists from Pittsburgh
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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 HSN and has produced numerous Billboard ranked albums. ...more on Wikipedia

Nationality: United States of America

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

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David Mansfield is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Guitarists from Pittsburgh
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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 Friends, which also included two sons of Tony Bennett. Bob Dylan asked Mansfield to tour with him on his 1975 Rolling Thunder Revue tour; he remained in Dylan's band through their 1978 world tour. After the Revue ended in 1976, Mansfield and two other members of Dylan's band, T-Bone Burnett and Steven Soles, formed The Alpha Band. The band released three albums, The Alpha Band in 1977, Spark In The Dark in 1977, and The Statue Makers of Hollywood in 1978. In 1986 Mansfield was an initial member of Bruce ...more on Wikipedia

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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