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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 ...more

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 ...more

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

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 ...more

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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