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Famous Guitarists from Puerto Rico

Updated October 13, 2018 4.3k views10 items

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

Everything from José Feliciano to Omar Rodríguez-López is included on this list.

This list answers the questions, "What guitar players are from Puerto Rico?" and "Who are famous Puerto Rico guitarists?"
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    José Feliciano

    José Monserrate Feliciano García (born September 10, 1945), better known simply as José Feliciano [xoˈse feliˈsjano], is a Puerto Rican musician, singer and composer, best known for many international hits, including his rendition of The Doors' "Light My Fire" and the best-selling Christmas single, "Feliz Navidad". His music is known for its fusion of styles: Latin, jazz, blues, soul and even rock, created primarily with his unique, signature acoustic guitar sound. His oftentimes mellow easy listening influences are easily recognizable in many songs heard around the world.In the United States, he first received widespread popularity in the 1960s, particularly after his 1968 album...  more
    • Nationality: Puerto Rico
    • Birthplace: Lares, Puerto Rico

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  • Omar Rodríguez-López
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    Omar Alfredo Rodríguez-López (born September 1, 1975) is an American guitarist, songwriter, producer and filmmaker. He is known for being the guitarist and band-leader of The Mars Volta from 2001 until their breakup in 2012, and is the guitarist for the alternative rock groups At the Drive-In, Antemasque and Bosnian Rainbows. He was also the bassist for the dub band De Facto. He has embarked on a solo career, both in studio and in concert, frequently described as experimental, avant-garde and/or progressive. He has collaborated with numerous artists spanning from John Frusciante to El-P....  more
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Birthplace: Bayamón, Puerto Rico
  • Carlos Alomar (born 7 May 1951) is a Puerto Rican guitarist, composer, and arranger. He is best known for his work with David Bowie from the mid-1970s to the early 2000s, having played on more Bowie albums than any musician other than pianist Mike Garson. He has also performed with Duran Duran side project Arcadia, on the album So Red the Rose....  more
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Birthplace: Hurricane belt, Ponce, Puerto Rico, United States, with Territories
  • Osvaldo Ríos
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    Osvaldo Ríos Alonso (born October 25, 1960 in Carolina, Puerto Rico) is a Puerto Rican actor, model, singer, and guitarist, who is best known for his roles in telenovelas. He has appeared in several soap operas, including Abrazame muy Fuerte, Kassandra and the 1996 version of La Viuda de Blanco....  more
    • Nationality: Puerto Rico
    • Birthplace: Carolina, United States, with Territories