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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?"
José Feliciano is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Guitarists from Puerto Rico
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José Montserrate Feliciano García, better known simply as "José Feliciano," is a Puerto Rican virtuoso guitarist, singer, and composer 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 having a mix of styles, for example including both Flamenco music and mellow easy listening influences in many songs. In the U.S., he received widespread popularity in the 1960s, particularly after his 1968 album Feliciano! came out and was a #2 hit. He has released many albums over the years in both English and Spanish. ...more

Nationality: Puerto Rico

Birthplace: Lares, Puerto Rico

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Omar Rodríguez-López is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Guitarists from Puerto Rico
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Omar Alfredo Rodríguez-López is a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, producer, writer, actor and film director who was born in Bayamón, Puerto Rico. He is best known for being the guitarist and bandleader of The Mars Volta from 2001 until their breakup in 2012, and is currently the guitarist for the alternative rock groups Antemasque and Bosnian Rainbows. He is also the former bassist and guitarist for the dub reggae band De Facto and the post-hardcore outfit At the Drive-In, respectively. He has also 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 ...more

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Bayamón, Puerto Rico

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Carlos Alomar is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Guitarists from Puerto Rico
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Carlos Alomar is a Puerto Rican guitarist, composer and arranger best known for his work with David Bowie, having played on more Bowie albums than any other musician other than Mike Garson. He has also performed with Duran Duran and with Duran Duran's 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, + more

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Osvaldo Ríos is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Guitarists from Puerto Rico
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Osvaldo Ríos Alonso 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

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