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Famous Guitarists from Puerto Rico

Updated October 13, 2018 4.5k 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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  • Encarnita "Kany" García de Jesús (born September 25, 1982) is a Puerto Rican singer and songwriter. Born in Toa Baja, Puerto Rico, García first appeared on television in 2004 as a contestant on Objetivo Fama. She is widely considered the most successful non-winner in the history of the show. In 2006, García signed a recording contract with Sony BMG, releasing her debut album Cualquier Día (2007), which was a commercial success, spawning four top 40 singles on the Billboard Latin Tracks. With great praise for her work, she has been nominated for six Latin Grammy Awards and two Grammy Awards, and has won Best Female Pop Vocal Album for Cualquier Día and Best New Artist in 2008.  ...more
    • Nationality: Puerto Rico
    • Birthplace: Toa Baja, Puerto Rico
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    Glenn Monroig, is a composer, guitarist, and singer of various types of music styles, such as salsa, boleros and rumba. He is credited with having recorded the first rap song in Spanish.  ...more
    • Birthplace: San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Antonio Cabán Vale a.k.a. "El Topo" (born November 22, 1942) is a guitarist, singer and composer of Puerto Rican folkloric themes. He is one of the founders of the "new song" movement (Spanish: nueva canción) of the early 1970s. His danza Verde Luz (Green Light) became a popular symbol of national dignity, to the point that it is viewed by many as almost a second national anthem, and has been interpreted by international singers.  ...more
    • Nationality: Puerto Rico
    • Birthplace: Moca, Puerto Rico
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    Wilson "Rawy" Torres (born August 11, 1975 in Mayagüez) is a Puerto Rican singer, composer, and guitarist, who was a member of the boy band, Menudo.  ...more
    • Birthplace: Puerto Rico