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

List is made up of a variety of items, including Jimi Hendrix and Chris Cornell.

This list answers the questions, "What guitar players are from Seattle?" and "Who are famous Seattle guitarists?"
Jimi Hendrix is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Guitarists from Seattle
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James Marshall "Jimi" Hendrix was an American guitarist, singer, and songwriter. Although his mainstream career spanned only four years, he is widely regarded as one of the most influential electric guitarists in the history of popular music, and one of the most celebrated musicians of the 20th ...more

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, United States of America

Guitars Played: Gibson Flying V, Fender Stratocaster

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#47 on The Best Rock Vocalists

#85 on The Best Singers of All Time

#77 on The Greatest Jazz Guitarists of All Time

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Chris Cornell is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Guitarists from Seattle
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Chris Cornell is an American rock musician and singer-songwriter, best known as the lead vocalist, primary songwriter and rhythm guitarist for Seattle rock band Soundgarden and as former lead vocalist and songwriter for the supergroup Audioslave. He is also known for his numerous solo works and ...more

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, United States of America

Also Ranked

#13 on The Best Rock Vocalists

#23 on The Best Frontmen in Rock

#53 on The Greatest Singers of the Past 30 Years

#12 on The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like

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Kim Thayil is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Guitarists from Seattle
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Kim Thayil is an American musician best known as the lead guitarist of the Seattle-based rock band Soundgarden, which he cofounded with singer Chris Cornell and bassist Hiro Yamamoto in 1984. Thayil was named 100th greatest guitarist of all time by Rolling Stone Magazine. ...more

Nationality: India, United States of America

Birthplace: USA, Washington, Seattle

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Carrie Brownstein is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Guitarists from Seattle
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Carrie Brownstein is a musician, writer, and actress. ...more

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, United States of America

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#43 on The Best Female Hard Rock/Metal Guitar Shredders

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