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

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This list answers the questions, "What guitar players are from South Carolina?" and "Who are famous South Carolina guitarists?"
James Brown is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Guitarists from South Carolina
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James Brown is a film score composer. ...more

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Barnwell, South Carolina, United States of America

Also Ranked

#69 on The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time

#71 on The Best Rock Vocalists

#79 on The Best Singers of All Time

#46 on Rank the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame Inductees

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Hank Garland is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Guitarists from South Carolina
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Walter Louis "Hank" Garland was a Nashville studio musician who performed with Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Patsy Cline, Moon Mullican, Brenda Lee, Roy Orbison and many others. ...more

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Cowpens, South Carolina, United States of America

Also Ranked

#72 on The Greatest Jazz Guitarists of All Time

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Darius Rucker is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Guitarists from South Carolina
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Darius Carlos Rucker is an American musician. He first gained fame as the lead singer and rhythm guitarist of the Grammy Award-winning rock band Hootie & the Blowfish, which he founded in 1986 at the University of South Carolina along with Mark Bryan, Jim "Soni" Sonefeld and Dean Felber. The band ...more

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Charleston, South Carolina, United States of America

Also Ranked

#83 on The Top Country Artists of All Time

#50 on The Best Male Country Singers of All Time

#18 on The Best Country Singers with Deep Voices

#1 on The Greatest Black Country Singers, Ranked

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Josh White is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Guitarists from South Carolina
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Joshua Daniel White, known as Josh White, was an American singer, guitarist, songwriter, actor, and civil rights activist. He also recorded under the names "Pinewood Tom" and "Tippy Barton" in the 1930s. White grew up in the Jim Crow South. During the 1920s and 1930s, he became a prominent race ...more

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Greenville, South Carolina, United States of America

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