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Famous Guitarists from Texas

Updated June 8, 2017 20.5k views104 items

List of famous guitarists born who were born in Texas, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Many of these guitar players from Texas 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 Texas 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 ranges from Kelly Clarkson to Willie Nelson and more.

This list answers the questions, "What guitar players are from Texas?" and "Who are famous Texas guitarists?"
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    Buddy Holly

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    Dimebag Darrell

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    Johnny "Guitar" Watson

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    Stevie Ray Vaughan

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    Roy Orbison

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    Johnny Winter

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    Waylon Jennings

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    Don Henley

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    Lightnin' Hopkins

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    William Frederick Gibbons (born December 16, 1949), professionally known as Billy Gibbons, and...  more

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    Cornell Dupree

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    Townes Van Zandt

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    David Cook

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