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

Examples include Neil Young and Geddy Lee.

This list answers the questions, "What guitar players are from Toronto?" and "Who are famous Toronto guitarists?"
Neil Young is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Guitarists from Toronto
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Neil Young is a singer-songwriter, Musician,film score composer, film producer, film director, actor and screenwriter. ...more on Wikipedia

Nationality: Canada

Birthplace: Toronto, Canada

Guitars Played: Gibson Les Paul

Also Ranked

#30 on The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time

#49 on The Best Rock Bands of All Time

#61 on The Greatest Classic Rock Bands

#88 on The Best Rock Vocalists

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Geddy Lee is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Guitarists from Toronto
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Geddy Lee Weinrib, OC, known professionally as Geddy Lee, is a Canadian musician and songwriter, best known as the lead vocalist, bassist, and keyboardist for the Canadian rock group Rush. Lee joined what would become Rush in September 1968, at the request of his childhood friend Alex Lifeson, replacing original bassist and frontman Jeff Jones. In addition to his composing, arranging, and performing duties for Rush, Lee has produced for various other bands, including Rocket Science. Lee's first solo effort, My Favourite Headache, was released in 2000. An award-winning musician, Lee's style, technique, and skill on the bass guitar have inspired many rock musicians such as Cliff Burton of ...more on Wikipedia

Nationality: Canada

Birthplace: Canada

Also Ranked

#1 on The All-Time Best Rock Bassists

#49 on The Best Frontmen in Rock

#5 on The Best Rock Bass Player of the 1970s

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Robbie Robertson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Guitarists from Toronto
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Robbie Robertson, OC is a Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist best known for his work as lead guitarist and primary songwriter within The Band. As a songwriter, Robertson is credited for such songs as "The Weight", "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down", "Up On Cripple Creek", "Broken Arrow" and "Somewhere Down the Crazy River". He has been inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame, and was ranked 59th in Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time. ...more on Wikipedia

Nationality: Canada

Birthplace: Toronto, Canada

Also Ranked

#90 on The Greatest Living Rock Songwriters

#79 on The Greatest Rock Songwriters of All Time

#36 on The Best Banjo Players in the World

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Jeff Healey is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Guitarists from Toronto
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Norman Jeffrey "Jeff" Healey was a blind Canadian jazz and blues-rock vocalist and guitarist who attained musical and personal popularity, particularly in the 1980s and 1990s. ...more on Wikipedia

Nationality: Canada

Birthplace: Toronto, Canada

Also Ranked

#61 on The Best Blues Artists of All Time

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