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

Joe Strummer and Erkan Oğur are included in this list.

This list answers the questions, "What guitar players are from Turkey?" and "Who are famous Turkey guitarists?"
Joe Strummer is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Guitarists from Turkey
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John Graham Mellor, known by his stage name Joe Strummer, was a British musician, singer, actor and songwriter who was the co-founder, lyricist, rhythm guitarist and lead vocalist of the Clash, a punk rock band that formed in 1976 as part of the original wave of British punk. Their music also incorporated elements of reggae, ska, dub, funk, rap, and rockabilly. The Clash were one of the most prominent of the emerging bands in the UK punk rock scene, their second album, Give 'Em Enough Rope reaching number 2 on the UK charts. Soon after, they began achieving success in the US, starting with London Calling, and peaking with 1982's Combat Rock, reaching number 7 on the US charts and being ...more on Wikipedia

Nationality: Turkey, United Kingdom

Birthplace: Ankara, Turkey

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Erkan Oğur is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Guitarists from Turkey
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Erkan Oğur, or Erkan Ogur in the West is a Turkish musician. A pioneer of fretless guitars, he invented the first fretless classical guitar in 1976. A composer, he has influenced many musicians with his compositions combining the sounds of Turkish folk music and classical music with the ancient traditional music. He has played many concerts all over the world. He is regarded as a master of the kopuz and bağlama lutes. ...more on Wikipedia

Nationality: Turkey

Birthplace: Ankara, Turkey

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Berry Sakharof is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Guitarists from Turkey
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Berry Sakharof is an Israeli rock guitarist, songwriter and singer. Sakharof is one of Israel's most popular and critically acclaimed rock musicians. He is nicknamed "the prince of Israeli rock". ...more on Wikipedia

Nationality: Israel

Birthplace: İzmir, Turkey

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Gilbert Biberian is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Guitarists from Turkey
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Gilbert Biberian is a British guitarist and composer. Born in Istanbul, Turkey of Greek-Armenian heritage. Biberian's ethnic roots are integral to his compositions. He studied at Trinity College of Music, graduating in 1968. In 1965 a French Government grant took him to France to study with Ida Presti and Alexandre Lagoya. He studied composition with James Patten, Elisabeth Lutyens and Hans Keller, as well as widening and enriching his musical knowledge by working with non-guitarists Anthony Kinsella and Vic Bennett. Following a successful debut at the Wigmore Hall, he was invited to work with the London Sinfonietta and Pierre Boulez, Luciano Berio, the Nash Ensemble, the BBC Symphony ...more on Wikipedia

Nationality: United Kingdom, Armenia

Birthplace: Marmara Region, Istanbul, Turkey, Istanbul Province, Greater Istanbul, + more

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