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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 ...more

Nationality: Turkey, United Kingdom, England

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 ...more

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

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 ...more

Nationality: United Kingdom, Armenia

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

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