Musicians Famous Guitarists from Wisconsin

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List of famous guitarists born who were born in Wisconsin, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Many of these guitar players from Wisconsin 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 Wisconsin 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 of items on this list: Les Paul, Robin Zander and many more.

This list answers the questions, "What guitar players are from Wisconsin?" and "Who are famous Wisconsin guitarists?"
Les Paul is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Guitarists from Wisconsin
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Lester William Polsfuss, known as Les Paul, was an American jazz, country and blues guitarist, songwriter, luthier and inventor. He was one of the pioneers of the solid-body electric guitar, which made the sound of rock and roll possible. Les taught himself how to play guitar and while he is mainly known for rock music he had an early career in country music He is credited with many recording innovations. Although he was not the first to use the technique, his early experiments with overdubbing, delay effects such as tape delay, phasing effects and multitrack recording were among the first to attract widespread attention. His innovative talents extended into his playing style, including ...more on Wikipedia

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Waukesha, Wisconsin, United States of America

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#15 on The Greatest Jazz Guitarists of All Time

#40 on The Best Jazz Guitarists in the World

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Jeff Loomis is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Guitarists from Wisconsin
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Jeff Loomis is an American musician, best known for his role as lead guitarist in the progressive metal band Nevermore. In November 2014, it was announced he was to be the new guitarist for Swedish melodic death metal band Arch Enemy. ...more on Wikipedia

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Appleton, Grand Chute, Wisconsin, United States of America

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Jane Wiedlin is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Guitarists from Wisconsin
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Jane Marie Genevieve Wiedlin is an American musician, singer-songwriter, and actress best known as the rhythm guitarist and secondary vocalist of the all-female new wave band The Go-Go's. Wiedlin has also led a solo career. ...more on Wikipedia

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, USA

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Jerry Harrison is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Guitarists from Wisconsin
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Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Famer, multi-platinum producer, and Talking Heads keyboardist/guitarist, Jerry Harrison can be credited with co-founding the original GarageBand.com in 1999. Jerry's recent production work includes: Stories of a Stranger by O.A.R., the surround remixes and re-mastering of all the Talking Heads' albums, which won four awards at the recent Surround Awards, and the CD and film: Ten Days Out, Blues From the Backroads which will be released and aired on PBS this coming autumn. ...more on Wikipedia

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States of America

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