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List of famous guitarists born who were born in Yorkshire, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Many of these guitar players from Yorkshire 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 Yorkshire 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 contains items like Chris Rea and Allan Holdsworth.

This list answers the questions, "What guitar players are from Yorkshire?" and "Who are famous Yorkshire guitarists?"
John McLaughlin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Guitarists from Yorkshire
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John McLaughlin is a songwriter. ...more

Nationality: United Kingdom

Birthplace: Doncaster, England

Also Ranked

#9 on The Greatest Jazz Guitarists of All Time

#4 on The Best Jazz Guitarists in the World

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Allan Holdsworth is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Guitarists from Yorkshire
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Allan Holdsworth is an English guitarist and composer. He has released twelve studio albums as a solo artist and played a variety of musical styles spanning a period of more than four decades, but is best known for his work in jazz fusion. Holdsworth is noted for his advanced knowledge of music, ...more

Nationality: England

Birthplace: Bradford, United Kingdom

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#16 on The Greatest Jazz Guitarists of All Time

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Alex Turner is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Guitarists from Yorkshire
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Alexander David Turner is an English musician, singer, and songwriter. He is the lead vocalist, guitarist, and principal songwriter of the English rock band Arctic Monkeys. Turner has also recorded with a side-project named The Last Shadow Puppets and as a solo artist. He also wrote and performed ...more

Nationality: England

Birthplace: High Green, United Kingdom

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Derek Bailey is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Guitarists from Yorkshire
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Derek Bailey was an English avant-garde guitarist and leading figure in the free improvisation movement. ...more

Birthplace: Yorkshire, Eurasia, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, United Kingdom, + more

Also Ranked

#57 on The Greatest Jazz Guitarists of All Time

#91 on The Best Jazz Guitarists in the World

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