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The Most Famous Blues Guitarists 

Coley Reed
Updated July 5, 2020 147.4k views 125 items

There's nothing quite like the blues, and greatest blues guitarists are part of what makes this musical genre so special. This list of the most famous blues guitar players of all time, with photos, includes all the top blues guitarists from many decades. These are the most well known blues guitarists - legends of the blues guitar. Famous blues guitarists on this list have played all major styles of blues, from the Mississippi Delta to the streets of Chicago. Some of the most notable blues guitarists in the world are T-Bone Walker and B.B. King.

Who are the most famous blues guitarists? This list includes blues guitar greats from the early days of the blues and of course, many of the most talented blues guitar players today. Both white and Black guitarists are ranked on this list. These prominent blues guitarists are some of the best musicians around, and are well known in blues and guitar circles. This list of renowned blues guitar players is alphabetical. See also a full list of blues artists, and a full list of blues rock bands.

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Albert Collins is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Famous Blues Guitarists
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Albert King is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Famous Blues Guitarists
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Alvin 'Youngblood' Hart ... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Famous Blues Guitarists
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Alvin Lee is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Famous Blues Guitarists
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Amos Garrett is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Famous Blues Guitarists
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Anson Funderburgh is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Famous Blues Guitarists
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B.B. King is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Famous Blues Guitarists
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Big Bill Broonzy is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Famous Blues Guitarists
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Big Jack Johnson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Famous Blues Guitarists
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Billy Gibbons is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Famous Blues Guitarists
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Blind Blake is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Famous Blues Guitarists
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Blind Lemon Jefferson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Famous Blues Guitarists
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Blind Willie Johnson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Famous Blues Guitarists
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Blind Willie McTell is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Famous Blues Guitarists
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Bonnie Raitt is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Famous Blues Guitarists
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Buddy Guy is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Famous Blues Guitarists
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Bukka White is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Famous Blues Guitarists
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Cesar Rosas is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Famous Blues Guitarists
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Charley Patton is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Famous Blues Guitarists
Charley Patton
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Chris Vachon is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Famous Blues Guitarists
Chris Vachon
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Clarence "Gatemouth... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Famous Blues Guitarists
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Coco Montoya is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Famous Blues Guitarists
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Dave Hole is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Famous Blues Guitarists
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David Hidaglo is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Famous Blues Guitarists
David Hidaglo
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Derek Trucks is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Famous Blues Guitarists