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These classical guitarists can rock! This list of the most famous classical guitar players includes photos wherever possible. These are the most well known classical guitarists (guitar players whose main style is the classical guitar form) and includes both male and female players. The classical guitar (also called the Spanish guitar) is an old tradition that dates back to the 17th and 18th century in parts of Western Europe. These days, famous classical guitarists come from all over the globe, with many prominent guitar players hailing from South America, Mexico, Western Europe, America, Turkey, Japan, and Australia, to name a few. Since the classical guitar style is not tied to any nationality or custom, it is a tradition that is truly global. Some of the most notable classical guitarists in the world are Narciso Yepes and Andres Segovia.

Who are the most famous classical guitar players? Who are some famous classical artists who've made a name for themselves on the guitar? This list includes classical guitar greats from throughout history, including, of course, many of the most talented classical guitar players today. These prominent classical guitarists are some of the best musicians around, and of course the guitar is probably the single most flexible musical instrument there is.

If you're looking for some good music by some of the greatest musicians of all time, you'll find a few top options here!

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Alan Banks is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Famous Classical Guitarists
Alan Banks Classical music

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Abel Carlevaro is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Famous Classical Guitarists

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Adam Darr is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Famous Classical Guitarists

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Adam Holzman is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Famous Classical Guitarists

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Agustín Pío Barrios is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Famous Classical Guitarists
Agustín Pío Barrios

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Alberto Ponce is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Famous Classical Guitarists

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Alexandre Lagoya is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Famous Classical Guitarists

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Alirio Díaz is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Famous Classical Guitarists

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Alonso Mudarra is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Famous Classical Guitarists

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Álvaro Pierri is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Famous Classical Guitarists
Álvaro Pierri

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Ana Vidovi? is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Famous Classical Guitarists
Ana Vidovi?

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Andrei Osipovich Sychra is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Famous Classical Guitarists
Andrei Osipovich Sychra

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Andrés Segovia is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Famous Classical Guitarists
Andrés Segovia Classical music

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Andrew York is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Famous Classical Guitarists

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Ángel Romero is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Famous Classical Guitarists

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Antoine Carré is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Famous Classical Guitarists

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Antoine de Lhoyer is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Famous Classical Guitarists
Antoine de Lhoyer

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Antonio Lauro is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Famous Classical Guitarists
Antonio Lauro Classical music

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Carlo Domeniconi is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Famous Classical Guitarists

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Carlo Marchione is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Famous Classical Guitarists

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Celedonio Romero is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Famous Classical Guitarists

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César Amaro is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Famous Classical Guitarists
César Amaro

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Charles Ramirez is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Famous Classical Guitarists
Charles Ramirez Classical music

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Charo is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Famous Classical Guitarists

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Christopher Parkening is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Famous Classical Guitarists
Christopher Parkening Classical music

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David Leisner is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Famous Classical Guitarists

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David Russell is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Famous Classical Guitarists

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David Starobin is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Famous Classical Guitarists

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David Tanenbaum is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Famous Classical Guitarists
David Tanenbaum

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Dionisio Aguado y García is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Famous Classical Guitarists

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Duo46 Matt Gould

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Dušan Bogdanovi? is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Famous Classical Guitarists
Dušan Bogdanovi?

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Eliot Fisk is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Famous Classical Guitarists

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Emilio Pujol is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Famous Classical Guitarists

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Erkan Oğur is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Famous Classical Guitarists
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Erling Møldrup is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Famous Classical Guitarists
Erling Møldrup

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Ferdinando Carulli is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Famous Classical Guitarists
Ferdinando Carulli Classical music

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Fernando Sor is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Famous Classical Guitarists
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Francesco Corbetta is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Famous Classical Guitarists

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Francesco Molino is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Famous Classical Guitarists

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Francisco Burgos is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Famous Classical Guitarists
Francisco Burgos

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Francisco Guerau is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Famous Classical Guitarists
Francisco Guerau

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Francisco Tárrega is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Famous Classical Guitarists
Francisco Tárrega Classical music

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François de Fossa is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Famous Classical Guitarists

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Gabriel Estarellas is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Famous Classical Guitarists

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Galina is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Famous Classical Guitarists

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Gaspar Sanz is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Famous Classical Guitarists

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Gentil Montaña is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Famous Classical Guitarists
Gentil Montaña

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Gilbert Biberian is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Famous Classical Guitarists

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Giovanni Battista Granata is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Famous Classical Guitarists