Famous Guitarists - List of Famous Guitarists

A musician playing any of the guitar family instruments like the acoustic guitars, bass guitars, electric guitars and the classical guitars is known as a guitarist. Guitar is an immensely popular musical instrument and time and again guitarists have enjoyed great fame and admiration from the masses. To impart an almost vocal quality, guitarists employ several techniques including bending and vibrato and showcase their virtuosity with this versatile instrument. The mellifluent tones of this instrument can hold its audience in trance, and many prominent guitarists through their sheer brilliance and elegance of their craft have left an indelible impression on the world of music. However, the styles of playing the instrument varies depending on the types of string used and may also include techniques used for playing other stringed instruments. Innumerable magazines have compiled the lists of the greatest guitarists of all time including the ‘Rolling Stone’ magazine and ‘Guitar World’ magazine featuring names such as Keith Richards and Stevie Ray Vaughan. Here we bring you the biographies of some of the most successful guitarists of all time with extensive details pertaining to their childhood, career, personal life and legacy.

The Most Famous Guitarists

NameBirthdayNationalityBio
Israel HoughtonMay 19, 1971AmericanIsrael Houghton is a Grammy award-winning American Christian music recording artist, songwriter, producer and worship leader
Muddy WatersApril 4, 1913AmericanMuddy Waters was a blues musician referred to as the 'father of modern Chicago blues.'
Ross LynchDecember 29, 1995AmericanRoss Lynch is an American actor, singer and musician, who became famous after his role in the television show ‘Austin & Ally.’
Matthew BellamyJune 9, 1978BritishMatthew Bellamy, popularly known as Matt Bellamy, is a popular English musician
Jimmy PageJanuary 9, 1944BritishJimmy Page is an English musician who rose to fame as the guitarist and leader of the rock band Led Zeppelin
Bill WithersJuly 4, 1938AmericanBill Withers is an American singer-songwriter and musician
Stevie Ray VaughanOctober 3, 1954AmericanStevie Ray Vaughan was an American guitarist, musician, singer and songwriter and the founding member of the band ‘Double Trouble’
Peter ToshOctober 19, 1944JamaicanPeter Tosh was a famous Jamaican Reggae musician and a promoter of Rastafari
Robert SmithApril 21, 1959BritishRobert Smith is an English musician and the lead singer of the British rock band, ‘The Cure.’ This biography of Robert Smith gives detailed information on his profile, childhood, life and timeline.
Frank IeroOctober 31, 1981AmericanFrank Iero is an acclaimed American musician
Varg Vikernes

Varg Vikernes

Varg Vikernes is a Norwegian black metal rock artist, writer and producer

NorwegianFebruary 11, 1973179 views

James Hetfield

James Alan Hetfield is an American musician and songwriter, best known as the lead vocalist, songwriter, and guitarist for the heavy metal band, ‘Metallica.’

AmericanAugust 3, 1963359 views

Dave Navarro

Dave Navarro is an American Alternative and Hard Rock artiste

AmericanJune 7, 1967127 views

Robbie Robertson

Robbie Robertson is a Canadian musician known for his work with the group ‘The Band’

CanadianJuly 5, 1943126 views

Carlos Santana

Carlos Santana is a world-famous Mexican-American musician

AmericanJuly 20, 1947152 views

Lita Ford

Lita Ford is a guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter associated with the band, The Runaways

AmericanSeptember 19, 1958638 views

John Mayer

John Clayton Mayer is an American singer, guitarist, songwriter, and producer

AmericanOctober 16, 1977202 views

Billy Corgan

Billy Corgan is an American musician associated with ‘The Smashing Pumpkins’

AmericanMarch 17, 1967119 views

Steve Winwood

Steve Winwood is a Grammy award winning English musician

BritishMay 12, 194880 views

Peter Frampton

Peter Frampton is a British-American musician known for his brilliance in the rock genre

AmericanApril 22, 1950129 views