Famous Guitarists - List of Famous Guitarists - page 17

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
Peter ToshOctober 19, 1944JamaicanPeter Tosh was a famous Jamaican Reggae musician and a promoter of Rastafari
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’
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.
Lita FordSeptember 19, 1958AmericanLita Ford is a guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter associated with the band, The Runaways
Patrick Stump

Patrick Stump

Patrick Vaughn Stump is an American singer-songwriter, record producer, music critic and actor

AmericanApril 27, 1984144 views

Eddie Vedder

Eddie Vedder is the leading vocalist and guitarist of the alternate rock band, Pearl Jam

AmericanDecember 23, 1964365 views

Matthew Bellamy

Matthew Bellamy, popularly known as Matt Bellamy, is a popular English musician

BritishJune 9, 19781,262 views

John Oates

John Oates is a popular American singer, guitarist, songwriter and record producer

AmericanApril 7, 1948151 views

David Bowie

David Bowie was an English singer and songwriter famous for his musical innovation and visual presentation

BritishJanuary 8, 1947319 views

David Mustaine

David Scott Mustaine is an American musician, guitarist, and vocalist with the heavy metal band, ‘Megadeth’

AmericanSeptember 13, 1961232 views

Dave Matthews

Dave Matthews is a self-taught musician and actor from the United States of America

Adam Gontier

Adam Wade Gontier is a famous Canadian singer, music producer and songwriter

CanadianMay 25, 1978285 views

Tom Fletcher

Tom Fletcher is an English songwriter, singer, musician, children’s author, and a YouTuber

BritishJuly 17, 1985300 views

Benji Madden

Benji Madden is a well-known American guitarist and singer

AmericanMarch 11, 1979175 views