Famous Guitarists - List of Famous Guitarists - page 2

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
Jeff Buckley

Jeff Buckley

Jeffrey Scott “Jeff” Buckley was an American singer-songwriter and guitarist

AmericanNovember 17, 1966127 views

Glen Campbell

Glen Campbell was an American singer, guitarist, television host, and actor

AmericanApril 22, 1936126 views

Jimmy Buffett

Jimmy Buffett is an American musician and songwriter

AmericanDecember 25, 1946211 views

Brad Douglas Paisley

Brad Douglas Paisley is an American singer-songwriter and musician

AmericanOctober 28, 1972104 views

Curtis Mayfield

Curtis Mayfield was an American singer, songwriter, guitarist, and record producer

AmericanJune 3, 1942237 views

Chad Kroeger

Chad Kroeger is a Canadian singer and music producer, and the lead vocalist and guitarist in the popular rock band ‘Nickelback’

CanadianNovember 15, 1974526 views

Iggy Pop

Iggy Pop is an American proto-punk rock musician, songwriter, and an actor

AmericanApril 21, 1947280 views

Shavo Odadjian

Shavo Odadjian is a Soviet-born Armenian-American songwriter and musician

AmericanApril 22, 1974119 views

Bob Seger

Bob Seger is an American rock and roll singer-songwriter, guitarist and pianist

AmericanMay 6, 1945374 views

Billie Joe Armstrong

Billy Joe Armstrong is an American singer, songwriter, musician and guitarist

AmericanFebruary 17, 1972272 views