Famous Guitarists - List of Famous Guitarists - page 5

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
Trace Adkins

Trace Adkins

Race Adkin is an American country singer, music artist and actor

AmericanJanuary 13, 1962133 views

Steven Curtis Chapman

Steven Curtis Chapman is an American musician, singer, songwriter, author and social activist

AmericanNovember 21, 1962118 views

Steve Vai

Steve Vai is a Grammy Award winning guitarist who has sold over 15 million albums worldwide

AmericanJune 6, 1960244 views

Richard Thompson

Richard Thompson is a British musician, lyricist and guitarist

BritishApril 3, 194988 views

Peter Green

Peter Green is a British musician and the founder of the famous English band ‘Fleetwood Mac’

BritishOctober 29, 1946495 views

Mike Shinoda

Mike Shinoda is an American musician, rapper, guitarist, keyboardist, songwriter, vocalist and record producer

AmericanFebruary 11, 1977177 views

Darius Rucker

Darius Rucker is a famed American singer, songwriter, and musician

AmericanMay 13, 1966139 views

Cliff Burton

Cliff Burton was an American musician and the lead bassist of the renowned band “Metallica.” This biography gives information about his profile, childhood, life, achievements and timeline.

AmericanFebruary 10, 1962142 views

Chris Daughtry

Chris Daughtry is an American singer, songwriter and guitarist

AmericanDecember 26, 1979123 views

Brian Jones

Brian Jones was an English musician who co-founded the band the Rolling Stones

BritishFebruary 28, 1942332 views