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A guitarist is a person who plays the guitar. A guitar is a type of musical instrument.

Noted guitarists

Classical

Baroque (XVII & XVIII century)

  • Antoine Carré
  • Francesco Corbetta (ca 1615-1681)
  • Giovanni Battista Granata
  • Francisco Guerau
  • Girolamo Montesardo
  • Alonso Mudarra (1510-1580)
  • Santiago de Murcia (Around 1682 or 1685-1732) (Spain)
  • Gaspar Sanz (1640-1710) (Spain)
  • Robert de Visée (ca 1658-1725) (France)

XIX century

XX century

Contemporary

Country music

Flamenco

Jazz

  • Al Di Meola
  • Bill Frisell
  • Frank Gambale
  • Jim Hall
  • Scott Henderson
  • Allan Holdsworth
  • Charlie Hunter
  • Stanley Jordan
  • Enver Izmailov
  • Barney Kessel
  • Eddie Lang
  • Tony Macalpine
  • Pat Martino
  • John McLaughlin
  • Pat Metheny
  • Wes Montgomery
  • Randy Napoleon
  • Joe Pass
  • Andreas Paolo Perger
  • Snoozer Quinn
  • Django Reinhardt
  • Marc Ribot
  • John Scofield
  • Mike Stern
  • Andy Summers
  • Martin Taylor
  • Szabó Gábor
  • Herb Ellis

Folk and acoustic

Blues

Rock/pop

  • Jim Adkins (Jimmy Eat World)
  • Duane Allman (Derek and the Dominos, Allman Brothers Band)
  • Matt Bellamy (Muse)
  • Trey Anastasio (Phish)
  • Michael Angelo Batio
  • Billie Joe Armstrong (Green Day)
  • Nick Thompson (Retravox)
  • Chet Atkins
  • Perry Bamonte
  • David Bates
  • Jeff Beck
  • Adrian Belew (Frank Zappa, King Crimson, The Bears)
  • Chuck Berry
  • Ritchie Blackmore (Deep Purple)
  • Lindsey Buckingham (Fleetwood Mac)
  • Charlie Christian
  • Eric Clapton (The Yardbirds, Cream, Derek and the Dominos, Blind Faith)
  • Kurt Cobain (Nirvana)
  • Warren Cuccurullo (Frank Zappa, Missing Persons, and Duran Duran)
  • Dick Dale
  • Bo Diddley
  • Duane Eddy
  • Mattias "IA" Eklundh (Freak Kitchen)
  • David Evans aka The Edge (U2)
  • Ace Frehley (Kiss)
  • Robert Fripp (King Crimson)
  • John Frusciante (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
  • Noel Gallagher (Oasis)
  • Jerry Garcia (the Grateful Dead)
  • David Gilmour (Pink Floyd)
  • Paul Gilbert (Mr. Big)
  • George Harrison (The Beatles)
  • Jimi Hendrix (The Jimi Hendrix Experience)
  • Buddy Holly
  • Steve Howe (Yes)
  • Chrissie Hynde (The Pretenders)
  • Phil Keaggy
  • Mark Knopfler (Dire Straits and Notting HillBillies)
  • Robby Krieger (The Doors)
  • Goktan Kural (Hazerfan)
  • Shawn Lane
  • Tweke Lewis (Man Wild Turkey Tyla Gang)
  • Alex Lifeson (Rush)
  • Tom Linton (Jimmy Eat World)
  • Hank B. Marvin (The Shadows)
  • Johnny Marr (The Smiths)
  • Mick Mars (Mötley Crüe)
  • Brian May (Queen)
  • John Mayer
  • Mike McCready (Pearl Jam)
  • Roger McGuinn (The Byrds)
  • Barry Melton (Country Joe and the Fish, The Dinosaurs)
  • Midoru
  • Kim Mitchell
  • Vinnie Moore
  • Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine)
  • Steve Morse
  • Dave Navarro (Jane's Addiction, Red Hot Chili Peppers)
  • Ted Nugent
  • Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin, The Yardbirds
  • Les Paul
  • Joe Perry (Aerosmith)
  • Tom Petty (Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers)
  • Elvis Presley
  • Prince
  • Johnny Ramone (Ramones)
  • Chris Rea
  • Sheldon Reynolds (Earth, Wind & Fire, solo artist)
  • Keith Richards (The Rolling Stones)
  • Michael Roe
  • Michael Monarch (Steppenwolf)
  • Mick Ronson (played with David Bowie)
  • Richie Sambora (Bon Jovi)
  • Carlos Santana
  • Joe Satriani
  • Neal Schon (Journey )
  • James Honeyman-Scott (The Pretenders)
  • Brian Setzer (The Stray Cats, The Brian Setzer Orchestra)
  • Paul Simon (Simon and Garfunkel)
  • Slash (Slash's Snakepit, Guns N' Roses, and Velvet Revolver)
  • Robert Smith
  • Billy Squier
  • John Squire
  • Izzy Stradlin (Guns N' Roses)
  • Andy Summers (The Police)
  • Porl Thompson
  • Pete Townshend (The Who)
  • Steve Vai (Frank Zappa, Alcatrazz, David Lee Roth, and Whitesnake)
  • Eddie Van Halen (Van Halen)
  • Tom Verlaine (Television)
  • Jack White (The White Stripes)
  • Jason White (Pinhead Gunpowder)
  • Nancy Wilson (Heart)
  • Angus Young (AC/DC)
  • Malcolm Young (AC/DC)
  • Neil Young (Buffalo Springfield, Crazy Horse, CSN&Y, The Esquires, The Stray Gators)
  • Frank Zappa (among other things, played with The Mothers of Invention)
  • Blues Saraceno
  • Chad Kroeger (NickelBack)
  • Synyster Gates (Avenged Sevenfold)
  • Ryan Ross (Panic! at the Disco)

Heavy metal

  • Kiko Loureiro (solo artist, Angra, Megadeth)
  • Jeff Loomis (Nevermore)
  • Mikael Åkerfeldt (Opeth
  • Michael Amott (Arch Enemy)
  • Jason Becker (solo artist, Cacophony, David Lee Roth)
  • Nuno Bettencourt (Extreme)
  • Buckethead (solo artist, Guns N' Roses, Primus)
  • Bumblefoot (Ron Thal)
  • Dimebag Darrell (Pantera, Rebel Meets Rebel, Damageplan)
  • Chris DeGarmo (Queensrÿche)
  • K. K. Downing (Judas Priest)
  • Todd Duane (solo artist)
  • Marty Friedman (solo artist, Cacophony, Megadeth)
  • Kirk Hammett (Metallica)
  • James Hetfield (Metallica)
  • Kenny Hickey (Type O Negative)
  • Scott Ian (Anthrax)
  • Chris Impellitteri (solo artist)
  • Tony Iommi (Black Sabbath)
  • Matthias Jabs (Scorpions)
  • Adam Jones (Tool)
  • Kerry King (Slayer)
  • Alexi Laiho (Children of Bodom)
  • Herman Li (DragonForce)
  • George Lynch (Dokken, Lynch Mob)
  • Yngwie Malmsteen (solo artist, Alcatrazz, Steeler)
  • Jim Martin (Faith No More)
  • Borislav Mitic (solo artist)
  • Tom Morello (Audioslave and Rage Against the Machine)
  • James Murphy (solo artist, Death, Disincarnate, Testament)
  • Dave Murray (Iron Maiden)
  • Dave Mustaine (Metallica)(Megadeth)
  • John Petrucci (Megadeth)(Dream Theater)
  • Randy Rhoads (Quiet Riot, Ozzy Osbourne)
  • Michael Romeo (Symphony X)
  • Michael Schenker (solo artist, UFO)
  • Rudolph Schenker (Scorpions)
  • Chuck Schuldiner (Death, Control Denied)
  • Slash (Guns N' Roses), (Slash's Snakepit), (Velvet Revolver)
  • Adrian Smith (Iron Maiden)
  • Bill Steer (Carcass)
  • Joe Stump
  • Izzy Stradlin (Guns N' Roses), (Velvet Revolver)
  • Katherine "The Great Kat" Thomas
  • Glenn Tipton (Judas Priest)
  • Steve Vai (Frank Zappa, Alcatrazz, David Lee Roth, Whitesnake)
  • Eddie Van Halen (Van Halen)
  • Tony S Velasquez(solo artist)
  • Rich Ward (Stuck Mojo), (Sick Speed), (Fozzy), {The Duke)
  • Michael Wilton (Queensrÿche)
  • Zakk Wylde (Black Label Society, Ozzy Osbourne), Black Sabbath, Pride and Glory, Solo Artist)
  • Dweezil Zappa
  • Benjamin Weinman (The Dillinger Escape Plan)
  • Mai Kanbe (solo artist, Jack's Big Music Show, Sera Myu)

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