Rock Guitar Players

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Check out our comprehensive list of rock guitar players. Check out our player history for current players or new players on the scene. Includes are biographies, videos and blues guitar lessons.

Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson John Wooden started coaching the UCLA basketball team in 1948 and it was 16 years, some of them pretty rough, until his team

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Mateus Asato

Mateus Asato Birth Name Mateus Asato Born December 29, 1993, Campo Grande, Brazil Genres Blues Rock, Jazz, Neo Soul, Fusion, Soul, Gospel Instruments Guitar, Vocals

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Slash

Slash Birth Name Saul Hudson Born July 23, 1965 Hampstead, London, England Age 54 Years Genres Heavy metal, hard rock, blues, rock Instruments Guitar Associated

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John Frusciante

John Frusciante Birth Name John Anthony Frusciante Born March 5, 1970 Queens, New York City, U.S. Age 50 Years Genres Rock, alternative rock, experimental rock,progressive

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Frank Zappa

Frank Zappa Birth Name Frank Vincent Zappa Born December 21, 1940 Baltimore, Maryland, U.S. Died December 4, 1993 (aged 52) Genres Rock, blues, experimental, jazz,

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Joe Bonamassa

Joe Bonamassa Birth Name Joe Bonamassa Born May 8, 1977 New Hartford, New York, U.S. Age 42 Years Genres Blues, rock Instruments Guitar, vocals Associated

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Gary Moore

Gary Moore Birth Name Robert William Gary Moore Born 4 April 1952 Belfast, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland Died 6 February 2011 (aged 58) Estepona, Malaga

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Shawn Lane

Shawn Lane Birth Name Shawn Lane Born March 21, 1963, Memphis, Tennessee, U.S. Died September 26, 2003 (aged 40) Memphis, Tennessee, U.S. Genres Instrumental Rock,

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Angus Clark

Angus Clark Birth Name Angus Clark Born 1960 City New York Genres Acoustic, Metal, Rock Instruments Guitar Associated acts Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Kitaro. Drill and Naked

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Jimi Hendrix

Jimi Hendrix Birth Name Johnny Allen Hendrix Born November 27, 1942 Seattle, Washington, US Died September 18, 1970 (aged 27) Kensington, London, UK Genres Rock,

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Jeff Beck

Jeff Beck Birth Name Geoffrey Arnold Beck Born 24 June 1944 Wallington, Surrey, England, UK Age 75 Years Genres Blues rock, psychedelic rock, instrumental rock,

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J. J. Cale

J. J. Cale Birth Name John Weldon Cale Born December 5, 1938 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, U.S. Died July 26, 2013 (aged 74) Genres Americana, Cajun,

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Link Wray​

Link Wray Birth Name Fred Lincoln Wray, Jr. Born May 2, 1929, Dunn, North Carolina, U.S. Died November 5, 2005 (aged 76), Copenhagen, Denmark Genres

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Steve Morse

Steve Morse Birth Name Steve J. Morse Born July 28, 1954, Hamilton, Ohio, United States Age 66 Genres Instrumental Rock, Progressive Rock, Hard Rock, Heavy

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Brian May

Brian May Birth Name Brian Harold May Born 19 July 1947 (age 72) Hampton, London, England Age 70 Genres Hard rock, boogie rock, blues rock,

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Jonny Lang

Jonny Lang Birth Name Jon Gordon Langseth Jr. Born January 29, 1981 (age 39) Fargo, North Dakota, U.S. Age 39 Years Genres Blues, gospel, rock

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Steve Howe

Steve Howe Birth Name Stephen James Howe Born 8 April 1947, Holloway, London, England Age 73 Genres Progressive Rock, Art Rock, Instrumental Rock, Hard Rock,

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Tony Iommi

Tony Iommi Birth Name Anthony Frank Iommi Born 19 February 1948 (age 72) Handsworth, Birmingham, England Age 72 Years Genres Heavy metal, doom metal, hard

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Joe Satriani

Joe Satriani Birth Name Joseph Satriani Born July 15, 1956 Westbury, New York, U.S. Age 63 Years Genres Instrumental rock, hard rock, blues rock Instruments

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Stevie Ray Vaughan

Stevie Ray Vaughan Birth Name Stephen Ray Vaughan Born October 3, 1954 Dallas, Texas, U.S. Died August 27, 1990 (aged 35) Genres Blues, blues rock,

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Jimmy Page

Jimmy Page Birth Name James Patrick Page Born 9 January 1944 Heston, Middlesex, England Age 76 Years Genres Rock, blues, folk, hard rock, heavy metal

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Eric Gales

Eric Gales Birth Name Eric Gales Born October 29, 1974 Memphis, Tennessee, United States Age 45 Years Genres Blues-rock, hard rock, blues, heavy metal Instruments

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Vernon Reid

Vernon Reid Birth Name Vernon Alphonsus Reid Born 22 August 1958 London, England Age 61 Years Genres Alternative metal, funk metal, heavy metal, funk rock

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Dave Mason

Dave Mason Birth Name David Thomas Mason Born 10 May 1946, Worcester, England, United Kingdom Age 74 Genres Folk Rock, Pop Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Soft

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Chuck Berry

Chuck Berry Birth Name Charles Edward Anderson Berry Born October 18, 1926 Died March 18, 2017 (aged 90) Genres Rock and roll Instruments Guitar, vocals

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Robbie Calvo

Robbie Calvo Birth Name Robbie Calvo Born City London Genres Rock, Pop, Blues, R&B, Country Instruments Guitar Associated acts Nashville-based session player, songwriter, musical director

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Jeff Beck

Jeff Beck Birth Name Geoffrey Arnold Beck Born 24 June 1944 (age 75) Wallington, Surrey, England, UK Age 75 Years Genres Blues-rock psychedelic rock, instrumental

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Dick Dale

Dick Dale Birth Name Richard Anthony Monsour Born May 4, 1937 Boston, Massachusetts, U.S. Died March 16, 2019 (aged 81) Genres Surf rock, proto-punk, instrumental

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Michael Lee Firkins

Michael Lee Firkins Birth Name Michael Lee Firkins Born May 19, 1967, Omaha, Nebraska, U.S. Age 53 Genres Bluegrass, Country, Blues, Jazz, Rock Instruments Electric

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Jeff Buckley

Jeff Buckley Birth Name Jeffrey Scott Buckley Born November 17, 1966 Anaheim, California, U.S. Died May 29, 1997 (aged 30) Memphis, Tennessee, U.S. Genres Alternative

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David Lindley

David Lindley Birth Name David Lindley Born March 21, 1944 San Marino, California, US Age 76 Years Genres Rock, country, world music Instruments Guitar, string

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Jamie Andreas

Jamie Andreas Birth Name Jamie Andreas Born City Henderson Genres Acoustic, Classical, Fingerstyle, Rock Instruments Guitar Associated acts Why do so many people have trouble

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David Gilmour

David Gilmour Birth Name David Jon Gilmour Born 6 March 1946 Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England Age 74 Years Genres Progressive rock, psychedelic rock, art rock, ambient

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Alex Lifeson

Alex Lifeson Birth Name Alexandar Živojinović Born 27 August 1953, Fernie, British Columbia, Canada Age 66 Genres Progressive Rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal Instruments Guitar

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Eric Clapton

Eric Clapton Birth Name Eric Patrick Clapton Born 30 March 1945 Ripley, Surrey, England Age 75 Year Genres Rock blues Instruments Guitar, vocals Associated acts

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Joe Walsh

Joe Walsh Birth Name John Weldon Cale Born December 5, 1938 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, U.S. Died July 26, 2013 (aged 74) Genres Americana, Cajun, blues,

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Carlos Santana

Carlos Santana Birth Name Carlos Santana Born July 20, 1947 (age 72) Autlán de Navarro, Jalisco, Mexico Age 72 Genres Latin rock, blues rock, jazz

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Mick Taylor

Mick Taylor Birth Name Michael Kevin Taylor Born 17 January 1949 Welwyn Garden City, England Age 72 Years Genres Rock blues Instruments Guitar Associated acts

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Duane Eddy

Duane Eddy Birth Name Duany Eddy Born April 26, 1938 Age 83 year Genres Rock rockabilly, rock and roll, proto-surf rock country Instruments Guitar Associated

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Steve Vai

Steve Vai Birth Name Steven Siro Vai Born June 6, 1960 Carle Place, New York, U.S. Age 59 Years Genres Instrumental rock, hard rock, heavy

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Vinnie Moore

Vinnie Moore Birth Name Vinnie Moore Born April 14, 1964, New Castle, Delaware, United States Age 56 Genres Neoclassical Metal, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Instrumental

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Jeff Baxter

Jeff Baxter Birth Name Jeffrey Allen Baxter Born December 13, 1948 (age 71) Washington, D.C., United States Age 71 Years Genres Rock, jazz-rock, blue-eyed soul

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Gene Vincent

Gene Vincent Birth Name Vincent Eugene Craddock Born February 11, 1935 Died October 12, 1971 Genres Rock and roll, rockabilly, blues, country Instruments Guitar, vocals

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Paul Kossoff

Paul Kossoff Birth Name Paul Francis Kossoff Born 14 September 1950, Hampstead, London, England Died 19 March 1976 (aged 25), en route to New York

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Tony MacAlpine

Tony MacAlpine Birth Name Tony MacAlpine Born August 29, 1960, Springfield, Massachusetts, U.S. Age 59 Genres Instrumental Rock, Neoclassical Metal, Progressive Metal, Heavy Metal, Hard

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Angus Young

Angus Young Birth Name Angus McKinnon Young Born 31 March 1955 (age 65) Glasgow, Scotland Age 76 Genres Hard rock, blues rock, rock and roll

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Billy Gibbons

Billy Gibbons Birth Name William Frederick Gibbons Born December 16, 1949 (age 70)Houston, Texas, U.S. Age 70 Genres Hard rock, boogie rock, blues rock, blues

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Lowell George

Lowell George Birth Name Lowell Thomas George Born April 13, 1945 Hollywood, California, United States Died June 29, 1979 (aged 34) Arlington, Virginia Genres Blues

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Eddie Van Halen

Eddie Van Halen Birth Name Edward Lodewijk van Halen Born January 26, 1955 Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands Age 66 Years Genres Smooth jazz, jazz fusion

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Al Di Meola

Al Di Meola Birth Name Al Laurence Di Meola Born July 22, 1954, Jersey City, New Jersey, U.S. Age 66 Genres Jazz, Jazz Fusion, World

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