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.

David Gilmour

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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Steve Howe

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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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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Scotty Moore

Scotty Moore Birth Name Winfield Scott Moore III Born December 27, 1931 Died June 28, 2016 Genres Rock and roll, rockabilly Instruments Guitar Associated acts

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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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Steve Morse

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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Roy Buchanan

Roy Buchanan Birth Name Leroy Buchanan Born September 23, 1939 Ozark, Arkansas, US Died August 14, 1988 (aged 48) Fairfax, Virginia, US Genres Blues, blues

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Jimmy Page

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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Ritchie Blackmore

Ritchie Blackmore

Ritchie Blackmore Birth Name Richard Hugh Blackmore Born 14 April 1945 (age 75), Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, England Died – Genres Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Blues Rock,

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Martin Rotsey

Martin Rotsey

Martin Rotsey Birth Name Martin Rotsey Born Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Age   Genres Martin Rotsey Rock, alternative rock Instruments Guitar Associated acts Midnight

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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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Paul Gilbert

Paul Gilbert Birth Name Paul Gilbert Paul Brandon Gilbert Born 6 November 1966 Carbondale, Illinois, U.S. Age 53 Years Genres Instrumental rock, heavy metal, hard

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J. J. Cale

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,

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Keith Richards

Keith Richards Birth Name Keith Richards Born 18 December 1943 Dartford, Kent, England Age 76 Years Genres Rock, blues, blues rock, rock and roll, rhythm

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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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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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John Frusciante

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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Allan Holdsworth

Allan Holdsworth​

Allan Holdsworth Birth Name Allan Holdsworth Born 6 August 1946, Bradford, England Died 15 April 2017 (aged 70), Vista, California, US Genres Jazz Fusion, Instrumental

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Kurt Cobain

Kurt Cobain

Kurt Cobain Birth Name Kurt Donald Cobain Born February 20, 1967 Aberdeen, Washington, U.S. Died April 5, 1994 (aged 27) Seattle, Washington, U.S. Genres Grunge,

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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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Steve Vai

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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John Petrucci

John Petrucci

John Petrucci Birth Name John Peter Petrucci Born July 12, 1967, Kings Park, Long Island, New York, U.S. Age 53 Genres Progressive Metal, Heavy Metal,

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Duane Allman

Duane Allman

Duane Allman Birth Name Howard Duane Allman Born November 20, 1946 Nashville, Tennessee, U.S. Died October 29, 1971 (aged 24) Macon, Georgia, U.S. Genres Southern

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Yngwie Malmsteen

Yngwie Malmsteen

Yngwie Malmsteen Birth Name Lars Johan Yngve Lannerbäck Born 30 June 1963 Stockholm, Sweden Age 56 Years Genres Heavy metal, neoclassical metal, hard rock Instruments

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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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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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Andy Summers

Andy Summers Birth Name Andrew James Somers Born 31 December 1942 Poulton-le-Fylde, Lancashire, England Age 77 Years Genres Rock, pop, jazz, jazz fusion, new wave,

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Tony Iommi Guitarist

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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Jeff Baxter

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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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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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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Tony MacAlpine

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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Tom Morello

Tom Morello Birth Name Thomas Baptiste Morello Born May 30, 1964 Harlem, New York, U.S. Age 55 Years Genres Alternative metal, funk metal, heavy metal,

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Paul Kossoff

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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The Edge

The Edge Birth Name David Howell Evans Born 8 August 1961 Barking, Essex, England, United Kingdom Age 58 Years Genres Rock, post-punk, alternative 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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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

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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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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Gene Vincent

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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Mark Tremonti

Mark Tremonti Birth Name Mark Thomas Tremonti Born April 18, 1974 Detroit, Michigan, U.S. Age 45 Years Genres Alternative metal, hard rock, heavy metal, alternative

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Michael Lee Firkins

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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Steve Lukather

Steve Lukather Birth Name Steven Lee Lukather Born October 21, 1957 San Fernando Valley, California, U.S. Age 62 Years Genres Rock, hard rock, jazz fusion,

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DAVE MASON

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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Link Wray

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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Omar Rodriguez Lopez

Omar Rodriguez Lopez

Omar Rodriguez Lopez Birth Name Omar Alfredo Rodríguez-López Born September 1, 1975, Bayamón, Puerto Rico Age 44 Genres Progressive Rock, Post-hardcore Instruments Guitar, Bass Associated

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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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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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Pete Townshend

Pete Townshend

Pete Townshend Birth Name Peter Dennis Blandford Townshend Born 19 May 1945 (age 75), Chiswick, Middlesex, England Died – Genres Rock, Art Rock, Hard Rock,

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Shawn Lane

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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