List of famous guitarists with their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

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.

Kurt Donald Cobain Kurt Cobain
American

Paul Simon Paul Simon
American

Keith Urban Keith Urban
Australian, New Zealander, American

Kevin Jonas Kevin Jonas
American

John Mayer John Mayer
American

Sheryl Crow Sheryl Crow
American

Chuck Berry Chuck Berry
American

Glenn Frey Glenn Frey
American

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Nikki Sixx Nikki Sixx
American

Iggy Pop Iggy Pop
American

Rick Rubin Rick Rubin
American

Trace Cyrus Trace Cyrus
American

Bob Seger Bob Seger
American

Jack White Jack White
American

B.B. King B.B. King
American

Angus Young Angus Young
Australian, Scottish

Johnny McDaid Johnny McDaid
Northern Irish

Ross Lynch Ross Lynch
American

AJ Michalka AJ Michalka
American

Nick Cave Nick Cave
Australian

Mick Mars Mick Mars
American

Dave Matthews Dave Matthews
American, South African

Skrillex Skrillex
American

Serj Tankian Serj Tankian
Lebanese, American

Joey Ramone Joey Ramone
American

Malcolm Young Malcolm Young
Australian

Steve Vai Steve Vai
American

Lita Ford Lita Ford
American

Euronymous Euronymous
Norwegian
Jung Joon-young Jung Joon-young
South Korean