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Guitarist

Steve Howe playing lead guitar for Yes in 1977

A guitarist is a musician who plays the guitar.

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Noted guitarists

Classical

Andrés Segovia
Magnus Andersson
Manuel Barrueco
Julian Bream
Ben Bolt
Matteo Carcassi
Mauro Giuliani
Sharon Isbin
Alexander Lagoya
Grégory Leclair
Paco de Lucía
Ananiah McCarrell
Godelieve Monden
Alberto Ponce
Ida Presti
Angel Romero
Pepe Romero
Gaspar Sanz
John Schneider
Jovan Jovicic
Fernando Sor
Francisco Tàrrega
John Williams
Yang Xuefei
Narciso Yepes
Andrew York
Dusan Bogdanovic
Sandy Adams

Jazz

Charlie Christian
Franco Cerri
Drew Denton
Al Di Meola
Bill Frisell
Jim Hall
Scott Henderson
Allan Holdsworth
Charlie Hunter
Stanley Jordan
Barney Kessel
Tony Macalpine
Pat Martino
John McLaughlin
Pat Metheny
Wes Montgomery
Joe Pass
Andreas Paolo Perger
Django Reinhardt
Marc Ribot
John Scofield
Mike Stern
Andy Summers
Martin Taylor
Szabó Gábor
Herb Ellis

Folk and acoustic

William Ackerman
Chet Atkins
Joan Baez
Martin Carthy
Ry Cooder
John Denver
Ani DiFranco
Nick Drake
Doyle Dykes
Bob Dylan
Dave Ellis
Gordon Giltrap
Michael Hedges
Bert Jansch
Nic Jones
Leo Kottke
Adrian Legg
John Martyn
Ellen McIlwaine
Tony McManus
Joni Mitchell
Tom Paxton
Al Perkins
John Renbourn
Stochelo Rosenberg
Art Paul Schlosser
Paul Simon (Simon and Garfunkel)
James Taylor
Richard Thompson
Doc Watson
Hank Williams

Blues

Luther Allison
Duane Allman
Blind Blake
Michael Bloomfield
Doyle Bramhall
Big Bill Broonzy
Roy Buchanan
Chris Cain
Eric Clapton
Albert Collins
Ry Cooder
Robert Cray
Steve 'The Colonel' Cropper
Robben Ford
Jesse Fuller
Lowell Fulson
Rory Gallagher
Guitar Shorty
Guitar Slim
Buddy Guy
John Hammond, Jr.
Jimi Hendrix
John Lee Hooker
Son House
Mississippi John Hurt
Elmore James
Skip James
Blind Lemon Jefferson
Lonnie Johnson
Luther 'Guitar Junior' Johnson
Robert Johnson
Albert King
B.B. King
Freddie King
Little Jimmy King
Sonny Landreth
Leadbelly
J.B. Lenoir
Mance Lipscomb
Lonnie Mack
Taj Mahal
Mississippi Fred McDowell
Brownie McGhee
Blind Willie McTell
Little Milton
Memphis Minnie
Coco Montoya
Gary Moore
Keb' Mo'
Matt 'Guitar' Murphy
Charlie Patton
Bonnie Raitt
Tampa Red
Jimmy Reed
Robert Ross
Otis Rush
Kenny Wayne Shepherd
Hubert Sumlin
Sister Rosetta Tharpe
Jimmy Vaughan
Stevie Ray Vaughan
T-Bone Walker
Muddy Waters
Bukka White
Josh White
Johnny Winter
Howlin' Wolf

Rock/pop

Duane Allman (Derek and the Dominos, The Allman Brothers Band)
Trey Anastasio (Phish)
Michael Angelo Batio
Billie Joe Armstrong (Green Day)
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, & Duran Duran)
Bo Diddley
Duane Eddy
Mattias "IA" Eklundh (Freak Kitchen)
David Evans aka The Edge (U2)
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)
Tomas Kadzionis (Godlike27)
Phil Keaggy
Mark Knopfler (Dire Straits & Notting HillBillies)
Goktan Kural (Hazerfan)
Shawn Lane
Alex Lifeson (Rush)
Hank B. Marvin (The Shadows)
Johnny Marr (The Smiths)
Mick Mars (Mötley Crüe)
Brian May (Queen)
Mike McCready (Pearl Jam)
Roger McGuinn (The Byrds)
Barry Melton (Country Joe and the Fish, The Dinosaurs)
Midoru
Kim Mitchell
Vinnie Moore
Steve Morse
Dave Navarro (Jane's Addiction, Red Hot Chili Peppers)
Ted Nugent
Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin)
Les Paul
Joe Perry (Aerosmith)
Prince
Johnny Ramone (The Ramones)
Chris Rea
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 and Roses, & Velvet Revolver)
Robert Smith
Billy Squier
John Squire
Izzy Stradlin (Guns and Roses)
Porl Thompson
Pete Townshend (The Who)
Steve Vai (Frank Zappa, Alcatrazz, David Lee Roth, & Whitesnake)
Eddie Van Halen (Van Halen)
Tom Verlaine (Television)
Jack White (The White Stripes)
Nancy Wilson (Heart)
Frank Zappa (among other things, played with The Mothers of Invention)
Blues Saraceno

Heavy metal

Mikael Åkerfeldt (Opeth)
Michael Amott (Arch Enemy)
Jason Becker (Solo Arist, Cacophony, David Lee Roth)
Nuno Bettencourt (Extreme)
Brian "Buckethead" Carrol (Solo Arist, Guns 'n Roses, Primus)
Dimebag Darrell (Pantera, Damageplan)
Chris DeGarmo (Queensrÿche)
K. K. Downing (Judas Priest)
Todd Duane (Solo Artist)
Marty Friedman (Solo Arist, Cacophony, Megadeth)
Kirk Hammett (Metallica)
James Hetfield (Metallica)
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)
Jim Martin (Faith No More)
Borislav Mitic (Solo Artist)
Tom Morello (Audioslave & Rage Against the Machine)
Dave Murray (Iron Maiden)
Dave Mustaine (Megadeth)
John Petrucci (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)
Adrian Smith (Iron Maiden)
Bill Steer (Carcass)
Joe Stump
Katherine "The Great Kat" Thomas
Ron Thal aka Bumblefoot
Glenn Tipton (Judas Priest)
Steve Vai (Frank Zappa, Alcatrazz, David Lee Roth, Whitesnake)
Eddie Van Halen (Van Halen)
Michael Wilton (Queensrÿche)
Angus Young (AC/DC)
Malcolm Young (AC/DC)
Zakk Wylde (Black Label Society, Ozzy Osbourne)
Dweezil Zappa

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