List of guitarists by genre

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This is a list of notable guitarists, organized by genre.

American Primitive[edit]

Robbie Basho
John Fahey
Leo Kottke
Peter Lang

Blues[edit]

Early blues[edit]

Robert Johnson
Big Bill Broonzy
Arthur "Blind" Blake
Tampa Red
Charley Patton
Blind Lemon Jefferson
Bukka White
Skip James
Blind Boy Fuller
Son House

Prewar blues[edit]

Lead Belly

Early postwar blues[edit]

Blues from the 1960s to present[edit]

John Mayer
Etta Baker
Jeff Beck
Eric Clapton
Rory Gallagher
Jimi Hendrix
Jimmy Page
Duane Allman
Luther Allison
Mike Bloomfield
Joe Bonamassa
David Bromberg
Roy Buchanan
Albert Collins
Ry Cooder
Robert Cray
Steve 'The Colonel' Cropper
Bo Diddley
Ronnie Earl
Robben Ford
Jesse Fuller
Lowell Fulson
Guitar Slim
Buddy Guy
GP Hall
Chuck Hammer
John Lee Hooker
Son House
Mississippi John Hurt
Tony Iommi
Elmore James
Skip James
Blind Lemon Jefferson
Lonnie Johnson
Luther 'Guitar Junior' Johnson
Jorma Kaukonen
Albert King
B. B. King
Freddie King
Sonny Landreth
J. B. Lenoir
Mance Lipscomb
Lonnie Mack
Taj Mahal
Mississippi Fred McDowell
Brownie McGhee
Blind Willie McTell
Little Milton
Memphis Minnie
Gary Moore
Keb' Mo'
Big Bill Morganfield
Matt "Guitar" Murphy
Steven Goodwin
Pappo
Charlie Patton
Bonnie Raitt
Tampa Red
Jimmy Reed
Kelly Richey
Duke Robillard
Robert Ross
Otis Rush
Todd Sharpville
Kenny Wayne Shepherd
Jimmy Thackery
Jimmy Scott
Hubert Sumlin
Sister Rosetta Tharpe
Walter Trout
Derek Trucks
Stevie Ray Vaughan
Yavuz Çetin
Jimmie Vaughan
Joe Louis Walker
T-Bone Walker
Muddy Waters
Bukka White
Jack White
Josh White
Johnny Winter
Howlin' Wolf

Country and Gospel[edit]

Chet Atkins
Junior Brown
Glenn Campbell
Thumbs Carlisle
Maybelle Carter
Roy Clark
Buddy Emmons
Lester Flatt
Danny Gatton
John Hartford
Joe Maphis
Grady Martin
Roger Miller
Buck Owens
Les Paul
Jerry Reed
Roy Rogers
Mel Tillis
Merle Travis
Doc Watson
Speedy West
Hank Williams

Classical[edit]

Experimental[edit]

Derek Bailey
Blixa Bargeld
Syd Barret
Jeff Beck
Glenn Branca
Peter Buck
Eugene Chadborne
Rhys Chatham
Nels Cline
Loren Mazzacane Connors
Robert Fripp
Bill Frisell
Fred Frith
Kim Gordon
Keiji Haino
GP Hall
Christian Hejnal
Scott Henderson
Josh Homme
Henry Kaiser
Yuri Landman
Thurston Moore
KK Null
Mike Oldfield
Paul Panhuysen
Lee Ranaldo
Lou Reed
Marc Ribot
Omar Rodríguez-López
Keith Rowe
Jim O'Rourke
Elliott Sharp
Gary Smith

Flamenco[edit]

Further information: Flamenco guitar
Vicente Amigo
Charo
Moraíto Chico
Miguel de la Bastide
Oscar Herrero: composer, teacher and musician
Paco de Lucía (1947-)
Luis Maravilla
Juan Martín
Carlos Montoya
Ramón Montoya (1880-1949)
Gerardo Núñez (1961-)
Paco Peña (1942-)
Manitas de Plata
Niño Ricardo
Sabicas (1912-1990)
Juan Serrano (1934–)
Paco Serrano (1964–)
Manolo Sanlúcar
Tomate, father of Tomatito
Tomatito (1958-)

Fingerstyle (Contemporary)[edit]

William Ackerman
Michael Hedges
Bert Jansch
Adrian Legg
John Renbourn
Sungha Jung

Folk (Pop)[edit]

Joan Baez
David Bromberg
Ry Cooder
Jim Croce
John Denver
Ani DiFranco
Nick Drake
Bob Dylan
Arlo Guthrie
Jewel
Jorma Kaukonen
Ellen McIlwaine
Joni Mitchell
Tom Paxton
Shawn Phillips
Paul Simon (Simon and Garfunkel)
Paul Stookey
James Taylor
Happy Traum
Mason Williams
Peter Yarrow

Folk (Traditional)[edit]

Joan Baez
Norman Blake
Creed Bratton
Dan Ar Braz
Peter Buck
Martin Carthy
Allen Collins
Elizabeth Cotton
Rev. Gary Davis
Tommy Emmanuel
Leslie Fish
Gordon Giltrap
Davey Graham
Dallas Green
David Grier
Stefan Grossman
Woody Guthrie
GP Hall
Nick Harper
Roy Harper
Nic Jones
Jack Lawrence
François Luambo Makiadi "Franco"
John Martyn
Tony McManus
Paul McSherry
Al Perkins
Stochelo Rosenberg
Tony Rice
Pete Seeger
Dick Siegel
Elliott Smith
Ivan Smirnov
Richard Thompson
Leon Wesley Walls
Don Ross
Happy Traum
Jason Wilber
Peter Yarrow

Jazz[edit]

Latin-American music[edit]

Manuel Barrueco (Cuban)
Leo Brouwer (Cuban)
Luiz Bonfá (Brazilian)
Abel Carlevaro (Uruguayan)
Oscar Castro-Neves (Brazilian)
Alirio Díaz (Venezuelan)
Egberto Gismonti (Brazilian)
Guinga (Brazilian)
João Gilberto (Brazilian)
Antonio Lauro (Venezuelan)
Gentil Montaña (Colombian)
Carlos Pérez (Chilean)
Baden Powell de Aquino (Brazilian)
Rodrigo Riera (Venezuelan)
Antony Santos (Dominican)
Super Uba (Dominican)
Toquinho (Brazilian)
Luis Vargas
Atahualpa Yupanqui (Argentine)
Rafael Rabello (Brazilian)
Paulinho Nogueira (Brazilian)
Sebastião Tapajós (Brazilian)
Yamandu Costa (Brazilian)

Metal[edit]

Ragtime[edit]

Duck Baker
Tom Ball
Arthur "Blind" Blake
Rev. Gary Davis
Peter Finger
Tom Gilfellon
Stefan Grossman
Jorma Kaukonen
David Laibman
Woody Mann
Tony Marcus
Blind Willie McTell
Dale Miller
Larry Sandberg
Eric Schoenberg
Happy Traum
Ton van Bergeyk
Craig Ventresco
Willie Walker
Sylvester Weaver
Leo Winkamp, Jr.

Rock[edit]

See also[edit]