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


Blues

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

Prewar blues
Lead Belly

Early postwar blues

Blues from the 1960s to present
Etta Baker
Jeff Beck
Eric Clapton
Rory Gallagher
Jimi Hendrix
Jimmy Page
Duane Allman
Luther Allison
Mike Bloomfield
Joe Bonamassa
Roy Buchanan
Rama Claproth
Albert Collins
Tracy Conover
Ry Cooder
Robert Cray
Steve 'The Colonel' Cropper
Tom DeLonge
Bo Diddley
Ronnie Earl
Robben Ford
Jesse Fuller
Lowell Fulson
Guitar Slim
Buddy Guy
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'
Matt 'Guitar' Murphy
Pappo
Charlie Patton
Bonnie Raitt
Tampa Red
Jimmy Reed
Kelly Richey
Duke Robillard
Robert Ross
Otis Rush
Kenny Wayne Shepherd
Jimmy Thackery
Hubert Sumlin
Sister Rosetta Tharpe
Walter Trout
Stevie Ray Vaughan
Jimmie Vaughan
Joe Louis Walker
T-Bone Walker
Muddy Waters
Bukka White
Jack White
Josh White
Johnny Winter
Howlin' Wolf

Classical



Main article: List of classical guitarists

Experimental
Derek Bailey
Blixa Bargeld
Jeff Beck
Glenn Branca
Peter Buck
Rhys Chatham
Nels Cline
Loren Mazzacane Connors
Robert Fripp
Bill Frisell
Fred Frith
Kim Gordon
Keiji Haino
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 Rodriguez-Lopez
Keith Rowe
Jim O'Rourke
Elliott Sharp
Gary Smith
Steve Vai
Frank Zappa

Flamenco
Vicente Amigo
Lenny Breau
Charo
Moraito Chico
Oscar Herrero
Paco de Lucía
Luis Maravilla
Carlos Montoya
Ramón Montoya
Paco Peña
Manitas de Plata
Tomatito

Folk and acoustic
William Ackerman
Chet Atkins
Joan Baez
Norman Blake
Creed Bratton
Dan Ar Braz
Peter Buck
Martin Carthy
Allen Collins
Ry Cooder
Jim Croce
John Denver
Ani DiFranco
Nick Drake
Bob Dylan
Tommy Emmanuel
John Fahey
Leslie Fish
Gordon Giltrap
Davey Graham
Dallas Green
David Grier
Nick Harper
Roy Harper
Michael Hedges
Bert Jansch
Jewel
Nic Jones
Leo Kottke
Jack Lawrence
Adrian Legg
Francois Luambo Makiadi "Franco"
John Martyn
Dave Matthews
Ellen McIlwaine
Tony McManus
Paul McSherry
Joni Mitchell
Tom Paxton
Al Perkins
John Renbourn
Stochelo Rosenberg
Tony Rice
d**k Siegel
Paul Simon (Simon and Garfunkel)
Elliott Smith
Ivan Smirnov
James Taylor
Richard Thompson
Leon Wesley Walls
Doc Watson
Hank Williams
Mason Williams
Don Ross
Jason Wilber
Shahin Alavi

Jazz
Main article: List of jazz guitarists

Latin-American music
Manuel Barrueco (Cuban)
Leo Brouwer (Cuban)
Luiz Bonfá (Brazilian)
Abel Carlevaro (Uruguayan)
Oscar Castro-Neves (Brazilian)
Alirio Díaz (Venezuelan)
Egberto Gismonti (Brazilian)
Guinga (Brazilian)
Joao Gilberto (Brazilian)
Antonio Lauro (Venezuelan)
Gentil Montaña (Colombian)
Carlos Pérez (Chilean)
Baden Powell de Aquino (Brazilian)
Rodrigo Riera (Venezuelan)
Toquinho (Brazilian)
Atahualpa Yupanqui (Paraguayan)

Metal



Main article: List of heavy metal guitarists

Rock/pop



Main article: List of rock/pop guitarists





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