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Guitarists by Last Name

We give you the last name of a legendary guitar player. You guess their first name.
Last updated: October 03, 2013
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Last
Jimi
Hendrix
Eric
Clapton
Eddie
Van Halen
Carlos
Santana
Jeff
Beck
Les
Paul
Brian
May
Pete
Townshend
First
Last
Chuck
Berry
Duane
Allman
Keith
Richards
Frank
Zappa
Buddy
Guy
Bo
Diddley
Kurt
Cobain
Jack
White
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Last
George
Harrison
Tom
Morello
John
Fogerty
Trey
Anastasio
Ry
Cooder
Kirk
Hammett
Jerry
Garcia
Stevie Ray
Vaughan
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level 69
Nov 30, 2013
Good quiz, but some of the names here don't belong on the same list as Duane Allman, Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray, Jeff Beck....etc.
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level 71
Jun 23, 2014
This a is a list of legendary guitar players. It never said they had to be good.
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level 59
May 30, 2016
Yes they do. The blues is not the only guitar music that counts.
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level 65
May 30, 2016
To be on a list of "Legendary Guitar Players" they just have to match two criteria: Are they a guitar player? Are they legendary? You can be legendary without being a "good" guitar player, however you want to define that.
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level 66
May 30, 2016
You can or you can't?
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level 49
Dec 2, 2013
Tried Dwayne....not Duane. Dammit
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level 76
Jun 1, 2016
me too!!!
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level 32
Dec 4, 2013
Where is Satriani or Vai, or even Laiho?
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level 46
Apr 26, 2014
As much as I'd love to see it, Alexi's never getting on a general top guitarists list. Iommi at least should be there.
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level 24
Dec 10, 2013
Good quiz, got all of them except Allman and Anastasio
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level 77
Mar 1, 2014
Steve Howe, Alex Lifeson, Jimmy Page, Donald Roeser... none of my favorites on that list.
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level 75
Jun 1, 2016
As long as we're naming other greats, how about Django Reinhardt?
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level 66
Jun 6, 2014
I almost missed Les Paul. Dude's got a guitar named after him. How could I almost miss that?
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level 83
Feb 11, 2015
I did the same. Got caught on McCartney, even though I knew I was backwards, finally got around to Les at the very end.
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level 49
Aug 2, 2014
got them all no problem. where's bb king, jimmy page and alex lifeson?
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level 79
Aug 27, 2014
Yngwie Malmsteen? :-)
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level 78
Aug 29, 2014
I need to stop eating Ben and Jerry's....I saw Garcia, and my first thought was "Cherry!"
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level 71
May 30, 2016
They came out with a different brand after he died: "Berry Jerry."
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level 68
Jul 29, 2015
easiest quiz on the site
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level 66
May 30, 2016
I'M NOT YOUR BUDDY GUY
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level 59
May 30, 2016
I'm not your guy, fwend.
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level 75
May 30, 2016
I'm not your fwend, buddy.
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level 59
May 30, 2016
Dear crybabies, As with every other "Name the great ___" quiz on this site, this is not intended to be an exhaustive list. A quiz listing every great guitar player would take hours. So not every guitar player is here, and maybe not even your personal favorite (how dare the quizmaker put this quiz together without consulting you!). The quiz is fine as it is. Every name on here is a famous and influential guitar player. There are guys with killer chops, and there are guys like Cobain and Townshend who were hugely influential, if not renowned for their technique. They're all great. Not everyone needs Eddie Van Halen's technique to be great. There is a guy in every town in America that can tear through the solo to Freebird, but how many people wrote Nevermind? We're all proud of you for knowing who Joe Satriani is (and Robert Johnson, the patron saint of guitar know-it-alls). Now get over yourselves.
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level 65
May 30, 2016
Hear hear!
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level 72
May 30, 2016
I'd really prefer if the quiz had all my favorite guitarists. Can you make one of those for me? You know who they are, right?
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level 62
Jan 16, 2017
Ha!
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level 77
May 30, 2016
Today, I tried Jerry for Harrison and it gave me Garcia.
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level 71
May 30, 2016
Paraphrasing here but when clapton was asked what it felt like to be the greatest guitar player in the world he replied that he didn't you know you would have to ask Prince.
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level 50
May 31, 2016
if you dislike that your favorite guitarist is not on the list than you should make your own quiz.
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level 67
May 31, 2016
Chet Atkins would be a good addition
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level 75
Jun 1, 2016
I am holding up my thumb and two fingers in agreement.
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level 62
Jan 16, 2017
But Jerry Garcia is already on the list!
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level 38
Jun 1, 2016
I don't know about this list. Eddie Van Halen is great, obviously, but how can you have Eddie without Randy Rhoads or George Lynch? What about Angus Young? Kurt Cobain couldn't carry Joe Satriani's gear onto a stage. What about Steve Vai? What about John 5? What about Dimebag? What about Zakk Wylde? What about Tony Iommi? Having Jerry Garcia on a guitar list is like having Adolf Hitler on a humanitarian award. What about Prince? He was a ridiculous guitarist. What about a woman like Orianthi? What about Yngwie for God's sake? What about Marty Friedman or Michael Angelo Batio? Having Tom Morello on here in place of anyone I just listed is a joke.
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level 59
Jun 2, 2016
Resolved that your are the coolest person on JetPunk. Now we can all move on.
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level 62
Jan 16, 2017
So at what point does the quiz end? When every single person who ever picked up a guitar is listed? Or only the ones you like the most?
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level 74
Aug 28, 2016
White could also be Bukka White, Clarence White, and probably nameless others. Those two are, I think, as legendary as Jack White, so they should at least be allowed as type-ins
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level 48
Oct 14, 2017
never heard of those two, Seen Jack White probably ten times ..absolutely shreds the living S out of his guitar...amazing every time!
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level 56
Jun 20, 2017
I missed Jerry Garcia. My dead-head card is officially revoked.
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level 42
Jul 27, 2018
How about excepting Jimmie Vaughan as well as his brother Stevie Ray
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level 75
Mar 30, 2019
I'm among the 15% who got Trey Anastasio. I wrote it as a joke answer for "Beck", thinking of Alex Trebek. Sometimes you get lucky.