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Matteo Carcassi
Matteo Carcassi (1792 – 16 January 1853) was a famous Italian guitarist and composer.
Roland Dyens
Roland Dyens (October 19, 1955 – October 29, 2016) was a French classical guitarist, composer, and arranger.
Egberto Gismonti
Egberto Amin Gismonti (born December 5, 1947 in Carmo, Rio de Janeiro) is a Brazilian composer, guitarist and pianist.
Napoléon Coste
Claude Antoine Jean Georges Napoléon Coste (27 June 1805 – 17 February 1883) was a French guitarist and composer.
Aníbal Augusto Sardinha, better known as Garoto, was a Brazilian composer and guitarist.
Svante Henryson
Svante Henryson (born October 22, 1963 in Stockholm, Sweden) is a composer, cellist, bass guitarist and double bassist, active within jazz, classical music, and hard rock.
Paul McCartney
Sir James Paul McCartney, MBE (born 18 June 1942) is an English singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and composer. He gained worldwide fame as the bass guitarist and singer for the rock band the Beatles, widely considered ...
Larry Polansky
Larry Polansky (born 1954) is a composer, guitarist, mandolinist, and a professor at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He is a founding member and co-director of Frog Peak Music (a composers' collective): [1]. He co-wro...
Francesco Corbetta
Francesco Corbetta (ca. 1615 – 1681, in French also Francisque Corbette) was an Italian guitar virtuoso, teacher and composer. He spent his early career in Italy. He seems to have worked as a teacher in Bologna where the guitar...
James Lentini
James Lentini (born February 7, 1958 in Detroit, Michigan) is an American composer, guitarist, and academic administrator. After completing undergraduate studies at Wayne State University in guitar performance and composition, ...
Tim Brady
Timothy Wesley John Brady (born 11 July 1956) is a Canadian composer, electric guitarist, improvising musician, concert producer and record producer. Working in the field of contemporary classical music, experimental music, and...
Francisco Tárrega
Francisco de Asís Tárrega y Eixea (21 November 1852 – 15 December 1909) was a Spanish composer and classical guitarist of the Romantic period. He is known for such pieces as Recuerdos de la Alhambra. He is often called "the ...
Mauro Giuliani
Mauro Giuseppe Sergio Pantaleo Giuliani (27 July 1781 – 8 May 1829) was an Italian guitarist, cellist, singer, and composer. He was a leading guitar virtuoso of the early 19th century.
Pete Townshend
Peter Dennis Blandford Townshend (born 19 May 1945) is an English musician, singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, best known as the lead guitarist, backing vocalist, and main songwriter for the rock band The Who. His c...
Jules Cottin
Jules Cottin (1868–1922) was a mandolin virtuoso who played in Paris from the 1890s. A pupil of the guitarist Jacques Bosch, he became part of the mandolin revival, which revitalized the instrument after its long decline in the...
Johann Kaspar Mertz
Johann Kaspar Mertz (in Hungarian: János Gáspár Mertz) (17 August 1806 – 14 October 1856) was an Austro-Hungarian guitarist and composer.
Glenn Branca
Glenn Branca (born October 6, 1948) is an American avant-garde composer and guitarist known for his use of volume, alternative guitar tunings, repetition, droning, and the harmonic series. Branca received a 2009 Foundation for ...
Fernando Sor
Fernando Sor or Josep Ferran Sorts i Muntades (baptized 14 February 1778 – died 10 July 1839) was a Spanish classical guitarist and composer. While he is best known for his guitar compositions, he also composed music for a wide...
Regino Sainz de la Maza
Regino Sáinz de la Maza y Ruiz (7 September 1896 – 26 November 1981) was a Spanish classical guitarist and composer.
José Ferrer
José Ferrer Esteve de Fujadas (in 19th-century France known as "Joseph Ferrer") (13 March 1835 – 7 March 1916) was a Spanish guitarist and composer.