A list of key vintage guitars from Fender and Gibson, together with their associated artists.

BB King and Gibson Lucille
BB King and Gibson Lucille

 

This list is a bit of fun and is not intended to be comprehensive. The odd error may also have crept in, so I wouldn’t rely on it as a piece of research material. Apologies too if I’ve missed anything or anyone crucial…

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Guitars and Guitarists:
 InstrumentAssociated Guitarists
1Fender BroncoAlex Turner (Arctic Monkeys)
2Fender JaguarJonny Marr (The Smiths); Thurston Moore (Sonic Youth); Emily kokal (Warpaint)
3Fender JazzmasterElvis Costello; J. Mascis (Dinosaur Jr); Tom Verlaine (Television); Robert Smith (The Cure); Stephen Malkmus (Pavement); Thurston Moore & Lee Ranaldo (Sonic Youth)
4Fender MustangKurt Cobain (Nirvana); PJ Harvey; Todd Rundgren; Norah Jones; Theresa Wayman (Warpaint); Ben Gibbard (Death Cab For Cutie); Martin L. Gore (Depeche Mode)
5Fender StratocasterJimi Hendrix; Eric Clapton; Stevie Ray Vaughn; Steve Hillage; Yngwie Malmsteen; David Gilmour (Pink Floyd); Jeff Beck; Ronnie Wood (The Rolling Stones); Rory Gallagher; Robert Cray; Buddy Guy; Buddy Holly; Hank Marvin (The Shadows); Ritchie Blackmore (Deep Purple); John Mayer; Bonnie Raitt; Chris Rea; Dick Dale; The Edge (U2); George Harrison (The Beatles); Dave Murray (Iron Maiden); Robin Trower; Eric Johnson; Peter Townshend (The Who); John Frusciante (Red Hot Chili Peppers); Mark Knopfler (Dire Straits)
6Fender TelecasterBruce Springsteen; Joe Strummer (The Clash); James Burton; Keith Richards (The Rolling Stones); Albert Lee; Hugh Cornwell (The Stranglers); Francis Rossi & Rick Parfitt (Staus Quo); Andy Summers (The Police); Waylon Jennings; Albert Collins; Muddy Waters; George Harrison (The Beatles); Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin); Jonny Greenwood (Radiohead); Jon Buckland (Coldplay); Deryck Whibley (Sum 41)
7Gibson ByrdlandGeorge Thorogood; Ted Nugent
8Gibson EDS-1275Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin); John McLaughlin
9Gibson ES-150Charlie Christian; Barny Kessel; Hank Garland
10Gibson ES-175Steve Howe (Yes); Pat Metheny; Joe Pass
11Gibson ES-335Stevie Ray Vaughn; Alvin Lee; Larry Carlton; Eric Clapton; Sheryl Crow; The Edge (U2); Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters);
12Gibson ES-345Freddie King; John McLaughlin; Noel Gallagher (Oasis)
13Gibson ES-355Chuck Berry; B.B. King; Johnny Marr (The Smiths); Bernard Butler (Suede)
14Gibson ExplorerGary Moore; The Edge (U2)
15Gibson FirebirdJohnny Winter; Phil Manzanera (Roxy Music); Allen Collins (Lynyrd Skynyrd); Gem Archer (Oasis); Clarence ‘Gatemouth’ Brown; Eric Clapton
16Gibson Flying VJimi Hendrix; Lenny Kravitz; Michael Schenker (Scorpions; UFO); Zakk Wylde; Andy Powell (Wishbone Ash); Marc Bolan
17Gibson L5Lee Ritenour; Wes Montgomery; Scotty Moore; Hank Garland
18Gibson L6-SAl Di Meola; Carlos Santana; John McLaughlin; Keith Richards; Mike Oldfield
19Gibson Les PaulLes Paul; Ace Frehley (Kiss); Zakk Wylde; Mark Ronson (David Bowie); Peter Frampton; Steve Jones (Sex Pistols); Randy Rhoads (Ozzy Osborne); Peter Green (Fleetwood Mac); Gary Moore; Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top); Mark Knopfler (Dire Straits); Paul Kossoff (Free); Mick Taylor (The Rolling Stones); Joe Walsh (Eagles); Gary Rossington (Lynyrd Skynyrd); Joe Bonamassa; Neil Young; Duane Allman (Allman Brothers); Brian Robertson (Thin Lizzy); Scott Gorham (Thin Lizzy); Billie Joe Armstrong (Green Day); Mick Jones (The Clash); Bob Marley; Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin); Slash (Guns 'n' Roses); Jeff Beck; Marc Bolan; Randy Bachman (Bachman Turner Overdrive); Pete Townshend (The Who)
20Gibson Melody MakerCarl Barat (Libertines); Joan Jett; Robby Krieger (The Doors)
21Gibson SGPete Townshend (The Who); Carlos Santana; Angus Young (AC/DC); Tony Iommi (Black Sabbath); Frank Zappa; Eric Clapton; Robby Krieger (The Doors); Danielle Haim (Haim)

 

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