Musicians Famous Guitar Players from Finland

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List of famous guitar players from Finland, listed alphabetically with photos of the guitarists when available. Finland has produced some great guitar players over the years, including guitarists who specialize in rock, metal, jazz, folk, classical, acoustic and more. These are some of the best Finnish guitar players to ever live, so if you're a native of Finland and play guitar then this list should make you proud. If you're searching for a particular popular guitarist from Finland then you can use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

List guitarists include Elias Viljanen, Roope Latvala and more.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the greatest Finnish guitarists?" and "Which guitar players are from Finland?"

You can click on the names of these legendary guitarists of Finland in order to get more information about each one. If you're a guitar player or just love music you can use this list of talented Finnish guitar players to find some new artists or bands that you might really enjoy.

Andy McCoy is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Finland
age 56 Antti Hulkko, better known as Andy McCoy, is a Finnish musician. He is most famous for his role as the lead guitarist and main songwriter of Hanoi Rocks, but has also played with Iggy Pop. ...more

Alexi Laiho is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Finland
age 39 Alexi "Wildchild" Laiho is a Finnish vocalist, composer, and guitarist. He is best known for being the lead guitarist as well as lead vocalist for melodic death metal band Children of ...more

Timo Tolkki is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Finland
age 52 Timo Tapio Tolkki is a Finnish musician best known as the former guitarist, songwriter and producer of the power metal band Stratovarius. With his tenure lasting for more than twenty years, he ...more

Marco Hietala is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Finland
age 52 Marko Tapani "Marco" Hietala is a heavy metal vocalist, bass guitarist and songwriter. Internationally, he is most known as the current bass guitarist, male vocalist and secondary ...more

Elias Viljanen is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Finland
age 43 Elias 'E.Vil' Viljanen is a Finnish musician, known for being the guitarist for Sonata Arctica since 2007. Viljanen joined Sonata Arctica in spring 2007 in order to replace Jani Liimatainen, who ...more

Roope Latvala is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Finland
age 48 Roope Juhani Latvala is a Finnish guitarist who currently plays with the bands Children of Bodom and Sinergy. He was one of the founding members of Stone, which was one of the first notable ...more

Jussi Sydänmaa is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Finland
age 46 Jussi Sydänmaa is a Finnish guitarist, better known by his stage name Amen or Finnish nickname Eiska. He is one of the founding members of the Finnish metal band Lordi and is still playing ...more

Erno Matti Juhani Vuorinen is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Finland
age 40 Erno "Emppu" Matti Juhani Vuorinen is a Finnish guitarist, most famous for being a founding member and occasional songwriter of the symphonic metal band Nightwish. He is the oldest of ...more

Sami Yli-Sirniö is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Finland
age 46 Sami Yli-Sirniö is a Finnish guitarist. He is currently the guitarist of German metal band Kreator. He spent part of his life in Germany and thus has strong ties with the German metal ...more

Petri Lindroos is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Finland
age 38 Petri Lindroos is a melodic death/folk metal guitarist and vocalist. He is currently the lead vocalist in Ensiferum and, prior to this, was a founder and lead vocalist for Norther.

Mikko Lindström is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Finland
age 42 Mikko Viljami Lindström is the lead guitarist of the Finnish rock band, HIM. Lindström is commonly called by his nickname, Linde.

Matias Kupiainen is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Finland
age 35 Matias Kupiainen is a Finnish guitarist, songwriter and record producer. Kupiainen was chosen as the new guitarist for the Finnish power metal band Stratovarius after Timo Tolkki's departure ...more

Alexander Kuoppala is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Finland
age 44 Alexander Kuoppala is a Finnish musician. He was the rhythm guitarist for the Finnish heavy metal band Children of Bodom from 1995 to 2003. He played on their albums Something Wild, Hatebreeder, ...more

Kristian Ranta is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Finland
age 37 Kristian Ranta, also known as Kride, was the guitarist of the Finnish melodic death metal band Norther, until their break up in 2012. Kristian has composed most of Norther's best known songs ...more

Zachary Hietala is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Finland
age 56 Sakari "Zachary, Saku" Hietala is guitarist, co-songwriter and founding member of Finnish heavy metal band Tarot in early 80's, together with his younger brother Marco Hietala, who ...more

Kari Peitsamo is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Finland
age 61 Kari Juhani Valdemar Peitsamo is a Finnish musician whose style has changed over the years from acoustic avant-garde pop to electric rock. His best-known song is probably "Kauppaopiston ...more

Jukka Tolonen is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Finland
age 66 Jukka Jorma Tolonen is a Finnish jazz guitarist. Tolonen became famous as guitarist for the progressive rock band Tasavallan Presidentti. He had grown up playing the piano, but received his ...more

Henri Sorvali is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Finland
age 40 Henri "Trollhorn" Sorvali, born 19 October 1978 in Finland, is the guitarist and keyboardist of the pagan metal band Moonsorrow, and keyboardist for Finntroll, and also plays for The ...more

Sami Lopakka is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Finland
age 43 Sami Lopakka is a Finnish guitarist and an author. Lopakka was one of two guitarists for the band Sentenced until it disbanded. Lopakka was the band's main lyric writer and was also considered ...more

Sami Raatikainen is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Finland
age 34 Sami Raatikainen is a Finnish guitarist who plays for the German technical death metal band Necrophagist. He joined Necrophagist in 2006 after the departure of Christian Müenzner. He also ...more

Esa Holopainen is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Finland
age 46 Esa Holopainen is a Finnish musician, currently the main songwriter, occasional lyricist, founding member and lead guitarist of the Finnish metal band Amorphis. He is one out the two longest ...more

Samuli Ponsimaa is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Finland
age 41 Samuli "Skrymer" Ponsimaa is the guitarist in Folk Metal band Finntroll. He joined the band in 1998 following the demo Rivfader and has stayed with the band ever since. He is also an ...more

Sir Christus is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Finland
Sir Christus age 40 Sir Christus is a Finnish guitarist, best known as the former rhythm guitarist of the glam rock band Negative. His father was Arwo Mikkonen, guitarist of the legendary Finnish rock band Popeda. ...more

Ville Friman is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Finland
Ville Friman age 38 Ville Friman is a Finnish musician. He is one of the founders, main composer, and guitarist of the melodic death metal band Insomnium. Although Insomnium is his main band, he also plays guitar ...more

Janne Halmkrona is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Finland
Janne Halmkrona age 50 Janne Halmkrona is a Finnish musician. He is best known for playing in CMX, a band he joined in 1990, replacing Kimmo Suomalainen. He has also released two albums with Sapattivuosi, a Black ...more