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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 57
Antti Hulkko (born 11 October 1962), 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 ...more

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Alexi Laiho is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Finland
Alexi Laiho age 40
Alexi "Wildchild" Laiho (born Markku Uula Aleksi Laiho; 8 April 1979) is a Finnish guitarist, composer, and vocalist. He is best known as the lead guitarist, lead vocalist and founding ...more
Timo Tolkki is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Finland
age 53
Timo Tapio Tolkki (born 3 March 1966) 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 ...more
Marco Hietala is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Finland
age 53
Marko Tapani "Marco" Hietala (born 14 January 1966) is a Finnish heavy metal vocalist, bassist and songwriter. Internationally, he is most known as the current bassist, male vocalist ...more
Elias Viljanen is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Finland
age 44
Elias "E.Vil" Einari Johannes Viljanen (born July 8, 1975) is a Finnish musician from Tampere, Finland, known for being the guitarist for Sonata Arctica since 2007. Viljanen joined ...more
Roope Latvala is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Finland
age 49
Roope Juhani Latvala (born 25 June 1970) is a Finnish guitarist, best known as the former rhythm guitarist for the band Children of Bodom from 2003 to 2015 and co-lead guitarist of Sinergy. He ...more
Jussi Sydänmaa is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Finland
age 47
Jussi Antero Sydänmaa (born 26 June 1972, Espoo) 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 ...more
Erno Matti Juhani Vuorin... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Finland
age 41
Erno Matti Juhani "Emppu" Vuorinen (born 24 June 1978) is a Finnish guitarist, most famous for being a founding member and occasional songwriter of the symphonic metal band Nightwish. ...more
Sami Yli-Sirniö is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Finland
age 47
Sami Yli-Sirniö (born April 10, 1972) is a Finnish musician. He is currently the lead guitarist of Finnish metal band Waltari, and German metal band Kreator. He spent part of his life in ...more
Petri Lindroos is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Finland
age 39
Petri Lindroos (born 10 January 1980 in Espoo, Finland) 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 ...more
Mikko Lindström is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Finland
age 43
Mikko Viljami Lindström (born 12 August 1976), more commonly known as "Linde", is a Finnish musician and songwriter, best known as the guitarist for the Finnish gothic rock band ...more
Matias Kupiainen is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Finland
age 36
Matias Kupiainen (born 11 May 1983 in Helsinki) is a Finnish guitarist, songwriter and record producer. He is the current guitarist in Stratovarius. Kupiainen was chosen as the new guitarist for ...more
Alexander Kuoppala is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Finland
age 45
Alexander Kuoppala (born 11 April 1974) 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 ...more
Kristian Ranta is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Finland
age 38
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 57
Sakari "Zachary, Saku" Hietala (born August 10, 1962 in Tervo, Finland) is guitarist, co-songwriter and founding member of Finnish heavy metal band Tarot (formerly Purgatory) in early ...more
Kari Peitsamo is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Finland
age 62
Kari Juhani Valdemar Peitsamo (born 26 August 1957 in Nokia, Finland) is a Finnish musician whose style has changed over the years from acoustic avant-garde pop to electric rock. His best-known ...more
Jukka Tolonen is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Finland
age 67
Jukka Jorma Tolonen (born 16 April 1952) is a Finnish jazz guitarist. Tolonen became famous as guitarist for the progressive rock band Tasavallan Presidentti (which means "president of the ...more
Henri Sorvali is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Finland
age 41
Henri "Trollhorn" Sorvali, born 19 October 1978 in Finland, is the guitarist and keyboardist of the pagan metal band Moonsorrow, and keyboardist for Finntroll.He also played keyboards ...more
Sami Lopakka is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Finland
age 44
Sami Lopakka is a Finnish guitarist and an author. Lopakka was one of two guitarists for the metal band Sentenced until it disbanded (1989–2005). He was the band's main lyric writer and was also ...more
Sami Raatikainen is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Finland
age 35
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 47
Esa Holopainen (born 1 October 1972) is a Finnish musician, currently the main songwriter, occasional lyricist, founding member and lead guitarist of the Finnish metal band Amorphis. He is one ...more
Samuli Ponsimaa is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Finland
age 42
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 41
Sir Christus (born Jukka Kristian Mikkonen, April 10, 1978 – December 7, 2017) was a Finnish guitarist, best known as the former rhythm guitarist of the glam rock band Negative. His father was ...more
Ville Friman is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Finland
Ville Friman age 39
Ville Friman (born April 30, 1980) 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, ...more
Janne Halmkrona is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Finland
Janne Halmkrona age 51
Janne Halmkrona (born April 29, 1968) 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 ...more