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Famous Guitar Players from Finland

Updated June 8, 2017 2.5k views25 items

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.
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  • Andy McCoy

    Andy McCoy

    Age: 57

    NationalitySweden, Finland

    BirthplaceScandinavia, Europe, Northern Europe, Nordic countries, Pelkosenniemi

    Antti Hulkko (born 11 October 1962), better known as Andy McCoy, is a Finnish musician. He is...  more

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  • Alexi Laiho

    Alexi Laiho

    Age: 40

    NationalityFinland

    BirthplaceScandinavia, Uusimaa, Europe, Northern Europe, Nordic countries

    Alexi "Wildchild" Laiho (born Markku Uula Aleksi Laiho; 8 April 1979) is a Finnish guitarist,...  more
  • Timo Tolkki

    NationalityFinland

    BirthplaceScandinavia, Europe, Klaukkala, Northern Europe, Nordic countries

    Timo Tapio Tolkki (born 3 March 1966) is a Finnish musician best known as the former...  more
  • Marco Hietala

    NationalityFinland

    BirthplaceTervo, Finland

    Marko Tapani "Marco" Hietala (born 14 January 1966) is a Finnish heavy metal vocalist, bassist...  more
  • Elias Viljanen

    NationalityFinland

    BirthplaceScandinavia, Europe, Northern Europe, Eurasia, Nordic countries

    Elias "E.Vil" Einari Johannes Viljanen (born July 8, 1975) is a Finnish musician from Tampere,...  more
  • Roope Latvala

    NationalityFinland

    BirthplaceHelsinki, Finland

    Roope Juhani Latvala (born 25 June 1970) is a Finnish guitarist, best known as the former...  more
  • Jussi Sydänmaa

    NationalityFinland

    BirthplaceScandinavia, Europe, Northern Europe, Nordic countries, Mäntsälä

    Jussi Antero Sydänmaa (born 26 June 1972, Espoo) is a Finnish guitarist, better known by his...  more
  • Erno Matti Juhani Vuorinen

    NationalityFinland

    BirthplaceKitee, Finland

    Erno Matti Juhani "Emppu" Vuorinen (born 24 June 1978) is a Finnish guitarist, most famous for...  more
  • Sami Yli-Sirniö

    NationalityFinland

    BirthplaceScandinavia, Uusimaa, Europe, Helsinki-Tallin Euregio, Northern Europe

    Sami Yli-Sirniö (born April 10, 1972) is a Finnish musician. He is currently the lead...  more
  • Petri Lindroos

    NationalityFinland

    BirthplaceScandinavia, Uusimaa, Europe, Northern Europe, Nordic countries

    Petri Lindroos (born 10 January 1980 in Espoo, Finland) is a melodic death/folk metal...  more
  • Mikko Lindström

    NationalityFinland

    BirthplaceScandinavia, Uusimaa, Europe, Helsinki-Tallin Euregio, Northern Europe

    Mikko Viljami Lindström (born 12 August 1976), more commonly known as "Linde", is a Finnish...  more
  • Matias Kupiainen

    NationalityFinland

    BirthplaceHelsinki, Finland

    Matias Kupiainen (born 11 May 1983 in Helsinki) is a Finnish guitarist, songwriter and record...  more
  • Alexander Kuoppala

    NationalityFinland

    BirthplaceScandinavia, Uusimaa, Europe, Northern Europe, Nordic countries

    Alexander Kuoppala (born 11 April 1974) is a Finnish musician. He was the rhythm guitarist for...  more
  • Kristian Ranta

    NationalityFinland

    BirthplaceScandinavia, Uusimaa, Europe, Helsinki-Tallin Euregio, Northern Europe

    Kristian Ranta, also known as Kride, was the guitarist of the Finnish melodic death metal band...  more
  • Zachary Hietala

    NationalityFinland

    BirthplaceScandinavia, Europe, Northern Europe, Eurasia, Nordic countries

    Sakari "Zachary, Saku" Hietala (born August 10, 1962 in Tervo, Finland) is guitarist,...  more
  • Kari Peitsamo

    NationalityFinland

    BirthplaceFinland

    Kari Juhani Valdemar Peitsamo (born 26 August 1957 in Nokia, Finland) is a Finnish musician...  more
  • NationalityFinland

    BirthplaceScandinavia, Uusimaa, Europe, Helsinki-Tallin Euregio, Northern Europe

    Jukka Jorma Tolonen (born 16 April 1952) is a Finnish jazz guitarist. Tolonen became famous as...  more
  • NationalityFinland

    BirthplaceScandinavia, Uusimaa, Europe, Helsinki-Tallin Euregio, Northern Europe

    Henri "Trollhorn" Sorvali, born 19 October 1978 in Finland, is the guitarist and keyboardist...  more
  • Sami Lopakka

    NationalityFinland

    Sami Lopakka is a Finnish guitarist and an author. Lopakka was one of two guitarists for the...  more
  • Sami Raatikainen

    NationalityFinland

    Sami Raatikainen is a Finnish guitarist who plays for the German technical death metal band...  more
  • Esa Holopainen

    NationalityFinland

    Esa Holopainen (born 1 October 1972) is a Finnish musician, currently the main songwriter,...  more
  • Samuli Ponsimaa

    NationalityFinland

    Samuli "Skrymer" Ponsimaa is the guitarist in Folk Metal band Finntroll. He joined the band...  more
  • Sir Christus

    Sir Christus

    Age: 41

    NationalityFinland

    Sir Christus (born Jukka Kristian Mikkonen, April 10, 1978 – December 7, 2017) was a Finnish...  more
  • Ville Friman

    Age: 39

    NationalityFinland

    Ville Friman (born April 30, 1980) is a Finnish musician. He is one of the founders, main...  more
  • Janne Halmkrona

    Janne Halmkrona

    Age: 51

    NationalityFinland

    Janne Halmkrona (born April 29, 1968) is a Finnish musician. He is best known for playing in...  more