Musicians Famous Guitar Players from Russia

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List of famous guitar players from Russia, listed alphabetically with photos of the guitarists when available. Russia 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 Russian guitar players to ever live, so if you're a native of Russia and play guitar then this list should make you proud. If you're searching for a particular popular guitarist from Russia then you can use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

List features guitarists like Vladimir Vysotsky and Sergey Mavrin.

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

You can click on the names of these legendary guitarists of Russia 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 Russian guitar players to find some new artists or bands that you might really enjoy.

Edgar Froese is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Russia
age 74 Edgar Willmar Froese was a German artist and electronic music pioneer, best known for founding the electronic music group Tangerine Dream. Although his solo and group recordings prior to 2003 ...more

Boris Grebenshchikov is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Russia
age 65 Boris Borisovich Grebenshchikov also known as Boris Purushottama Grebenshikov, is one of the most prominent members of the generation which is widely considered the "founding fathers" ...more

Vladimir Vysotsky is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Russia
Died at 42 (1938-1980) Vladimir Semyonovich Vysotsky was a Russian singer-songwriter, poet, and actor whose career had an immense and enduring effect on Soviet and Russian culture. He became widely known for his ...more

Bulat Okudzhava is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Russia
Died at 73 (1924-1997) Bulat Shalvovich Okudzhava was a Russian poet, writer, musician, novelist, and singer-songwriter of Georgian-Armenian ancestry. He was one of the founders of the Russian genre called ...more

Sergey Nikitin is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Russia
age 74 Sergey Yakovlevich Nikitin is a prominent Soviet and Russian bard, composer, and biophysicist. He performs both solo and in a duet with his wife, Tatyana Nikitina all over Russia, the former ...more

Victor Zinchuk is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Russia

Vladimir Holstinin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Russia
age 60 Vladimir Petrovich Holstinin is a Russian guitarist. He is one of the founding members of heavy metal band Aria. Vladimir was born May 12, 1958, in Lyubertsy, Russian SFSR. He graduated Moscow ...more

Andrei Krylov is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Russia
age 59 Andrei Krylov is a Russian 7- and 6- string guitarist, composer and poet. He studied classical guitar, arrangement and composition in Saint Petersburg and later immigrated to Canada. In the ...more

Konstantin Nikolsky is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Russia
age 67 Konstantin Nikolsky is a Russian rock musician, singer, guitarist and songwriter. He has played with a lot of Russian bands, including Voskreseniye and Tsvety

Sergei Tupikin is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Russia
Sergei Tupikin age 53

Sergey Mavrin is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Russia
Sergey Mavrin age 55 Sergey Konstantinovich Mavrin, nicknamed "Mavrick", is a Russian musician and composer, who is credited as one of the best guitarists of Russian metal scene. His music style combines ...more

Alexander Kutikov is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Russia
Alexander Kutikov age 66 Alexander Viktorovich Kutikov is a Soviet/Russian rock musician, producer, and businessman. He was an avid fan of groups such as the Beatles during his secondary school years. He later became ...more

Andrei Sychra is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Russia
Died at 77 (1773-1850) Andrei Osipovich Sychra was a Russian guitarist, composer and teacher, of Czech ancestry. Sychra holds a prominent position within Russia, where he is often referred to as the patriarch of the ...more