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Famous Guitar Players from Sweden

Updated June 14, 2019 13.0k views66 items

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

You can rank all of these guitarists, from Maja Ivarsson to Fredrik Thordendal.

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

You can click on the names of these legendary guitarists of Sweden 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 Swedish guitar players to find some new artists or bands that you might really enjoy.
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  • Yngwie Malmsteen

    NationalitySweden

    BirthplaceStockholm, Sweden

    Guitars PlayedFender Stratocaster

    Yngwie Johan Malmsteen (; born Lars Johan Yngve Lannerbäck; 30 June 1963) is a Swedish...  more

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  • Cat Stevens

    NationalityEngland

    BirthplaceMarylebone, Eurasia, United Kingdom, London, England

    Yusuf Islam (born 21 July 1948), commonly known by his stage name Cat Stevens, and later...  more

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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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  • Daniel Gildenlöw

    NationalitySweden

    BirthplaceSweden, Södermanland, Eskilstuna Municipality, Eurasia, Södermanland County

    Daniel Gildenlöw (born 5 June 1973 in Eskilstuna, Sweden) is a Swedish musician and...  more
  • Georg Wadenius

    Age: 74

    NationalitySweden

    Georg "Jojje" Wadenius (born 4 May 1945) is a Swedish multi-instrumentalist, singer, and...  more
  • Åse Kleveland

    NationalitySweden, Norway

    BirthplaceSweden, Stockholm County, Eurasia, Stockholm, Stockholm Municipality

    Åse Maria Kleveland (born 18 March 1949) is a Norwegian singer, guitarist, politician and...  more
  • Dan Swanö

    Dan Swanö

    Age: 46

    NationalitySweden

    BirthplaceSweden, Finspång Municipality, Eurasia, Östergötland County, Finspång

    Dan-Erland Swanö (born 10 March 1973) is a Swedish musician and record producer who is...  more
  • Dregen

    Dregen

    Age: 46

    NationalitySweden

    BirthplaceSweden, Eurasia, Nässjö, Nässjö Municipality, Småland

    Dregen (born Andreas Tyrone Svensson; 12 June 1973 in Nässjö, Sweden) is a Swedish musician...  more
  • Carl Johan Grimmark

    NationalitySweden

    BirthplaceGothenburg, Sweden

    Carl Johan Grimmark (born October 14, 1977) is a Swedish guitarist. He has appeared with...  more
  • John Norum

    John Norum

    Age: 55

    NationalitySweden, Norway

    BirthplaceEurope, Northern Europe, Nordic countries, Vardø, Norway

    John Terry Norum (born 23 February 1964 in Vardø, Norway) is a Norwegian/Swedish rock...  more
  • Christopher Amott

    NationalitySweden

    BirthplaceSweden, Halland, Eurasia, Halland County, Halmstad

    Christopher Amott (born 23 November 1977) is a Swedish guitarist and vocalist, younger brother...  more
  • Per Gessle

    Per Gessle

    Age: 60

    NationalitySweden

    BirthplaceHalmstad, Sweden

    Per Håkan Gessle (Swedish pronunciation: [pæːr ²ɡɛsːlɛ]; born 12 January 1959) is a Swedish...  more
  • Björn Gelotte

    NationalitySweden

    BirthplaceGothenburg, Sweden

    Björn Gelotte is a songwriter and lead guitarist for the Swedish band In Flames. He joined...  more
  • Mikael Åkerfeldt

    NationalitySweden

    BirthplaceSweden, Stockholm County, Eurasia, Stockholm, Stockholm Municipality

    Lars Mikael Åkerfeldt (Swedish pronunciation: [²miːkaˌɛl ²oːkɛrˌfɛlt]; born 17 April 1974) is...  more
  • Johan Hallgren

    NationalitySweden

    Johan Hallgren (born 13 April 1975) is a Swedish musician. He is the guitarist and backing...  more
  • Fredrik Nordström

    NationalitySweden

    Björn Tom Fredrik Nordström (born 5 January 1967) is a Swedish musician and record producer....  more
  • Jesper Strömblad

    NationalitySweden

    BirthplaceGothenburg, Sweden

    Clas Håkan Jesper Strömblad (born 28 November 1972) is a Swedish musician who is the guitarist...  more
  • Michael Amott

    NationalitySweden

    BirthplaceUnited Kingdom

    Michael Amott (born 28 July 1969) is a Swedish guitarist, songwriter, founding member of the...  more
  • Peter Dolving

    NationalitySweden

    BirthplaceGothenburg, Sweden

    Peter Dolving (born 24 October 1969) is a Swedish musician, songwriter, visual artist and...  more
  • Anders Nyström

    NationalitySweden

    BirthplaceSweden, Eurasia, Brännkyrka

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  • Peter Tägtgren

    NationalitySweden

    BirthplaceSweden, Stockholm County, Eurasia, Stockholm, Stockholm Municipality

    Alf Peter Tägtgren (born 3 June 1970) is a Swedish musician, multi-instrumentalist and...  more
  • Niklas Almqvist

    NationalitySweden

    BirthplaceSäter, Sweden

    Niklas Almqvist (born 26 January 1977), better known by his stage name Nicholaus Arson, is the...  more
  • Kristian Wåhlin

    NationalitySweden

    BirthplaceGothenburg, Sweden, Eurasia, Västra Götaland County

    Kristian Wåhlin (born 1971 in Gothenburg, Sweden) is a Swedish musician, graphic designer, and...  more
  • Lars-Olof Johansson

    NationalitySweden

    BirthplaceHuskvarna, Sweden

    Lars-Olof Johansson (born 23 February 1973, in Huskvarna, Sweden) is best known as a member of...  more
  • Nicke Borg

    Nicke Borg

    Age: 46

    NationalitySweden

    BirthplaceNässjö, Sweden

    Niklas Roger "Nicke" Borg, born April 3, 1973 in Nässjö, is a Swedish singer and guitarist in...  more