Musicians Famous Guitar Players from Sweden

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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.

Yngwie Malmsteen is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Sweden
age 55
Yngwie Johan Malmsteen is a Swedish guitarist, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and bandleader. Malmsteen became known for his neo-classical playing style in heavy metal.

Cat Stevens is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Sweden
age 70
Yusuf Islam, commonly known by his former stage name Cat Stevens, is a British singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, humanitarian, and education philanthropist. His 1967 debut album reached ...more

Andy McCoy is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Sweden
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

Daniel Gildenlöw is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Sweden
age 45
Daniel Gildenlöw is a Swedish musician and songwriter. He is best known as a multi-instrumentalist and vocalist for the progressive metal band Pain of Salvation. In the band, he is the main ...more

Georg Wadenius is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Sweden
Georg Wadenius age 73
Georg "Jojje" Wadenius is a guitarist, bassist, singer and composer who made a name for himself during the 1970s and 80s as a studio and session guitarist/bassist, as well as releasing ...more

Åse Kleveland is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Sweden
age 69
Åse Maria Kleveland is a Norwegian singer and politician. A well-known folk singer and traditional guitarist in Norway, she was appointed Minister of Culture in Norway from 1990 to 1996, ...more

Dan Swanö is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Sweden
age 45
Dan-Erland Swanö is a Swedish musician who is currently the vocalist, guitarist, ex-bassist and ex-drummer for the band Nightingale, lately vocalist, keyboardist and drummer for the band ...more

Dregen is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Sweden
age 45
Dregen is a Swedish musician best known as the former guitarist The Hellacopters and current guitarist of Backyard Babies and the newest member of Michael Monroe's band, replacing Ginger as ...more

Carl Johan Grimmark is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Sweden
age 41
Carl Johan Grimmark is a Christian guitarist born in Gothenburg, Sweden October 14, 1977. He has appeared with several influential Christian metal bands including Narnia, Saviour Machine, and ...more

John Norum is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Sweden
age 54
John Terry Norum is a rock music guitarist and founder of the Swedish rock band Europe. Concurrent to his role with Europe, he also maintains a side solo project.

Christopher Amott is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Sweden
age 41
Christopher Amott is a Swedish guitarist and vocalist, younger brother of Michael Amott and founding member of the Swedish metal bands Arch Enemy and Armageddon.

Per Gessle is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Sweden
age 59
Per Håkan Gessle is a Swedish pop singer-songwriter, guitarist, and harmonicist. He is the lead singer of the Swedish pop group Gyllene Tider and formed Roxette with Marie Fredriksson. ...more

Björn Gelotte is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Sweden
age 43
Björn Gelotte is a songwriter and guitarist.

Mikael Åkerfeldt is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Sweden
age 44
Lars Mikael Åkerfeldt is a Swedish musician, prominently known as the lead vocalist, guitarist, and primary song-writer of progressive death metal band Opeth, as well as being the former ...more

Johan Hallgren is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Sweden
age 43
Johan Hallgren is a Swedish musician. He was a guitarist and backing vocalist in the Swedish progressive metal band Pain of Salvation. Johan announced in the official Pain of Salvation site that ...more

Fredrik Nordström is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Sweden
age 51
Björn Tom Fredrik Nordström, born on 5 January 1967, is a Swedish musician and record producer. He is best known as the guitarist in the heavy metal band Dream Evil. Nordström is ...more

Jesper Strömblad is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Sweden
age 46
Clas Håkan Jesper Strömblad is a Swedish musician who is the guitarist for the bands Dimension Zero and The Resistance. He is best known as founder and former ...more

Michael Amott is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Sweden
age 49
Michael Amott is an English-born Swedish guitarist, songwriter, founding member of the bands Arch Enemy, Spiritual Beggars, and Carnage, as well as a former member of the death metal band ...more

Peter Dolving is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Sweden
age 49
Peter Dolving is a Swedish musician, songwriter, visual artist and spoken word poet, now living in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil and is most commonly known as the former frontman of the metal band, ...more

Anders Nyström is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Sweden
age 43
Anders Nyström, also known as Blakkheim is a Swedish guitarist.

Peter Tägtgren is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Sweden
age 48
Alf Peter Tägtgren is a Swedish musician, multi-instrumentalist and producer. He is the founder, main songwriter, lead vocalist, and guitarist of the death metal band Hypocrisy as well as ...more

Niklas Almqvist is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Sweden
age 41
Nicholaus Arson in Säter, Sweden 26 January 1977 is a guitarist and backup vocalist of the Swedish garage rock band The Hives.

Kristian Wåhlin is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Sweden
age 47
Kristian Wåhlin is a Swedish musician, graphic designer, and album cover artist for many bands in the extreme metal scene worldwide. He is often credited under his pseudonym, Necrolord. ...more

Lars-Olof Johansson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Sweden
age 45
Lars-Olof Johansson is best known as a member of the alternative rock band The Cardigans. Johansson's role in the band is keyboardist and guitarist. Johansson grew up in the Swedish town of ...more

Nicke Borg is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Sweden
age 45
Niklas Roger "Nicke" Borg, born April 3, 1973 in Nässjö, is a Swedish singer and guitarist in the Backyard Babies.