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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.

Maja Ivarsson is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Sweden
age 39 Maja Ivarsson, is a Swedish singer and lead vocalist of the Swedish indie rock band The Sounds.

Fredrik Thordendal is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Sweden
age 48 Fredrik Thordendal is a Swedish musician and lead-guitarist of the metal band Meshuggah. Along with Meshuggah's rhythm guitarist Mårten Hagström, Thordendal was rated No. 35 by Guitar ...more

Johan Hegg is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Sweden
age 45 Johan Hegg is the lead singer of the melodic death metal band Amon Amarth.

Niklas Sundin is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Sweden
age 44 Niklas Sundin, is a musician best known as the guitarist of bands Dark Tranquillity and Laethora. He is one of only two members to maintain a role as guitarist of Dark Tranquillity, unlike ...more

Olavi Mikkonen is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Sweden
age 45 Olavi Mikkonen is a member of the musical group Amon Amarth.

Mårten Hagström is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Sweden
age 47 Mårten Hagström, is the rhythm guitarist for the Swedish experimental metal band Meshuggah. He joined the band after the release of their first album, which allowed Jens Kidman to ...more

Erik Ohlsson is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Sweden
age 43 Erik Ohlsson is the lead and rhythm guitarist of Swedish punk rock band Millencolin. He currently resides in Örebro, Sweden. He designs most all of the band's artwork, including their ...more

Peter Lindgren is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Sweden
age 45 Peter Lindgren is a Swedish musician and songwriter. He is best known as the former guitarist of Swedish progressive death metal band Opeth. In 1991 he joined Opeth to play bass for a show, but ...more

Christofer Johnsson is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Sweden
age 46 Christofer Johnsson is a Swedish composer. He is a founding member and the guitar player for Therion and used to be in Carbonized, Liers in Wait, Messiah and Demonoid. He is a member of the ...more

Christian Älvestam is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Sweden
age 42 Gunnar Christian Älvestam is a vocalist, lyricist, guitarist, bassist and drummer for several bands from Sweden. He is, however, best known as the former vocalist for the Swedish metal band ...more

Skold is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Sweden
age 52 Tim Sköld is a Swedish multi-instrumentalist who, in addition to producing solo work, has also collaborated with multiple musical groups including Shotgun Messiah, KMFDM, Marilyn Manson and ...more

Marie Lindberg is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Sweden
age 43 Marie Lindberg is a Swedish schoolteacher, singer/songwriter and guitarist. She competed in the Swedish Melodifestivalen 2007 after sending in a song to the contest for fun. In Gothenburg on ...more

Mike Wead is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Sweden
age 51 Mike Wead is a Swedish guitarist who lives in Stockholm. Wead contributed to heavy metal bands such as Hexenhaus, Memento Mori, Abstrakt Algebra, The Haunted, Edge of Sanity, Witch, Firegod, ...more

Per-Olov Kindgren is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Sweden
age 62 Per-Olov Kindgren is a Swedish classical guitarist, composer and music teacher known for his classical guitar playing, ranging from Bach to The Beatles.

Mattias Alkberg is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Sweden
age 49 Mattias Alkberg, sometimes known as Matti Alkberg, is a Swedish poet, songwriter and musician. He has released four poetry books and more than a dozen records with his two bands The Bear Quartet ...more

Martin Larsson is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Sweden
age 45 Martin Larsson is a Swedish heavy metal guitarist. He initially played in The House of Usher from 1990 to 1993. After the band split up, he joined At the Gates, and was their guitarist until ...more

Alf Svensson is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Sweden
age 51 Alf Svensson is a Swedish heavy metal guitarist. He initially played in Oral from 1984 to 1989. He temporarily entered Grotesque and Liers in Wait before joining At the Gates in 1990. He was ...more

Fredrik Johansson is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Sweden
Fredrik Johansson is a former member of melodic death metal band Dark Tranquillity for almost six years. He joined in 1993 after the bands vocalist at the time, Anders Fridén, left the ...more

Johan Söderberg is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Sweden
age 46 Johan Söderberg is a member of the musical group Amon Amarth.

Dave Lepard is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Sweden
Died at 26 (1980-2006) Dave Lepard was the lead singer and guitarist in the Swedish Glam metal band Crashdïet.

Fredrik Åkesson is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Sweden
age 46 Karl Fredrik Henry Åkesson is a Swedish heavy metal guitarist. He is a current member of Opeth. He is also active in Krux, Monsters of Metal and Talisman.

Janne Stark is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Sweden
age 55 Janne Stark is a Swedish guitarist, writer and author.

Jani Stefanovic is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Sweden
age 39 Jani Stefanovic is a musical artist.

Kjell Hilding Lövbom is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Sweden
age 58 Kee Marcello is a Swedish musician, best known as the former guitarist in the rock band Europe. He is currently pursuing his solo career.

Jonas Berggren is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Sweden
age 51 Jonas Petter Berggren, is a Swedish musician, also known as Joker. He started writing songs when he was seven, and continues to write for the Swedish band Ace of Base, as well as other bands. He ...more