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Famous Guitarists from Finland

Updated June 8, 2017 6.8k views28 items

List of famous guitarists born who were born in Finland, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Many of these guitar players from Finland are legends in the music world, each with their own innovative styles of play. If you play guitar, whether acoustic or electric, then these famous Finland guitar players should be people you look up to. These are some of the best guitarists that have ever picked up the instrument, and whether they play rock, blues, metal or folk, these men and women are considered legends.

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This list answers the questions, "What guitar players are from Finland?" and "Who are famous Finland guitarists?"
  • Roope Juhani Latvala (born 25 June 1970) is a Finnish guitarist, best known as the former rhythm guitarist for the band Children of Bodom from 2003 to 2015 and co-lead guitarist of Sinergy. He was also one of the founding members of Stone, which was one of the first notable bands in the history of Finnish heavy metal....  more
    • Nationality: Finland
    • Birthplace: Helsinki, Finland
  • Alexander Kuoppala (born 11 April 1974) is a Finnish musician. He was the rhythm guitarist for the Finnish heavy metal band Children of Bodom from 1995 to 2003. He played on their albums Something Wild, Hatebreeder, Follow the Reaper, and Hate Crew Deathroll. He also plays on the Timo Rautiainen album Sarvivuori.Children of Bodom's first world tour began in 2003 and lasted until late 2004. The tour had many sold-out concerts and marked the consolidation of the band in North America, but was also accompanied by an unexpected announcement: Kuoppala decided to quit Children of Bodom for personal reasons right in the middle of the tour. Laiho's bandmate from Sinergy, Roope Latvala assumed the...  more
    • Nationality: Finland
    • Birthplace: Espoo, Finland
  • Antti Hulkko (born 11 October 1962), 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. McCoy's works cover a wide range of music genres, including rock 'n' roll, punk rock, flamenco, glam punk, glam rock, blues rock and hard rock. He is also known to be an avid painter....  more
    • Nationality: Sweden, Finland
    • Birthplace: Pelkosenniemi, Finland

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  • Matias Kupiainen (born 11 May 1983 in Helsinki) is a Finnish guitarist, songwriter and record producer. He is the current guitarist in Stratovarius. Kupiainen was chosen as the new guitarist for the Finnish power metal band Stratovarius after Timo Tolkki's departure from the band in 2008. He started playing with the band in 2009, on their album Polaris for which he composed three songs.Besides Stratovarius, Kupiainen has got the band project Fist in Fetus, founded in 2006 and described as mainly grindcore, which released a self-produced EP in 2007. He guested on the 2007 album Guitar Heroes, on the song "12 Donkeys", that was also released as a single, and appeared on the record release...  more
    • Nationality: Finland
    • Birthplace: Helsinki, Finland