Musicians Famous Guitarists from Scandinavia

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List of famous guitarists born who were born in Scandinavia, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Many of these guitar players from Scandinavia 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 Scandinavia 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 Scandinavia?" and "Who are famous Scandinavia guitarists?"
Alexi Laiho is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Guitarists from Scandinavia
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Alexi "Wildchild" Laiho is a Finnish vocalist, composer, and guitarist. He is best known for being the lead guitarist as well as lead vocalist for melodic death metal band Children of Bodom, and he is also the guitarist for Sinergy and Kylähullut. He has previously played with Thy Serpent and Impaled Nazarene on occasion, as well as Warmen and Hypocrisy. Laiho was ranked #96 out of 100 Greatest Heavy Metal Guitarists of All Time by Guitar World. Guitar World magazine has also ranked him as one of the 50 fastest guitarists in the world. In addition, Roadrunner Records ranked Laiho at #41 out of 50 of The Greatest Metal Frontmen of All Time. In addition to this, Total Guitar did a voting poll ...more on Wikipedia

Nationality: Finland

Birthplace: Espoo, Finland

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Petri Lindroos is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Guitarists from Scandinavia
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Petri Lindroos is a melodic death/folk metal guitarist and vocalist. He is currently the lead vocalist in Ensiferum and, prior to this, was a founder and lead vocalist for Norther. ...more on Wikipedia

Nationality: Finland

Birthplace: Scandinavia, Uusimaa, Europe, Northern Europe, Nordic countries, + more

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Kristian Ranta is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Guitarists from Scandinavia
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Kristian Ranta, also known as Kride, was the guitarist of the Finnish melodic death metal band Norther, until their break up in 2012. Kristian has composed most of Norther's best known songs including Frozen Angel, and is also credited for renaming the band. Ranta has played the guitar on all the band's full length albums, the most recent being Circle Regenerated and N, and contributed clean vocals to the Solution 7 EP, Till Death Unites Us, the No Way Back EP and N. He has formed an experimental side project named Gashouse Garden with Children of Bodom drummer Jaska Raatikainen. Kristian has also acted, along with his band mates, in a Finnish film called Vares 2. Norther and Kristian also ...more on Wikipedia

Nationality: Finland

Birthplace: Scandinavia, Uusimaa, Europe, Helsinki-Tallin Euregio, Northern Europe, + more

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Mikko Lindström is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Guitarists from Scandinavia
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Mikko Viljami Lindström is the lead guitarist of the Finnish rock band, HIM. Lindström is commonly called by his nickname, Linde. ...more on Wikipedia

Nationality: Finland

Birthplace: Helsinki, Finland

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