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Famous Guitarists from Sweden

Updated June 8, 2017 3.3k views61 items

List of famous guitarists born who were born in Sweden, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Many of these guitar players from Sweden 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 Sweden 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.

Examples include Yngwie Malmsteen and Dan Swanö.

This list answers the questions, "What guitar players are from Sweden?" and "Who are famous Sweden guitarists?"
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  • 1

    NationalitySweden

    BirthplaceStockholm, Sweden

    Guitars PlayedFender Stratocaster

    Yngwie Johan Malmsteen (; born Lars Johan Yngve Lannerbäck; 30 June 1963) is a Swedish guitarist, songwriter and bandleader. Malmsteen first became known in the 1980s for his neoclassical metal...  more

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  • 2

    NationalitySweden

    BirthplaceStockholm, Sweden

    Lars Mikael Åkerfeldt (Swedish pronunciation: [²miːkaˌɛl ²oːkɛrˌfɛlt]; born 17 April 1974) is a Swedish musician. He is the lead vocalist, guitarist, and primary songwriter of progressive metal band...  more
  • 3

    NationalitySweden, Norway

    BirthplaceStockholm, Sweden

    Åse Maria Kleveland (born 18 March 1949) is a Norwegian singer, guitarist, politician and activist. A well-known folk singer and traditional guitarist in Norway, she was appointed Minister of Culture...  more
  • 4

    NationalitySweden

    BirthplaceStockholm, Sweden

    Andreas Öberg (born 6 August 1978) is a Swedish guitarist, songwriter, and music producer....  more
  • 5

    NationalitySweden

    BirthplaceStockholm, Sweden

    Alf Peter Tägtgren (born 3 June 1970) 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...  more
  • 6

    NationalitySweden

    BirthplaceStockholm, Sweden

    Karl Fredrik Henrik 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....  more
  • 7

    NationalitySweden

    BirthplaceStockholm, Sweden

    Martin Sweet (born Martin Hosselton; 5 May 1979 in Stockholm, Sweden) is a Swedish musician most famous for being the lead guitarist for the Swedish Glam metal band Crashdïet....  more
  • 8

    NationalitySweden

    BirthplaceGothenburg, Sweden

    Carl Johan Grimmark (born October 14, 1977) is a Swedish guitarist. He has appeared with several influential Christian metal bands including Narnia, Saviour Machine, and Rob Rock. He recently joined...  more
  • 9

    NationalitySweden

    BirthplaceStockholm, Sweden

    Olavi Mikkonen is a member of the musical group Amon Amarth....  more
  • 10

    Dave Lepard

    Dec. at 26 (1980-2006)

    NationalitySweden

    BirthplaceStockholm, Sweden

    Dave Lepard (born David Roberto Hellman, 28 May 1980 in Stockholm, died 13 January 2006 in Uppsala) was the lead singer and guitarist in the Swedish Glam metal band Crashdïet....  more
  • 11

    NationalitySweden

    BirthplaceStockholm, Sweden

    Jan Erik Tage "Janne" Schaffer (born 24 September 1945) is a Swedish songwriter and guitarist. He is best known for his work as a session guitarist for ABBA but he has also recorded with artists such...  more
  • 12

    BirthplaceStockholm, Sweden

    Conny Bloom is the stage name for Ulf Conny Blomqvist, (born 23 November 1964 in Stockholm) who is a Swedish guitarist and songwriter. He is best known as the frontman for the funk metal band,...  more
  • 13

    NationalitySweden

    BirthplaceGothenburg, Sweden

    Björn Gelotte is a songwriter and lead guitarist for the Swedish band In Flames. He joined the band as the drummer in 1995, and continued his position as drummer during The Jester Race (1996) and...  more
  • 14

    Per Gessle

    Age: 60

    NationalitySweden

    BirthplaceHalmstad, Sweden

    Per Håkan Gessle (Swedish pronunciation: [pæːr ²ɡɛsːlɛ]; born 12 January 1959) is a Swedish pop singer-songwriter, guitarist, and harmonicist. He is the lead singer of the Swedish pop group Gyllene...  more
  • 15

    NationalitySweden

    BirthplaceGothenburg, Sweden

    Clas Håkan Jesper Strömblad (born 28 November 1972) is a Swedish musician who is the guitarist of the bands Dimension Zero and Cyhra, formerly In Flames and The Resistance. He is best known as...  more
  • 16

    BirthplaceSweden, Stockholm County, Eurasia, Stockholm, Stockholm Municipality

  • 17

    BirthplaceStockholm, Sweden

    Anders Miolin (born 28 May 1961) is a concert guitarist performing on the 13-stringed guitar "Chiavi-Miolin".Anders Miolin was born in Stockholm, Sweden, and entered the Royal Danish Academy of Music...  more
  • 18

    NationalitySweden

    BirthplaceSweden

    Nicke Andersson (also known as Nick Royale born 1 August 1972), is a Swedish singer, guitarist, drummer, songwriter and composer most known for his work as the singer and guitarist of the successful...  more
  • 19

    NationalitySweden

    BirthplaceGothenburg, Sweden

    Niklas Sundin (born 13 August 1974 in Sweden), is a musician best known as the guitarist of bands Dark Tranquillity and Laethora. He is one of only two members (the other being drummer Anders Jivarp)...  more
  • 20

    Skold

    Age: 53

    NationalitySweden

    BirthplaceSkövde, Sweden

    Tim Sköld (born 14 December 1966 as Thim Sköld) is a Swedish musician and record producer, who in addition to producing solo work, has also collaborated with multiple musical groups including Shotgun...  more
  • 21

    NationalitySweden

    BirthplaceGothenburg, Sweden

    Kristian Wåhlin (born 1971 in Gothenburg, Sweden) 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...  more
  • 22

    NationalitySweden

    BirthplaceGothenburg, Sweden

    Peter Dolving (born 24 October 1969) 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...  more
  • 23

    Nicke Borg

    Age: 46

    NationalitySweden

    BirthplaceNässjö, Sweden

    Niklas Roger "Nicke" Borg, born April 3, 1973 in Nässjö, is a Swedish singer and guitarist in the Backyard Babies....  more
  • 24

    NationalitySweden

    BirthplaceGothenburg, Sweden

    Jonas Petter Berggren (born 21 March 1967) is a Swedish musician and singer-songwriter and record producer, also known as Joker. He started writing songs when he was seven, and continues to write for...  more
  • 25

    NationalitySweden

    BirthplaceEskilstuna, Sweden

    Daniel Gildenlöw (born 5 June 1973 in Eskilstuna, Sweden) is a Swedish musician and songwriter. He is best known as a multi-instrumentalist and vocalist for the progressive rock band Pain of...  more