Guitarists Famous Guitarists from Sweden

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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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Yngwie Malmsteen is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Guitarists 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.

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Mikael Åkerfeldt is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Guitarists 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

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Åse Kleveland is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Guitarists 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

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Andreas Öberg is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Guitarists from Sweden
age 40
Andreas Öberg is a Swedish virtuoso guitarist, gold and platinum certified song writer, producer/vocal producer and educator. As a song writer, Andreas has had 10 Nr1's on the single/album ...more

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Peter Tägtgren is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Guitarists 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

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Fredrik Åkesson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Guitarists 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.

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Martin Sweet is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Guitarists from Sweden
age 39
Martin Sweet is a Swedish guitarist most famous for being the lead guitarist for the Swedish Glam metal band Crashdïet.

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Carl Johan Grimmark is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Guitarists 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

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Olavi Mikkonen is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Guitarists from Sweden
age 45
Olavi Mikkonen is a member of the musical group Amon Amarth.

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Dave Lepard is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Guitarists from Sweden
Died at 26 (1980-2006)
Dave Lepard was the lead singer and guitarist in the Swedish Glam metal band Crashdïet.

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Janne Schaffer is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Guitarists from Sweden
age 73
Jan Erik Tage Janne Schaffer 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 as Bob Marley, Johnny ...more

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Conny Bloom is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Guitarists from Sweden
age 54
Conny Bloom is the stage name for Ulf Conny Blomqvist, who is a Swedish guitarist and songwriter. He is best known as the frontman for the funk metal band, Electric Boys. Bloom also served a ...more

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

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Per Gessle is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Guitarists 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

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Jesper Strömblad is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Guitarists 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

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Simon Grenehed is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Guitarists from Sweden

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Anders Miolin is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Guitarists from Sweden
age 57
Anders Miolin is a concert guitarist performing on the 13-stringed guitar ”Chiavi-Miolin”. Anders Miolin was born 1961 in Stockholm, Sweden and entered the Royal Danish Academy of Music in ...more

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Nicke Andersson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Guitarists from Sweden
age 46
Nicke Andersson, 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 Grammy award winning ...more

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Niklas Sundin is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Guitarists 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

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Skold is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Guitarists 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

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Kristian Wåhlin is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Guitarists 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

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Peter Dolving is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Guitarists 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

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Nicke Borg is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Guitarists from Sweden
age 45
Niklas Roger "Nicke" Borg, born April 3, 1973 in Nässjö, is a Swedish singer and guitarist in the Backyard Babies.

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Jonas Berggren is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Guitarists 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

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Daniel Gildenlöw is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Guitarists 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