Musicians 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

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Stefan Weinerhall is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Guitarists from Sweden
age 42 Stefan Weinerhall, born 1976 in Mjölby, Sweden, is a heavy metal guitarist, presently playing with Falconer, the band he started in 1999. Stefan played in the Viking metal band Mithotyn ...more

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Mattias Eklundh is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Guitarists from Sweden
age 49 Mattias IA Eklundh is a guitarist and vocalist, known for his work with Freak Kitchen, Jonas Hellborg Trio and Art Metal; he has also produced several noted solo Freak Guitar albums released by ...more

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Christian Älvestam is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Guitarists 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

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Niklas Almqvist is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Guitarists 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.

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Mattias Alkberg is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Guitarists 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

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Glenn Ljungström is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Guitarists from Sweden
age 48 Glenn Ljungström is a European co-guitarist from Nödinge-Nol, for a Swedish band called The Resistance, since 2011. He was also an ex-guitarist and composer in a few other Swedish ...more

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Martin Larsson is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Guitarists 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

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Johan Söderberg is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Guitarists from Sweden
age 46 Johan Söderberg is a member of the musical group Amon Amarth.

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Anders Allhage is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Guitarists from Sweden
age 56 Andy LaRocque is best known as a guitarist, songwriter, and occasional synth player for the band King Diamond.

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Jon Nödtveidt is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Guitarists from Sweden
Died at 31 (1975-2006) Jon Andreas Nödtveidt was a Swedish musician. Best known as the lead guitarist and vocalist of the Swedish black metal band Dissection, he co-founded the band in 1989 with bassist Peter ...more

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Dan Swanö is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Guitarists 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

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Kjell Hilding Lövbom is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Guitarists 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.

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Peter Von Poehl is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Guitarists from Sweden
age 46 Peter von Poehl, born March 31, 1972 in Malmö, Sweden is a Swedish singer-songwriter, composer, musician and director

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Johan Hegg is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Guitarists from Sweden
age 45 Johan Hegg is the lead singer of the melodic death metal band Amon Amarth.

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Dregen is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Guitarists 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

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Fredrik Thordendal is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Guitarists 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

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Johan Reinholdz is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Guitarists from Sweden
age 38 Johan Reinholdz is a progressive metal artist best known for his work with the Swedish progressive metal band Andromeda, Swedish death metal band NonExist and the melodic death metal band ...more

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Patrik Jensen is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Guitarists from Sweden
Patrik Jensen age 46 Patrik Jensen is a Swedish Guitarist and Co-Founder of the Bands, The Haunted, and Witchery, but also being the former guitarist of the bands Orchriste, Seance Satanic Slaughter and Brujeria. ...more

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Anders Nyström is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Guitarists from Sweden
age 43 Anders Nyström, also known as Blakkheim is a Swedish guitarist.

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Christopher Amott is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Guitarists 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.

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Erik Ohlsson is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Guitarists 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

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Maja Ivarsson is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Guitarists from Sweden
age 39 Maja Ivarsson, is a Swedish singer and lead vocalist of the Swedish indie rock band The Sounds.

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Christofer Johnsson is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Guitarists 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

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Marie Lindberg is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Guitarists 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

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Mårten Hagström is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Guitarists 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