START PRACTICING, GANG! Guitar World — and Guitar Player — have begun the search for 2020’s Guitarist of the Year. This year’s categories include Electric Guitarist, Acoustic Guitarist, Bass Guitarist, Young Guitarist (age 17 and under) and a new category, Guitar Teacher of the Year.
In addition to walking away with prizes supplied by sponsors, contest winners will be featured in Guitar World and Guitar Player and get plenty of YouTube and online exposure; in fact, videos of the finals of the past two years have generated more than 4 million views. The 2020 finalists will be selected by GW and GP editors and star judges (including guitarists John Petrucci, John 5, Matt Heafy, Nita Strauss, Lzzy Hale, Molly Tuttle and Kaki King and bassists Tracy Wormworth and Scott Reeder (with more being added soon). Past Guitarist of the Year winners include Dave Kilminster (David Gilmour, Steven Wilson) and Guthrie Govan.
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