Whilst there are plenty of guitar legends still doing the rounds, we get just as excited about emerging talent. We're talking about the guitarists at the start of their careers, but with enough talent and star quality that they'll be talked about in the same breath as the icons of the instrument in years to come.
This list is our pick of the guitarists who turned heads this year. Who is your choice for best new guitarist of 2016?
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