What is the best new electric guitar of 2017?

Best new electric guitar is an incredibly prestigious award. The guitars nominated here are all leaders in their field, offering amazing tone and looks, and reliability on the road or in the studio. What’s more, a guitar of this calibre requires considerable research and development, testing and financial investment from the manufacturer, which mustn’t be underestimated when placing your vote.

This year’s best electric guitar shortlist includes a brace of big guns from legendary brands, across a range of price brackets. So, which new guitar ticks all the right boxes and gets your vote?

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Last year's winner: Fender Elite Stratocaster

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