While there are plenty of guitar heroes still doing the rounds, we get just as excited about emerging talent. We’re talking about the guitarists with their entire careers in front of them, but with enough raw talent that it’s practically guaranteed they'll be talked about in the same breath as the guitar icons of the instrument in years to come.
The list below is our pick of the guitarists who turned heads this year. Who is your choice for best new guitarist of 2017?
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Last year's winner: Dan Dorney (The Hunna)
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