Who is the best prog guitarist of 2017?

Virtuosity, creativity and intellect lie at the core of the world’s leading prog guitarists, and the musical masterminds listed in this category are at the very forefront of the genre, pushing boundaries every step of the way.

Best prog guitarist is always one of the most hotly-contested categories in MusicRadar’s end of year polls, such is the unfathomable talent of the nominees, and the unrivalled dedication of their fanbases. 

It’s difficult to ignore the supreme talents of every prog guitarist on this list, but you can only pick one. So, who would you choose as your prog guitarist of the year? 

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Last year's winner: Devin Townsend (Devin Townsend Project)

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