What is the best new electric guitar of 2018?

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This is a very prestigious award and the guitars listed below 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 resources, 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?

Last year’s winner: Chapman ML2 Modern

Want to vote in other Best in guitars 2018 categories? Have your say here.

Voting closes at midnight on 21 November 2018.

The MusicRadar Best in guitars awards are brought to you in association with Ernie Ball. #colorsofrocknroll

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