Alt-rock proudly rebels against the mainstream, as do the genre's guitarists. These musicians are more than capable of plying your ears with big slabs of riff, but their music goes so much further than that in terms of sonics, attitude, depth and emotion.
There’s plenty of phenomenal guitar players to choose from in the alt world - the cream of which you can see below - but who gets your vote?
Last year’s winner: Emily Kokal, Theresa Wayman (Warpaint)
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