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Who is the best ‘new’ guitarist of 2021?

Best in guitars 2021
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BEST IN GUITARS 2021: We get as frothy-mouthed as any when it comes to the guitar icons of times past, yet there has been an absolute wealth of exciting new players coming to the fore in the past year.  

The list below pulls together a small sample of the guitarists that we think are bringing something new, interesting and exciting to the craft. All of the players on this list have been active or releasing music in the last 12 months. 

Not all of them are on their first record, but this is about recognising those that have been breaking through and grabbing attention this year.

Voting closes at midnight on 28 November.