Game-changers, taste-makers and trend-setters: here are 2023's guitarists of the year

Guitarists of the year 2023
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With 2023 drawing to its inevitable conclusion, it’s about time we reflect on what has been a pretty stellar 12 months of guitar playing, and tip our hats to some of the players that made our world such a joy this year.

We’re talking about the game-changers, taste-makers and trend-setters of the electric guitar world – those who went above and beyond both on the fretboard and off it – delivering defining guitar music and reaching all-new heights, and whose achievements we’ll be talking about for years to come. 

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Guitar World Staff

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