The Awards Issue 2021: inside the new issue of Total Guitar

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Back in November, TG conducted a poll to ask readers of to vote for their favourite guitarist of 2021. The winner and runners up are revealed inside the mag this month. Also as part of this special issue, we pick out 2021’s finest songs, riffs and solos, and give special awards for the best album and TG’s guitar icon of the year. Plus we round up the year’s best gear, revealing 25 of TG’s favourite guitars, amps and pedals which had us GAS-ing to part with our cash.

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Total Guitar is one of Europe's biggest guitar magazines. With lessons to suit players of all levels, TG's world-class tuition is friendly, accessible and jargon-free, whether you want to brush up on your technique or improve your music theory knowledge. We also talk to the biggest names in the world of guitar – from interviews with all-time greats like Brian May and Eddie Van Halen to our behind the scenes Rig Tour features, we get you up close with the guitarists that matter to you.