The hottest new guitarists in the world right now (as chosen by you) – only in the new Guitar World

September 2022
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After two issues that focused on things that happened in the Eighties, this month we shine the spotlight on the newest generation of guitar heroes. 

Back in the spring, we published a popular poll that asked our readers to name the hottest new guitarist in the world right now (you can call it a popularity contest if you want, and that’s part of the point!) – and we reveal the results in this issue. 

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Damian Fanelli
Editor-in-Chief, Guitar World

Damian is Editor-in-Chief of Guitar World magazine. In past lives, he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor. He's written liner notes for major-label releases, including Stevie Ray Vaughan's 'The Complete Epic Recordings Collection' (Sony Legacy) and has interviewed everyone from Yngwie Malmsteen to Kevin Bacon (with a few memorable Eric Clapton chats thrown into the mix). Damian, a former member of Brooklyn's The Gas House Gorillas, was the sole guitarist in Mister Neutron, a trio that toured the U.S. and released three albums. He now plays in two NYC-area bands.