Wolfgang Van Halen names his favorite guitar player right now

Woflgang Van Halen
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Best of 2022: It goes without saying that Wolfgang Van Halen is one the today’s standout six-stringers, inspiring countless aspiring electric guitar players who would all comfortably call the Mammoth WVH frontman their favorite guitarist of the year.

Such a decision wouldn’t be a shock: after releasing his debut album last year, Wolfgang has since gone on to pioneer a new EVH semi-hollow and recently covered – and nailed – Van Halen at the Taylor Hawkins tribute concert, among many other achievements.

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Matt Owen
Senior Staff Writer, GuitarWorld.com

Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.