Some of the acoustic guitar players in this rundown are the hardest working players we know – touring, creating, striving to maintain their craft. It’s a difficult journey to maintain and especially so in this year. Which makes their achievements all the more impressive.
Tom DeLonge loves alien stuff. Can’t get enough of it. For years, the former Blink-182 guitarist and current Angels & Airwaves leader has been investing huge amounts of time and money into UFO research, even going so far as to crowdfund a spaceship.
Digital modelling and software amplifiers continue to grow more and more sophisticated each year, and while it’s unlikely they’ll convince every guitarist on the planet, they definitely score ease of use and reliability points over valve amplifiers.
With her latest album, Far More, Lari Basilio established herself as one of today’s foremost instrumental guitar players, and now the Brazilian-born guitarist has further cemented her credentials as she joins the Ibanez artist roster.