Awards

Gear Of The Year 2017: Best Multi Effects

Modern multi-effects processors come in all shapes and sizes – here’s our pick of the best of the last 12 months…

Gear Of The Year 2017: Best Effects Pedal

We’re living in a golden age of effects pedals, and that’s a fact borne out by some of the fantastic stompboxes that we’ve looked at in 2017…

Gear Of The Year 2017: Best Acoustic Over £1,000

There’s a simple joy in playing a fine acoustic guitar, and 2017 found us in no short supply of top-end charmers from boutique builders and the big boys alike.

Gear Of The Year 2017: Best Acoustic Guitar under £1,000

2017’s affordable acoustic guitars can excel at home and on stage with high-quality build, well-chosen materials and a healthy dose of old-school vibe, too…

Gear Of The Year 2017: Best Guitar Amp Over £1,000

If money is no object in your pursuit of tonal nirvana, you’ve really never had it so good. 2017 saw amp builders big and small pulling out all the stops in the quest to capture perfect vintage tones, and push the envelope of high-end versatility…

Gear Of The Year 2017: Best Guitar Amp under £1,000

The affordable amplifier category always throws up some of the most varied and interesting products around, and this year is no different – from valve-powered monsters to cutting edge modellers and everything in between…

Gear Of The Year 2017: Electric Guitars over £2,000

When the sky is the limit price-wise, you know you’re going to be dealing with some truly inspiring musical instruments – here’s our pick of the best of the best high-end electric guitars from 2017…

Gear Of The Year 2017: Electric Guitars under £1,000

If you’re looking for a serious instrument on a budget, you won’t go far wrong with any of these…

Gear Of The Year 2017: Best Electric Guitar £1,000 – £2,000

The one to two grand price point is always a hugely competitive area of the electric guitar world. 2017 was no exception, with the big guns fighting it out with some impressive new upstarts…

Gear Of The Year 2016 – Best Electric Guitar Over £1,000

We’re finishing with the big one, and though we thought that guitarists with four figures to splash out on a new electric in 2015 had an abundance of choice, the market in 2016 has been even more hotly contested, with offset designs a clear trend. Instruments from K-Line, John Page Classic and Gretsch narrowly missed out, but here’s our final five…
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