Awards

Gear of the Year 2018: Best affordable electric guitars

This year's best affordable electric guitars under £1,000.

The best gear of 2018: Guitars, pedals, amps and accessories

From high-end electric guitars to affordable stompboxes, check out the winners and nominees of our Gear of the Year awards.

Gear of the Year 2018: Best premium electric guitar amplifiers

If you have £1,500 to spend, check out our eight favourite electric guitar amps of the year,

Gear of the Year 2018: Best affordable electric guitar amplifiers

If you need a proper amp in your life, whether as a gigging sidekick or studio stalwart, this sub-£1,000 quintet will see you right.

Gear of the Year 2018: Best premium pedals

Modern boutique pedal makers have knocked it out of the park in 2018. Here are eight of the best.

Gear of the Year 2018: Best affordable pedals

The stompbox is one of the easiest ways to take your tone to new places – and a lot of fun doesn’t have to cost a lot of cash.

Gear of the Year 2018: Best premium acoustic guitars

Introducing the finest acoustic guitars, released over the past 12 months, that money can buy.

Gear of the Year 2018: Best affordable acoustic guitars

Having a good-quality affordable acoustic in the house is essential. Here are our picks of 2018's best boxes.

Gear of the Year 2018: Best accessories and studio gear

From studio tools to actual tools, you might not 'play' these, but one way or another, they'll all make you play guitar more.

Gear of the Year 2018: Best bass gear

From portable heads and powerful combos, to classics reborn and new brands explored, it's been another great year for four-string fun.
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