Gear Of The Year 2019: Vote for the best guitars, amps and pedals

Help us crown the best electric guitar, acoustic guitar, pedal, amp and accessory of 2019!

It doesn’t feel like too long ago that we inducted the winners of our Gear Of The Year 2018 awards. But in the 12 months since, we’ve seen some monumental events shake up the guitar universe. From Gibson’s legal battles to Ed Sheeran partnering a small UK luthier to a new world record for the most expensive guitar sold at auction, it’s never been a more exciting time to be a six-string lover.

But we’re here for the gear. So without further ado, these are our nominees for the best gear in seven categories: premium electric guitar, affordable electric guitar, acoustic guitar, amplifier, stompbox, multi-effects pedal and accessory.

Cast your vote in each of the categories by 4 November to stand a chance to win a Music Man Valentine Tremolo worth £2,649!

1Best premium electric guitar

Our nominees are:

  • Gibson Custom 60th Anniversary 1959 Les Paul Standard
  • Macmull Custom Guitars Heartbreaker Custom
  • Eastman Romeo
  • Novo Mirus J
  • Gretsch G6620T Players Edition Nashville Center Block Double-Cut
  • Gibson SG Junior
  • Bunting Melody Queen
  • Vuorensaku T Family ‘Birke’
  • Millimetric Instruments MGS2
  • Music Man Valentine Tremolo

2Best affordable electric guitar

Our nominees are:

  • Gibson Les Paul Tribute
  • Fender Vintera ’50s Telecaster
  • Fender Vintera ’60s Jazzmaster Modified
  • Fender American Performer Stratocaster
  • Chapman V2 ML2 Modern Standard
  • Sterling By Music Man St Vincent HH
  • Shergold Provocateur SP02-SD
  • Chapman Guitars ML1 CAP10
  • Supro Silverwood
  • Harmony Jupiter

3Best acoustic guitar

Our nominees are:

  • B&G Caletta Crossroads
  • Dearnaley Guitars Natural
  • Taylor 362ce V-Class 12-string
  • Sheeran By Lowden S04
  • Eastman Double Top Series DT30D
  • Martin D-28 Modern Deluxe
  • Lowden F32
  • Auden Artist Julia Mahogany
  • Taylor Builder’s Edition 717e Grand Pacific

4Best electric guitar amplifier

Our nominees are:

  • Supro 1812R Blues King 12
  • Orange TremLord 30
  • Carr Telstar
  • Marshall Studio Series SV20H
  • Supro 1696RT Black Magick Reverb
  • Blackstar Silverline Stereo Deluxe
  • Boss Katana MkII 50
  • Rift Amplification Aynsley Lister Signature
  • Two-Rock Studio Signature
  • Blackstar HT-20R MkII

5Best guitar pedal

Our nominees are:

  • Strymon Volante
  • King Tone The Duellist
  • Becos CompIQ Pro Stella Compressor
  • Keeley Fuzz Bender
  • ThorpyFX Heavy Water
  • Redbeard Effects Red Mist Mk IV
  • Teisco Boost
  • EarthQuaker Devices Plumes
  • Walrus Audio Slö Multi Texture Reverb
  • Beetronics Swarm

6Best multi-effects

Our nominees are:

  • Kemper Profiler Stage
  • Mooer GE300
  • Keeley Electronics DDR Drive Delay Reverb
  • Fender Tre-Verb
  • Electro-Harmonix Grand Canyon

7Best guitar accessory

Our nominees are:

  • Blackstar amPlug 2 Fly Guitar
  • EarthQuaker Devices Swiss Things Pedalboard Reconciler
  • Tul Microphones G12 Retro
  • IK Multimedia AXE I/O
  • IsoAcoustics Stage 1

Cast your vote in each of them before 4 November and stand to win yourself a Music Man Valentine Tremolo!