Since April this year MusicRadar has been looking for the best acoustic guitarist 2018. The winner of the event which is sponsored by Takamine, will join the ranks of previous winners including the fantastic Will McNichol.
Hundreds of entry videos were submitted, before standout performances were sent to star judges Jon Gomm, Tommy Emmanuel and Mike Dawes.
Having completed the unenviable task of selecting finalists (based on originality, technicality, musicality and feel), it can now be revealed that the three guitarists who will battle for the Acoustic Guitarist of the Year title, live at the UK Guitar Show in London on Saturday 29 September.
In addition to the prestigious title, the victor will also walk away with a beautiful Takamine EF340S-TT ‘Thermal Top’ guitar, amongst other fantastic prizes.
In no particular order, here are the Acoustic Guitarist of the Year 2018 finalists;