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Acoustic Guitarist of the Year


Guitarist of the Year 2018

PRS Guitars

Young Guitarist of the Year

PRS Guitars

The Guitarist of the Year, Young Guitarist of the Year and Acoustic Guitarist of the Year competitions shine a light on the world’s greatest amateur guitarists and give talented players the opportunity to show off their skills to a panel of star judges.

Past Guitarist of the Year winners include Guthrie Govan (The Aristocrats, Steven Wilson, Hans Zimmer) and Dave Kilminster (David Gilmour, Steven Wilson). In addition to the prestigious title, winners will walk away with an exclusive prize haul from the biggest names in guitar.

Finalists will be selected by a panel of star judges and industry experts, with the finals taking place live on the UK Guitar Show Main Stage on Saturday 29 September at 2pm, tying in perfectly with World Guitar Day 2018! 

You need an extra ticket to see the Guitarist of the Year Finals - these tickets will be free, and you can collect them from outside the Main Stage auditorium at any time at the show on a first come first served basis.



Opening Times

Saturday 29 September 2018
10:00 - 18:00

Sunday 30 September 2018
10:00 - 18:00
Gear Hall closes at 17:00 on Sunday 


Show Info

This event is produced by Future Plc, an international media group and leading digital publisher. Find out more

To contact one of the team, please email