Readers Poll: Who is Best Guitarist of 2014?

Vote for the best guitarist of 2014

With a year of so many great new releases and live performances, there are many amazing guitar players that provided astonishing performances both in studio and live.

Prog Sphere made a selection of 20 guitarists that put out some incredible performances throughout the year, but there is also an option to cast a vote for a guitar player that is not on the list, but you think that should be there. Make your choice and vote for the best guitarist of 2014.

Nikola Savić is a prog enthusiast, blogger and author, in addition to being the founder of Prog Sphere, Progify, ProgLyrics and the ongoing Progstravaganza compilation series.


  1. David

    January 2, 2015 at 7:55 pm

    “Other” is the best guitarrist in the world!!!

  2. Kustán Péter

    January 3, 2015 at 9:26 am

    Sorry, but where is Marco Sfogli?!

  3. Marc Davidson

    January 4, 2015 at 2:34 am

    How Is “other” ranked 2nd? How do u award “other”?

    • Nikola Savić

      January 4, 2015 at 10:11 am

      The votes will be counted after the poll is closed, and based on the amount the final list will be published.

      • Nikola

        January 5, 2015 at 2:09 pm

        Imenjace gdje je Alex Skolnick

        • Nikola Savić

          January 5, 2015 at 3:52 pm

          Postoji opcija gde moze biti glasano za gitariste koji nisu na listi.

      • Joseph

        January 5, 2015 at 4:59 pm

        and Pablo Mendoza from Backhand??? is a real serious job on the guitar

  4. Mikey Babcock (@mikeyofthesand)

    January 4, 2015 at 5:37 am

    How did Tim Henson make the list, but Mario Camarena didn’t?

    • Nikola Savić

      January 4, 2015 at 10:10 am

      From the same reason that you cannot put every guitarist on the list. That’s why there is the “Other” option, where you can vote for Mario Camarena, John McLaughlin, etc.

    • Andrews

      January 6, 2015 at 12:52 am

      Don’t worry, I don’t see that smug little twat with the dumbo ears winning anyway.

  5. André Costa Silva

    January 4, 2015 at 5:54 pm

    Could have added “Steven Wilson” to Guthrie’s main credit, since in the last years he’s been more associated to Steven Wilson than The Aristocrats.

  6. Anthony Steele

    January 4, 2015 at 8:54 pm

    how the hell did Scott Carstairs of Fallujah not make this list?

  7. Dakyne

    January 4, 2015 at 9:02 pm

    Where’s Lucas Mann ?

  8. Anonymous

    January 5, 2015 at 11:26 am

    So what band does this ‘other’ play for?

    • Andrews

      January 6, 2015 at 12:51 am

      Other will be the conglomeration of every player who wasn’t specifically named, so it stands to reason it would be high.

    • andrew

      January 7, 2015 at 9:10 am

      Seriously? Guthrie Govan better than Tosin and Angel? Yea, I don’t think so people.

      • ricurdofh

        January 9, 2015 at 5:55 pm

        waaaay better!

      • xxI_luv_angle39104xx

        January 9, 2015 at 6:16 pm

        lol u wot m8?

      • JP Fortuno

        January 12, 2015 at 4:08 pm

        yes and yes! definitely better :)

  9. Cristian

    January 5, 2015 at 2:29 pm

    Alex Lifeson!!!!

  10. Dave Putt

    January 5, 2015 at 10:13 pm

    Wish Adson Sodre could have made the list.

  11. ayatejonoon

    January 6, 2015 at 2:52 am

    kinda amusing not to see no Steve in the list! I have two for you: Rothery and Hackett, and there’s also Bjorn Riis from airbag. God there are lots of them and you’ve included some not that unbeliavably great guitarists in your list. Gédéric Byar from Lazuli. a lot more. pfffffff

  12. anne on

    January 6, 2015 at 3:31 am

    cool to see guthrie winning

  13. EmileGC

    January 9, 2015 at 2:35 pm

    I’m probably one of Guthrie’s greatest fans, but in 2014 I discovered a great player that had just released an album. The player is Nick Johnston, and the album “Atomic Mind”. It really blew my mind, so for me, he’s my 2014 player of the year.

    • stefan bulatovic

      January 13, 2015 at 9:36 pm

      yep i found Nick too and and yes rly atomic mind is album of the year and nick is great player tho..

    • Aheed Javaid

      January 14, 2015 at 7:57 pm

      Couldn’t agree more , Nick Johnston is amazing and Atomic Mind was SURREAL. Absolutely ethereal.

    • Andrews

      January 18, 2015 at 3:28 am

      Nice one Mrs Johnston

  14. Daniel

    January 11, 2015 at 4:22 pm

    Go Guthrie! you are the BEST!

  15. razorshred

    January 12, 2015 at 8:05 am

    Tosin FTW !

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