When it comes to naming the finest guitars, guitar makers, and guitar accessories, who better to turn to than AG readers—the folks who have their fingers on the pulse of the fretboard? This year’s Player’s Choice Awards offer up some familiar names—and more than a few surprises. We’re announcing the winners here, from the finest independent luthiers and manufacturers to hand-crafted archtops, jumbos and dreadnoughts—culminating with… drumroll…  the Guitar of the Year! To get the full details, drool-worthy photos, and insights from readers and editors alike, be sure to nab a copy of the August 2014 issue.

And, now, the envelopes, please…


Player’s Choice Awards: Acoustic-Electric

Player’s Choice Awards: Guitar of the Year