Bass Player have begun the search for the best in bass talent, as part of the 2020 Guitarist of the Year Awards. Additional categories include Electric Guitarist, Acoustic Guitarist, and Young Guitarist (age 17 and under). 


We are dedicated to inspiring and lifting up musicians worldwide, and that extends to future guitarists and those who teach them. Which is why the Guitarist of the Year awards have partnered with NAMM Foundation to celebrate incredible guitar teachers and donate a portion of all proceeds towards funding music education.  


It's time to enter the biggest bass talent search of the year!  

In addition to walking away with prizes supplied by sponsors, contest winners will be featured in Bass Player and get plenty of YouTube and online exposure; in fact, videos of the finals of the past two years have generated more than 4 million views.

The 2020 finalists will be selected by Bass Player editors and star judges Tracy Wormworth, Doug Wimbish and Scott Reeder. Past Guitarist of the Year winners include Dave Kilminster (David Gilmour, Steven Wilson) and Guthrie Govan.


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