Guitar of the Year 2012 as voted by YOU the people of planet Earth…

Guitar Planet has featured 362 new release electric guitars in 2012 from the blockbuster big guns to the boutique custom shops. LixXxi is glad you’ve picked your favourites because he/she/it liked them all! We’ve totalled the votes & ratings on the site plus the action on social networks such as Facebook likes, shares on Google+1, LinkedIn & Stumbleupon and tweets on Twitter. This has been our first full year on your planet and thousands have taken the time to vote. Thank you to all. There are 4 categories this year – these are the winners…

Guitar of the Year 2012

1. Rick Hanes Chris Bickley DR Pro

Rick Hanes Chris Bickley DR Pro

  • Twitter retweets: 43
  • Facebook Likes: 171
  • Google+1 Likes: 9
  • LinkedIn Likes: 721
  • Stumbleupon Likes: 1
  • Guitar Planet star rating: 1,183 votes | (99%)
  • TOTAL: 2,128 | 99% rating

2. Rick Hanes Avenix

Rick Hanes Avenix Cubix

  • Twitter retweets: 50
  • Facebook Likes: 273
  • Google+1 Likes: 9
  • LinkedIn Likes: 631
  • Stumbleupon Likes: 1
  • Guitar Planet star rating: 1,097 votes | (99%)
  • TOTAL: 2,061 | 99% rating

3. Rick Hanes DR Medium

Rick Hanes DR Medium

  • Twitter retweets: 106
  • Facebook Likes: 471
  • Google+1 Likes: 11
  • LinkedIn Likes: 287
  • Stumbleupon Likes: 3
  • Guitar Planet star rating: 919 votes | (98%)
  • TOTAL: 1,797 | 98% rating

Just outside the top 3

Guitar of the Year 2012 – Artist Signature category

1. Rick Hanes Chris Bickley DR Pro

Rick Hanes Chris Bickley DR Pro

  • Twitter retweets: 43
  • Facebook Likes: 171
  • Google+1 Likes: 9
  • LinkedIn Likes: 721
  • Stumbleupon Likes: 1
  • Guitar Planet star rating: 1,183 votes | (99%)
  • TOTAL: 2,128 | 99% rating

2. Jarrell MPS Monte Pittman

Jarrell MPS Monte Pittman

  • Twitter retweets: 125
  • Facebook Likes: 82
  • Google+1 Likes: 3
  • LinkedIn Likes: 5
  • Stumbleupon Likes: 511
  • Guitar Planet star rating: 305 votes | 88% rating
  • TOTAL: 1,031 | (88%)

3. Carvin JB200C Jason Becker Tribute

Carvin JB200C Jason Becker

  • Twitter retweets: 7
  • Facebook Likes: 172
  • Google+1 Likes: 1
  • LinkedIn Likes: 0
  • Stumbleupon Likes: 10
  • Guitar Planet star rating: 570 votes | (94%)
  • TOTAL: 760 | 94% rating

Award Categories

Clean sweep for Rick Hanes Guitars

Vote for your 2013 favourite electric guitar…

Other winners (of less important awards) in 2012

Music Industries Association (MIA) in partnership with NAMM The Guitarist Electric Guitar of the Year 2012

Fender Johnny Marr Jaguar

Musikmesse International Press Award (MIPA) Electric Guitar of the Year 2011/12

PRS SC 58

  • 1. PRS SC 58 vote
  • 2. Line 6 James Tyler Variax vote
  • 3. Ibanez M8M Meshuggah vote
Best of NAMM 2012 Electric Guitar category Best of NAMM 2012

Ibanez Paul Gilbert Fireman FRM100

  • Overall winner: Ibanez Paul Gilbert Fireman FRM100 vote
  • Runner-up: Cort X-11 vote
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