GP Editors Announce 2015 Hall of Fame Honorees


The Guitar Player Hall of Fame Awards have been announced for 2015.

The full story will be published in GP's November 2015 issue — slated for newsstands on September 29, 2015 — but here's a sneak peak at all of this year's winners...

Gallery of the Greats

Jennifer Batten

Lifetime Achievement
Steve Lukather

Certified Legend
Kenny Burrell

Jason Becker Award for Creativity, Courage, and Inspiration

Dick Dale

Manufacturing Legend
Semi Moseley


Maximum Gear
The Maximum Gear awards shine a spotlight on the most awesome gizmos we played with this past year. The products could be Editors’ Pick Award winners in 2015 (actually, in this case, from the December 2014 issue through the November 2015 issue), and/or devices that also blew our minds with incredible design, superlative value, transcendent craftsmanship, or fun factor.

Electric Guitars
Fender American Standard Stratocaster HSS Shawbucker
John Page Classic Ashburn
Kiesel SCB6
PRS S2 Mira Semi-Hollow

Acoustic Guitars
Epiphone Masterbuilt AJ-45ME
Santa Cruz Brad Paisley
Taylor Maple Series

Carr Skylark
Dr. Z Z-Lux
Mesa/Boogie Mark 5 Twenty-Five
Orange Rockerverb 100 MkII
Roland JC-40
Vox AC-10C1

DigiTech Polara
Electro-Harmonix C9
Source Audio Vertigo Tremolo
Tech 21 Richie Kotzen Signature Fly Rig

DiMarzio Black Angel
Earl Slick Hand-Aged Pickups
Fishman Fluence Single-Width

LaBella Vapor Shield Acoustic Strings

Etymotic Research Music•Pro Electronic Earplugs
TC Electronic PolyTune Clip
TronicalTune Plus

Eventide H9/Crushstation Algorithm
IK Multimedia AmpliTube Mesa/Boogie

Live Performance
Bose F-1 System
Electro-Voice EKX-12P
Soundcraft Ui12

BluGuitar AMP1
DigiTech Trio
Schaffer Replica