Leading up to BRIDGE Festival, we step -together with Niels Guns (journalist; guitar freak; storyteller)- into the world of guitars, guitarists, guitar music and guitar gear. Niels touches the sensitive chord with tantalizing background stories and hands-on interviews, in the series 'Guns about Guitars'.
The top 25 of the world's best guitarists in Gitarist magazine's annual poll this year does not include a single woman. Only two ladies appear in the top 25 in the Netherlands: Sonia 'Anubis' Nusselder and Simone van Straten. With them I make an alternative list of top guitarists. Because, of course, there are plenty of cool guitarists who are not men.
By Niels Guns