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Best Guitarist in Pop Music – Readers Poll

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When you think of pop music, accomplished aren’t usually the first types of artists that come to mind. However, within the pop realm, there are a handful of musicians who can really slay on a six-string. We’ve selected six fined-tuned guitarists in pop music and we want to know: Who do you think plays best?

Kicking off our rundown of the best pop guitarists is Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine, followed by Bruno Mars, both of whom have displayed their guitar prowess on tracks like ‘Moves Like Jagger’ and ‘Runaway Baby,’ respectively. Levine and Mars are followed by Coldplay guitarist Jonny Buckland, who is followed by fellow John and axe expert, John Mayer.

Of course, this list wouldn’t complete without an appearance from pop-rock icon Prince. And we can’t forget country-pop cutie Taylor Swift, who prides herself on her guitar-driven tracks. Girls can rock out too, fellas!

So, PopCrush readers, which pop superstar kicks the most a– on guitar? Vote for either Adam Levine, Bruno Mars, Johnny Buckland, John Mayer, Prince or Taylor Swift below. Also, leave us a comment explaining why you think they deserve the title of Best Guitarist in Pop Music.

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