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Guitar Top 2014: Finals

The final round of Guitar Top 2014 contest organized by TopGuitar magazine took place on 25th of October during Music Lab music fairs in Poznan.

The contest was divided into two parts. In the first part, the contestants sent video recordings of their guitar solos performed over a given backing track. Out of 98 entries, 73 were eligible for te contest and took part in eliminations.


20 guitarists were qualified for the finals, out of which 19 came to play their solos live on stage in Poznan. They were presented in alphabetical order, starting with the letter P.

The jurors:
Dariusz Domanski – head of jury
Bartek Miecznikowski
Lukasz Kulczak
Mariusz Mocarski
Maciek Warda

gave the following prizes and awards:

I place:
Adam Przezdziecki (grand prize: Framus Diablo Supreme electric guitar funded by Warwick)

II place:
Marcin Kopyciok (prize: Shure GLXD16 guitar wireless system funded by Polsound)

III place:
Krzysztof Węgrzyński (prize: Hughes & Kettner TubeMeister 5 valve amplifier funded by Hughes & Kettner)

Apart of main prizes, all three winners received guitar gadgets funded by

Additional awards:
Boguslaw Sitko
Adam Stanczak
Jerzy Gendera
Tomasz Granops
Jaroslaw Jaskiewicz


In recognition of their talent, the above mentioned contestants received high quality guitar cables funded by Mogami and Laboga.

All finalists received gift packages from TopGuitar magazine, which contained: CD’s, guitar straps, string sets etc.

The jury emphasized a high level of contestants, resulting in big number of additional awards.

The winners of first three places performed during a gala concert in front of big and enthusiastic audience. This time, they played with a live band consisting of: Mariusz Mocarski (drums), Bartek Miecznikowski (guitar) and Maciek Warda (bass guitar).

After the concert, the winners went to TopGuitar booth to take part in a photo shoot for the cover of December issue of TopGuitar magazine.



Published since 2005 as a printed magazine, TopGuitar is a magazine of opinion for professional and amateur musicians. Since 2020 on a digital platform. Contain reviews of various guitar-related musical gear, interviews and original articles on world’s most popular artists, music reviews, event reports, guitar workshops and tips, the latest products and artist news. The Editor-in-Chief is Dr. Dariusz Domanski, a guitarist and academic teacher, doctor of musical arts.