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The Fretboard Journal

The Fretboard Journal

The Fretboard Journal is a publication like no other: a
Premier Guitar

Premier Guitar

Premier Guitar magazine is your multimedia source for guitar news,
Vintage Guitar

Vintage Guitar

Each month, Vintage Guitar magazine proves why it's the most
Guitar World

Guitar World

The #1 Guitar magazine in the world. Every issue provides
Guitar Player

Guitar Player

GUITAR PLAYER is a magazine for serious guitarists who want
The Complete Guitar Player Books

The Complete Guitar Pl...

The reason this book is so good is it gets
Normans Rare Guitars: 30 Years of Buying Selling & Collecting

Normans Rare Guitars: ...

280 full-color pages, foreword by Tom Petty • Norman Harris has
Blue Book of Acoustic Guitars

Blue Book of Acoustic ...

Specifically covers acoustic and acoustic-electric instruments. Not only are most
Gruhn’s Guide to Vintage Guitars

Gruhn’s Guide to...

An Identification Guide for American Fretted Instruments Authors George Gruhn and
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Premier Guitar magazine is your multimedia source for guitar news, in-depth gear coverage and instructional material and lessons.  The magazine is considered to be the definitive gear-centric magazine written for serious, accomplished players by serious, accomplished players.

Premier Guitar focuses on high-end, boutique and custom shop gear available today. From guitars to amps to pedals, Premier Guitar features interviews, in-depth product reviews and informative tech and educational columns.

Premier Guitar is published by Gearhead Communications, LLC, a privately owned company headquartered in Mount Vernon, Iowa. Premier Guitar also has offices in Fort Dodge (Iowa), Minneapolis, New York, Los Angeles, and Peterborough (New Hampshire).

Vintage Guitarmagazine subscription

Each month, Vintage Guitar magazine proves why it’s the most respected source of in-depth information on classic guitars, amps, the coolest new gear, and the musicians who make it all great. Plus, with thousands of new, used, and vintage instruments for sale in every issue, VG provides a direct link to your dream axe and rig! And as a subscriber, you can buy and sell using VG‘s free classified ads.

Every month in VG, you’ll get nearly 200 pages of:

  • In-depth interviews with real guitar heroes of the past and present.
  • Full-color features that highlight classic gear in fantastic detail.
  • The real stories behind the less-than-famous guitars that fueled the guitar craze, by renowned guitar historian Michael Wright.
  • Answers to tough guitar questions from George Gruhn’s “Q&A” column, exclusively in VG.
  • The popular “Reader’s Gallery,” showcasing readers’ instruments. Send us photos of your favorite gear!
  • Tone, repair, and maintenance secrets from guitar and amp experts Dan Erlewine, Gerald Weber, and Tony Nobles.
  • Columns and features on all types of acoustics, electrics, amplifiers, basses, and effects.
  • Help selecting the best new guitar-oriented CDs, videos, DVDs, and books.
  • Up-to-date values on vintage and used gear.
  • Plus gear reviews, new product news, book and video reviews, and a list of guitar shows from around the world!


The #1 Guitar magazine in the world. Every issue provides subscribers with the truth about the latest gear and albums on the market, and offers broad-ranging interviews that cover technique, instruments and lifestyles.

The Complete Guitar Player BooksThe reason this book is so good is it gets the beginner playing songs on the first page. This makes practicing fun and interesting, rewarding beginners right away. And by the end of the short book, you learn several different styles of strumming, alternating bass runs, and arpeggio. All of which are immediately used and practiced in various songs. Songs are from artists like Dylan, Donovan, Simon & Garfunkel, John Denver, and others.


The Complete Guitar Player Books 1, 2 and 3: Omnibus Edition (Paperback)
by Russ Shipton


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Norman's Rare Guitars

280 full-color pages, foreword by Tom Petty
• Norman Harris has been in business selling “used” (vintage) guitars for over 30 years. Customers are the who’s who of popular music, including Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Eddie Van Halen, Crosby Stills Nash & Young, and Tom Petty, to name a few.

• The book represents some of Norm’s personal collection of over 1,000 vintage guitars.

• The book showcases over 600 guitars, and more than 700 color photos, including detail shots.

• The quality, care and attention to detail of the photographs is unequalled in the guitar book market.

• Unlike other books on the subject that focus on one manufacturer or particular model, or some historic perspective, this book contains examples from over 17 of the world’s most popular manufacturers and includes electric guitars, bass guitars, acoustic guitars and resonator guitars…..something for everyone.

• Because of the sheer volume of original examples of mint guitars, the book is destined to become an invaluable source of reference for anyone interested in, or doing business in, the subject.

• The book is printed on luxurious, imported 140 gram “Lumi-Silk” stock.

• There has never been, and most likely never will be, another book with as many mint examples of these kind of guitars.

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GUITAR PLAYER is a magazine for serious guitarists who want to make the most out of their playing and keep informed on developments in equipment and instruments. Editorial emphasizes stylistic diversity in coverage of music and leading and up and coming guitarists. Features include instructional columns, how-to advice, honest equipment reviews, recording, song writing, record reviews and career information.

Specifically covers acoustic and acoustic-electric instruments. Not only are most of the current and older acoustic companies and luthiers listed (including the new crop of arch-top builders), but hundreds of photos depicting rare makes and configurations have been included. Features high-resolution photos to accurately show a variety of real world condition factors over a wide range of instrument models and configurations.

An Identification Guide for American Fretted Instruments

Gruhns Guide to Vintage Guitars

Authors George Gruhn and Walter Carter are no strangers to fretted instruments: Gruhn runs one of the best vintage instrument stores in the country, and Carter was Gibson’s company historian for several years in the 1990s. In the second edition to Gruhn’s Guide to Vintage Guitars, the pair have created a useful resource for any lover of fine guitars, banjos, or basses. Though not a price guide, the book will enable collectors to identify the date, stock ingredients, wood, and evolution of their Fender, Martin, Gibson, Gretsch, or Mosrite axes, to name just a few. Many readers will probably want to complement this book with a separate price guide (The Official Vintage Guitar Magazine Price Guide is recommended), and it should be noted that many mass-market manufacturers (Kay, for instance) were left out. But with this book you’ll at least know that the stock Epiphone Madrid you bought on the Internet is, in fact, truly stock. A great resource for lovers of collectable six-strings.  /Jason Verlinde/

The market for vintage American guitars, basses, amplifiers, banjos, ukuleles, and other fretted instruments has exploded in the last decade. This updated and expanded second edition of Gruhn’s Guide is more than double the size of its first edition (1992) and is superior in breadth, depth, and timeliness. The guide is organized by manufacturer and type of instrument. Every model is described in detail, with introduction date, body shape and size, woods, pickups (where applicable), bindings, inlays, and finish. All changes made from year to year are noted, ensuring the precise determination of model and originality. The book also provides serial number lists, identification charts, and over 100 photos of special features. While many books on individual instrument makers are available, this is the only guide that lists all makers and all their products while also offering comments about the collectibility of specific instruments. Highly recommended.AEric C. Shoaf, Brown Univ. Lib., Providence
Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc.


Guitar Magazine Price Guide

This is a fine look as to what dealers feel their items should be selling for. Remember that when pricing something that you are interested in or already have.

THE 2008 VINTAGE GUITAR MAGAZINE PRICE GUIDE earns five stars for its pictures of beautiful instruments. However, some of the prices listed are not totally accurate, as some sellers may sell them for more or less. The book also doesn’t tell you how to avoid forgeries. However, its photos of beautiful guitars and related instruments alone are worth five stars.