Acoustic Guitar (magazine)

Acoustic Guitar (magazine)

Infobox Magazine
title = Acoustic Guitar

editor = Phil Catalfo
frequency = monthly
circulation = 64,000
category =
company = String Letter Publishing
firstdate = July/August 1990
country =
language = English
website = []
issn = 1049-9261

"Acoustic Guitar" is a monthly magazine published in the United States since July/August 1990 by String Letter Publishing. [ [ String Letter Publishing web site] ] The magazine offers information related to acoustic guitars for players of all levels from beginners to teachers. Each issue includes a half dozen or so songs with notation and tablature, lessons, product reviews and interviews of prominent acoustic musicians. The magazine boasts a readership of approximately 64,000 and is widely available throughout North America. [ [ "Acoustic Guitar" advertising information] (includes estimated readership)]


"Acoustic Guitar" was founded in the summer of 1990 under the editorial direction of Jeffery Pepper Rodgers as a publication of String Letter Publishing of San Rafael, California. [ [ Jeffery Pepper Rodgers bio] from his web site] String Letter had previously been established in 1985 as the publisher of "Strings", a magazine oriented towards players of bowed string instruments. [ [ "Strings" magazine web site] ]

The first issue featured the first in a series of columns written by Sharon Isbin, a biography on Robert Johnson, a profile of Bruce Cockburn's song craft, and commentary on the "new" MTV Unplugged series. The issue also included musical works for guitar in various styles including folk, classical, and jazz. [ [ Contents (first issue)] , "Acoustic Guitar", 1, July/August, 1990.] In its first year of publication, "Acoustic Guitar" won the Western Publishing Association's "Maggie Award" for Best New Consumer Magazine of the year. [ [ "About us"] , "Acoustic Guitar" web site]

The magazine has seen a number of staff changes over the years. Rodgers remained with the magazine through its tenth anniversary collector's edition in 2000. [ [ Contents (tenth anniversary collectors edition)] , "Acoustic Guitar", 91, July 2000 (see also [ this excerpt] from Rodgers web site)] In the summer of 2005, Dan Gabel was named associate publisher of the magazine. [ [ "Dan Gabel named associate publisher ("Acoustic Guitar Magazine")] , "Music Trades", July 1, 2005] And in 2006, Phil Catalfo became the latest editor of the magazine.

Event sponsorship

The magazine is sponsor or co-sponsor of a number of music festivals, workshops and trade related events. [ [ "A Guide to events where you'll find "Acoustic Guitar" magazine] , "Acoustic Guitar" web site] Since 1995, its annual Acoustic Cafe Concert at NAMM has featured a diverse field of notable musicians. [ [ "2006 Acoustic Cafe lineup announced (NAMM Show Preview)"] , "Music Trades", February 1, 2006]


External links

* [ "Acoustic Guitar Central"] , official website

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