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Best Guitar Publications?

niclake13

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What are your favorite guitar magazines (or other publications) right now? I've been getting Guitar Player for years, but have recently subscribed to Premier Guitar and am pretty pleased with their magazine.

What other publications out there do you enjoy? More importantly, why?
 

veus55

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Can't find a better magazine than Premiere Guitar. But most of the gear in it tends to be boutique and expensive.
They miss a lot of excellent "regular" gear because of their niche.
 

Matt L

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Premier Guitar definitely gives you the most bang for your buck.

I still think Guitar World has the best photography and design. Wish more of the subject matter appealed to me these days (not 15 anymore!), but they know the market so I can't blame them. I have to admit it's a good-looking mag.

I still buy Guitar Player, but sometimes I'm left with a "why did I spend $7 on this?" feeling. Very light on content sometimes.

Vintage Guitar has some great articles here and there, but again I'm left wanting more. Enjoy looking at the ads, though.

The Brit mags are really quality, but so dang expensive over here ($15) that I rarely buy them.
 

djdrdave

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I subscribed to Guitar for the Practicing Musician back in the day, that's still the best one, but it became Guitar One and was never the same.

Guitar Techniques is one of the $15 British ones and is my favorite currently.
 

niclake13

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Is there a way to get a US subscription to Guitar Techniques? I've seen that once and enjoyed it quite a bit, but again, $15 per issue sucks. Checked their site, and didn't see a US delivery option.

Any others? I'm definitely interested in technique building publications.
 

will132

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Is there a way to get a US subscription to Guitar Techniques? I've seen that once and enjoyed it quite a bit, but again, $15 per issue sucks. Checked their site, and didn't see a US delivery option.
Unless it changed, the choices were UK, and All other counties. Just pick all other.
 

Noise Under The Floor

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Is there a way to get a US subscription to Guitar Techniques? I've seen that once and enjoyed it quite a bit, but again, $15 per issue sucks. Checked their site, and didn't see a US delivery option.

Any others? I'm definitely interested in technique building publications.
Yeah, a few of the UK guitar mags I've seen are excellent, but really expensive to get over here unfortunately.

Another vote for Premier Guitar here too. Got a subscription as a gift earlier this year and really enjoy it.
 

guitarsenal

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Fretboard Journal. A completely different kind of guitar magazine. It is a quarterly. NatGeo quality photography, literary journal quality writing. No gear reviews per se. Lots of great pieces on instrument history, old and new builders, artists both famous and obscure. They'll often have one great player or builder interview another - current issue has Ian Moore interviewing Billy Gibbons; in the past they did Ben Harper interviewing David Lindley.
 

Frank Prince

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I've been a consumer of Guitar Player on and off since the '70s. They are doing pretty good again now, but nothing like the 70s and 80s when they had 15 or so lesson columns every month with names like Rik Emmett, Nathan East, Frank Zappa, Scott Henderson, Tommy Tedesco, etc.

I like Guitar Techniques and Premier Guitar these days. Vintage Guitar has some pretty good articles.

I will probably check out Just Jazz Guitar pretty soon. It looks like they have some great articles and lessons.
 

Buzzard Luck

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The brit mag Guitarist is worth every penny paid for an international subscription. Much of the content is detailed and witty besides.
 

HCarlH

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Vintage Guitar
Guitar Techniques
Premier Guitar


I see Guitar World is still geared towards 13 year old metal heads as it always was.
 

Matt L

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My favorites are-

Vintage Techniques
Premier Aficionado
Fretboard Player

and

Guitar Guitar
 

wharris

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The iPad versions of Guitarist and Guitar Techniques are very good and are more affordable than the print.
Online, iGuitar Magazine and Premier Guitar are excellent.
 

DustyRhodesJr

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I like all the UK mags, and Vintage Guitar and Premier Guitar of
the US mags. GP is ok but fading fast. GP should bring back
Jim Crockett as editor, if he is still around.
 

Average Joe

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Guitar Techniques is all I buy these days. I'm more or less done with artist interviews etc anyway - I just want the learning material. Yeah it's expensive, but not if you consider that it easily equals a month worth of lessons. At least for me.

The thing is though that GT is right focused in its content. it's not an omnibus guitar magazine by any means, so those that are after such a thing should look elsewhere. Guitarist (UK) perhaps
 

tommyg

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The Fretboard Journal.

It's a great read, looks great on my coffee table and has players and topics that pique my interest (unlike most of the other guitar mags)...
 

feathers

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Guitar Techniques hands down - because it inspires me to work on my playing, rather than feed my gear addiction. Here in Australia, the American magazines are just as expensive as the British ones so I can't be wooed by the price of either! hehe.
 






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