***This issue will receive bonus distribution at the Winter NAMM Show!***

On the Cover:

Your Local Guitar Store

Special Focus: Guitar on a Budget

  • Low-cost ideas for making your life as a guitar player better
  • Making the most of what you’ve got
  • Try New Strings: The most cost-effective way to dramatically change your sound.

Features and Departments

  • How independent acoustic shops are evolving in the digital age
  • Why You Should Go to Camp This Summer: Readers and teachers share their experiences, tips, and recommendations
  • Makers & Shakers: Matt Sweeney on Guitar Power
  • Woodshed: How to Play the Blues Like Charley Patton
  • Ask the Expert: How to smartly shop for a used or vintage guitar
  • Lesson: How to tackle and play Doc Watson’s “Deep River Blues”
  • Gear Reviews: Yamaha AC5

Key Dates

  • Advertising reservations due by November 10, 2017
  • Advertising materials due by November 17, 2017
  • Issue on sale January 2, 2017

*subject to change