On the Cover:

Taylor Rolls the Dice Again: We shine the spotlight on Master Guitar Designer Andy Powers and the ongoing evolution of Taylor Guitars as the company continues its innovative ways with the introduction of its new V-Class Bracing design

Special Focus: 25 Must-Hear 21st Century Acoustic Recordings

  • AG selects the most outstanding acoustic recordings of the new millennium

Features and Departments:

  • The Beat: Jerry Garcia ‘Before the Dead’ – a glimpse at the highly anticipated box set of recordings from Garcia’s pre-Grateful Dead years
  • Guitar Talk: Al Petteway discusses the recording of his new album, The Collector’s Passion
  • Danny Carnahan examines the widespread and long-lasting influence of Scottish songs on American music
  • Singer-songwriter Mary Gauthier on co-writing with veterans
  • The Basics: Paul Mehling on how to make your practicing more musical
  • Ask the Expert: Luthier and repairperson extraordinaire Mamie Minch answers readers’ tech-related questions
  • Weekly Workout: How to Play Solo Guitar – learning to play self-sufficient arrangements
  • Songs: Full-song transcriptions of the blues classic “When the Levee Breaks,” “Midsummer Moon” by Al Petteway, and Steve Howe’s “Clap”
  • New Gear: Tech 21 Acoustic FlyRig and Martin’s new Streetmaster series guitars reviewed
  • And much more!

Key Dates

  • Advertising reservations due by February 9, 2018
  • Advertising materials due by February 16, 2018
  • Issue on sale April 3, 2018

*subject to change