News & Issue Highlights

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Gibson Acquires HarmonyCentral.com

For the past two decades, HarmonyCentral.com has been one of the most popular Internet resources for practicing guitarists. Thanks to its wide-ranging collection of crowd-sourced gear reviews, industry news, classified ads, and forums, the site has built a diverse and devoted online community, with hundreds of thousands of registered users to its credit. About ten […]

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Mar 0
Mar 0

Classical Guitar Magazine Summer 2015 Issue Preview

On the Cover Fresh from his Grammy Awards victory, Jason Vieaux discusses his latest project, an album of duets with harpist extraordinaire Yolanda Kondonassis, and more. Focus on “Lutherie & Products” Italian guitar maker Gioachino Giussani turns out magnificent instruments from his workshop in a medieval Tuscan hilltown. For more than five decades, the Pimentel […]

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Mar 0
Mar 0

Live Concert Streaming Service Takes Off

About 15 years ago, a pop duo known as Evan and Jaron, identical twins, rose up the charts with the infectious, hook-laden “Crazy for This Girl.” (Fans of Dawson Creek will surely remember this hit from its appearance in the cult TV show.) Unfortunately, the career of Evan and Jaron plateaued soon after this breakthrough, […]

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Feb 0
Feb 0

FAA Issues Long-awaited Travel Guidelines for Musicians

Airline travel can make people want to pull out their hair even under the best of circumstances, but it can be nothing less than traumatizing for musicians afraid of damaging a valuable instrument. Now, thanks to new rules set to take effect March 6, string musicians can feel more secure and protected when traveling with […]

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A Lifetime of Service

John D’Addario Jr., vice chairman of D’Addario & Co., recently picked up a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Koblenz International Guitar Festival in Germany on behalf of himself, the company, and the D’Addario Foundation for their dedication to promoting the classical guitar. The foundation grants have included funding for an Elena Papandreou master class at […]

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Dec 0

Classical Guitar Spring 2015 Issue Preview

On the Cover Sharon Isbin discusses crossover success and Troubadour, a new documentary film about her. Focus on Festivals and Events How the prestigious Aalborg International Guitar Festival thrives on a shoestring budget. Did they like me? Tips from Guy Traviss on how to succeed in guitar competitions. International Guitar Foundation founder Tom Kerstens discusses […]

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