On the Cover



Jerry Garcia

Focus on “Must-See Guitar Shops & Factory Tours”

  • A guide to US guitar factory tours.

Features and Departments

  • In the Afterglow: Singer-songwriter José González’s latest CD explores dream-like imagery and ponders philosophical questions.
  • Keeping It Simple: Caitlin Canty found songs inside a smoky 1930s flattop.
  • Good Things, Small Packages: Parlor guitars don’t get the respect they deserve as the penultimate guitar shape.
  • Acoustic Dead: Celebrating the Grateful Dead’s 50th Anniversary
  • Martin’s Main Man: Archivist Dick Boak provides the institutional memory for C.F. Martin Guitars.
  • Gear Reviews: Gibson Bob Dylan signature SJ-200, Kelly/Turner steel string and Kelly/Turner nylon string.

Key Dates

  • Advertising reservations due  by March 13, 2015
  • Advertising materials due by March 20, 2015
  • Issue on sale May 5, 2015