** This issue will receive bonus distribution at Summer NAMM, GFA, and Sweetwater GearFest**

Special Focus: Strings & Accessories

  • The saga of the development of nylon guitar strings, plus new advances in string technology
  • Capos for flamenco and classical guitar
  • New accessories for the classical guitarist

Features and Departments:

  • On the cover: Leo Brouwer—In an exclusive interview, the legendary Cuban musician talks about his early influences, and his work as a composer, arranger , and conductor
  • Recording Classical Guitar—Three top recording engineers (John Taylor, Norbert Kraft, and Ricardo Marui) discuss how they capture the classical guitar for albums
  • New York’s 92nd Street Y celebrates 20 years of their “Art of the Guitar” concert series
  • View from the Front Row: A profile of Grammy-winning Spanish guitarist Mabel Millán
  • Vintage Japanese Guitars: Michael Wright talks about the evolution of Japanese lutherie
  • Method: Learn about right-hand technique through Napoléon Coste’s Etude No. 23
  • Plus: Classical Guitar News; Music to Play;  Graham Wade’s Momentito; album, sheet music and live performance reviews; Festival  & Competition listings; and more

Key Dates

  • Advertising reservations due by March 30, 2018
  • Advertising materials due by April 6, 2018
  • Issue on sale May 22, 2018

*subject to change