On the Cover: Laurence Juber

AG sits down with Laurence Juber, the former Wings sideman, solo guitar virtuoso, and session musician, in his Los Angeles area studio, where he demonstrates the techniques and concepts behind his smart approach to the guitar. Plus, learn Juber’s solo guitar arrangement of the Beatles’ “Day Tripper.”


Features and Departments

  • Guitar Talk: Wilco guitarist and master improviser Nels Cline discusses his affinity for a curious old National guitar
  • Safety First: An in-depth look at cases, stands, humidifiers, and other guitar storage/display options
  • Woodshed: AG contributor Pete Madsen does a deep dive on his arrangement of the ragtime classic “Operatic Rag”
  • Flatpicking Fills: Add excitement to accompaniments in any style by borrowing bluegrass runs
  • Fretting Hand Efficiency: Increase your fretboard speed by using more efficient fingerings
  • The Basics: Gretchen Menn shows how the major scale is constructed—and how to play it in any key, up and down the fretboard
  • Ask the Expert: Mamie Minch offers tips on what you can do if your acoustic guitar isn’t intonating well
  • Makers & Shakers: We check in with Bedell/Breedlove/Two Old Hippies founder Tom Bedell
  • Songs: Laurence Juber’s arrangement of the Beatles’ “Day Tripper;” the ragtime classic “Operatic Rag;” the jazz standard “Rose Room;” and a fingerstyle arrangement of the gospel hymn “It Is Well With My Soul”
  • New Gear: Eastman DM1 Gypsy jazz guitar, L.R. Baggs Align Series Pedals, and Power Pins 2.0 Bridge Pin Kit reviewed
  • Mixed Media: Reviews of new releases from Caitlin Canty, Glenn Jones, Carolina Story, and more!


Key Dates

  • Advertising reservations due by July 13, 2018
  • Advertising materials due by July 20, 2018
  • Issue on sale September 4, 2018

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