Special Issue: 30th Anniversary Retrospective

Culled from AG’s deep archives, this collector’s issue celebrates 30 years of the magazine, with a focus on legendary players across a variety of genres. As usual, the issue will include lesson content for all players, and will also reprint some of the most popular songs that AG has run, most with updated notation.  

Features, Lessons & Departments

  • Archival Interviews: with guitarists like Doc Watson, Michael Hedges, Chet Atkins, and others
  • In-depth Lessons: tips and techniques for players of all levels, from Basics, Weekly Workout, and other regular instructional departments 
  • Gear: maker histories, maintenance tips, and more from the archives 


  • “Layla” – Eric Clapton’s MTV Unplugged version
  • “Embryonic Journey” – Jorma Kaukonen’s must-know instrumental 
  • “Limehouse Blues” – a classic Gypsy jazz interpretation by Django Reinhardt

And more!

Key Dates

  • Advertising reservations due by June 12, 2020
  • Advertising materials due by June 19, 2020
  • Issue on sale August 4, 2020