Strings Magazine July 2015 Issue Preview

On the Cover 2015 Buyer’s Guide: The String Player’s Essential Directory of Shops, Makers, and Suppliers Focus on Shopping Smart Buying a Baroque Bow. Buying a Step-up Instrument. Philip Kass on What Drives Pricing in the Violin Trade. Features and Departments The Portland Cello Project: It all started with a friendly beer. The never ending …

Acoustic Guitar Magazine July 2015 Issue Preview

On the Cover Kaki King Focus on Hoarders, Collectors & G.A.S. Sufferers The Collector: Maple Byrne cares for Emmylou Harris’ guitars . . . and more than a few of his own. If Money Were No Object: readers and industry leaders discuss their dream guitars. Features and Departments Evolutionary Guitar: with the neck as a …

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 …

Strings Magazine June 2015 Issue Preview

On the Cover Lawrence Power Focus on “A Guide to Competitions” Performance Competitions: The Player’s Perspective. Performance Competitions: The Judges’ Perspective. Performance Competitions: The Audience Perspective. Features and Departments It Was 50 Years Ago Today: How the Beatles launched a string-playing revolution. Lawrence Power on the power of the viola. Prison Song: Benning Violins sponsors …

Acoustic Guitar Magazine June 2015 Issue Preview

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: …

Strings Magazine May 2015 Issue Preview

On the Cover Calidore String Quartet Special Focus: Salute to the Violin Shop In the Swing of Things: From Long Island to Louisiana, the modern-day violin shop often features a performance space that draws people together. The Art of the Repair: A photo gallery of elegant instrument repairs. The Dream Team: Remembering the Wurlitzer Violin …