Acoustic Guitar Magazine July/August 2020 Issue Preview

Special Focus: The 1970s Lutherie Revival Dick Boak, the longtime C. F. Martin & Company employee, gives an overview of the era that saw a rise in independent guitar makers, and the beginnings of companies like Taylor, Collings, and Santa Cruz. On the Cover: Alex de Grassi Having released his first solo album in many …

Strings Magazine May/June 2020 Issue Preview

Special Focus: Contemporary Instruments & Bows Features & Departments Feature: The Rise of the Contemporary American ComposerFeature: Violinist Lara St. John Tackles the Franck and Kreutzer SonatasFeature: Top Players Offer Tips on Keeping Kids Engaged with MusicFeature: Who Was Sevcik, and Why Do We Still Use His Exercises?Special Section: Contemporary Instruments and BowsYour Instrument: Picking a Cello Endpin StopperStage & …

Ukulele Magazine Summer 2020 Issue Preview

Special Focus: Collectors Greg Olwell talks to several top ukulele collectors about how they tracked down and acquired their instruments, and also dips into the ukulele auction market. Features and Departments Uke Buddies: Bryan Tolentino, Herb Ohta Jr. and other top players talk about the joys and challenges of playing music with others.Running a Uke Workshop: …

Acoustic Guitar Magazine May/June 2020 Issue Preview

Special Focus: The Blues Revival Steve James, Rory Block, and others reflect on their formative years through the 1960s blues revival On the Cover: Reverend Gary Davis Blues guitarist and educator Ernie Hawkins gives a comprehensive overview of the stylings of Reverend Gary Davis Features, Lessons & Departments Personal Inlays: From no-frills artist names and …

Strings Magazine March/April 2020 Issue Preview

Special Focus: Summer Adventure Features & Departments Feature: The Importance of Beethoven 250Feature: Augustin Hadelich’s New Recording of Czech MusicFeature: Louis Michot and the Heart of Cajun MusicSpecial Section: Celebrating String Adventure!Your Instrument: The Story on Soundpost CracksStage & Studio: The Life of a Freelance MusicianFor the Record: Luka Sulic’s 4 SeasonsRep Prep: Popper’s Gavotte in …

Acoustic Guitar Magazine March/April 2020 Issue Preview

Special Focus: Beyond Flattops An exploration of resonator, baritone, and archtop guitars: what they are, who makes them, who plays them, and why On the Cover: How I Learned to Make Guitars Eight modern luthiers—steel- and nylon-string and archtop makers—talk about their origins and more Features and Departments Guitar Talk with Antoine Boyer, the young jazz …