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 …

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 …

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 …

Acoustic Guitar Magazine January/February 2020 Issue Preview

Special Focus: Top Gear of 2019 The AG editors look back on the year in gear, focusing on trends and technology.  On the Cover: Molly Tuttle The modern bluegrass guitarist and singer-songwriter Molly Tuttle gives an exclusive lesson on the techniques behind her picking prowess. Plus, a full transcription of Tuttle’s instrumental “Super Moon.” Features and Departments …

Acoustic Guitar Magazine November/December 2019 Issue Preview

Special Focus: Letters from Pete Seeger Celebrate the legendary guitarist, songwriter, arranger, song leader, author, teacher, and activist’s lasting legacy by taking a peek into his offstage life through a close-up look at his personal correspondences encouraging other musicians to make music and get involved in their communities. Features and Departments Keb’ Mo’: The modern …

Acoustic Guitar Magazine September/October 2019 Issue Preview

Special Focus: Resonator Guitars Then and Now The resonator guitar is often considered a blues instrument, but its origins and history reveal a more complex identity. In this feature, we’ll briefly chronicle the birth of the resonator guitar, portray its early exponents and players, and describe its evolution into an established member of the acoustic …