Acoustic Guitar Magazine July/August 2019 Issue Preview

**This issue will receive bonus distribution at GFA and Summer NAMM** Special Focus: Slide Guitar in Many Styles Slide guitar possibilities don’t end with the blues. We shine the spotlight on musicians who play slide in different styles ranging from traditional blues to jazz to Hindustani and beyond: Ross Hammond, Debashish Bhattacharya, Harry Manx, Marisa …

Acoustic Guitar Magazine May/June 2019 Issue Preview

**This issue will receive bonus distribution at Merlefest, Sweetwater Gearfest, and Artisan Guitar Show** Special Focus: Western Swing! From Hank Thompson to Speedy West to Bob Wilis and his Texas Playboys, Whit Smith takes an insider’s look at the development of Western Swing, with an emphasis on the key originators, the gear, and the keepers …

Acoustic Guitar Magazine March/April 2019 Issue Preview

Special Focus: Recording and Marketing Yourself In this two-part special section, AG experts share strategies for getting your music out of your head and into the ears and hands of others. Includes a guide to recording yourself at a variety of price points, with attention to gear and techniques, as well a primer on self-marketing, …

Acoustic Guitar Magazine February 2019 Issue Preview

Special Focus: Mid-Priced Alt-Tonewood Guitar Roundup Regulations and sustainability issues have encouraged more players and makers to seek alternatives to guitars featuring rosewood components. With this in mind, AG editors and contributors weigh in on a variety of rosewood-free options in the $500–$1,500 (street) price range.   Features and Departments Eric Bibb discusses the instruments …

Acoustic Guitar Magazine January 2019 Issue Preview

Special Focus: Stores that Do More We kick off the new year by highlighting community-minded music retailers that go beyond simply selling instruments—shops that help unite musicians and music lovers alike while giving back to the community.   Features and Departments Paul Simon has had a creative hand in some of the most beloved songs …

Acoustic Guitar Magazine December 2018 Issue Preview

**Features Holiday Shopping Guide!** Special Focus: Hawaii and the Guitar We zero in on the history and impact of Hawaiian guitar and how it changed popular music of the 20th century while paving the way for the guitar explosion that swept the United States in the 1920s. Plus, learn how to play a Hawaiian slack-key …