Guitar Player is a magazine dedicated to guitarists that has been in circulation since 1967. The magazine publishes features on popular artists, lessons for both beginners and experts, and gear reviews.
Guitar Player is known well for publishing features on popular guitarists. In one recent feature Dave Mustaine, guitarist of metal band Megadeth, is interviewed about what he thinks goes into the writing of a good song. Other features and interviews explore the careers of those who have changed guitar playing forever, like Mimi Fox who is credited for expanding the capabilities of jazz guitar.
Each issue of Guitar Player contains lessons and how-to guides written by professional guitarists. One column called “You’re Playing it Wrong” corrects common misconceptions about how popular songs like Led Zeppelin’s “Rock and Roll” are played. The magazine also provides lessons for experts, publishing guides on advanced techniques like cross-picked and hybrid-picked arpeggios.
Readers of Guitar Player are treated to gear reviews each month. The magazine’s “Roundup” column compares similar types of gear, whether they are pedals or strings, to determine what works best for the needs of readers. Also published are reviews of recording equipment and amplifiers of all types.
A subscription to Guitar Player makes a great gift for anyone who plays guitar, whether they are an expert or are just starting out. On our website, you can either order a new subscription for yourself or as a gift, or you can easily renew a subscription to Guitar Player.