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It was 27 years ago today

 

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27 years ago today the first issue of your favorite guitar mag came off the presses of a weekly newspaper in New Salem, North Dakota, a town 25 miles west of Vintage Guitar’s world headquarters in Bismarck. Publisher Alan Greenwood drove out late that Friday afternoon, after finishing up at his regular full-time job, and loaded the whole 3,000 piece print run in the trunk of his car. At 8 pages, the debut issue didn’t take up a lot of room! With no subscribers and very little advertising, that first issue (then called The Music Trader) was distributed at a handful of music stores in North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, and Iowa.

CLICK HERE to view the complete first issue of The Music Trader.

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3 Comments

  1. wallymarx
    Posted September 26, 2013 at 4:06 pm | Permalink

    Knut Koupee right on page 1

  2. warren@fabulouspoboys.com
    Posted September 26, 2013 at 4:20 pm | Permalink

    Classic. You’ve come a long way, baby. When I was Associate Publisher at The Rocket (a Seattle music magazine) I used to rent a big truck, drive from Seattle to Vancouver, BC, do the press check, wait for it to be printed, and then drive back through customs to Seattle. Publishing is SUCH a glamorous occupation.

  3. fanoboss@yahoo.com
    Posted September 27, 2013 at 12:13 am | Permalink

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!!

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