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Vintage Guitar always delivers the coolest, most interesting information on wonderful vintage guitars, as many honest new-gear reviews as you will see anywhere, more exclusive interviews with great and up-and-coming players, and no other guitar mag reviews more new guitar music! Add Vintage Guitar’s always-great histories on guitars, amps, and effects, guidance on guitar values, playing and repair tips, and FREE classified ads, and you get an amazing amount of useful guitar information. VG is also available in a Digital format for use on any computer or handheld device!
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Asst. Editor/Price Guide
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The History of Vintage Guitar magazine
Published since 1986, Vintage Guitar magazine has, from its first issue, focused on rare, old, beautiful guitars coveted by everyone from local pickers to rock stars, actors, authors, and others. Along the way we have added features and reviews on new gear, great interviews, the latest cool new guitar-based recordings, and much more!
Publisher Alan Greenwood started the magazine in 1986, first as a shopper called The Music Trader, aimed at music stores and musicians of all kinds. A guitar player himself, after only a few issues, he started adding guitar-related editorial content, and it quickly turned into a guitar magazine. Also, “We noticed all the ads we were getting were about old guitars,” he said. “So in 1990, we changed the name.
“We came into it at the right time, because in the late ’80s, the Japanese were buying up vintage guitars big-time,” Greenwood added. “They had all this money and the yen was strong. Then, by the early ’90s, guitars had become a hot commodity amongst the Baby Boom generation. Their sense of nostalgia combined with a strong economy made guitars suddenly very collectible.”
As America’s economy picked up steam in the early ’90s, guitar values began a dramatic rise, and VG grew in terms of audience, editorial reach, and advertiser base.
Today, VG staff consists of nine employees at its home office in Bismarck, North Dakota, and its editorial pages are filled with an an eclectic mix of articles by expert freelance writers from around the globe who cover a range of instruments and players with a vast array of musical styles. There are music reviews, gear reviews, and of course, the ever-popular “Readers Gallery.” The magazine’s advertisers include a range of guitar dealers, manufacturers (big and small!), musicians, and readers/players from around the world.
Vintage Guitar, Inc.
PO Box 7301
Bismarck, ND 58507
1-800-844-1197 (US and Canada)
Phone (701) 255-1197