EXPIRED—Flash Sale! All Back Issues 60% Off January 26 2017

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It's a summer sale-bration! Starting Friday May 13th and running until Friday May 20th, we will be offering all of our magazine back issues for 60% off. That means you get each issue, normally priced at $9.99, for $3.99! Flesh out your collection, delve into all of the fascinating histories of classical guitar culture, or learn about the players you didn't know about; whatever the reason, now is the time to grab the magazines you keep meaning to and stock up for summer vacation.

Use the code CGFLASH1 upon check out and receive the discount on your order.


EXPIRED—Back Issue Blow-Out! January 26 2017

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It's a holiday sale-bration! In honor of this season of giving, we will be offering all of our magazine back issues for 60% off! Flesh out that collection, delve into all of the fascinating histories and stories of talented players, makers, and culture shakers, or pile up all of the valuable tips and lessons from the pros; whatever the reason, now is the time to grab the magazines you keep meaning to and stock up for all of that hunkering down for winter. 

Use coupon code CGBIBO16 upon checkout to claim your discount!

Offer valid until 1/2/2017 at midnight PST, or while supplies last. Standard shipping & handling rates apply.



Summer Issue of 'Classical Guitar' Now Available June 03 2015

In our latest issue of Classical Guitar we continue to explore the fascinating world of the classical guitar. The Summer 2015 issue is full of fantastic guitar players, luthiers, composers, instruments, history, playing tips, reviews, and so much more.

Here's what the Summer 2015 issue has in store for you:

  • 2015 Grammy Award-winning guitarist Jason Vieaux talks about his recent CD with harpist Yolanda Kondonassis, and about today’s guitar students.
  • A Special Focus includes articles on three contemporary luthiers—Gioachino Giussani of Italy, Pete Beer of the UK, and the Pimentel family of the USA.
  • Classical Guitar magazine’s founder Maurice Summerfield reflects on his life in music
  • The St. Louis Classical Guitar Society's devotion to guitar education
  • A nice chunk of this issue is devoted to Jaoquin Rodrigo. In his regular “Momentito” column, Graham Wade, author of the definitive English-language biography of Rodrigo, shares some of his deep knowledge about how 

    Concierto de Aranjuez came to be. Our editor, Blair Jackson speaks with contemporary guitarists David Russell, Xuefei Yang, and Miloš Karadalgic about Aranjuez. Then, a real treat, as our Rodrigo section is topped off by a warm reminiscence from the great guitarist/composer Angel Romero about their close friendship.

PLUS: An interview with Christopher Parkening about his long career and the International Guitar Competition that bears his name; the rise of female flamenco guitarists; Córdoba’s new F7 Paco guitar; reviews of classical guitar CDs, sheet music, and live performances; five wrist and hand stretches for guitarists; new products; and more.


New Issue of Classical Guitar Published! February 18 2015

While the Spring 2015 issue of Classical Guitar is the 377th to date, it is Stringletter’s first. We are thrilled to be publishing Classical Guitar now, and our first issue reflects our passion for not only the magazine, but also the instruments (Kenny Hill Guitar Co., the baroque era chitarra battente), the guitarists (Sharon Isbin, LAGQ, Paco De Lucia, the Romeros, Ana Vidovic), the composers (Jean Marie Raymond, Nick Fletcher, Domenico Scarlatti), the scholars (San Francisco Conservatory of Music’s Guitar Program), the rich history of classical guitar (Francesco Corbetta, Frantz Casseus), and more: CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL ISSUE CONTENTS.

Active subscribers should be receiving copies in the next few days, and the Spring 2015 issue will be on the newsstands within the week. You can click here to purchase the issue now (available as either a physical magazine or PDF download).

The Spring 2015 issue debuts a refreshed design and you’ll notice a slight restructuring to departments and sections. The issue starts with news and columns; Graham Wade’s Momentito focuses on the magazine’s new home in the U.S.A., Badi Assad reports from a recent tour through Germany, Matthew Hinsley takes you behind the scene’s of Austin Classical Guitar, Tim Panting reflects on the beginnings of guitar academia, and Jason Webster explores the world of contemporary flamenco guitar maestros.

The Craft section focuses on guitars and luthiers, the Play section offers tips and advice for practicing, performing, auditioning, and more. The Reviews section is your window to recent concerts and album and sheet music releases.

In the Special Focus on Guitar Festivals & Competitions, seasoned competition veteran Guy Traviss offers advice on audition prep, Thérèse Wassily Saba talks to Tom Kerstens of the International Guitar Festival, and Paul Fowles reports from Denmark’s Aalborg International Guitar Festival.

In the features section Sharon Isbin reflects on a life devoted to classical guitar, Scott Tennant looks back on 35 years of the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet, Marc Ribot Honors his Mentor, Haitian Classical Guitarist Frantz Casseus, and the San Francisco Conservatory’s Guitar Department turns 50 (or is it 66?).

Experience all that and more with the Spring 2015 issue of Classical Guitar magazine. CLICK HERE TO BUY NOW

Need a last-minute gift for a classical guitarist? December 17 2014

Please note: This holiday offer expired in 2014.

For the rest of December, gift subscriptions to Classical Guitar magazine are on sale for 50% off! Normally priced at $30 per year, order today for just $15. Your classical guitar-loving spouse, friend, or neighbor will enjoy 4 quarterly issues of the magazine, plus access to digital editions on our website. What could be better than sharing the joy of music this holiday season?

Don't forget to download and print the free Gift Acknowledgment Card after purchase, so that you can let your gift recipient know what's coming!

Welcome to the New Classical Guitar Online Store August 25 2014

The one-stop-shop for issues of Classical Guitar magazine has arrived! Browse all available back issues and read the contents for each magazine.