|Company||New Bay Media|
|Based in||San Bruno, California|
Guitar Player is a popular magazine for guitarists founded in 1967 in San Jose, California USA. It contains articles, interviews, reviews and lessons of an eclectic collection of artists, genres and products. It has been in print since the late 1960s and during the 1980s, under editor Tom Wheeler, the publication was influential in the rise of the vintage guitar market. The magazine is currently edited by Michael Molenda. Guitar Player is a part of the Music Player Network.
A typical issue of Guitar Player includes in-depth artist features, extensive lessons, gear and music reviews, letters to the magazine, and various front-of-book articles.
Guitar Player TV
In May 2006 the Music Player Network partnered with TrueFire TV to launch an internet-based television station for guitarists. It provides content similar to that of the magazine such as interviews and lessons. Guitar Player TV is provided at no cost to the user because of advertising and sponsorship.
Guitar Player has a yearly competition now called Guitar Superstar, which used to be the "Guitar Hero Competition".