Guitar Player

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This article is about the magazine. For musicians who play guitar, see guitarist. For the Tal Farlow album, see Guitar Player (album).
Guitar Player
Editor Michael Molenda
Categories Music magazine
Frequency Monthly
Circulation 134,146[1]
First issue 1967
Company New Bay Media
Country  United States
Based in San Bruno, California
Language English
ISSN 0017-5463

Guitar Player is an American popular magazine for guitarists, founded in 1967 in San Jose, California, United States. 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.[citation needed] 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[edit]

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.[2]

Guitar Competitions[edit]

Guitar Player has a yearly competition now called "Guitar Superstar", which used to be the "Guitar Hero Competition".


  1. ^ "Guitar Player Brand Report". BPA Worldwide. December 2012. Retrieved July 4, 2013. 
  2. ^ [1][dead link]

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