Pete Prown

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Pete Prown (born 1963) is an American writer and magazine editor, painter, guitarist, and music journalist. He has worked as the editor-in-chief of Guitar Shop magazine and music editor for Vintage Guitar. His writing has also appeared in publications such as Guitar Player and Guitar for the Practicing Musician, among dozens of other magazines.


Paintings. Samples of Pete Prown's acclaimed artwork can be found on his website.
Recordings. Beginning in 2006, released a series of indie CDs showcasing his noted guitar work and receiving strong reviews:

Music Journalism. From 1993 to 1998 Prown was the editor in chief of the international magazine Guitar Shop,[2] followed by his role as a Music Editor at Vintage Guitar magazine.[3] He is also the author of several rock-music reference and guitar-instructional books and CDs, such as:

  • Modal Riffs for Rock Guitar (1995)
  • Legends of Rock Guitar (co-written with HP Newquist, 1997)
  • Gear Secrets of the Guitar Legends (co-written with Lisa Sharken, 2003)
  • Shred! The Ultimate Guide to Warp-Speed Guitar (co-written with Rich Maloof, 2006)
  • Ultimate Heavy Metal Guitars (Quarto Motorbooks, 2023)

Prown has written for Guitar Player, Guitar One, Guitar for the Practicing Musician, Car Stereo Review, Musician's Planet, InTune Monthly, Music Alive, Philadelphia Magazine, as well as many others.

Fiction Books. Among other projects, Prown writes fantasy fiction, publishing the following via

Other Publishing From 1998 to 2013, Pete Prown was also editor of the gardening magazine Green Scene for the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, based in Philadelphia. He's also edited several books (such as Jane Godshalk's Flower Arranging Secrets), and is an accomplished photographer and communicator.


  1. ^ "Oval Planet release "Trench Poems"". 29 October 2019.
  2. ^ Margaret Talev (Jan 28, 1996). "Play it again, Dean Company hopes to strike chord with custom guitars". Tampa Tribune. p. East Hillsborough-1.
  3. ^ About VG: Meet the Writers Archived 2010-10-01 at the Wayback Machine. Vintage Guitar.