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Acoustic Guitar

2.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)

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Written by and for musicians. Covers a variety of musical styles and includes transcriptions from recordings and solo pieces for guitar.

Product Description

Written by and for musicians. Covers a variety of musical styles and includes transcriptions from recordings and solo pieces for guitar.

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  • Format: Magazine
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • Publisher: String Letter Publishers
  • ASIN: B00005N7OC
  • Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #680 in Magazines (See Top 100 in Magazines)
  • This magazine subscription is provided by Magazine Express, Inc.

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35 of 36 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A must for serious acoustic guitar players October 26, 2001
Subscription Term Name:1 year
If you love to pull out that acoustic and knock off a few songs when the world seems to be going crazy and your soul needs the healing energy of music, then you should read this magazine. It provides good product reviews, playing tips, and song tabs. Also helpful are tips for tuning up and maintaining your guitar so it stays in the best playing condition. Although I am not a fan of magazine ads, the ads in this magazine are cool because they provide useful information about new products and services that would otherwise be difficult to discover. The interviews with top acoustic players like James Taylor, Neil Young & Bert Jansch are also a big plus. In all honesty, I do not read every issue--I grab issues when they have something I am interested in. In sum, if you are serious about playing that Martin or Gibson sitting in the corner, then read Acoutic Guitar every now and then--you will learn something!
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31 of 33 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Alone in the field August 6, 2003
Subscription Term Name:1 year
Most guitar magazines are about mainly equipment and to a lesser extent, the thrash/metal/punk/whatever hero of the moment. "Acoustic Guitar" is different. It does talk about equipment, sure, but the primary focus has always been the music and the artists.
I have a couple years' worth of "Acoustic Guitar" on my bookshelves, unlike another popular magazine that gets read and tossed or given away. I don't save every issue, but I save a lot, as there's so much timeless information and good music to be found. In the few issues withing arm's reach I see a story on the music of "O Brother Where Are Thou?" with an arrangment of "Man of Constant Sorrow". Here's an article on Jazz Manouche and Django Reinhardt, with a tutorial written by John Jorgenson. Another issue spotlights the then-new MTV Unplugged phenomenon, and has a transcription of Clapton's unplugged "Layla".
Issues have covered contemporary singer-songwriters, Cuban "Son" music, African music, 1920s American Jazz guitarists... just about anything that can be played on a guitar. Evry issue is a surprise, and even if it doesn't have one of your favorites it'll have something you'll find interesting and useful.
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A Good Quality Acoustic Guitar Magazine November 5, 2005
Subscription Term Name:1 year
This a good magazine for someone who wants to learn to play folk or fingerstyle music. I have tried all of the other magazines and this magazine as far as content and price are above the rest. That being said, this magazine is only a good suppliment for your guitar learning. Even if you don't desire to do anything but strum an acoustic guitar, I don't think this magazine can be your one source of literature. I would recommend that this magazine be purchased along with one of the mainstream magazines such as Guitar One or Guitar World.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Magazine! January 25, 2005
Subscription Term Name:1 year
It is wonderful to see a magazine that focuses on the acoustic guitar player. So many magazines seem to zero in primarily on the electric guitarist and rock/metal artists. This magazine has a bit of everything. Interviews with musicians of various genres, music with notation and tabs, and tips on different guitar techniques. It's a great way to get to know artists whom I've never heard of before and seek out their music to listen to.

I don't subscribe to this magazine (I'm a coffee shop magazine buyer), but I do buy it frequently. I'm a new guitarist who owns two acoustic guitars.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Subscription Term Name:1 year
I've been subscribed to Acoustic Guitar Magazine since December 2003. I really enjoy every issue in its entirety. It has a variety of sections such as: Guitar and equipment reviews, artist interviews, Music CD's reviews, music to play, guitar lessons, vintage guitars and history, tips, events etc,. Advertising is always moderate. I am seriously thinking to start purchasing past issues. Good stuff !!Indeed a Great Guitar Magazine !!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fair and Balanced Review January 14, 2010
Subscription Term Name:1 year
Just to balance out the one star reviews I read here, I must say that this is a first rate publication, really outstanding, and that I've never had any problems with my subscriptions. I've been a loyal and avid reader for over six years. Give it a try. It will inspire on many levels.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars On the fence... April 7, 2010
Subscription Term Name:1 year
I am a noodler as far as guitar playing and I use to like "Play Guitar!" by this publisher until they did away with it. Anyway, I took out a subscription to these guy's mag and pretty much enjoyed it most of the time. Still missed Play Guitar! though. Man. The problem I have with this mag is there is not enough basic stuff in it for me and it is really, really expensive. Also it does have a lot of fingerpicking stuff that it seems like entire issues are dedicated to. That's not all bad though. Plus all the equipment reviews seem to be positive. I have gone to Guitar Center to checkout some of the equipment that was reviewed and in my very amateurish opinion found them to be junk which has made me lose confidence in the magazine equipment reviews. I won't re-subscribe right now simply b/c it is just too expensive for me. Oh - though - the online lessons are pretty cool. Come down on the price and I will gladly go for it again, even though I cannot use every issue to my advantage.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars acoustic guitar magazine March 31, 2007
Subscription Term Name:1 year
I have been buying this mag since its inception, I have saved many of the issues because the info has been extremely helpful for my guitar playing and being able to read about the pros that i listen to , how they write, play,what they use for equipment has been intertaining and informative. they have recently made changes in format and writing mostly for the better.I espeally apreceate their having more on song writing. as far as i'm concerned this is the best guitar mag out there and i'm a guitar magazine junky enjoy. John M. Eadie
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars Do not subscribe to the electronic version
This magazine contains valuable and interesting content. In fact, that's what led me to spend the money for a subscription to the electronic version I could read on my mini-iPad. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Nathan Harms
1.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely poor customer service
This magazine is OK, although as a teaching aide there are much, much better resources out there, particularly online. Read more
Published 7 months ago by womenhealers
2.0 out of 5 stars Subscriptions too complicated
Different levels -- please! Should be "pay one price" get everything with one internet link for all enhancements. I'd like to see more learning material and less selling. Read more
Published 17 months ago by KC
1.0 out of 5 stars Questionable integrity
I accepted their offer for 3 free magazines (the tear off from inside the mag) and an automatic subscription afterward unless I cancelled. Read more
Published 18 months ago by Ioannis C. Tzamouranis
2.0 out of 5 stars Acoustic Guitar monthly
I've been getting AG for over a year now and look forward to its arrival each month. The editors are constantly improving and tuning the mag. Read more
Published 22 months ago by Mike 1900
2.0 out of 5 stars O.K. publication hindered by slavish shilling for its advertisers
Acoustic Guitar magazine is O.K. It'll give you a few pages of musical ideas and accompanying tab to try. Read more
Published on January 10, 2012 by Joe
1.0 out of 5 stars Don't Subscribe if you live in Toronto
It you live in Canada be warned,magazine is always late by at least one issue,their customer service very unhelpful. buy it at the newsstand.
Published on November 9, 2011 by RDodd
1.0 out of 5 stars Rarely lives up to its own name ..and never to ...FRETS!
Acoustic Guitar Magazine rose from the ashes of the far superior magazine FRETS. For those of you too young to remember FRETS was an off shoot of Guitar Player Magazine and was an... Read more
Published on January 3, 2011 by Richardson
2.0 out of 5 stars Problematic Subscription Dept
The magazine is among the best out there, with articles and exercises for all levels. The subscription department however pushes the website and regardless of who I wrote my issue... Read more
Published on December 8, 2010 by Dereck Kuykendall
1.0 out of 5 stars Good publication/Crappy subscription service
Subscribed for a few years....Began sending two copies of each issue for no reason....Their distributors or indie jobbers are doing a terrible job of getting this otherwise worthy... Read more
Published on August 12, 2009 by Jahana
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