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- Publisher: Occasional Publishing Inc
- ASIN: B000BVEELE
- Average Customer Review: 8 customer reviews
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Top customer reviews
The magazine itself is a high quality publication with good photography and decent articles. Features on artists focus on their instruments and some of North America's finest luthiers and builders are given the opportunity to showcase their talents in the quarterly.
The founder and publisher, Jason Verlinde, is a great guy with lots of passion for guitars and their heritage. I was pleased to meet him at a Montreal guitar show in 2010. The magazine, and Mr. Verlinde, also show interest in other fretted instruments like mandolins and banjos. I never saw an Irish bouzouki in FJ, but I only read around half of the issues put out to date.
So while it is a good magazine, its downfall is in it being somewhat difficult to acquire. I bought several issues from Chapters here in Canada, but the location nearest my home isn't near at all and they didn't always get the magazine at its release date. So, I eventually opted for subscription which became very problematic here in Canada as the magazine more often than not arrived damaged.
The best way to acquire this magazine, in my opinion, is the iPad version. If I were ever to buy it again, this would be the way I would get it. The hard copy, if you don't live in the US, is probably not a good choice.
I love it. Even my wife read it!