Classical Guitar Magazine Now Published by Stringletter


Stringletter, the California-based publisher of Acoustic Guitar, Strings, and Ukulele, has purchased Classical Guitar, the magazine of record for the international classical-guitar community since 1982, from its founding owner, Ashley Mark Publishing of Blaydon-upon-Tyne, United Kingdom.

Classical Guitar was launched by English musician and writer Maurice Summerfield, who also authored the standard biographical reference The Classical Guitar: Its Evolution, Players and Personalities Since 1800, now in its fifth edition.

Under the longtime editorial leadership of Colin Cooper, who died in 2012, the magazine became the English-language authority on all aspects of the classical guitar—its players, composers, instrument builders, and enthusiasts.


Classical Guitar’s new Editor is Jason Walsh, who also serves as managing editor of Acoustic Guitar Magazine. The long-time UK-based editorial team continues to contribute news, reviews, and features, while founder Maurice Summerfield assumes the new role of Contributing Editor.

Classical Guitar introduced this redesigned news-driven website earlier this week, and a new weekly e-newsletter debuts on Friday, October 17, along with expanded coverage of the classical-guitar world on leading social-media channels. The print magazine shifts from a monthly to a quarterly schedule in 2015 with expanded coverage of historic and contemporary lutherie along with its regular features and departments.

Current subscribers to the monthly print magazine will receive the number of issues for which they have paid. New and renewal subscriptions cost $30 per year in the United States, $35 in Canada, and $40 elsewhere.

Please use the form below to contact Classical Guitar’s new publisher, David A. Lusterman.

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