America's premiere classical guitar magazine, and the official
publication of the Guitar Foundation of America. Articles feature a wide
variety of technical and musical columns, interviews, new music, and
reviews. Membership in GFA includes a subscription to Soundboard, a
Associates Insurance is pleased to offer outstanding, low-cost, all risk
insurance coverage for musical instruments at a discount* to all GFA members.
To start a policy, use the Clarion website and select GFA in the dropdown menu;
or call 1800-VIVALDI (option 3), or email email@example.com and
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Discounts with Guitar Businesses
The following businesses have special discounts available for current GFA members:
- Guitar Solo Publications (GSP)
offers a 10% discount on most purchases for GFA members. The discount applies to most of their inventory, excluding
guitars, and any products already discounted (such as strings, and
clearance materials). Just mention that your are a GFA member when you
mail your order or when you call GSP at 866-788-2255. For internet
orders, enter "GFA" with your member number in the "Institution" field
and your discount will be applied when processed by GSP.
- Guitar Salon International (GSI) offers our members 20% off all web orders up to $1500 (max $300 discount). Simply enter the coupon code GFA20 at checkout.
- Les Éditions Doberman-Yppan
offers a 10% discount on all purchases.
- Mel Bay Publications, Inc
offers our members a 30% discount! Just mention that you are a GFA
member when you call in to place your order at 1-800-8-MELBAY.
- Acoustic Guitar Magazine offers a discount on subscription rates for GFA members. Visit www.acousticguitar.com/GFA to register for your discounted subscription with your GFA membership.
- Colorado Case Company
offers our members a 15% discount on any Cavallaro, Colorado Case or
Small Dog branded products. Members taking advantage of this discount
must phone in their order to 800-990-3626; no Internet orders accepted.
When ordering simply mention you are a GFA member and ask for the
Other services and events available for members and non-members:
- Annual GFA Convention
GFA Convention provides an international venue for the exchange of new
ideas, research, products, clinics, master classes, and the finest
performances for the international guitar community.
- Regional Symposia
The GFA offers symposiums each year at different locations around the country, offering workshops and performance opportunities for guitarists of all levels. The symposiums are offered as a free benefit to GFA members.
- GFA International Concert Artist Competition
the largest and most prestigious classical guitar competition in the
world, the competition draws contestants worldwide.
- GFA International Youth Competition
in 2005, this event also draws competitors worldwide, in an effort to
encourage young guitarists in a positive and supportive environment.
- Education Initiative
GFA, as an advocate of the art of classical guitar, is taking a leading
role in improving and expanding quality pre-college guitar education.
- GFA International Guitar Archives
rare and out of print guitar music and periodicals, the GFA archive
provides scholars and students valuable resources for research and
study. The newly launched digital archive provides free pdfs of the
public domain contents of archive.