As we celebrate our 40th year anniversary of the
Guitar Foundation of America (1973-2013), we are creating a new look for
SOUNDBOARD. Each quarterly issue will be printed in high quality four-color
process throughout (for example pages of our new design, click here).
Because SOUNDBOARD is and has been the premier journal for classical guitar
in America these many years, we will maintain our high editorial standards,
while we monitor advertising in each collectible issue to include those
advertisers of classical guitar related material. This allows content to
remain our focus while keeping each issue clutter-free and visually pleasing.
We invite you to advertise with us in our new
SOUNDBOARD! We welcome an array of advertisers dealing in classical guitar –
including music publishers, festivals/competitions, educational programs,
guitar dealers, luthiers, accessories, and more. As we experience future
advertising demand, if we are unable to place your ad in an issue, we will be
happy to place you on an advertising wait list.
Thank you for considering SOUNDBOARD for your
company's advertising as we incorporate the new changes!
See below for Advertising
Rate Options and Advertising Mechanical
View or print
the Media Kit (Rate Options / Policies & Payment /
For general inquiries/subscription information,
please contact the GFA directly.
Advertising Rate Options
You must notify
us by email of your ad selection before
the art deadline in order to reserve
(Please see MECHANICAL SPECIFICATIONS below for ad measurements
and to ensure the best ad reproduction.)
$500. Half Page Horizontal
$500. Half Page Vertical
$295. Quarter Page
$150. Eighth Page
Premium placement (as available)
$1,375. Back Cover (special size
due to mailing label - see below)
$875. Inside Covers
$875. Inside Facing Cover
Note: All prices are subject to change.
artwork deadline dates:
December 15, 2012 (Vol. 39 No. 1 releases in February, 2013)
March 15, 2013 (Vol. 39 No. 2 releases in May - Note: 2013 Convention - June 25-30)
June 14, 2013 (Vol. 39 No. 3 releases in August)
September 6, 2013 (Vol. 39 No. 4 releases in November)
Advertisers wishing to place date sensitive ads should
10% DISCOUNTS on 4x Ads | Full
Page & Half Page Ads ONLY. (4 consecutive issues – 10% off of each
4x ad runs in premium locations
may only run one year at a time.
Ad design and layout service available starting at $65.
Copywriting service available – pricing upon request.
($25 minimum) will be incurred by the advertiser for resizing ads and file
format conversion; if files must be resubmitted to provider in cases of low
image resolution or RGB color placement; and if any file is created with
software not compatible per above specs.
A cancellation fee of $25 will be incurred by the advertiser for
cancelling any ad after the submission deadline date.
Advertising Mechanical Specifications
SOUNDBOARD accepts electronic ad
files in the following two formats:
1 - Files must IMPORT into Adobe InDesign CS6 for Macintosh.
2 - High resolution PDF
FONTS MUST BE EMBEDDED or TEXT CONVERTED TO PATHS (Ad department runs
Mac OS X)
Electronic files & text files:
Submit to email@example.com
(file size 8 MB or less) | Electronic ad files may be compressed.
Electronic files may also be
transmitted through Dropbox or our FTP site. For FTP site info and to notify of
Dropbox transmission, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
• Color/B&W/GREYSCALE images MUST be Photoshop tiff or eps format.
COLOR PHOTOS AND COLORS MUST BE CMYK - NO RGB accepted.
resolution 300 DPI (Images at original size.)
NO jpegs. NO computer
• Graphics/logos: eps
format (ALL FONTS CONVERTED TO PATHS or EMBED
• Design service is available starting at $65.
• Additional charges ($25 minimum) will be incurred by the advertiser for
resizing ads and conversion, if files are resubmitted to provider in cases of
low image resolution or RGB color placement, and of any file for any ad created
with software not compatible per above specs.
• A cancellation fee of $25 will be incurred by the advertiser for
canceling any ad after the submission deadline date.
ADVERTISEMENT SIZES - finished page trim size is 8.5”w x 10.875”h
Full Page –
Full page trim size 8.5”w x 11”h
Image area size – 8”w x 10.5”h
(keep important data, art, text within this area)
Bleed size (color/image background) 9”w x 11.5”h – this allows .25” bleed on all sides
Back cover is special size due to
mailing label (includes an 8.5”w x 2”h address
area along top edge of back cover). Final size back cover
is 8.5”w x 9”h; bleed size 9”w x 9.25”h (.25” bottom,
right & left)
Half Page Horizontal (7.5”w x
Half Page Vertical (3.625”w x
Quarter Page (3.625”w x 4.5”h)
Eighth Page Card (3.625”w x 2.25”h)