|Benefits of Membership|
SOUNDBOARD Magazine: 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 i in GFA includes a subscription to Soundboard, a quarterly publication.
SOUNDBOARD SCHOLAR Journal: the new peer-reviewed journal of the Guitar Foundation of America, launched in 2015. Its frequency is annual. The journal's General Editor, Dr. Thomas Heck, works with referees appropriate to the article(s) submitted. The goal of Soundboard Scholar is to encourage, recognize, and publish historical research of the highest caliber related to the guitar.
CLARION 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 firstname.lastname@example.org and mention that you are a GFA member. Now Clarion provides liability insurance for musicians and presenters who play festivals or concerts and In-Home Teacher/Tutor program.
*Subject to underwriting laws in each state; not all will qualify.
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 20% discount! Just mention that you are a GFA member when you call in to place your order at 1-800-8-MELBAY.
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 associated discount.
Tempo Cases offers GFA members 30% off all AnyCase GPS Devices. Visit their website at www.tempocases.com and use the coupon code GFA30 upon checkout. Tempo has partnered with top instrument insurance companies and you can receive insurance premium discounts by using Tempo products to protect your instruments.
XGuitars offers our members a 10% discount on Alhambra, Cordoba, and Kremona Guitars and also 10% on all ErgoPlay guitar supports, strings, and accessories. See high-res professional photos of the exact instrument you would be purchasing. Enter the coupon code "GFA" at the checkout screen at www.XGuitars.com to receive your 10% discount.
Crown of the Continent Guitar Festival offers a special discount to all GFA members. GFA members will receive a $200 tuition discount and a ½ hour private lesson with a member of the LA Guitar Quartet at the 2015 summer festival. For more information and to register call Sal1y Beaulieu at 1-855-855-5900.
Vintage Kohno Guitars offer a 10% discount for GFA members on the purchase of any Kohno Guitar. Visit www.vintagekohnoguitars.com and let us know you are a member.
Rosette Guitar Products is offering GFA members 15% off any order. Simply enter the discount code GFA15 at checkout.
Rubner Tuners is offering GFA members 15% off any order. Simply enter the discount code GFA15 when checking out.
Other services and events available for members and non-members: