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 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 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 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 and Les Productions d'Oz offers a 10%  discount on all purchases. Simply enter coupon code: gfamember when checking out at 






 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.





 Acoustic Guitar Magazine offers a discount on subscription rates for GFA members.  Visit  to register for your discounted subscription with your  GFA membership.






 Tempo Cases offers GFA members 30% off all AnyCase GPS Devices. Visit their website  at 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 a 10% discount on 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 to receive your 10% discount.




 Classical Guitar magazine is now offering a discounted 1-year subscription for GFA members. Pay only $15.00 for one year of Classical Guitar magazine using the link here!




  Classical Guitar Shed is an online tutorial resource for classical guitarist of all levels.  Visitors find articles, videos, and a free sheet music library, as well as premium courses and a full program. Use the coupon code "GFA15" at checkout for an immediate 15% discount. For more information please visit


 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.



 Strings By Mail is now offering 15% off all software for GFA members. Their extensive offering includes Finale, Sibelius, ProTools and much more. The discount applies all plu-ins and updates as   well as initial programs and SBM can add specific offerings on request. GFA members will save on programs from recording to mastering to teaching, ear training and notation. Use code GFASW15 in check out.


 Vintage Kohno Guitars offer a 10% discount for GFA members on the purchase of  any Kohno Guitar. Visit 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 10% off any order. Simply enter the discount  code GFA10 when checking out.





  Los Angeles Guitar Academy offers a 20% discount on all purchases of classical guitar sheet music. Enter the code 'GFA-LAGA' during checkout on their website to receive an instant discount. 



 ArtistWorks Members can use JASON20 to receive 20% off on any 3, 6 or 12-month membership to Classical Guitar with Jason Vieaux at:


Other services and events available for members and non-members:

  • Annual GFA Convention
    The 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
    Considered the largest and most prestigious classical guitar competition in the world, the competition draws contestants worldwide. 
  • GFA International Youth Competition
    Started in 2005, this event also draws competitors worldwide, in an effort to encourage young guitarists in a positive and supportive environment.
  • Education Initiative
    The 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 Mobile App                                                                                                                               The GFA App is a great way to get to know the GFA guitar community throughout the year and during our annual convention and events. Just download the SocialLink (one word) app on your iPhone or Android through your app store and use your GFA website login. You'll have the international guitar community at your fingertips! 
  • GFA International Guitar Archives
    Containing 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.

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