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Banner advertising is probably the most effective means of advertising online today. Large, visible ads catch the viewers attention and effectively increase your marketing results. By placing an advertising banner on GUITARFOUNDATION.ORG you are encouraging visitors to your site in a cost-effective way. You are also getting name recognition alongside GFA. You may then provide information and services to visitors. GFA offers rotating ad banners throughout this website, delivering advertising to a high valued, highly targeted guitar related audience. Our new system displays ads with near equal frequency.  A click on your banner provides our viewers with a direct link to your products and services, or company web-site, while also providing brand or service name attention.


How to add a banner

If you are interested in placing your ad banner on the GFA site please read this page and complete the form on the banner submission page. Be sure you have a banner ready to submit at the time you fill out the form. You will then be added to the rotation as soon as your banner is approved and payment has been received. Please allow up to 1 week after submittal for approval before contacting GFA. After your banner has been approved, you will be contacted by GFA directly regarding payment options. For payment by mail, please make check or money order payable to GFA and send to: Guitar Foundation of America P.O. Box 2900
Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274 USA When we receive your payment we will send you an email receipt for your records.

Payment must be received before your ad will be included

in the website's banner ad rotation. Thank you.

Traffic Levels
Guitar Foundation of America's web site averages from 200,000 - 270,000 page hits per month (8,000 unique visitors). These figures increase in June and July because of our annual convention.


Payment, Billing and Pricing

Banner advertising costs $50 per month, 3 month minimum, for your banner to appear in rotation on all pages of the GFA site. All ad banners will appear equally in rotation. Your ad will run for 3 months from the date that your payment was received. Banner ads may be renewed. To renew your banner ad please contact GFA at  If at any point you would like your banner removed you MUST send us an email stating that you no longer wish to have your banner appear on the GFA web site. Banner Specifications To maintain a consistent site design and encourage fast page loads, we require all banner ads meet the following specifications:


  • Banners must be .gif or .jpg files.
  • File sizes must be kept below 20k.
  • No Animated gif banners.
  • Banner size must be 220 (w) x 110 (h) pixels.
  • GFA reserves the right to reject advertisements considered unacceptable as to wording, appearance, or for any other reason.

Rate Adjustments

GFA reserves the right to make necessary rate adjustments in its advertising schedule.

  • All rate changes will apply to the month following the rate adjustments.
  • All rate changes will not apply to pre-paid ads (pre-payment is limited to a maximum of two (2) months in advance).


GFA reserves the right to refuse any Banner Ad request, or to cancel the Banner Ad that does not fulfill the obligations set in the contract. GFA does not accept Banner Ad requests from organizations selling products or services related to pornography or that is obscene.

Acceptance of Advertising Policy
Advertising is accepted and published entirely on the consideration that the advertiser and/or agency will indemnify and save GFA harmless from and against any claims or suits based upon any aspect of subject matter of the advertisement. GFA reserves the right to reject advertisements considered unacceptable as to wording, appearance, or for any other reason.

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