Sunday, January 27, 2008

Guitar Magazines From the Rocking Eighties

A friend of mine from work loaned me one of his back issues of "Guitar for the Practicing Musician" from 1987. Before returning it I thought this would make for a good post. Welcome to the Rocking Eighties!

Jimi Hendrix is on the cover but he's on the cover of most guitar magazines today so that doesn't really date the issue. The hairdos of Night Ranger on the other hand is a dead giveaway that we're in the 80s!

I included some pages below that outline the hottest new gear, an example of an ad for amps (a lot like the amp ads today), and some readers choice awards.

If this piques your interest, you can find back issues for sale on the Internet. Also, Guitar World now has a viewer for back issues on their website including issue number 1 from 1980!


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