Do magazines have to be throwaway affairs you forget about within a week? We don’t think so.

The Fretboard Journal is an archival-quality, quarterly publication celebrating all things guitar (and other fretted instruments). In each issue, we dig deep into the nooks and crannies of the music and gear world, interviewing both legendary players and the innovators of today. It’s been called a “guitar magazine for grown-ups.”

We strive to make each story comprehensive and well-researched; we feature only exclusive photography (and a lot of “guitar porn”). We cover acoustic and electric instruments in each issue. Ad space is limited to around 20% per issue and ads only appear in the front and back of the book. Advertising bears absolutely no influence on our editorial. We pick stories that we think you’d like to read about.

Our magazine was founded in 2005 by two guitar nuts — Michael John Simmons and Jason Verlinde. Though we could probably use a “suit” or two around the premises, our small staff is comprised entirely of musicians and music fanatics. This is our love.

Is it for everyone?  Heck no! But for those who truly enjoy music and gear of all stripes and collect the Journal, they wouldn’t have it any other way.