Quantcast Ryan's Guitars: April 2010

Thursday, April 08, 2010

Lots o' Fun with Old '80s Guitar Magazines

Sometimes my anal retentiveness actually pays off. When I was a kid I obsessively collected all sorts of guitar and music books and magazines... and because many of the magazine publications I collected had music transcriptions inside them, I kept them instead of throwing them out. The result is a wonderful glimpse into my teenage past. My aspirations as a player, the gear I wished I had then and all my heroes' interviews and playing techniques... not to mention all that transcribed music! But perhaps my favorite part of looking at these magazines are the advertisements. I think magazine ads are a fascinating way to peer back in time to see how people spoke, dressed and behaved among other things.

So happy I kept them all these years!