Newsletter February-March 2008



The February-March issue is now online.

You may not have realized this, but the guitarists selling their instrumental CDs on the site are from all over the world. In addition to the many musicians from the United States, we're representing guitarists from the following countries (the number signifies the number of CDs): Germany (40), France (5), Canada (28), New Caledonia (2), Brazil (14), Netherlands (8), Italy (24), Denmark (6), Australia (33), Russia (4), England (85), Spain (30), Portugal (6), Cuba (2), India (2), Slovenia (1), Ireland (2), Hungary (10), Poland (3), South Korea (1), Finland (10), Greece (5), Trinidad (1), Sweden (13), Turkey (2), Mexico (5), Japan (4), Belgium (6), China (3), Chile (6), Haiti (1), Argentina (1), South Africa (1), Serbia (2), Austria (1), Estonia (1), Costa Rica (11), Iran (12), Switzerland (3) and Ukraine (3).

A big thanks to our newest page sponsors, Tobias Hurwitz, Curtis and Tom Hess! Read more details about the Guitar Nine Page Sponsorship program below.

Tobias Hurwitz
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New Columns

February's guest columnists bring technical tips, practical concepts, and general advice to the table, and cover topics on the music business, guitar playing, and blogging. We've got seven fresh articles altogether - six penned by returning columnists, and one first-time contributor. Canadian guitarist David Martone is back with another in his series entitled "Zone Recording: Digitruck". Zack Uidl returns with the second half of his article, called the "Guide To Becoming A Great Studio/Session Musician, Part 2". Guitarist Mike Campese is here with "Three Octave Arpeggios". Nick Kellie has got some great ideas in his article "Linking Scales With Chords". Scott Allen contributes the next article in his arpeggios series, "Touring the Arps, Part 3". Lance Trebesch shines a light on the blogesphere with his column entitled "20 Steps to Creating a Successful Blog For Your Band, Part 1". Finally, indie marketing and promotions expert Tim Sweeney returns with "Building A Community Of Fans".

David Martone

Mike Campese

Nick Kellie

Lance Trebesch

Zack Uidl

Tim Sweeney

Scott Allen

New Interviews

February updates include a new interview with guitarist Michael Knight.

Michael Knight Interview

The Rediscovered

This edition we've selected four more of the most outstanding artists from the eleven years of the Undiscovered series profiles - it's called The Rediscovered. Think of it as the best of the best of The Undiscovered artists - another chance to check in with guitar oriented musicians and bands you may have missed the first time around.

The Rediscovered

New Instrumental Guitar CDs

Guitar Nine has added another 22 new instrumental guitar CDs to the site in the past two months. This brings the total number of instrumental guitar CDs available to 1895!

CDs are now online and shipping for Theodore Ziras, Holding Pattern, Keith Andrew, Robert R. Rodrigo, Nick Kellie Band, Canvas Solaris, Morglbl, Sean Malone, Vega, Dan Sistos, Marcelo Aedo, Joel Hoekstra, Todd Grubbs, Curtis, Gerald Gradwohl, Mike Miller, The Jeff Beck Tribute, Ahmad Mansour, Be-Bop Guitars, Terri England, Linstead/Gunn and The Led Zeppelin Salute.

With the blend of the world's best Independent Artists along with our Distributed Artists Series, Guitar Nine aims to provide one-stop shopping for instrumental guitar enthusiasts.

Check out the Latest Additions/Releases and Listening Room at:

Latest Releases
Listening Room

To order any of the 1895 discs:

Price List

Ordering Information

For general ordering information/checkout, visit:

Ordering Information

Selling Your CD With Us

If you'd like more information about selling your instrumental guitar release with us:

Merchandising Program


Guitar-oriented, concert DVDs recently added include titles by Santana, Eric Clapton, Buckethead and Michael Angelo Batio, among others.

DVD SoundCheck

Guitar Instruction

Browse over 250 titles in the area of guitar instruction, including recently added DVD titles by Johnny A., Joe Pass and Allan Holdsworth.

Instructional SoundCheck

Guitar Music 9 Latest Additions

The latest and greatest additions to the Guitar Nine sister site, Guitar Music 9, include:

George Lynch - Hard Rock

Angel Of Eden - Heavy Metal

Palace Terrace - Neo-Classical Metal

Steve Riddle Band - Rock/Blues

Throne Of Serpents - Heavy Metal

There are now 552 guitar-oriented vocal titles available, with MP3 samples provided for previewing each artist.

Guitar Music 9 Main Page

Classifieds And The Home Studio Registry

For almost twelve years we've offered free classifieds and a free listing on the Home Studio Registry. Use the classifieds to sell that piece of gear that you can't find any use for, find new music or advertise yourself to potential collaborators. Join the Registry to meet and hook up with other Home Studio owners like yourself to discuss gear, techniques, maintenance or production.

Free Classifieds

Home Studio Registry

In Conclusion

As always, your comments, support and feedback are appreciated.
Dan McAvinchey
Guitar Nine