Newsletter June-July 2008



The June-July edition is now online, and we're celebrating our 12 year anniversary!

According to our Warehouse Manager, artists, labels and distributors have been more diligent about keeping their products in stock. Over the past month we've averaged an 97% in-stock percentage for the almost 3100 products in our catalog. Check out the current price list and availablity status below.

G9 Price List

New Columns

June's guest columnists bring the music business, technical tips, and recording advice to the table, and cover topics on guitar technique, marketing, and goal setting. We've got thirteen fresh articles altogether - ten by returning columnists along with three new contributors. Canadian guitarist David Martone is back with another in his series entitled "Zone Recording: Major Album Deal". German Schauss returns with another technique article called "Picking Sequences, Part II". Guitarist Mike Campese is here with "Synthetic Scales". Tom Hess returns with his comprehensive column "Want To Become A Professional Musician?". Scott Allen starts a new series with "Gearing Up". Guitarist Jamie Andreas is back with her column entitled "On Memorizing, Part One". Kole returns to guide you with, "3 Ways To Get Out Of A Songwriting Rut". We welcome back Kevin Ferguson, as he contributes his thoughts on "Hazards Of Playing A Wide Variety And Mix Of Genres". Christopher Knab has written a wealth of valuable information for future label owners on "How to Write Your Own Music Marketing Plan". New contributors include Michael Shouse with "Where To Go, When Playing Fast 16th Note Runs?", Anthony Pell with "Home Recording Studio Mixing Tips" and Hungarian guitarist Jonas Tamas with a technique column, "Natural Harmonics Used In A Riff". Finally, indie marketing and promotions expert Tim Sweeney returns with "Realistic CD Sales And Goals".

Jamie Andreas

David Martone

Mike Campese

Christopher Knab

Anthony Pell

German Schauss

Scott Allen

Kevin Ferguson


Tom Hess

Jonas Tamas

Michael Shouse

Tim Sweeney

New Interviews

June updates include a new interview with guitarist Livio Lamonea.

Livio Lamonea 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 29 new instrumental guitar CDs to the site in the past two months. This brings the total number of instrumental guitar CDs available to 1945!

CDs are now online and shipping for Logic?, Ty Oliver, Freak Zoid, Sakis Zachariades, Howland/Howland, Lucas Yaksic, Alex Argento, Kole, Paul Gilbert, Mike DiBari Trio, Alex Ehrsam, Steve Hunter, Serj, Neil Haverstick, Zeroesque, Steve Stevens, Stef Burns, Cosmics, Avatar, Guy Lee, Citriniti Feat. Fabrizio Leo, The Dream Of The Electric Guitars, Leonid, Dean Cascione, Stefan Rosqvist Band, Daddo, Rob Johnson and Bill Palmer.

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 1945 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 Stanley Jordan, Allan Holdsworth and Autour Du Blues/Larry Carlton among others.

DVD SoundCheck

Guitar Instruction

Browse over 260 titles in the area of guitar instruction, including a number of the newest Lick Library DVD titles such as their Quick Licks series, Pure Theory series, the Gear Guides series, and the Metal Edge series, taught by Andy James, Danny Gill and Michael Casswell. Also instructional titles by George Lynch, Robben Ford and Warren Haynes have recently been added.

Instructional SoundCheck

Guitar Music 9 Latest Additions

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

Jeff Scheetz Band - Hard Rock/Blues

Dweezil Zappa - Hard Rock

Southern Gentlemen - Blues/Rock

Jennifer Batten - Hard Rock/Shred

Eric Gales - Blues/Rock

Saddleback Shark - Heavy Metal

Michael Schenker - Hard Rock

George Lynch - Hard Rock

There are now 566 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 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