Newsletter June-July 2010



The June-July edition is now online, and we're celebrating our 14 year anniversary!

According to recently gathered statistics, artists, labels and distributors have been more diligent about keeping their products in stock. Over the past month we've averaged an 98% in-stock percentage for the almost 2700 products in our catalog. Check out the current price list and availablity status below.

G9 Price List

New Columns

This edition's guest columnists bring technique, guitar instruction and music business expertise directly to your web browser. We've got eleven fresh articles altogether - ten by returning columnists and one written by a new contributor. Canadian guitarist David Martone is back with "Zone Recording: Wireless". Tom Hess returns with "Big Mistakes You Should Avoid When Teaching Beginning Guitar Students". Mike Campese puts out another excellent technique column based on his new CD, "Electric City Song Shred Excerpts". Kole returns with another column "3 Uncommon Practicing Ideas". Guitarist Jirakit Somame is back with the first part of his article entitled "Speed Drill Ideas, Part 1". Guitarist Guy Pople returns with his article "DIY: Record And Release Your Own Albums". Jean-Pierre Zammit also rejoins us with his tips in "Legato Exercises". Guitarist Mike O'Malley is back with more tips in, "A Minor Solo Ideas". Marketing expert Christopher Knab returns with more tough love in "Band Agreements And Why You Need One" Guitarist Scott Allen offers some great playing ideas in "Pentatonic Scales: The Not-So-Secret Weapon". Our new columnist is Oscar Ortega with "One Reason You Might Not Be THAT Good (And How To Change It)".

David Martone

Scott Allen

Mike Campese

Christopher Knab

Tom Hess

Guy Pople

Mike O'Malley


Jirakit Somame

Oscar Ortega

Jean-Pierre Zammit

New Interviews

The June update includes a new interview with Berklee faculty member and shred guitarist Joe Stump.

Joe Stump Interview

The Rediscovered

This edition we're shining the spotlight on four of the most outstanding artists from the eleven years of the Undiscovered series profiles - we're calling it, 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 12 new instrumental guitar CDs to the site in the past two months. This brings the total number of instrumental guitar CDs available to 1839!

CDs are now online and shipping for Sandro Camerin, Michael Abdow, Barry Finnerty, Gianfranco Continenza, Microbazaar, Trinity Xperiment, Jon Herington, McLaughlin Tribute, Cyril Achard, Boyman, Harry Kapeliaris, Mike Campese and the Guitar Masters.

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 1839 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


The most recently added guitar-oriented, concert DVDs recently added include titles by Carvalho & Martinho, and Lei Chen among others.

DVD SoundCheck

Guitar Instruction

Browse over 230 titles in the area of guitar instruction, including the new DVD by Magic Elf guitarist Carl Roa, the new book/CD by Tobias Hurwitz, and a number of recently added Lick Library titles by Richard Smith, Danny Gill and Andy James.

Instructional SoundCheck

Guitar Music 9 Latest Additions

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

Bruce Kulick - Hard Rock

Uli Jon Roth - Hard Rock/Neo-Classical Metal

There are now 537 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 14 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