Newsletter June-July 2012



The June-July edition is now online!

Please note, Sunday, June 10, 2012 will be the final day for CD and DVD sales through Guitar Nine. Please plan your final orders accordingly. Thank you for all your support for physical CD and DVD sales over the past 16 years!

Now, over 1100 instrumental guitarists, guitar-oriented guitarists and guitar-heavy bands are selling downloads through Apple's iTunes site. Every click-through supports the work done on this site!

iTunes Downloads

Old-school? The last remaining CDs: you have 10 days!

CD Releases

Note from Guitar Nine's Dan McAvinchey, "I've been meeting people and forming relationships for over 40 years. Networking tools such as LinkedIn have only been around for a fraction of that time. If we know each other, or we've had a relationship going for a long time as a musician, customer or fan of the site (or should have a new one), let's establish a connection, and a build a bridge to the future."

LinkedIn: Dan McAvinchey

New Columns

This edition's guest columnists offer scale ideas, guitar adjustment tips and ideas for improving your practice sessions directly to your web browser. We've got eight fresh columns altogether - all written by returning columnists.

Mike Campese completes his series with his new technique column entitled "Sweeping Arpeggio Shapes Wrapup". Tom Hess returns with "How To Record Your Guitar Playing". Neal Nagaoka is back with your amazing guitar videos in "Neal's Terrifying Young Guns: 8th Edition". Guitarist Jamie Andreas returns after a break with her article "Practicing One Thing Is Practicing Everything". Marketing expert Christopher Knab returns with "Adapt... Or Don't". Guitarist Michael Knight continues his scales series with "Exotic Scales: Diminished Scale". Tim Sweeney offers more social networking advice with "Live Show Facebook Strategy". Finally, Rick Mariner has contributed "How To Straighten A Guitar Neck With An Adjustable Truss Rod".

Mike Campese

Tom Hess

Jamie Andreas

Michael Knight

Rick Mariner

Tim Sweeney

Christopher Knab

Neal Nagaoka

New Interviews

The June update includes a new interview with Italian guitar player Gianni "Jana" Rojatti.

Gianni "Jana" Rojatti

The Rediscovered

We shine our spotlight on 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

Instrumental Guitar CDs

The lastest CDs added - final opportunity to purchase.

Latest Releases
Listening Room

All CDs are limited quantity and won't be restocked. To order any of the 218 discs remaining:

All Pricing and Products


Ordering Information

For general ordering information/checkout, visit:

Ordering Information

The Home Studio Registry

For 16 years we've offered a free listing on the Home Studio Registry. Join the Registry to meet and hook up with other Home Studio owners like yourself to discuss gear, techniques, maintenance or production.

Home Studio Registry

In Conclusion

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