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essential point of the guitar’s history (if a tribute or obituary article); [2] Once selected, an artist could not be chosen again (to give more players a chance for recognition); [3] Guitar Player Anniversary

Career

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We hope you enjoy this little jaunt down memory lane—even if you plan to sling nasties at us for forgetting a hero or two (or three). One thing is incontestable, however: GP has covered an epic multitude of incredible guitar players since 1967. g

Our first year, 1967, was not included, as, believe it or not, we didn’t put any artists on the four covers produced that year; [4] We did include 2017, as we already know the cover artists for the remaining months of this year.

Obituary or Tribute

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Other

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Lesson Conceptual

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Subject Matter

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Throughout the past 50 years, showcasing major and up-and-coming artists has been our go-to cover-design tactic. But putting the faces of famous guitar players on the cover isn’t the only way to excite readers about the magazine, and, quite frankly, that approach would get boring if we never varied the cover content. Here’s a survey of Guitar Player cover themes from our debut in 1967, right up to the issue you’re holding in your hands. Artist

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