Premier Guitar

Premier Guitar is an American magazine devoted to guitarists. Founded in 2007, it is based in Marion, Iowa, and has an editorial staff composed of experienced musicians. Content includes instructional material, guitar gear reviews, and guitar news. Interviews have included guitarists such as Pete Townshend of The Who, Ron Wood of the Rolling Stones, Joe Perry of Aerosmith, Guthrie Govan, Brent Hinds and Bill Kelliher of Mastodon, and Dave Mustaine and Chris Broderick of Megadeth. The magazine is published online for free, and includes multimedia such as instructional videos and podcasts Premier Guitar was originally published under the name Musicians Hotline through 2006.

Premier Guitar
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Editor in ChiefShawn Hammond
CategoriesGuitar magazines
PublisherGearhead Communications, LLC
First issueFebruary 2007
CountryUnited States
Based inMarion, Iowa, United States


Premier Guitar was founded in February 2007. Premier Guitar is published by Gearhead Communications, LLC, a privately owned company that is headquartered in Marion, Iowa. Premier Guitar also has offices in Nashville, Minneapolis, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Peterborough, New Hampshire.


Premier Guitar's editorial staff is composed of experienced musicians, and the content consists largely of guitar and bass-related news and gear coverage, as well as instructional material. Premier Guitar has interviewed dozens of world-famous guitarists, including The Who's Pete Townshend, Ron Wood of the Rolling Stones, Aerosmith's Joe Perry, Annie Clark, Guthrie Govan, Bonnie Raitt, Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, the Black Keys' Dan Auerbach, Dave Mustaine and David Ellefson of Megadeth, Brent Hinds and Bill Kelliher of Mastodon, Bruce Cockburn, Alex Skolnick of Testament, Todd Snider[1] and experimental luthier Yuri Landman.


Premier Guitar is published in print and online on a monthly basis all around the globe.

All editions of Premier Guitar are available online for free. The digital version includes all the content of the print version, as well as added multimedia content. Premier Guitar also has applications that make it fully accessible on iPhone, iPad, and Android devices.


Premier Guitar's website provides daily news, exclusive stories, complete video lessons in all genres, and written and video gear reviews. This in addition to our free digital magazine provides 100% of the content provided in the print magazine at zero cost to the end user. Premier Guitar's YouTube channel boasts over 450k subscribers and features gear demos, artists interviews, in-studio music, and the popular Rig Rundown series.



  1. ^ "About Us". Premier Guitar. Retrieved 2011-04-05.

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