The Guitar Review

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Tim522
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The Guitar Review

Post by Tim522 » Tue Jul 11, 2017 3:44 pm

I just received the 3 vol. set of The Guitar Review covering 18 issues published by The Society of the Classical Guitar.

What a wonderful piece of classic guitar history! The contents of the 18 issues cover everything from quirky guitar related jokes , articles from Segovia to Sandburg , technique , sheet music , luthiers , etc. It's a beautiful snapshot of the classical guitar from 1946-1955.

One of the best guitar related purchases i've made!!!
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Re: The Guitar Review

Post by Adrian Allan » Tue Jul 11, 2017 4:06 pm

A pity with all of these old publications that they do not make them available as PDFs to download.
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Re: The Guitar Review

Post by Kent » Tue Jul 11, 2017 4:36 pm

Adrian Allan wrote:
Tue Jul 11, 2017 4:06 pm
A pity with all of these old publications that they do not make them available as PDFs to download.
Having the printed pages just adds to the joy. Even better, try to obtain the original single issues. The advertisements are really interesting.
Manuel Velazquez guitars for $650 !!

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Re: The Guitar Review

Post by Cipher » Tue Jul 11, 2017 10:37 pm

Adrian Allan wrote:
Tue Jul 11, 2017 4:06 pm
A pity with all of these old publications that they do not make them available as PDFs to download.
With regards to the Guitar Review, they're out of business so the question is who has the rights to the old issues and then somebody would have to go scan them and convert all of them into PDF's - it's a huge job and there's probably zero profit involved.

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Re: The Guitar Review

Post by Adrian Allan » Wed Jul 12, 2017 6:28 am

Cipher wrote:
Tue Jul 11, 2017 10:37 pm
Adrian Allan wrote:
Tue Jul 11, 2017 4:06 pm
A pity with all of these old publications that they do not make them available as PDFs to download.
With regards to the Guitar Review, they're out of business so the question is who has the rights to the old issues and then somebody would have to go scan them and convert all of them into PDF's - it's a huge job and there's probably zero profit involved.
It could be a campaign where interested people like you and me all paid about £40 each and then had the rights to unlimited access. However, if it has been discontinued and nobody has the rights etc, it would be impossible to organise.
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Re: The Guitar Review

Post by guitarrista » Wed Jul 12, 2017 6:55 am

Adrian Allan wrote:
Wed Jul 12, 2017 6:28 am
Cipher wrote:
Tue Jul 11, 2017 10:37 pm
Adrian Allan wrote:
Tue Jul 11, 2017 4:06 pm
A pity with all of these old publications that they do not make them available as PDFs to download.
With regards to the Guitar Review, they're out of business so the question is who has the rights to the old issues and then somebody would have to go scan them and convert all of them into PDF's - it's a huge job and there's probably zero profit involved.
It could be a campaign where interested people like you and me all paid about £40 each and then had the rights to unlimited access. However, if it has been discontinued and nobody has the rights etc, it would be impossible to organise.
Google has already digitized it - in 2009-2010, it looks like. But how to access it - they don't provide electronic access or even preview for this magazine. IT is the bibliographic info for each edition that mentions it being digitized 2010 (or 2009).

https://books.google.ca/books?q=edition ... AJ&rview=1
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Re: The Guitar Review

Post by Cipher » Wed Jul 12, 2017 1:57 pm

guitarrista wrote:
Wed Jul 12, 2017 6:55 am
Adrian Allan wrote:
Wed Jul 12, 2017 6:28 am
Cipher wrote:
Tue Jul 11, 2017 10:37 pm


With regards to the Guitar Review, they're out of business so the question is who has the rights to the old issues and then somebody would have to go scan them and convert all of them into PDF's - it's a huge job and there's probably zero profit involved.
It could be a campaign where interested people like you and me all paid about £40 each and then had the rights to unlimited access. However, if it has been discontinued and nobody has the rights etc, it would be impossible to organise.
Google has already digitized it - in 2009-2010, it looks like. But how to access it - they don't provide electronic access or even preview for this magazine. IT is the bibliographic info for each edition that mentions it being digitized 2010 (or 2009).

https://books.google.ca/books?q=edition ... AJ&rview=1
It doesn't look like they digitized all of the contents of each Guitar Review issue, just the covers and/or a bit of the contents. And even if they did digitize everything, they wouldn't be able to offer it for access/viewing because the issues are all still under copyright.

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Re: The Guitar Review

Post by Contreras » Wed Jul 12, 2017 2:04 pm

Kent wrote:
Tue Jul 11, 2017 4:36 pm

Manuel Velazquez guitars for $650 !!
That was a fair bit of hoot sixty years ago
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Re: The Guitar Review

Post by Cipher » Wed Jul 12, 2017 4:20 pm

Contreras wrote:
Wed Jul 12, 2017 2:04 pm
Kent wrote:
Tue Jul 11, 2017 4:36 pm

Manuel Velazquez guitars for $650 !!
That was a fair bit of hoot sixty years ago
Inflation is the same across the board - a NYC subway ride cost 10 cents in 1948, now a single ride is $3.00 so a Velazquez that cost $20,000 US now has price inflated in relatively the same percentage ;)

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