Soundboard Scholar is the peer-reviewed journal of the Guitar Foundation of America. Its purpose is to publish guitar research of the highest caliber. Soundboard Scholar provides a forum for all fields of guitar scholarship, including historical research, historiography, music analysis, performance studies, and pedagogy. Especially welcome are articles that connect the guitar world with current trends in mainstream musical scholarship or that connect non-specialists to the knowledge and insights that scholarly inquiry has to offer.

See the Call for Articles for a complete description of the journal.

Recent Content


Front Matter


Editor's Letter
Jonathan Leathwood

By Invitation


The Guitar Fretboard Deep-Dive
Milton Mermikides


The Guitar and the Musical Canon (Webinar)
Stephen Goss, Kathy Acosta Zavala, Lorenzo Micheli, Michael O'Toole, and Christopher Page



Guitar Thinking
Jonathan De Souza

Translation Series

From the Soundboard Archive

In Memoriam

Print Reviews

Media Reviews


Ars Longa (Kenny)
Jocelyn Nelson