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.

Current Volume: Volume 7 (2021)

Front Matter

From the Editor

By Invitation



Guitar Thinking
Jonathan De Souza

Translation Series

From the Soundboard Archive

Media Reviews


Ars Longa (Kenny)
Jocelyn Nelson

The Guitarist by Almeida Júnior, showing a guitarist sitting in a window frame. Just in front of the window, looking up at the guitarist, a woman is talking or singing.