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

By Invitation



Guitar Thinking
Jonathan De Souza

Translation Series

From the Soundboard Archive

In Memoriam

Print Reviews

Media Reviews


Ars Longa (Kenny)
Jocelyn Nelson




Online Event, June 26, 2022: Scholarly Track Day at the GFA Convention
Guitar Foundation of America and Jonathan Leathwood


Annual Research Prize
The Consortium for Guitar Research