Photo Gallery: Guitar World Magazine Ads from the 1980s, Part 1

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PlankSpank

I had no idea Wayne went to Gibson after he sold out to Grover. The hairstyles make my stomach hurt lol! Aqua Net fiends

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PlankSpank

I had no idea Wayne went to Gibson after he sold out to Grover. The hairstyles make my stomach hurt lol! Aqua Net fiends

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evilleprachaun

This is awesome,I have been playing guitar since the 85 and been buying theese mags which I stillhave today!You guy's should do a "Then and Now"idea with the people in theese ads!I remember when I was younger in the 80's with my long hair and alot of the girls thought I looked like John Bonjovi,I wasnt really into Bonjovi other than a couple of his tunes,but that didnt matter to me as long as I was picking up the girls!Now I shave my head bald and have a gotee,pretty much like alot of us rockers from the 80's!Cheers

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redstrat8

GFPM -BEST GUITAR MAGAZINE EVER.THEY HAD REAL SHEET MUSIC ALONG WITH THE TABS.

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oneunder

I still have a bunch of old "Guitar World" magazines (from the 80s). I have a lot more of the "Guitar for the Practicing Musician" magazines because they offered tablature before "Guitar World" did. It's nice to look back in time and read some of the old interviews.

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krshnakrunch

Image #2
Mark St. John just days before the operation that made him, um, her Mary Sister Joan. Dood looks like a Jersey Housewife.

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ipsofacto

I think that I still have my Metal Method Guitar Lessons audio tapes stashed somewhere. They were actually quite good, but I didn't enjoy having to write out the tabs.

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GEENGADE

A young Vivian Tony MacAlpine Billy, Carvin guitars and stacks man they did it all back then. Vanilla Fudge hahahahaha Yngwie uses 008's wow that thin for a solsist. I miss my Big Hair Bato and Yngwie still have theirs.

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box of dope

ha, guitar jackets.

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LoQ

Man, I really miss the 80s.

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drolaw

More please!

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RonZabrocki

I miss the ad's in the 80's! Everything was over the top!

Kevin Williams

WHAT is that Gibson in the first ad?

riffsalot

HIDEOUS! is WHAT it is AHHH. . . but I'm pretty sure the half-sane looking guy in the middle is Wayne Charvel. . .

Crystalblues

Hideous? All the guitars back then all looked liked this.

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