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Guitar World Magazine Ads from the 1980s, Part 1

As you might've noticed, we occasionally post photo galleries that collect a particular year's Guitar World magazine covers.

We also post stories from Guitar World's past, including our final interview with Stevie Ray Vaughan from 1989 and our past interviews with Steve Vai, Frank Zappa, David Gilmour, Eddie Van Halen, Ted Nugent ... you get the idea.

But, as we dig through Guitar World issues from the late Eighties, we can't help but, well, truly enjoy some of the old ads. I don't know—maybe it's just us—but take a look at this batch of ads from two random issues from 1987, and tell us if you want to see more!

There's a lot more where these came from ...

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Damian Fanelli

Damian is editor-in-chief of Guitar World magazine. From 1998 to 2014, he was one third of Mister Neutron, an instrumental rock act that toured the universe and elsewhere and released three albums via Austin-based Deep Eddy Records. These days he performs with several New York City-area bands and can often be spotted with one of his many, many, many B-bender-equipped guitars. In past lives he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor – and he still can’t believe he got to write the liner notes for the latest SRV box set.