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
Editor-in-Chief, Guitar World

Damian is Editor-in-Chief of Guitar World magazine. In past lives, he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor. He's written liner notes for major-label releases, including Stevie Ray Vaughan's 'The Complete Epic Recordings Collection' (Sony Legacy) and has interviewed everyone from Yngwie Malmsteen to Kevin Bacon (with a few memorable Eric Clapton chats thrown into the mix). Damian, a former member of Brooklyn's The Gas House Gorillas, was the sole guitarist in Mister Neutron, a trio that toured the U.S. and released three albums. He now plays in two NYC-area bands.