Guitar Place was started waaaay back in 1996 as a “mom and pop” website to help smaller sheet music publishers get the word out about their artist’s songbooks.

Over 25 years later, we are still around, although we have branched out beyond just selling songbooks and sheet music.

We are now a team of seasoned guitarists and gear enthusiasts who love to collaborate and create valuable comprehensive content for guitar players at every level.



Bryan is the co-founder and chief editor of GuitarPlace.com

He is a seasoned guitar player who mostly plays acoustic…although you can find him playing his old Telecaster every now and then. He loves taking his guitar outdoors, finding inspiration while reflecting in nature.

Area of Expertise: Acoustic guitar techniques, fingerstyle playing, creating melodic arrangements

Interests: Exploring open tunings, nature-inspired compositions, sharing tips for mindful playing

Favorite Guitarists: Andy McKey, Michael Hedges, Antoine Dufour


Maya is one of the resident metalheads here at GuitarPlace.com

She grew up going to metal concerts and playing in various metal bands up and down the west coast. She loves to shred but appreciates complex rhythm patterns too.

Area of Expertise: Metal guitar techniques, alternate picking, sweep picking, metal gear

Interests: Exploring all the different subgenres of metal, guitar effects pedals

Favorite Guitarists: Dimebag Darrell, John Petrucci, Tosin Abasi


Jake is a true blues aficionado.

He has been immersed in the blues since his early teen years. He spent the early days of his career traveling through the Mississippi Delta, learning from legendary blues musicians and honing his craft. With decades of experience under his belt, 

Area of Expertise: Blues guitar techniques, slide guitar, improvisation/solos

Interests: Delta blues history, vintage guitar collecting, writing about the influence of blues in modern music

Favorite Guitarists: B.B. King, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Buddy Guy

More bios coming soon…

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