Guitar World

Sound the Sounding Board alarm


It’s always with intense excitement that I greet the latest issue of Guitar World. However, as I thumbed through the pages of the December 2021 issue, my exhilarati­on soon turned to panic. Sounding Board had disappeare­d! I thought there must be an explanatio­n for this because Guitar World, the amazing publicatio­n that it is, does not make mistakes. I knew Mr. Fanelli would have the answer, so in my hyperventi­lating state I checked out the message from the editor [Woodshed]: “Sounding Board is taking a vacation this month.” Phew! As my pulse rate returned to normal, I reflected on the old phrase, “You don’t know what you’ve got until it’s gone.” Sounding Board for me is one of the most important features of Guitar World. Whilst perhaps quite a simple section, I believe it has the powerful effect of bringing readers together, and it reinforces a real sense of community. I need you to know how vital this section is. Please don’t scare me like that again!

— Craig Isherwood

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