Guitar Magazine



Monthly magazine "for all guitar players". Exclusive contract with United Entertainment Media (Guitar Player etc.) Published by Rittor Music.

1983 May

Vol. 4 No. 7 Issue 35


G. P. Special: Frank Zappa interview G.P. スペシャル: フランク・ザッパ・インタヴュー
Interview by Tom Mulhern, pp 103-105

TAN Mitsugu: "This issue has an abridged translation of Tom Mulhern's interview with FZ, which originally appeared in Guitar Player (1983 February)."


1988 April

Vol. 9 No. 4 Issue 112


Interview: Frank Zappa
By Sergio Albonico (translated by Yuasa Keiko), pp 12-14

TAN Mitsugu: "This interview took place just before the start of the 1988 tour. It seems to be an exclusive article for the magazine."


1993 October

Vol. 14 No. 11 Issue 182


Can't Afford No Shoes
Music by Frank Zappa, pp 117-119

Transcribed by Maruyama Masamichi.


1994 March

Vol. 15 No. 3 Issue 187


Featured artist: Frank Zappa including:
-- Frank Zappa "I'm Different"
    Interview by Tom Mulhern (Originally appeared in Guitar Player, 1983 February, translated by Suzy Yamaoka), pp 29-35
-- Selected discography
    By Mogi Takeshi, pp 36-37
-- Shut Up 'N Play Yer Amazing Guitar
    Analysis on FZ's guitar playing
    Examples: "Florentine Pogen" and "Gee, I Like Your Pants"
    Transcriptions by Horisawa Toshiki, pp 38-40, 42
-- Comments from guitarists Steve Vai, Pat Metheny, Dweezil Zappa, Warren Cuccurullo, Larry LaLonde Jinmo, Honda Takeshi, Shimoyama Jun, Tomomori Shoichi, pp 41-42

2001 November

Vol. 22 No. 11 Issue 281


Shut Up'n Play Yer Guitar
-- FZ As A Guitarist
    By James Rotondi, from Guitar Player Oct 1995, pp 38-39, 42-43
-- Guitars (see similar article in Player Jan 1995)
    By Jun Sekino, pp 40-41
-- Effects And Amplifiers
    By James Rotondi, pp 41
-- Discography For Guitarists
  p 44
-- We Love FZ!
  pp 45-46
-- Playing Analysis
   pp 46-47

2002 February

Vol. 23 No. 2 Issue 284


Every Picture Tells A Story - Legendary Mix
pp 26-39

TAN Mitsugu: "This article is essentially a collection of photos of legendary guitarists. There are a photo of FZ (p 34) and a short explanation of his customized SG (p 39)."


2007 July

Vol. 28 No. 7 Issue 349


Frank Zappa's Late 1960's Gibson SG

By Sekino Jun (關野淳), p 45

TAN Mitsugu: "This one-page article is part of a special feature "Anthology of Legendary Guitars [伝説のギターを訪ねて]". In addition, page 182 has an announcement of the photo exhibition of Kuwamoto Masashi [桑本正士], which includes a portrait of FZ during the 1976 Japanese tour."


2008 April

Vol. 29 No. 4 Issue 358


Shut Up'n Play Zappa
-- Featured Guitarist
    By Shige, pp 18-19
-- Questionnaire Results
    17 Japanese musicians about FZ, pp 20-22
-- Best 9 Albums of Zappa
    By Shige, p 23
-- Special Interview – Frank Zappa
    By Alan Di Perna, translation Chiaki Ishikawa, from Guitar World December 2003, pp 24-27
-- Special Interview – Dweezil Zappa
    Interview: Toshiki Horizawa, interpretation Kazumi Someya, pp 28-29
-- Bonus Interview 1 – Dweezil Zappa
    Translation Tomohiro Moriya, p 30
-- Bonus Interview 2 – Mike Keneally
    Interpretation Tomohiro Moriya, p 31
-- Shut Up'n Play Yer Guitar
    By Score, pp 32-33
-- The Black Page #2
    By Score, pp 34-36

The Axis' Gear - Zappa Plays Zappa
By Dweezil Zappa, Steve Vai, Ray White, Jamie Kime, pp 204-205