World Guitar Day 2017


A 24-hour Online Celebration of the Guitar and the Global Guitar Playing Community

On Friday 6 October 2017 the global guitar playing community will come together for the first ever World Guitar Day, a special online celebration of all things electric and acoustic guitar.

World Guitar Day is an opportunity to salute the players who have shaped guitar music, to acknowledge the unique spirit of the worldwide guitar playing community and inspire future guitar stars.

Throughout World Guitar Day, guitarists will have access to exclusive interviews, live Q&As and blogs with a ‘who’s who’ of guitar celebrities – true icons of the guitar, on-hand to share their wisdom, stories and playing secrets.

Aspiring players will benefit from FREE guitar lessons to help them kick-start their own guitar playing journey. More established guitarists will have the opportunity to improve their technique, sound and song writing through expert tips and tutorials.

World Guitar Day also celebrates the positive psychological effects of playing guitar, exploring its mood-boosting powers and benefits to mental health.

There will be plenty of activity in the lead up to World Guitar Day, too; the worldwide guitar community will be called upon to vote for the Greatest Guitar Riff Ever, and invited to show off their personal guitar rigs and share their own inspiring guitar stories.

World Guitar Day will be hosted on and, in association with leading guitar, rock and heavy metal brands Guitarist, Total Guitar, Guitar Techniques, Classic Rock, Metal Hammer and TeamRock Radio.

World Guitar Day is set to be the biggest guitar event of 2017. Get involved now by spreading the word through your websites and social channels, using the official hashtag #WGD17 .

For more information or to submit a contribution, please contact Chris Barnes on