I am not a musician but I found something that relates to music that I can include in the list of my favorite reading materials. It was founded in 1983 in California. Their first catalog was a simple two-color flyers offering discounted guitar strings and other accessories. As of 2017, there are several locations of this around the U.S. It is regarded as the largest seller of music gear in the world. The catalog can be found in coffee tables, recording studios, and touring buses. musicians friend magazine offers musical instruments, gear, and exclusive content. It offers guitars from Fender, Gibson, and Taylor including Stratocaster, Telecaster, and Les Paul guitars. It also provides interviews with artists about the gear and techniques they used. Reviews for product rundowns that cover the music gear in different categories are also included.