California Guitar Archives


Since 1984 California Guitar Archives has published unusual music for classical guitarists, including the first manual on Prepared Guitar, written by the Elgart/Yates Duo. Our offerings speak for themselves; if you'd like more information please contact us.

Most of our recordings may be purchased as digital downloads, whole albums or single tracks, from Bandcamp—links appear on the recording pages. We now offer PDF downloads of some of our print publications and plan to have all print publications available for digital download by the end of 2022.

Note on digital purchases: when you complete your transaction with PayPal, you should receive a download link immediately for all digital versions in your order. That link will be valid for one hour. If you do not receive the link or have any other questions, please contact us on the contact page to let us know. Digital audio purchases are currently handled through Bandcamp.

Our publications are available directly from us or through any retailers or distributors who order from us. We are happy to recommend Guitar Solo Publications at And we offer payment through PayPal, so you may use your credit card safely by buying directly from us.

Since we hate unsolicited mail, we will never sell or give your e-mail address to anyone else for any reason. Please notify us whenever your address changes or if you'd like to be removed from our list.

Wholesale orders may be e-mailed to us; standard trade rates apply, and we will invoice with shipment.

Alan Duff Berman, editor