Mandolin World News
Begun in 1976 by David Grisman, Todd Phillips, and Darol Anger, founding members of the ground-breaking David Grisman Quintet, Mandolin World News published 31 issues.
Each was packed to the staples with valuable information on every aspect of the mandolin and mandolin playing in all styles, all over the world.
Each issue included an interview with an important mandolin innovator or an in-depth article on a past mandolin master. Also included were columns, music and tablature, playing tips, exercises, instruction, repair and setup information, transcriptions, recording tips, vintage photos, recipes, jokes and “Jethro Speaks.” Styles covered included classical, jazz, popular, folk, country, bluegrass, swing, blues, Celtic, and much more.
Dix Bruce edited Mandolin World News from 1978 through 1984. The magazine was published for one year by John Stiernberg. It ceased publication thereafter.
Note: As of mid-April, 2020, much of the USA and the world remain under “Shelter-in-Place” conditions. We’ve been able to order and receive products from most suppliers but our printer is closed for the duration. Given that our stock of Mandolin World News back issues is very limited we may run out of certain issues. When that happens we’ll update the postings below as soon as possible to reflect what is unavailable. Of course we’ll send what we have available and send you the rest when it’s back in stock. If you’d like you can email us before you order to check availability. E-mail: Contact@musixnow.com
Order All 31 Issues
Special 10% Discount on all 31 Back Issues of Mandolin World News: $115.87 plus $5.00 for Media Mail (ten days to two weeks or longer); $15.00 for the faster Priority Mail (two to three business days).
Orders outside the USA: Please contact us by email regarding shipping fees for full sets. The US Postal Service currently offers only Priority Mail International (no First Class or Surface service) on this five pound package and it can be quite expensive depending upon where you live. E-mail: Contact@musixnow.com
Order Individual Issues
All back issues of Mandolin World News are currently available, though many are in very short supply. Most are officially out of print but available as photo copies. Prices vary according to issue size. Special discount when you buy all 31. Get ’em while we still got ’em! Click on the issue number below the cover to see the table of contents and the inside front cover of each individual issue. Please note: This is the information included at the time of original publication. Addresses and price are not current.
Each volume shown below contains four individual issues except Volume VII which has only three issues; there is no volume VIII. The name or subject under the issue number details only the main or cover story for each issue. All issues are loaded with other articles, columns, music, interviews, transcriptions, discographies and valuable information.
Issues are priced differently, between $3.75 and $4.75. Click Add to Cart button to see price.