"The GFA has long been the most comprehensive US-based source of information on the guitar community's news, its teaching institutions, recordings, scholars, as well as its brightest talents. I cannot imagine either an aficianado or aspiring guitarist being fully informed without the aid of their GFA membership."
-Jason Vieaux, 
Cleveland, Ohio
At the national level, Sacramento Guitar Society recommends the Guitar Foundation of America (GFA), a non-profit 501(c)(3) educational and literary organization. To join the GFA or learn more, click into their website.

"The GFA has a long history of wonderful work promoting the guitar in all its facets. I am proud to be a member and I feel that all serious guitar lovers will enjoy great benefits from their membership. Go ahead, join now!"
-David Russell, Vivo, Spain

Sacramento Guitar Society Annual Memberships Summary

Full Time Students  $20 - includes SGS thank you gift, concert discounts & email notifications
General Member  $40 - includes SGS thank you gift, concert discounts & email notifications
Performers/Teachers $40 - includes SGS thank you gift, concert discounts & email notifications and other benefits. We list ALL teachers of guitar in the region on our Teacher Directory.

Donor Members
Patron  $100+   includes ABOVE plus listing in concert programs
Sponsor  $300+   includes ABOVE plus Sponsor School Outreach Program with recognition
Benefactor $500+   includes ABOVE plus Assisted Living Center Performances, recognition and two reserved premium seats at a concert
Maestro  $1000+  includes ABOVE plus Premium Seating for 4 at a concert or two reserved Premium Seats at two concerts.

ALL MEMBERS receive half-off special DYNAMITE GUITARS in San Francisco with their member code. (Code delivered by SGS email.)

General Member  $40.00
The "General" category is open to anyone who has an interest in and/or desire to learn about the classic and related guitar, i.e. flamenco, fingerstyle acoustic, harp guitar, etc. General and Student Members are given the opportunity to obtain instruction from member teachers at a discounted rate (a free or discounted lesson after a member has taken five lessons from member teachers.) General Members are also entitled to retailer discounts.
Includes complimentary SGS Touchscreen Stylus Pen in box from Myron.com.

Performing/Teacher Member  $40.00
Limited to those whose income is mainly derived from the performing and/or teaching of classical and related guitar. SGS Performers and Teachers are given recognition in the Society communications, web site, and other public awareness activities.  Includes complimentary SGS Touchscreen Stylus Pen in box from Myron.com.

Student Member $20.00
Students include anyone of K-12 age (without the need of evidence) and those enrolled in higher education (with evidence of such enrollment  at no less than one-half time student status).  The dues are 1/2 that of General Members. Student Members receive the same benefits as General Members. Includes complimentary SGS Touchscreen Stylus Pen in box from Myron.com

Honorary Member - No Fee
This is a special category to recognize someone who has given outstanding effort and demonstrated special talent as a teacher and/or performer.  Individuals who are so recognized should be a resident of the geographic area served by the Society and need not be a Member of the Society.  Where possible, such individuals should be given recognition when becoming an Honorary Member at a performance or other appropriate event.  There are no dues associated with becoming an Honorary Member. The award must be approved by a majority of the SGS Board. Once awarded, the individual retains the membership. 

Life Member - No Fee
A Life Membership may be awarded after a Member has maintained continuous membership in the Society for ten years and has made considerable contribution to the SGS through volunteering or other means.  Such an award must be approved by a majority of the SGS Board. On becoming a Life Member, the individual no longer pays dues.

Retail Member - No Fee
Retail Memberships are for those establishments that sell classic guitars and related equipment and materials.  Such establishments will be given prominent advertisement type displays in Society publications, other materials that have general distribution, and the Society web site.  Dues may be forgiven in lieu of discounts given members. Includes complimentary SGS Touchscreen Stylus Pen in box from Myron.com

Free Classified Ads
For all Members except retailers, we offer FREE classified ads on our website FOR SALE page, limited to guitars and cases.

"Northridge Music is happy to support the Sacramento Guitar Society. We really believe and support what you guys are doing - whatever we can do to help your members and their students, we're here for that."
Chris Teresi, President and General Manager

More Retail Members:

The Strum Shop
Goyette Guitar Center
Kline Music Center
The Nicholson Music Company
Dimple Records
Student Member $20.00
General Member $40.00
Performer/Teacher Member $40.00
All nonprofits like ours need support, and you can make a local impact with your membership, additional donation, or both. We invite you to look over our Membership categories below and choose what fits. 

Questions? For further details write to Janice Kuykendall, Membership Chair.
Either use our PayPal account button, sign up at a Sacramento Guitar Society Event or send a physical check for the appropriate amount, payable to "Sacramento Guitar Society" at this address:
SGS c/o
Janice Kuykendall, 11 Spray Ct., Sacramento, CA 95831
(Memo Note - TAX ID #59-3777305) 

The Sacramento Guitar Society is recognized by the IRS as a non-profit charitable organization, and as such, contributions to the Sacramento Guitar Society are federal tax deductible under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. We are also a California non-profit corporation and are exempt from California franchise or income tax as determined by the State of California Franchise Tax Board. The laws regarding tax deductible donations are very specific, so always check with a qualified tax accountant regarding your planned giving.

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Membership has advantages!
Save 50% on Omni Concerts "Dynamite Guitars" in San Francisco, and 10% on SGS and certain other guitar-centered Harris Center Concerts with your SGS Membership. Take advantage of the savings and also enjoy our complimentary SGS Stylus Pen for new members, plus free listing in the For Sale page. SGS is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit charity, TAX ID  #59-3777305.
Above all, your membership supports the music programs that make Sacramento a better place to live and thrive. 
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