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BMG stands for Banjo, Mandolin and Guitar. It was a movement and became a series of separate clubs in England, America and elsewhere - often one in each town. At some point it became a number of federations. It is dedicated to promote the performance and education of banjo, mandolin and guitar.

The magazine was a fine source of material and historical information and was first published in 1903. It changed its name to simply 'The Guitarist' in 1976. The first editor was Clifford Essex, followed by Emile Grimshaw in 1913, then Bert Bassett, A P Sharpe and James McNaughton.

The British BMG Federation