2013April 2013 – GAMA Board approves measure to allow incoming members pay their first year of dues and receive two years of membership in GAMA.
March 2013 – GAMA grants Guitars in the Classroom funds to build grant-writing capacity, to develop new curriculum, and to continue work on its new earned-income model.
February 2013 – GAMA launches new Teaching Guitar Website for classroom-guitar teachers at www.guitaredunet.org.
January 2013 – GAMA members vote in eight Board members for 2013: David Lusterman; Peter D’Addario; Brad Smith; Joe Castronovo; Skip Beltz; Russ McFee; Andy Rossi; and Bob Taylor
January 2013 – GAMA members vote to change By-Laws to have up to 11 Board Members during the GAMA Annual Meeting in Anaheim.
January 2013 – CapoSonic joins GAMA
November 2012 – Inside Track joins GAMA
October 2012 – GAMA Announces its upcoming meeting “GAMA’s Future – What’s Important to YOU?”
September 2012 – GAMA sends Glen McCarthy, a TGW Clinician, to the AARP Life @50+ Conference in New Orleans to give guitar lessons.
July 2012 – Joe Castronovo, President of Korg USA agrees to join the GAMA Board of Directors
June – August 2012 Teaching Guitar Workshops are held in Colorado Springs, CO, Richmond Hill, ON, St. John’s, Nfld, Reston, VA, Charleston, WV, St. Louis, MO, Pittsburgh, PA, Sheridan, Wyoming
May 2012 – GAMA members send $350,000 in merchandise to the Teaching Guitar Workshops
May 2012 – The NAMM Foundation awards GAMA a grant for the 2012 Teaching Guitar Workshops
April 2012 – RapcoHorizon joins GAMA
March 2012 – RKS Ventures joins GAMA
January 2012 – GAMA Meeting at NAMM, NAMM officials discuss the Lacey Act with members
June 2011 – 2011 Teaching Guitar Workshops begin in Colorado Springs, CO
May 2011 – GAMA members send $400,000 in merchandise to the Teaching Guitar Workshops
January 2011 – Paul Damiano of KMC Music elected President
2005 and before1999 – GAMA publishes its new promotional brochure. Download
1993 – GAMA publishes its Fact Sheet for promotional purposes. Download
1992 – GAMA publishes a promotional brochure listing current members and detailing programs. Download
1989 – GAMA (then the Guitar and Accessories Music Marketing Association, GAMMA) publishes a Fact Sheet promoting its International Guitar Month program. Download
1987 – GAMA launches International Guitar Month as an annual celebration of guitars and guitar products.
1982 – GAMA announces National Guitar Week promotion to the industry.
November 1973 – GAMA lays out its purposes and outlines it special projects “Guitar in the School” and reorganization of industry reports. Download
c. 1970 – GAMA (then the Guitar and Accessory Marketing Association of America) publishes its Fretted Instrument Service Manual for music dealers.