Guitars For Vets

Cause Area

  • Arts & Culture
  • Health & Medicine
  • Veterans & Military Families


P.O. Box 617Milwaukee, WI 53201 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Guitars for Vets, Inc. (G4V) is a federally registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that enhances the lives of ailing and injured military veterans by providing them with guitars and music instruction. Through self-expression and the healing power of music, it is our intent to restore the feelings of joy and purpose that can be lost after suffering trauma.


Guitars For Vets is a volunteer staffed organization with over 120 chapters in cities across the United States. Each chapter works with local VA care providers who identify and refer interested veterans who can benefit from the healing power of music. Many of our students suffer from PTSD or other traumatic injuries. Veterans enroll to receive ten free, individualized guitar instructions from volunteer guitar instructors in the community and a loaner instrument as needed . Upon completion of the instruction program they receive a free guitar with all accessories from Guitars For Vets. Graduates are invited to participate in ongoing group lessons and workshops.


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by James P. from Wenatchee, WA (May 5, 2021)
Because it’s a great idea and service to my fellow vets. I want to volunteer and start teaching vets here in Wenatchee Washington. I’m a disabled veteran and can’t work. But, I can play guitar at the teaching level. I’ve been a professional player in bands and small studio sessions for 40 years. I know a great blend of genres, from country/bluegrass to pop, rock and jazz. Please contact me if I can help teach veterans about all things guitar.

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