Ultimate Guitar Archive was started on October 9th, 1998 by Eugeny Naidenov (aka zappp) – a student of economic faculty of Kaliningrad State University, Russia. The first title of the site was Zappp`s Guitar Archive and it had just a handful amount of guitar tabs by 10 artists …though it was started just as a home page!
As the site grew, interest to the site from guitar enthusiasts grew as well. In 2002 we’ve registered ultimate-guitar.com domain name and slowly started to build our own database of guitar and bass tabs. Till 2003 Ultimate-Guitar.Com was nothing more than a public library of over 20,000 tabs. In 2003, we’ve significantly improved the site with a number of unique (by that period!) features, like user profiles, quite fast and accurate tabs database search and tab favorites. Since that time we’ve launched Ultimate Guitar Forum which has became one of the coolest things on the site with over 2 million overall messages posted and over 200,000 members registered!
Who we are now?
Currently, Ultimate-Guitar.Com is the fastest growing guitar community on the net — it’s the only guitar website that has gear and cd reviews, music news, guest columns, guitar and bass lessons and tabs in one place! And don’t forget about the coolest guitar community of guitarists on the planet!