Guitar Pro

Application Details:

Version: 7.5
License: Demo
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Platinum
Latest Wine Version Tested: 5.13

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Test Results

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What works

Install process Ok. 

Guitar Pro 7.53.1751 Work fine.

Standard installation of Ubuntu with xfce (kernel 5.0 x86_64).
No changes have been made to the Linux audio or configuration.
Standard drivers, except for proprietary Nvidia (GPU)

Trial version with 30 days

"Buy license" link opens normally with default browser

What does not

To Uninstall:

The process continues running in the background after closing the program (I didn't restart).
I found 3 PID with "C:\Program Files (x86)\Arobas Music\Guitar Pro 7\GuitarPro7.exe"


Killed process with sudo to start the uninstall exe, after this it worked correctly. Successfully removed.

What was not tested

no sound capture was recorded in tests
No Import/Export tool are tested.

Hardware tested


  • GPU: Nvidia
  • Driver: proprietary

Additional Comments

There were CPU spikes with 6 track music (instruments), on average on an Intel i3-2120 3.3Ghz, GuitarPro7.exe consumes 40%!

The official requirements page does not mention minimum CPU generation, only "Dual-core" and 4Gb RAM (for Windows and Mac)

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 20.04 "Focal" (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jul 26 20205.13Yes Yes NoPlatinumAntonio Filgueras 
ShowLinux Mint 20 "Ulyana"Jul 17 20205.0.1Yes Yes NoPlatinumHukuToc2288 
ShowUbuntu 18.04 "Bionic" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)Apr 19 20205.6Yes Yes NoPlatinumAntonio Filgueras 
ShowUbuntu 18.04 "Bionic" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)Apr 10 20205.5Yes Yes NoPlatinumAntonio Filgueras 
ShowUbuntu 18.04 "Bionic" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)Dec 14 20194.21Yes Yes NoBronzeAntonio Filgueras 

Known Bugs

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Random crashes with certain files
by David Dobre on Tuesday October 20th 2020, 16:47
I was trying to get Guitar Pro 7.5.5 (1844) working with Wine 5.19 and Ubuntu 18.04, and I'm experiencing some random crashes with specific files. For example, for the file linked below, it crashes when I select the second or fourth track (but not if you play the first or third track). Could you confirm if you experience this issue as well? If not, it's probably something with my setup. I tried viewing the file in Windows and I didn't see anything obviously different between the tracks. There's some RSE automation going on but that's for both tracks so I don't think that's the issue. Thanks!
RE: Random crashes with certain files
by David Dobre on Tuesday October 20th 2020, 19:03
So some updates, I installed Wine 5.5 on another computer I have running 20.04, and I run into no errors. So I tried updating my 18.04 computer to 20.04 (via distribution upgrade, not fresh install) and installing Wine 5.5, and I still have the same issue. Could it be some older dependencies that were removed during the distribution upgrade process?
RE: Random crashes with certain files
by David Dobre on Tuesday October 20th 2020, 19:22
Update: so I figured out that the Wine graphics scaling was causing my crashes (when you go into winecfg, make sure that the screen resolution (under the graphics tab) is set to the default 96 dpi). I'll report back if run into more issues but for now I think its working.
RE: Random crashes with certain files
by Antonio Filgueras on Wednesday October 21st 2020, 2:54
Thank you for the detailed information.
One more quick question.
What graphic stack are you using (GPU vendor/driver)
I'm not sure if this is relevant but could help filing a bug report.

Thank you.
RE: Random crashes with certain files
by David Dobre on Wednesday October 21st 2020, 14:05
On my desktop I have a GTX 1080Ti (driver version 450.80.02) but I have reproduced this error on my laptop which only has an intel graphics chip, so I think its a broader problem.
Program shuts down when I am creating new tabs
by Brian Abbott on Monday April 6th 2020, 8:20
I am running Wine 3.0 on Ubuntu 18.04.

I downloaded and installed this program and was initially pleased. I had no problems playing back My Song Book tabs or tabs I downloaded from the internet.

However I am a giving guitar lessons to someone right now and I have noticed that this software will freeze out when I am creating a new tab. It does this quite frequently and right now I am saving work frequently to avoid losing work.

I have my reasons for using Guitar Pro over Musescore or Tuxguitar, one of those reasons being that I am familiar with it, it's more powerful and I will need it for some tasks and also because I think it creates really neat scores compared to Tuxguitar.

I need to get this working or I will buy a Mac. I wish Guitar Pro still supported Linux.
RE: Program shuts down when I am creating new tabs
by Antonio Filgueras on Friday April 10th 2020, 7:08
Hi Brian,

I've recently updated to guitar pro 7.5.4 (build 1788) using wine 5.5 in ubuntu 18.04 and it works just fine.
I've tried to create a new tab and add few bars and everything I tried works just fine.

I'd suggest you to try to install a newer version following this instructions:

As I'm writing, I'm using wine 5.5 from the devel branch.

Wine from ubuntu repos may not be up to date.
RE: Program shuts down when I am creating new tabs
by Brian Abbott on Friday April 17th 2020, 20:50
OK. When I do this will I need to first uninstall Wine programs and then reinstall them?
RE: Program shuts down when I am creating new tabs
by Antonio Filgueras on Sunday April 19th 2020, 13:01
I did not bother uninstalling application first.
You should be able to directly run the installer or try the built in updater.