Guitar Pro

Application Details:

Version: 7.5
License: Demo
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Platinum
Latest Wine Version Tested: 6.3

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Test Results

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What works

Everything that was tested:

  • GUI
  • Audio
  • Playback (RSE)
  • Edit
  • Import, export, open and save
  • Tuner

What does not


What was not tested

  • MIDI

Hardware tested


  • GPU: Nvidia
  • Driver: proprietary

Additional Comments

During update, the built in updater fails to kill main GuitarPro process.

It has to be manually killed so that the updater can install the newer version using:

killall GuitarPro7.exe

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentUbuntu 20.04 "Focal" (+ variants like Kubuntu)Feb 27 20216.3Yes Yes NoPlatinumAntonio Filgueras 
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 

Known Bugs

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by P on Thursday July 1st 2021, 12:30
So far I've encountered 2 noticeable bugs:

- When opening Guitar Pro by double clicking an associated file (with Guitar Pro closed), there are multiple error windows that say "DDE failure" and "File not found". You can ignore them and close them all, and everything seems to run fine.

- After closing Guitar Pro, the process GuitarPro7.exe stays in the background. Opening Guitar Pro again will start a new process, which won't finish either after closing, so you'll end up with multiple GuitarPro7.exe processes. You have to manually kill those processes.

These happen both in stable and staging.
Wine graphics scaling really problems
by X. Chen on Friday December 18th 2020, 13:25
Manjaro kde and wine 5.22. Many symbols disappear
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.