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Ron Khoo replied to NCgull's discussion Walnut Excursion Mini Jumbo $220.18 right now. in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"It went down to 211.  Anyway, I may need to make an emergency trip so I cannot buy anything until I know more."
9 hours ago
Robert Williamson commented on Thom's group Ibanez Acoustic Guitars
"laminated tops don't age gracefully. the only laminated top i have is on a guitar that does not use the top, a Gretsch Boxcar resonator. I'm spoiled by my solid top/layered hardwoods Seagulls and the solid wood Artwood AVN30NT. Alvarez…"
11 hours ago
Mark Barto updated their profile
12 hours ago
Ken Wall is now a member of Acoustic Guitar Community
12 hours ago
Tony K. commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Interesting guitars Elton, but the bizarre looks and the price tags...... well, they're toys for the rich it seems.  lol.  Hard to tell how they sound compared to other guitars because all the vids of them have guys playing amazing…"
12 hours ago
Byron Hitchens updated their profile
14 hours ago
Jud Hair replied to Jud Hair's discussion Help!! What are some good "Almost Rhymes ?? in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Well, this discussion didn't create a lot of buzz initially ... but for those who did have an interest, I found this very helpful web site called: B-RHYMES.COM"
14 hours ago
Sal Pisciotta replied to ra harris's discussion Guild m120 - MINT! $399.00 w/ OHSC in the group Guild Owners
"Hey Robert, What's the best address to reach you via e-mail?  I sent a private message on here, though I'm not sure if it went through.  Let me know. Take care."
15 hours ago
Dave Fengler commented on John Wilson's group 12-String Guitar
"NICE!!!"
16 hours ago
michael schwartz commented on John Wilson's group 12-String Guitar
"I'll work with :"pretty figgin' good"..."
17 hours ago
FloridaGull commented on John Wilson's group 12-String Guitar
"No pictures?  Shame upon you... ;-) IMHO, if it has a crack, it isn't "mint"...or even "excellent"..."
18 hours ago
Marlene Hutchinson posted a blog post

Thursday Tip

What's your playing style? We all have a style, a favorite way of playing, perhaps it's even a blend of the various styles (see basic guitar style descriptions below & try this fun Guitar Style Quiz), and knowing your playing style can help with song choices and skill advancements ~ you've got guitar style, so know and own it!Play on...MarleneBasic Guitar Style DescriptionsRhythm Guitarist ~ A rhythm…See More
18 hours ago
jeff skinner commented on James Sennett's group Martin Owners
"BE  YOURSELF    EVERYONE ELSE  IS  TAKEN                "
20 hours ago
ra harris replied to ra harris's discussion Guild m120 - MINT! $399.00 w/ OHSC in the group Guild Owners
"Hi there -- I made it on!  Yes I have this guitar - let me know of any questions, etc.  Direct through email is likely the best way to reach me.  Cheers, Robert"
23 hours ago
Joe Cooper commented on Edward Sparks's group Gibson Acoustic Owners
"When I said "meant to be unplayable" I meant "I understand they are unplayable" as I have not played one myself but have heard that they are unplayable from other guitarists whose opinion I respect. Les Paul himself is reputed to…"
23 hours ago
michael schwartz updated their profile
yesterday
michael schwartz commented on Ted Hechtman's group Guitar Collectors
"Added another 12 string into the mix....yes, my Wife was very supportive in this !! It's the : Martin 000012-28H AG Arlo Guthrie     A smaller body that's as fun to play as it is too look at.   sadly, the man who sold…"
yesterday
michael schwartz commented on John Wilson's group 12-String Guitar
"Added another 12 string into the mix....yes, my Wife was very supportive in this !! It's the : Martin 000012-28H AG Arlo Guthrie     A smaller body that's as fun to play as it is too look at.   sadly, the man who sold…"
yesterday
michael schwartz commented on James Sennett's group Martin Owners
"Added another 12 string into the mix....yes, my Wife was very supportive in this !! It's the : Martin 000012-28H AG Arlo Guthrie     A smaller body that's as fun to play as it is too look at.   sadly, the man who sold…"
yesterday
Craig Cumming commented on Thom's group Ibanez Acoustic Guitars
"robert i think that the aelbt1 is a lam top - but there in nothing wrong with lam tops - a well made one will still sound good and will be much stronger and weather proof than a solid top - my best sounding guitar is a lam top"
yesterday

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New Acoustic Guitar Website!

We'd like to invite all members of the Acoustic Guitar Community to come check out the brand-new website at AcousticGuitar.com. This is a completely redesigned home for Acoustic Guitar (and you!), full of great lessons, songs to play, guitar reviews, and more. You’ll see digital editions from the last two years of Acoustic Guitar magazine (available to…

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Posted by Acoustic Guitar on March 29, 2013 at 3:30pm — 7 Comments

Return of The Banjo Killer, the final chapter. . .

Bryan Sutton and "Banjo Killer"; Medley: The Original Waltz/Old Lake. from Bourgeois Guitars on Vimeo.

The moment we've been waiting for: On Oct. 28, 2012, Bryan Sutton debuted the restored the Banjo…

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Posted by Bourgeois Guitars on October 15, 2012 at 7:43pm — 1 Comment

Day 16: The Banjo Killer slays again!

This story has a happy ending, folks, and I'll start with it. After working for three weeks to painstakingly restore Bryan Sutton's flood damaged Banjo Killer, Shin Ichikawa finally got to test drive it today! The entire shop stopped working to watch this exciting moment, after which Shin received a standing ovation (well, we were all standing anyway). …

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Posted by Bourgeois Guitars on July 13, 2012 at 9:00pm — 6 Comments

Day 15: The end is near. I can smell it.

Shin Ichikawa and I started the day by fitting and glueing the back binding. Last night's fitting of the top binding was tedious, but the tricks we learned made the fit of back binding go smothly. I am amazed at how cleanly both bindings look.  Some finish touch up will be required, but the overall appearance is more than…

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Posted by Bourgeois Guitars on July 12, 2012 at 7:00pm — 1 Comment

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The Acoustic Guitar Community is a social network created by the publishers of Acoustic Guitar. Here, you can join fellow players at all levels and of every style by creating your personal profile, sharing videos or MP3s of your playing, and uploading photos of yourself and your guitars and gear. Then post gigs, events, and concerts in the Community calendar, and start discussions in the forum. We’ll keep you up-to-date about happenings at Acoustic Guitar through the Community blog. This is your space, and you’re surrounded by like-minded guitarists. So make yourself comfortable, and welcome to the Community!

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Foot Rest or No Foot Rest

Hey everybody, we are new here and we wanted to let you know about our awesome new guitar foot rest by O'Flaherty For Guitars. Please check it out if you are interested and we are happy to be here…Continue

Tags: solid, wood, custom, ozite, black

Started by Leah Novello in Gear yesterday.

Norwwod guitar

i am trying to find info for a friend who has a Norwood Artist archtop guitar. probably made in the 30's or maybe even earlier. any help would be appreciated. thanks.i will upload photos shortly.…Continue

Started by steve murphy in Gear yesterday.

Aria Help. 5 Replies

Hello everyone just joined this site and its very enjoyable. I was wondering if anyone could help me identify my guitar as I've trawled the internet but have had no joy. I bought the guitar in…Continue

Started by Barrie in Gear. Last reply by Jan Vigne Aug 19.

Learn movable chord technique 2 Replies

<This is what I do when I learn new chords. Placing my fingers according to the chord formula, without any forcing, but lightly align my fingers 'this way my fingers will not gethurt'.I start…Continue

Started by Angela Huan Vuong in Beginners. Last reply by Angela Huan Vuong Aug 17.

The Girls 4 Replies

I realize these aren't cork-sniffer material, but *I* like 'em and I'm the one that I play for. :D…Continue

Started by Gary J. Toth in Uncategorized. Last reply by Gary J. Toth Aug 14.

Dead spot or spots on a guitar question and experience or Thoughts? 12 Replies

Ok, so I just got this new guitar.  I did not notice until the next day, playing it at home that it had a "dead spot" on it.  I've never experienced this on a guitar before.  Ok, it's not completely…Continue

Tags: single, fret, note, decay., frequency

Started by Tony K. in Gear. Last reply by Tony K. Aug 3.

About a hand made acoustic guitar (project, back and sides, scale lenght, etc.) 3 Replies

Hello,A luthier told me he could build an acoustic guitar with:- an OM “Taylor” body,- an alpine spruce top,- honduran mahogany or santos rosewood back and sides,- a honduran mahogany neck with a…Continue

Started by Thomas Picker in Gear. Last reply by Thomas Picker Jul 31.

Differences between Martin HD-28 and Standard D-28 12 Replies

I am interested in some guidance on Martin D-28.  I am looking for a new "Dread" and am interested in some guidance from those that have some experience with these two models.  I understand that the…Continue

Started by Kenneth Barber in Gear. Last reply by Omer Pineau Jul 30.

Question about calluses 9 Replies

Hi, I am having trouble keeping my calluses hard. I am a beginner but I have been playing 4-5 days a week for at least 45 minutes for the last 6 months. The few calluses I did get eventually pulled…Continue

Started by David in Beginners. Last reply by Gary J. Toth Jul 30.

why do picks turn in your hand as you play? 19 Replies

Hi im michael and last month i started playing guitar. But every few minutes i have to stop and turn my pick round again as it turns as i play. I use dunlop gel picks in light gauge and tusq A1's.…Continue

Started by michael medex in Beginners. Last reply by Gary J. Toth Jul 30.



 
 
 

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