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Elton Bloye replied to M. Steven Smith's discussion OOPS in the group Worship Leaders
"Yeh, I listened to them too. Great work. Excellent recording quality. Did you do that all yourself Steven?  Would be cool to hear about your recording setup.   I am finding home recording to be quite involved and a time consuming process…"
2 hours ago
M. Steven Smith replied to M. Steven Smith's discussion OOPS in the group Worship Leaders
"Thanks Martin, I look forward to hearing those recordings when you get them. Be Blessed! M"
3 hours ago
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Martin van Dooremalen replied to M. Steven Smith's discussion OOPS in the group Worship Leaders
"Nice work on those songs Steven and the quality is fine. I really like "Lord, Take Control" as well. I'm not creative enough to do anything original and I've always kind of been an imitator rather than an originator - probably…"
12 hours ago
Tony K. replied to Stan's discussion SM6 question in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Totally agree.  In fact, it's my personal opinion that Seagulls (and all Godin's acoustics) are the best bang for the buck on the planet, bar none.  8-).  Just my opinion, but I dare to defy people to acquire a guitar for…"
14 hours ago
Carl Tilchen Singer/Songwriter commented on Forrest Anderson's group Bay Area Acoustic Guitarists
"I have 2 new songs for you.  I have teamed up with Gini Graham Scott, a Writer, Producer, & Director of Changemakers Productions.  Gini is a very talented lyric writer, & I was very glad to compose melodies for 2 of her…"
15 hours ago
Phil Manuel replied to Shant Sharma's discussion Structural Integrity of Acoustic Guitar
"aha, foiled by logic again! ;-)"
16 hours ago
Jan Vigne replied to Shant Sharma's discussion Structural Integrity of Acoustic Guitar
""Jan, I've not checked the fridge light in years." That implies you did at one time, Phil. "
17 hours ago
Mark Barrett replied to Mike Bishop's discussion Time for a Change in the group Martin Owners
"Sounds like we have arrived at the same point Mike, I feel the same way in regard to the nut width. I resumed playing about 2 1/2 years ago and now have 3 dreads, the MMV and D-16 are both great sounding but I've come to the conclusion I would…"
17 hours ago
Mike Bishop replied to Mike Bishop's discussion Time for a Change in the group Martin Owners
"Hi Mark, I have to say you are right. I am 62 and have not played with or in front of anyone in 40 years and probably never will. It's always just me and my cat. So I honestly had no reason to go the way I did except I WANTED A TOP NOTCH…"
19 hours ago
J. Wayne Crosby joined Sam Lyons's group

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Elton Bloye replied to M. Steven Smith's discussion OOPS in the group Worship Leaders
"Cool, thanks Steven. I have been experimenting with a condensor mic of late, and have 7 original songs I wrote - I would say that they are Christian Contemporary songs based on my experiences and my relationship with God, while trying to be true to…"
19 hours ago
paul stokes commented on Travis Steele Nevels's group Alternate Tunings
" some wonderful playing on here Seorie O'Gallowa, Love the song you dedicated to your friend, and also the song for your daughters wedding."
19 hours ago
paul stokes left a comment for Chris Banks
"Hi Chris, glad to have you on my friends list. Good to make your acquaintance n'that. Love your playing and approach to music."
20 hours ago
Susan Palmer of Lead Cat Press posted a status
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20 hours ago
paul stokes commented on Travis Steele Nevels's group Alternate Tunings
" this is lovely Chris, I had a listen a few weeks back I think and commented on the track. Its Bazzin (local slang for awesome, great, excellent, you get the picture)."
20 hours ago
paul stokes commented on Travis Steele Nevels's group Alternate Tunings
"that tuning I posted was DADFBD instead od DADFAD. Its a beautiful set up and has had me hooked for about a fortnight, haha. "
20 hours ago
Dave Fengler commented on Acoustic Pickers's group Yamaha Guitars
"No, my wife would kill me!  I already have enough projects (guitars) and not enough time to play them."
20 hours ago
FloridaGull commented on Acoustic Pickers's group Yamaha Guitars
"Did you bid on it, Dave?"
20 hours ago





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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 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…


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…


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

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). …


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…


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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Structural Integrity of Acoustic Guitar 4 Replies

Hello friends!Well, I'm getting a nice deal on an Acoustic Guitar that has Solid Spruce Top, Solid Mahagony Back, and Laminate Sides, Rosewood Fret-board, and Grover Tuners with Black Knobs. But the…Continue

Tags: Guitar Spots

Started by Shant Sharma in Gear. Last reply by Phil Manuel 16 hours ago.

What is the method of learning that is working best for you? 3 Replies

Hello all!I Have been practicing every day and learning to play guitar for the first time in my life. I am 52 years old and have always wanted to learn to play. I am very curious about the methods…Continue

Started by Scott L Ritchie in Beginners. Last reply by Scott L Ritchie on Tuesday.

Amplification? Acoustic Amp or Powered PA Speaker w/small mixer EQ and Reverb? 29 Replies

I recently posted a question about which acoustic amp should be considered (see What's the best acoustic amp for under $500?). I got a few responses, which I appreciated greatly. Thanks to those of…Continue

Tags: EQ, mixing, amps, amplification

Started by Stephen Park in Gear. Last reply by alex francese on Tuesday.

Vintage Guitar restoration 4 Replies

Hey Everybody, I have a old Martin D-18 that belonged to my Grandpa.  He purchased this brand new after he got out of the war (somwhere around 1948?).  This guitar was his one and only guitar that he…Continue

Started by Chad Clifton in Gear. Last reply by Phil Manuel on Tuesday.

Kragenbrink out of business?

Several years ago I order three Kragenbrink guitars: 6, 12, baritone.  They were due to be completed in 2010.  Lance ran into a few business bumps along the way, so things ran late.  Finally he…Continue

Started by John Bjorkman in Gear on Sunday.

useful apps for iphone? 2 Replies

just traded my old flip phone for an iphone. wondering what apps people like, especially for music - tuners, recorders, whatever is out there. totally new to the "app" world. thanks in advance!craigContinue

Started by Craig MC in Gear. Last reply by Terry Angelli on Sunday.

Open Mikes 20 Replies

The other night I attended a world famous open mike.  It was well run and most of the entertainment was good. 90% of the performers and their friends left after their “performance” leaving by the…Continue

Started by Daryl Kosinski in Uncategorized. Last reply by Mark C on Sunday.

I.D. an old archtop- Wilson? 1 Reply

So I've had this old archtop hanging on the wall in my tv room for well over 15 years. Think I paid 40 bucks for it back in the mid 90's.  Neck was falling apart, and it was spitting out frets like…Continue

Started by Ryan in Gear. Last reply by Ryan Jul 17.

If you could only own ONE acoustic for the rest of your life ... 113 Replies

What would you choose and why?  Money is no obstacle for this discussion! Remember, just one ... for the rest of your life.  Period.PS:  I know it's a hard question, LOL.  But, that's why it make an…Continue

Started by Jud Hair in Gear. Last reply by Tony K. Jul 17.

Playing at meetup events 4 Replies

I'm usually the last one to find things out, but about six months ago I joined a meetup group here in NJ, and I have to say that it has been great. A bunch of guys (every once in while a woman will…Continue

Started by Michael Fragnito in Players. Last reply by VCartier Jul 10.


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