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Gary McNaughton commented on bottleneck_blues's group Delta Blues
"Hi Michael! Hope you enyoy your new resonator and you have a great new friend and have many year's of happy playing together! Kind Regards Gary :-) Ps; is it a single cone Resonstor?"
9 minutes ago
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1 hour ago
Alan Cargile replied to Elton Bloye's discussion Coated vs Non-coated in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"LOL!!!  You all crack me up sometimes! Stephen you could write a jingle for the company...;-)"
1 hour ago
Antonio Cotichini posted a blog post

So long John...

I first met John Renbourn in 1990. He was playing some gigs with Bert Jansch and Danny Thompson in the north of Italy. We had some talking at the end of the performance about his Franklin OM that I liked a lot. He was a very kind and friendly person. Since then I met him in another couple of occasions, always spending a few minutes talking about guitars. The last time was in 2007 and I remember him laughing when I told him I didn't like his last guitar, a Bown. I hope he'll meet Bert in heaven…See More
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Saul Kuciauskas updated their profile
4 hours ago
Martin van Dooremalen replied to Martin van Dooremalen's discussion How did you become involved in your worship role and/or how long have you been doing it? in the group Worship Leaders
"Thanks for joining in and sharing your experience Jeremy. I admit that I struggle to have a worshipful heart at all times so thanks for that reminder. I think it's much easier to have that heart of worship in a corporate or congregational…"
6 hours ago
jeff skinner posted a photo
6 hours ago
Jeremy Richmann added a discussion to the group Frets Repair

Classical Guitar in need of a new neck angle.

I work for a local instrument repair shop in Omaha and I recently checked in a classical guitar that had a very high action and as a result the saddle was pretty much none existent. So short of dismantling the whole guitar and changing the angle where the neck meets the body I elected to remove the frets and plan down the fingerboard and put new frets in. I was wondering if any of you fine individuls here have come a crossed anything like thing before. If so how to you go about solving the…See More
7 hours ago
Jeremy Richmann replied to Martin van Dooremalen's discussion How did you become involved in your worship role and/or how long have you been doing it? in the group Worship Leaders
"I started playing bass in my churches worship band when I was 16. I grew really comfortable in that role and did that for 17 years. But then I new that I needed to step out and challenge myself. I had been playing guitar sense I was in my early…"
8 hours ago
Stephen Leigh replied to Elton Bloye's discussion Coated vs Non-coated in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
""When fingers go black, open a new pack!"  :-)"
8 hours ago
Manuel Nunez posted a blog post

New Alhambra Crossover CS-LR CW guitar review

 Alhambra guitars have introduced a few new models for 2015 under the common denomination of "S Series". One of these newborn Alhambra guitars is the Alhambra CS-LR…See More
9 hours ago
Neil joined Terry Angelli's group


Passing along songs, playing tips and tricks to those who are just starting or want to learn some classic tunesSee More
11 hours ago
Neil joined Tom Teates's group

Acoustic Guitar Music, Chords and Lyrics

For anyone looking to find chords and / or lyrics to some well known songs, especially rock music from the 5os and 60s.  There are also a number of miscellaneous songs, i.e, folk and Christmas music selections.See More
11 hours ago
Martin van Dooremalen commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Greg, you've said you're a dread guy, as am I, so I'm curious as to what it is you're finding taking the most adjustment to get used to:? 1) The size of folk vs. dread 2) The perceived neck difference 3)…"
michael schwartz commented on John Wilson's group 12-String Guitar
"Have FUN shopping, Joe!! I'm the 2nd owner of most of my guitars."
Joe Allen commented on John Wilson's group 12-String Guitar
"I have a D-1 I took in on trade and I do love that one and it is not even one of the higher end Martins. That has me looking for a good used one. I live in Ohio and there are some shows coming up and I am taking the motorhome through Nashville to…"
Robert Williamson replied to Elton Bloye's discussion Coated vs Non-coated in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"When i first tried coated (EXP) i felt they sounded less bright than uncoated.  But since i switched to Elixer, that feeling went away."
Terry Angelli replied to Elton Bloye's discussion Coated vs Non-coated in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Thanks for the in depth info! I will definitely have to try them!"
Derick Chatfield replied to Elton Bloye's discussion Coated vs Non-coated in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Good point there Stephen. The manufacturers could put a message on the packaging "When fingers go black change strings"."
Alan Cargile replied to Elton Bloye's discussion Coated vs Non-coated in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Very good review, Stephen. I agree with you 100%. I don't use anything else now."





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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 — 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). …


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

Connect with guitarists here at the Acoustic Guitar Community!

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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Email problems? 3 Replies

Anyone else have problems getting notices when people post reply's etc. here? For some reason a with few of the groups I belong to I never receive them even though I have NOT checked the "do not…Continue

Started by Terry Angelli in Gear. Last reply by Margaret Galbraith yesterday.

New Video! (Percussive Guitar/Fingerstyle)

Hello! Check out my new recording and let me know what you think! :) It would mean a lot if you subscribed to my youtube channel or shared my video. …Continue

Started by Stewart Youngblutt in Playing Guitar on Sunday.

hello everyone, new to the forum. 10 Replies

I've been playing poorly for about 40 years now but what the hell I love it anyway. I own a Gibson dobro, Ibanez aes, Ibanez AEG, Mitchell MX 420 (my favorite), Gitano acoustic, Gitano acoustic Bass,…Continue

Started by eddie arndt in Uncategorized. Last reply by eddie arndt on Saturday.

Finger Style/Percussive Acoustic Guitar 4 Replies

Hello from Australia! I'm new to the forum and wanting to say hello and share some of my videos. I'm a finger style acoustic guitarist and have been experimenting with percussive elements inspired by…Continue

Tags: Antoine, Dufour, ackee, andy, guitar

Started by Stewart Youngblutt in Playing Guitar. Last reply by Stewart Youngblutt Mar 19.

What's the first song or 2 you learned to play on the guitar? 53 Replies

Another thread got me thinking about this and thought it would be fun to hear what songs helped others get started on guitar.  So, if you can recall that far back [ ;-p ] what was the first 1 or 2…Continue

Tags: singing, easy, chords, songs, learning

Started by Tony K. in Playing Guitar. Last reply by eddie arndt Mar 18.

What kind of/maker of pick do you like best? 8 Replies

Am thinking about a Clayton wood pick for a more natural tone.  What do y'all use?Continue

Started by Michael Shaw in Beginners. Last reply by eddie arndt Mar 18.

If you could only own ONE acoustic for the rest of your life ... 129 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 jerry Shadrick Mar 13.

PLZ Help! Girl need advices on what guitar she should buy. (Seagull, S&P) 23 Replies

Hello, It is the first time I post. I am a beginner on Guitar. I am thinking of buying a guitar and I have read a lots of materials online. I have narrowed my choice to Seagull, S&P. The guitars…Continue

Tags: Elements, Natural, Simon, Seagull, Patrick

Started by Carol in Gear. Last reply by jerry Shadrick Mar 13.

Story of One Year 16 Replies

OK, I am totally new to the guitar.  Bought my first guitar at the age of 41 (earlier this month - February, 2015).I enjoy the practice sessions I have, and try to get a minimum of 30 minutes per…Continue

Started by Matt McBride in Beginners. Last reply by Reinhard Hartmann Mar 13.

Silk/steel strings....... 7 Replies

I just bought a Fender CP100 yesterday which had been played only twice; the owner was a piano teacher, but couldn't get the hang of guitar.  Her friend in the store had changed the strings to make…Continue

Started by James Baxter Bain in Gear. Last reply by Jan Vigne Mar 9.


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