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jon rubin commented on Tony Loeser's group Peninsula Fingerstyle
"welcome in advance to the folks I just met at the *excellent* Rick Ruskin workshop at Gryphon (if you made it this far...navigating down from AG Magazine Community to this group seems impossible, hoping you just Googled 'Peninsula…"
1 hour ago
Stu Frazier commented on Tony Loeser's group Peninsula Fingerstyle
"Nice idea Tom.  You gonna write out all the parts?  :-)"
3 hours ago
Edward Sparks replied to Jack North's discussion Laminate (?) Peeling Off Headstock in the group Taylor Owners
"Sometimes, and I only know this because it happened to me during my first finish application on a build I did, if the hardware is put on and the finish hasn't had time to cure it will bubble up around where the hardware meets the finish and the…"
3 hours ago
Tom Lamson commented on Tony Loeser's group Peninsula Fingerstyle
"I started playing around with "Barbara Allen" some more. It might sound nice as an ensemble piece (Hawaiian shirts not required) https://www.dropbox.com/s/io7up2u5xmdqw2n/BarbaraAllen.mp4?dl=0 "
3 hours ago
Tom Greene posted a discussion

John Renbourn RIP

I was saddened to learn of the passing of one of my favorite guitarists, John Renbourn.He was a big influence on me personally, and many others I'm sure. He will be missed.Here's an obit: http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2015/03/27/arts/27reuters-music-renbourn.html?_r=0See More
4 hours ago
Terry Angelli replied to Jack North's discussion Laminate (?) Peeling Off Headstock in the group Taylor Owners
"Are you certain it is wood and not a plastic wrap that you might find on items? Only example I can think of right now is stainless steel which comes with an opaque plastic wrapper to protect it from scratches. "
4 hours ago
Antonio Cotichini commented on Antonio Cotichini's blog post So long John...
5 hours ago
Rob Osborn replied to Rob Osborn's discussion New to the group and to Larrivee! in the group Larrivee Lovers
"Ryan, My luthier says the guitar is responding well to the re-humidification process.  I live in SE Michigan where the winters are cold and dry and the summers are hot and humid.  Humidity issues aren't new to me and I'm sure the…"
5 hours ago
Ryan Carroll replied to Rob Osborn's discussion New to the group and to Larrivee! in the group Larrivee Lovers
"Rob, sorry about your troubles and hope they are resolved in short order. I'm looking to buy a new guitar and was considering trying a 12-string. There are some good values in the $500 to $700 range by Seagull, Taylor and Martin. Either that or…"
6 hours ago
Rob Osborn replied to Rob Osborn's discussion New to the group and to Larrivee! in the group Larrivee Lovers
"Hi Ryan, Unfortunately, my new Larrivee has been with a local luthier for a couple of weeks now.  When I received it from an online dealer located in Las Vegas, NV, it was severely dehydrated and the wood grains were popping on the sound board…"
6 hours ago
Jack North added a discussion to the group Taylor Owners
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Laminate (?) Peeling Off Headstock

I have a 415 Jumbo (2001). A year or two ago I noticed light-shaded rings around the tuning posts. These gradually got bigger, and finally I realized that they were sort like bubbles. I could pick at them with my fingernails and they would flake off. It was a layer of laminate (I'm assuming) that was separating from the wood.Can I remove all the laminate and redo it myself? What should I use? Is there any harm in not having any laminate layer?Thanks.See More
6 hours ago
Terry Angelli commented on Hoosier Picker's video
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Norwegian Wood

"Mark, I came across this again today and don't believe I ever thanked you for posting it! The fingering isn't that difficult and this song really sings on 12 string vs. my 6. Great job and thank you."
7 hours ago
Robert Williamson commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"the NE's have no consistency in the look, they are recovered/rescued  lumber for example here are 2 other Amber Trails My 1st: Ans the differences you see here are not just because of lighting. The first was almost a bleached white. and…"
8 hours ago
michael schwartz replied to Stewart Youngblutt's discussion New to the group in the group Fingerstyle players
"Welcome, and well done!!"
9 hours ago
Gary McNaughton replied to Stewart Youngblutt's discussion New to the group in the group Fingerstyle players
"Sorry Stewart I see you have included the tuning's on the video's Regards Gary:-) What string guage do you prefer for that percussive style its good."
9 hours ago
Gary McNaughton replied to Stewart Youngblutt's discussion New to the group in the group Fingerstyle players
"Hi Stewart! Great video's What tuning's are you using? Do you have a low action set up? friend. Keep up the good work. Kind Regards Gary:-)"
9 hours ago
Don Lawson added a discussion to the group UKULELE PLAYERS
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Free tools / apps / software to construct Chord boxes, Melody Lines, Scales, Tab, Musical Notation

Hello Fellow Crackers - (Crackers is a term coined by George Harrison when referring to fellow Ukulele Players)I am hoping you can assist me.  I am helping numerous friends discover and improve on their Ukulele journey. I am looking for FREE tools that will allow me to construct Chords (ability to add fingering #'s - which finger to place where), add names / notes / open strings etc to the Chord box; also tools that will allow me to construct Tab exercise lines, picking-strumming patterns,…See More
10 hours ago
John Zemler replied to Stewart Youngblutt's discussion New to the group in the group Fingerstyle players
"Hello Stewart, What a wonderful trio of videos!  I appreciate that you also included info on your guitar, mics, and tuning used.  I looked up the mics and they look pretty awesome.  Awesome mics for awesome playing! Welcome to the…"
10 hours ago
Stewart Youngblutt added a discussion to the group Fingerstyle players
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New to the group

Hello! I'm new to the fingerstyle players group and wanted to say hello and share a few of my videos. Kind regards, Stewart.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gu-YozvuLXIhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u02jxmyVU4Mhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XfShydLpH_o See More
13 hours ago
Henk Don commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Hi Rick, welcome. My choice was the Natural Elements series guitar. It has the 1.8" nut and three choices of wood combinations. The Amber Trail was my choice ( Maple back & side with spruce top). The spruce top on mine is darker for some…"
13 hours ago

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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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John Renbourn RIP

I was saddened to learn of the passing of one of my favorite guitarists, John Renbourn.He was a big influence on me personally, and many others I'm sure. He will be missed.Here's an obit:…Continue

Started by Tom Greene in Players 4 hours ago.

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 on Thursday.

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 Mar 22.

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 Mar 21.

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.



 
 
 

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