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Steve Zawacki joined Michael S. Jackson's group


For those who won't forget, whether or not you served, and who find joy and healing in the guitar.
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Steve Zawacki joined Dan Gabel, Editor & Group Publisher's group

Mandolin Players

Pick mandolin-family instruments as well as guitar? Share tips, tunes, and techniques in the mandolin group.
20 minutes ago
Ted James Popp left a comment for Mike
"Mike, glad to be connected. I am on my way to worship practice. More later."
1 hour ago
Martin van Dooremalen added a discussion to the group 12-String Guitar

A deal fell through so my search for a 12'er continues

A few weeks ago I had almost closed a deal on a brand new 2014 Breedlove Studio 12. I was getting pretty pumped but the Breedlove artist/dealer I was dealing with didn't have the 2014 price list, so when he gave me the updated price coupled with the downturn in CDN vs. US currency and duty/brokerage fees it put it out of reach for me. I was disappointed to say the least - so close yet so far - but there is still a possibility to salvage the deal as I will be visiting the US this summer and may…See More
1 hour ago
kevin replied to FloridaGull's discussion NGD! 2010 Guild GAD 30R... in the group Guild Owners
"i do miss my GAD F212 as well as the GAD 30 i had--you have a couple wonderful guitars there!   play them in good health  :)"
2 hours ago
Ted James Popp commented on Ted Hechtman's group Guild Owners
"how fitting for you both! "
2 hours ago
Mike commented on Ted Hechtman's group Guild Owners
"I've never really sold a guitar before. Did a little trading at a local shop, but never sold one to someone online. I'd like to say that Florida Gull made the process effortless. I'm really pleased that he could give the GAD-30R a…"
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Mike updated their profile
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Mike replied to FloridaGull's discussion NGD! 2010 Guild GAD 30R... in the group Guild Owners
"Glad you liked it and it made the journey safely!"
2 hours ago
FloridaGull added a discussion to the group Guild Owners

NGD! 2010 Guild GAD 30R...

On March 28th, in this very group, I posted the following question:"Kind of looking for a first-generation (pre-2012) Guild GAD-30R - NOT the newer F130-R. Anyone have one they might be willing to part with? ;-)"I am including this as a warning to others who might be tempted to post a similar type of question - because someone may actually have one - and then you kind of end up buying it...  ;-)Anyway, here is the result of such communication - depicted below in the traditional lab bench…See More
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Thom joined Michael S. Jackson's group
3 hours ago
Robert Williamson commented on Edward Sparks's group Capo Users Group
"i played my arrangement  of Phil's  As Warm as Tears on a lake in Algonquin park to an audience of Geese and Loons."
3 hours ago
Rick Heenan commented on Edward Sparks's group Capo Users Group
"Phil Keaggy, damn good ain't he?  Vinyl tubing, who'd a thunk it!  Good idea.  Thanks Robert."
4 hours ago
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5 hours ago
Robert Williamson commented on Edward Sparks's group Capo Users Group
"Experiment #3 Vinyl tubing on same old Dunlop I slapped this on the 12 string at various frets and had positive pressure at every position.. I'd use this on stage in a pinch"
6 hours ago
Susan Palmer of Lead Cat Press posted a status
"Learn some chords (the right way) and play some songs! you here?"
8 hours ago
Robert Williamson commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"a Phil Keaggy talk would be nice too"
9 hours ago
Marlene Hutchinson posted an event

Learn to Play Guitar in a Day! at The Grange @ The Meadows

April 19, 2014 from 10am to 3pm
"Learn to Play Guitar in a Day!" workshop, as seen on PBS, is a 1 day workshop for busy adults who want to learn to play guitar but don't have time for weekly lessons. More
9 hours ago
Marlene Hutchinson posted a blog post

Thursday "tip"

Play holiday inspired songs whenever you can.  The holidays are a great time to play songs that are related to the special day/time of year and you'll likely have family and friends who will join in the fun by singing  with you ~ so give this one a whirl...Happy Easter!Play on...Marlene's Music…See More
9 hours ago
Robert Williamson replied to Robert Williamson's discussion Capo and Fretboard Radius in the group Capo Users Group
"Interesting article from Schubb on radii"
10 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 — 6 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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Today I Added To My Quiver….. 2 Replies

Quiver of guitars a Martin 00-28VS L.So…..the family of guitars is 1994 Martin D41L, Martin OM28 L and the latest member the 00-28VS L. I like the sound of other guitars but comparing then side by…Continue

Started by wayne heath in Gear. Last reply by wayne heath yesterday.

Newbie fro Italy 4 Replies

Hi,I just joined this forum after purchasing my Seagull S6 Cedar.I actually play guitar (electric and acustic) since 2008.I'm fascitaning by the sound of acustic guitar, so when I heard a Seagull…Continue

Tags: S6, Seagull, My

Started by stefano riva in Beginners. Last reply by Jan Vigne yesterday.

Taylor vs. Martin 56 Replies

I was browsing in Guitar Center yesterday and decided to pickup some higher end guitars.I picked up a Taylor Grand  Auditorium (can't remember the model #), and started to play a bit.  I was SHOCKED…Continue

Started by blake wright in Gear. Last reply by Eddie Charles yesterday.

Good acoustic amp for a Epiphone Masterbilt DR-500MCE? 20 Replies

Hey everyone, I've been playing a Takamine Jasmine S-35 for about a year now and figured it was time to upgrade. I've decided I'll be getting a Epiphone Masterbilt with the e-Sonic2 preamp here in…Continue

Started by Andrew in Gear. Last reply by Scott L Ritchie Apr 9.

First Slothead 12 Fretter is Awesome!!! 3 Replies

A few weeks ago the same luthier who built my new Adi/maple OM sent me a size 0 reproduction of the iconic Martin 1930's guitar so many of the old bluesmen are seen holding in old black and white…Continue

Started by David Kellems in Gear. Last reply by David Kellems Apr 7.

Looking for Gurian Owners 203 Replies

Hello there, AGies! I'm new to the community, but have been playing guitar way longer than my abilities suggest.. going on 45 years.. but just acquired a dream guitar from my "youth"... a mint Gurian…Continue

Started by Regan Mulligan in Gear. Last reply by Bill Stetar Apr 6.

50+ free acoustic fingerstyle arrangements of well-known songs 1 Reply

Hey all! For the past few months, I've been coming up with arrangements of songs for solo acoustic/classical guitar; everything from punk to pop to classic rock to indie to country to oldies to to…Continue

Started by C R in Playing Guitar. Last reply by Peter Warmington Apr 6.

Yamaki acoustic guitars 34 Replies

I have a Yamaki six string guitar and cannot find any information about it. Serial AY374.  Any info would be a help.  I bought it brand new in 75 and still use this beauty for gigs.It has the Buffalo…Continue

Started by Kerry Burnett in Gear. Last reply by Martin Vincent aka Marvin Player Apr 5.

Robbie Williams Angels

New member hoping for for help in regards to Robbie Williams Angels.  Its my 15 year anniversary coming up, the wedding song was Angels and I wanted to learn how to play it as a part of the…Continue

Started by Graeme Mitchell in Beginners Apr 3.

gurian owner

After traveling the west coast and into Canada for an acoustic guitar in 1976, I found my Gurian in my hometown of Portland.  Special ordered Model JB3H, with beautiful 3 piece back Brazillian…Continue

Started by Brian Wood in Gear Apr 2.


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