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Chuck Hydrick replied to Greg Ballantyne's discussion Mom - How about a Coastline Grand? in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"I have to say: the Taylor pick-guard adds a bit of "flare" to it. Nice."
3 hours ago
Chuck Hydrick replied to Greg Ballantyne's discussion A Shipment of Gulls comes to Westminster in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Hi Greg - You MAY want to consider just going ahead and putting a set of Extra Light strings on it. Tone may suffer a little, but the resulting ease of play may be worth it (for ANY beginning guitarist). I like the look of the Walnut MJ, too.…"
3 hours ago
Jud Hair replied to Jud Hair's discussion Swannanoa Gathering Diary in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"I had the pleasure of taking a course all week on "Stage Presence" from Livingston Taylor, a great guitarist and performer who just happens to be James Taylor's brother ... he's a professor at Berklee College of Music at Boston…"
7 hours ago
Dave Fengler commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"I've fixed a broken head stock with hot hide glue injected into the crack and clamped tight for a day.   If I didn't already have 20+ guitars (10+ to be repaired) I'd take it.  I think I have 6 Seagulls. I'd guess it…"
7 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 the responses guys, I love to hear the stories of God's hand working on people to bring them to Him!"
8 hours ago
Robert Williamson commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"true, i had to put 3 in their casesto have room to work. It was sad.. "
9 hours ago
Tony K. replied to Greg Ballantyne's discussion A Shipment of Gulls comes to Westminster in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"I'm curious as to what (if you know) your mom is going to start learning first.  I could not imagine just "starting" to learn guitar at the age of 80. Do you know if she's going to just start out with basic chords and…"
9 hours ago
Tony K. replied to Jud Hair's discussion If you could only own ONE acoustic for the rest of your life ...
"LOL.  Ya, but if you HAD to be restricted to just ONE guitar....try to imagine it, it's fun.  It sounds like you've had many, many guitars in your life but maybe you're having difficultly answering the question because you…"
9 hours ago
Gerry Barlow posted a status
"Always been an electric player but converting to acoustic !"
10 hours ago
Gerry Barlow posted photos
10 hours ago
Martin van Dooremalen commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Robert - I'm sure it took you 2-3 years to get started because every time you went to start it your guitars got in the way and you had to pick up at least one to play and got distracted......."
10 hours ago
Greg Ballantyne replied to Greg Ballantyne's discussion A Shipment of Gulls comes to Westminster in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"I'm trying not to wear out the first set of strings before she even sees it!"
11 hours ago
Greg Ballantyne replied to Greg Ballantyne's discussion Mom - How about a Coastline Grand? in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Sorry, the pictures...."
11 hours ago
FloridaGull replied to Greg Ballantyne's discussion A Shipment of Gulls comes to Westminster in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Well, if you ask her nicely, I'm sure she'll let you play it from time to time... ;-)"
12 hours ago
Greg Ballantyne added a discussion to the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
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A Shipment of Gulls comes to Westminster

A shipment the fellow at the shop described as "big" came in. I went down there today to pick my mother out a guitar. They had a greater selection of Seagulls than I had seen there before, and indeed had selections I had not seen on the Seagull website. I played on them for over an hour and ended up choosing a Coastline S6 folk for my mom. I also played a Walnut Mini Jumbo, with a spruce top and Fishman electronics. That was a sweet sounding guitar, and the same…See More
12 hours ago
Robert Williamson commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"re. the fractured seagull.  That cracks indicates the headstock was probably stepped on (or stomped on!) I would take a crack at fixing it tho. Lee Valley has some amazing thin glues that can be administered by hypodermic. That and some good…"
12 hours ago
Robert Williamson commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"o of course there had to be a Seagull  in the pic ;)"
13 hours ago
Robert Williamson commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"remember the door to nowhere?.. yes. I finally cut through the wall, tomorrow i'll do the new frame. what... it only  took me 2-3 years to get started :) "
13 hours ago
Greg Ballantyne replied to Greg Ballantyne's discussion Mom - How about a Coastline Grand? in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Well, I went to town today.... and they did get a shipment of Seagulls into that shop. Enough of them that I'll start another discussion on that subject.... But, rather than just go with my initial thought, I tried a lot of different things. I…"
13 hours ago
Carl Tilchen Singer/Songwriter commented on Forrest Anderson's group Bay Area Acoustic Guitarists
"Hi Friends Thankyou very much for filling every seat at The Pyramid Alehouse on Friday night!  You came from Fremont, Newark, Redwood City, & other distant  places.  I am grateful for your support.  I have been very fortunate…"
14 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

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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If you could only own ONE acoustic for the rest of your life ... 117 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. 9 hours ago.

Framus Falcon 12 Questions 2 Replies

Hi Everyone,I am new to the forum, and have a few questions about a Framus Falcon 12 that i just purchased. From the little information I could find it seems like a rare guitar. Would anyone be able…Continue

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Started by Kris Hancock in Gear. Last reply by Kris Hancock 15 hours ago.

Amplification? Acoustic Amp or Powered PA Speaker w/small mixer EQ and Reverb? 35 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 Phil Manuel on Sunday.

Structural Integrity of Acoustic Guitar 8 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

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Started by Shant Sharma in Gear. Last reply by Tony K. Jul 24.

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 Jul 22.

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 Jul 21.

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 Jul 20.

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 Jul 20.

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 Jul 19.

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.



 
 
 

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