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Mick Jones replied to Mick Jones's discussion Seagull v Lowden in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Thanks Tony for the two cents worth. Here in the UK it's two pence and that won't buy you anything either these days but don't get me started. Anyway,what you say makes good sense. The gigs I'll be doing are just amateur folk…"
44 minutes ago
Mick Jones replied to Mick Jones's discussion Schertler dyn-g pickup
"Thanks Jan,that was really useful and given me a lot to think about. I'll definitely do a bit more research before buying. thanks again."
1 hour ago
John P. Ladd, Jr. posted a video

KindHearted Woman

Robert Johnson song for song contest on Acoustic Guitar Magazine. Recorded by; John Ladd
2 hours ago
Chuck Hydrick replied to Mick Jones's discussion Seagull v Lowden in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Hi Elton. Just checked out the Webber website. Very nice looking instruments. There are a couple that I'm already gassing for. Good stuff. Thanks for the heads-up."
7 hours ago
John Evans commented on John Evans's album

Ginson L1 1929 Replica

"Just finished this beauty. It sounds amazing. I am convinced it is the way these models were built which made them sounds so good. Gibson now make them much heavier. The thicker wood are not nearly so responsive. I guess they want to reduce the…"
10 hours ago
John Evans posted photos
10 hours ago
Magnus Hultin replied to Erin Finnegan's discussion RENT A GOYA URGENT in the group Goya and Levin Guitar Owners
"Jim is right that this was a Folk guitar and Erin is right as the F-19 was just that. A few years ago I had a long chat with Goran Levin in his home and he told me the story. They were asked to provide the film crew with a guitar and it was custom…"
11 hours ago
Jan Vigne replied to Mick Jones's discussion Schertler dyn-g pickup
"Well, yeah, that's a bit steep on price for a first time pu.  There are various "how to buy" articles on the web, you might want to start reading those if you haven't already.  I'd say you first need to decide what…"
11 hours ago
Mike Nepper commented on Tony Loeser's group Peninsula Fingerstyle
"Here's another pic of the group in the amazing Chupity front room. Correction for below, this was THIS month's Fingig. There were 6 of us and 4 of us brought Yamamoto guitars! Tony is definitely well represented."
12 hours ago
Luis Motta da Silva added a discussion to the group Guitar Makers

What's inside a Portuguese guitar?

Portuguese guitars evolved from old zithers and 18th century "English guitars". That explains their shape and, in part, the way they are stringed (but not the way they are tuned).Some of you, fellow guitar makers, will possibly be curious about their strutting. For those who aren't familiar with the instrument, I start with a front view of a specimen I made in 2007:…See More
12 hours ago
Mike Nepper commented on Tony Loeser's group Peninsula Fingerstyle
"Pic below of Lisa Chupity, our lovely and sweet hostess of last month's fingig at her house in La Honda enjoying whoever was playing sitting with her Custom Willie Carter "Mermaid" guitar."
13 hours ago
Mike Nepper commented on Tony Loeser's group Peninsula Fingerstyle
13 hours ago
Mike Nepper commented on Tony Loeser's group Peninsula Fingerstyle
"Just a short one for me today Michael. But, my "neck" was okay. Hey, heads up you motor heads. Stage road between Pescadero and San Gregorio has a lot of loose gravel.  "
13 hours ago
Michael McGrath commented on Tony Loeser's group Peninsula Fingerstyle
"We musta passed each other Nep - I was out there two-wheelin' all morning with my friend Steve.  Next time, let me know - we'll do a group ride - we can call it a wheelgig!  How was your back?"
13 hours ago
Mick Jones replied to Mick Jones's discussion Schertler dyn-g pickup
"Hi Jan, thanks for responding. I've never gigged with an acoustic so I'm a dummy when it comes to amplifying it. I just thought the Schertler might do the job without having to make any alterations to the guitar. Any gigs I do will be…"
13 hours ago
Ron Khoo commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"I saw an art & lutherie excursion all laminate in a local store. I looked and played nice. Sound is good and better than I expected. But no more dreads for dreadful ron.  The China pack pack looks interesting and for 35 bucks with free…"
13 hours ago
John P. Ladd, Jr. shared a profile on Facebook
14 hours ago
Mike Nepper commented on Tony Loeser's group Peninsula Fingerstyle
"Oh yeah! Hey Lisa, I just got back from an early morning MC ride coast side. Came back through La Honda."
14 hours ago
Lisa Chupity commented on Tony Loeser's group Peninsula Fingerstyle
"Hot Damn!  I'm going!  MendoGuitFest!!"
14 hours ago
Martin van Dooremalen commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"That's too bad Jud, and like you say somewhat disconcerting. I'm going to have to give my Maritime a good once-over when I change the strings today, paying particular attention to the neck angle."
14 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

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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Schertler dyn-g pickup 4 Replies

Thinking of taking my new guitar out to do a few local gigs but I don't want to star drilling holes in it so thought I might try a stick on pickup.Does anyone out there have any experience with a…Continue

Started by Mick Jones in Gear. Last reply by Mick Jones 1 hour ago.

Concerter Acoustic Guitars

Hello all,This is my first post on here and I need some answers please.First off, I am learning the guitar, I am 63 years old and I live in Ireland.  I`m having great fun with the learning!  Not…Continue

Started by Emmanuel Clancy in Gear yesterday.

RENT A GOYA 3 Replies

Hello My name is Erin Finnegan and I am a Prop master for a theatre in Fort Worth. We are doing The Sound of Music. I know this sounds like an odd question, but do any of you know of any place or…Continue

Tags: Rent, Goya

Started by Erin Finnegan in Uncategorized. Last reply by FloridaGull on Thursday.

Homemade line arrays

This summer's project was to build a set of line array speakers for our bluegrass band that would encompass a wider frequency range than my previously built set. If you are unfamiliar with line array…Continue

Started by DrGuitar in Gear on Wednesday.

Adirondack vs Sitka - Guitar luthiers/factory/shop workers input request 8 Replies

So a friend of mine and I were discussing the ups and downs etc. of Adirondack bracing vs. Sitka bracing.One thing we both don't know exactly though is this:  How much more does it cost to use and…Continue

Tags: cost, difference, sound, quality, guitar

Started by Tony K. in Gear. Last reply by Tony K. Aug 23.

Air Travel with Your Guitar 36 Replies

The April 2010 issue of Acoustic Guitar features an article on flying with a guitar, written by bluesman Chris Smither (click…Continue

Tags: chris, smither, scott, nygaard, on

Started by Teja Gerken, Senior Editor in Gear. Last reply by Keith Beck Aug 21.

Songs To Play 20 Replies

Adding a section here to share links to tabs and videos of songs that are really nice to play on acoustic guitar. If you have some to share just add to this discussion.  I really don't have a lot of…Continue

Tags: and, Garfunkel, Simon, Play, to

Started by Phil Manuel in Playing Guitar. Last reply by Craig B Aug 18.

John Lenon Epiphone EJ-160E 2 Replies

Hello!I recently got a John Lenon Epiphone EJ-160E. I just need a rod plate for this guitar. Can anyone help me by telling me the exact plate I need and where I can buy one from? I tried my Epiphone…Continue

Started by Jack in Gear. Last reply by Judgestone Aug 17.

Framus Falcon 12 Questions 3 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

Tags: Framus

Started by Kris Hancock in Gear. Last reply by Robert Alan Kershaw Aug 6.

Buying a Godin 5th Avenue 5 Replies

I'm about ready to buy a Godin acoustic archtop.  Should I buy it online, or bite the bullet and go to Guitar Center?Continue

Started by wick morgan in Gear. Last reply by wick morgan Aug 5.


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