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Monthly "open mike" Folk Music Night is held Saturdays. Admission is free, but donations are welcome. The featured performers this month are The Brothers Yares. Their web site is http://thebrothersya…
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…Continue
The moment we've been waiting for: On Oct. 28, 2012, Bryan Sutton debuted the restored the Banjo…Continue
Posted by Bourgeois Guitars on October 15, 2012 at 7:43pm
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). …Continue
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…Continue
I am a performing acoustic guitarist, and have recently been doing a lot of research on pro-level dynamic-range compressor pedals compatible with acoustic-electric guitars (aka standard 0 to -10dBV…Continue
Started by Joe Baldwin in Gear on Saturday.
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
Music theory is man made, the long continuous tone from low to high being divided into identifiable segments. Physics is not, it is fundamental to the universe and is discovered rather than invented…Continue
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
When I replace the strings on my guitar, it's usually after the old ones are starting to wear, and I replace all six strings. But occasionally, it's just one string that breaks or keeps going out of…Continue
I recently responded to an online thing and recieved a new set of D'Addario Strings. They are coated Phosphor Bronze EXP16, the gauge is 12-53 and they say NY Steel on them. I don't use D'Addario…Continue