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Kirk Mathew Gatzka commented on Gil's video

Roads (Wherever I May Roam)

"Gil, Nice one! I enjoyed the song! Vid could have been a bit more varied, but all in all Great Job!"
33 minutes ago
alex francese replied to Stephen Park's discussion Amplification? Acoustic Amp or Powered PA Speaker w/small mixer EQ and Reverb?
"I have after 40 years of playing found the perfect solution for coffee houses and even more.  I use a Martin OM28e and a Martin gpcapa1.  I hook into a Fishman Artist, but I took my Fishman mini also.  I put the Artist on a higher…"
6 hours ago
Gil shared their video on Twitter
11 hours ago
Gil posted a video

Roads (Wherever I May Roam)

Words and music by Gilliam Michael. Like the song? You can download it here: Special thanks to Tim Hagberg for prov...
11 hours ago
Daniel Reilly updated their profile
14 hours ago
Edward Sparks commented on Edward Sparks's group Epiphone Owners Group
"Vintage guitars for Vintage Guitar magazine! On the right is my 1936 Regal resophonic guitar, and on the left is my 1948 New York made Epiphone Zenith archtop. "
19 hours ago
paul stokes commented on Dan Gabel, Editor & Group Publisher's group Songwriters
"Hey Chris, I appreciate the time it takes to edit video to music. take a look at this simple tune I put to images, had loads of fun doing it but there was a sequence of numbers 1 to 8 that I wanted to syncopate to an eight note melody within the…"
23 hours ago
Carl Tilchen Singer/Songwriter commented on Forrest Anderson's group Bay Area Acoustic Guitarists
"Hi Friends  I have 2 new songs for you.  I have teamed up with Gini Graham Scott , a Writer, Producer, & Director of Changemakers Productions.  Gini is a very talented lyric writer, & I was very glad to compose melodies for 2…"
23 hours ago
ian hopkins replied to Rex Edmonds's discussion 400 members in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"and i go with nov 24 2014 "
ian hopkins replied to Rex Edmonds's discussion 400 members in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"well im glad i found this place as i must admit i ve learned alot and enjoy the humour so thx jud ian"
Dave Fengler commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Jud - They were both my favorites!  Going on a boat ride today, won't have time for working on the report.  I want to start gluing the cracks on the Maritime SWS too!!"
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Resonator Players

A place for discussion and questions for all things resonator - square neck, round neck, blues, bluegrass, gear, etc.
Richard James Yiend updated their profile
Chris Wolf commented on Dan Gabel, Editor & Group Publisher's group Songwriters
"Thanks for all your input and opinion on my Wolfman song and video. The song came about from a songwriters challenge I was included in. You had to use the phrase "the life inside me" in a song. That phrase led me to the vision of a man, a…"
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paul stokes replied to Bob Crain's discussion New Song Demo on my website in the group Songwriters
Jud Hair commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Dave ... Looking forward to your report ... would love to have tried that D-28 Authentic and the OM-42 on the wall in the Picking Parlor.  Neither were there when we visited."
Martin van Dooremalen commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Robert - I've played the Excursion walnut 12, and in typical Seagull fashion - and that is a good thing -  it is a very easy playing 12, like the Coastline S12. And it's really at a price point that allows you to take a chance on a 12…"
Rex Edmonds replied to Rex Edmonds's discussion 400 members in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Me thinks we need a membership drive...."
Rex Edmonds replied to Rex Edmonds's discussion 400 members in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"You get to say I told you so. FGs bday is the day I picked..... good karma"





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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

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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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Amplification? Acoustic Amp or Powered PA Speaker w/small mixer EQ and Reverb? 18 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 alex francese 6 hours ago.

Playing at meetup events 4 Replies

I'm usually the last one to find things out, but about six months ago I joined a meetup group here in NJ, and I have to say that it has been great. A bunch of guys (every once in while a woman will…Continue

Started by Michael Fragnito in Players. Last reply by VCartier on Thursday.

Going out and performing 13 Replies

Hey there!I'm not sure if this has been covered before? But anyway!I've been playing guitar for nearly two years now and playing alone in my bedroom is great, but getting samey (for want of a better…Continue

Started by Menna Azulay in Uncategorized. Last reply by Daryl Kosinski on Thursday.

On the playlist... 77 Replies

Here's a place to share some recommendations for music that are on your playlist. The lists are not about what's new in music, but just music getting your play time...April 2012Neil Young, "Live At…Continue

Started by Phil Manuel in Players. Last reply by Phil Manuel on Tuesday.

Props for Morgan Finlay 1 Reply

Just want to give props to my friend Morgan Finlay from Vancouver, who is about to release his new CD entitled "Latitude" ...Morgan is a terrific young singer/songwriter who is going to go far. …Continue

Started by Jud Hair in Players. Last reply by paul stokes Jul 2.

Music Is Better Than Tylenol 1 Reply

This post goes out to all fellow fathers (and mothers!) - how many of you played guitar for your crying infant?  My wife and I had our first, a little girl, this January 18th of 2012.  I noticed…Continue

Started by Bill Wray in Uncategorized. Last reply by paul stokes Jul 1.

Open Mikes 11 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 paul stokes Jul 1.

Build your own acoustic guitar kits 1 Reply

Ive seen most of the kits available and cannot find a gibson kit .I want to build any of the jumbo's. Someone please enlighten me.Continue

Started by Gregory M .Kover in Players. Last reply by George Welch Jun 29.

Too many guitars

I've reached the point where I am starting to shed guitars because I just have too many, but I find I have an emotional attachment to all of these babies.Yesterday I pulled a Michael Gurian Classical…Continue

Started by Michael Fragnito in Gear Jun 27.

Songs To Play 19 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

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Started by Phil Manuel in Playing Guitar. Last reply by Phil Manuel Jun 25.


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