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Robert Williamson replied to Elton Bloye's discussion Coated vs Non-coated in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"When i first tried coated (EXP) i felt they sounded less bright than uncoated.  But since i switched to Elixer, that feeling went away."
2 minutes ago
Terry Angelli replied to Elton Bloye's discussion Coated vs Non-coated in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Thanks for the in depth info! I will definitely have to try them!"
18 minutes ago
Derick Chatfield replied to Elton Bloye's discussion Coated vs Non-coated in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Good point there Stephen. The manufacturers could put a message on the packaging "When fingers go black change strings"."
42 minutes ago
Alan Cargile replied to Elton Bloye's discussion Coated vs Non-coated in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Very good review, Stephen. I agree with you 100%. I don't use anything else now."
1 hour ago
Marlene Hutchinson posted a blog post

Thursday "tip"

Be able to control the volume when using a flatpick.  The dynamics of a song, how hard or soft you're playing, helps to present the feelings and emotions of a song (see the example below), so practice strumming and/or picking using aflatpick with your focus on controlling the volume both loudly and softly ~ soon your song will feel dynamically controlled!Play on...MarleneControlled Dynamics Example: In this Dave Mathews & Tim Reynolds video pay particular attention to minutes 1:00 - 1:10…See More
2 hours ago
jeff skinner posted a status
"this grammer G-10 is for sale @ $1400 O.B.O"
2 hours ago
Robert Williamson posted a photo

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Made space for future GAS attack :)Taylor MiniGS?Seagull/Guild 12?who knows
4 hours ago
Stephen Leigh replied to Elton Bloye's discussion Coated vs Non-coated in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Derick -- if that's the case, then hey, it's a feature, not a defect -- the strings tell you when it's time to change them.  :-)"
5 hours ago
michael schwartz commented on John Wilson's group 12-String Guitar
"@Joe..you won't regret getting a Martin. I LOVE all of mine!! still can't play them for a while..DRATS!!  I go for another x-ray the end of next week."
8 hours ago
Derick Chatfield replied to Elton Bloye's discussion Coated vs Non-coated in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Hi Stephen Good review, and I agree with your comments, but you may find the black staining on your fingers near the end of their life span, but no problem it washes off. "
9 hours ago
Elton Bloye commented on Matthew John Leptich's group Worship Leaders
"Hi Martin. I like his voice a lot, but that kind of roughness also wouldn't fit well with us. So I would definitely smooth it up a bit for the congregation, even though I personally love that "Springsteen" kind of vibe. Regarding the…"
13 hours ago
Stephen Leigh replied to Elton Bloye's discussion Coated vs Non-coated in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"I tried to post a review on Amazon of the Ernie Ball Aluminum-Bronze strings, but Amazon rejected it because it didn't adhere to some guideline or other of theirs regarding reviews.  So I thought I'd just put it here if anyone's…"
15 hours ago
Margaret Galbraith replied to Terry Angelli's discussion Email problems?
"No problem Terry. I know you are busy. Now I see what you mean with this reply. I guess you have more posts than me with your group so I probably wouldn't notice."
17 hours ago
Joe Allen commented on John Wilson's group 12-String Guitar
"I had a 70's MIJ Epiphone Texan 12 string that had great tone and nice low action. I sold it???? I finally found a cedar top Seagull 12 string that filled the void and made some money and sold it too. But I was in a pawn shop looking this…"
18 hours ago
Martin van Dooremalen commented on Matthew John Leptich's group Worship Leaders
"Elton, what a fantastic song lyric/theology wise. I find Dustin's voice a little rough or raspy for my taste, and I would think you'll have to slow it down just a bit if you want the congregation to catch on and sing along. Prayers for a…"
19 hours ago
Martin van Dooremalen commented on John Wilson's group 12-String Guitar
"So if a cheap or inexpensive 6 string doesn't sound good, does adding 6 more strings make it sound better because it is a fuller sound or does it sound twice as bad? I think Jim and Robert may have different opinions on that..... B^)"
19 hours ago
Greg Ballantyne commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Alright time to come clean.... The S6 Folk does not have the narrow nut. Its the sitting down playing, and the resulting positioning affecting the plucking hand, throwing off the co-ordination between the plucking hand and fretting hand,…"
19 hours ago
Terry Angelli replied to Elton Bloye's discussion Coated vs Non-coated in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Your experience with Martin strings is interesting because that's all I use after having tried so many brands, etc."
19 hours ago
Terry Angelli replied to Terry Angelli's discussion Email problems?
"Margret, It sounds like you are referring to a posting where you post but it doesn't appear. I've had that happen a few times myself and no clue why. What I was asking about is when someone else does a post you receive an email…"
19 hours ago
Alan Cargile replied to Elton Bloye's discussion Coated vs Non-coated in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Hello DJ! Have you ever tried DR Rares? They are very good sounding strings to my ears and they last pretty good too. But this is just my experience."
22 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 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 — 1 Comment

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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Email problems? 3 Replies

Anyone else have problems getting notices when people post reply's etc. here? For some reason a with few of the groups I belong to I never receive them even though I have NOT checked the "do not…Continue

Started by Terry Angelli in Gear. Last reply by Margaret Galbraith 17 hours ago.

New Video! (Percussive Guitar/Fingerstyle)

Hello! Check out my new recording and let me know what you think! :) It would mean a lot if you subscribed to my youtube channel or shared my video. …Continue

Started by Stewart Youngblutt in Playing Guitar on Sunday.

hello everyone, new to the forum. 10 Replies

I've been playing poorly for about 40 years now but what the hell I love it anyway. I own a Gibson dobro, Ibanez aes, Ibanez AEG, Mitchell MX 420 (my favorite), Gitano acoustic, Gitano acoustic Bass,…Continue

Started by eddie arndt in Uncategorized. Last reply by eddie arndt on Saturday.

Finger Style/Percussive Acoustic Guitar 4 Replies

Hello from Australia! I'm new to the forum and wanting to say hello and share some of my videos. I'm a finger style acoustic guitarist and have been experimenting with percussive elements inspired by…Continue

Tags: Antoine, Dufour, ackee, andy, guitar

Started by Stewart Youngblutt in Playing Guitar. Last reply by Stewart Youngblutt Mar 19.

What's the first song or 2 you learned to play on the guitar? 53 Replies

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

Tags: singing, easy, chords, songs, learning

Started by Tony K. in Playing Guitar. Last reply by eddie arndt Mar 18.

What kind of/maker of pick do you like best? 8 Replies

Am thinking about a Clayton wood pick for a more natural tone.  What do y'all use?Continue

Started by Michael Shaw in Beginners. Last reply by eddie arndt Mar 18.

If you could only own ONE acoustic for the rest of your life ... 129 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 jerry Shadrick Mar 13.

PLZ Help! Girl need advices on what guitar she should buy. (Seagull, S&P) 23 Replies

Hello, It is the first time I post. I am a beginner on Guitar. I am thinking of buying a guitar and I have read a lots of materials online. I have narrowed my choice to Seagull, S&P. The guitars…Continue

Tags: Elements, Natural, Simon, Seagull, Patrick

Started by Carol in Gear. Last reply by jerry Shadrick Mar 13.

Story of One Year 16 Replies

OK, I am totally new to the guitar.  Bought my first guitar at the age of 41 (earlier this month - February, 2015).I enjoy the practice sessions I have, and try to get a minimum of 30 minutes per…Continue

Started by Matt McBride in Beginners. Last reply by Reinhard Hartmann Mar 13.

Silk/steel strings....... 7 Replies

I just bought a Fender CP100 yesterday which had been played only twice; the owner was a piano teacher, but couldn't get the hang of guitar.  Her friend in the store had changed the strings to make…Continue

Started by James Baxter Bain in Gear. Last reply by Jan Vigne Mar 9.



 
 
 

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