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Dave Fengler commented on GNuck's group Small Body Guitars
"I picked up a soprano ukulele yesterday for $25. It was $100 new online. Why???"
22 minutes ago
Ron Khoo commented on GNuck's group Small Body Guitars
"By traditional martin standards, a small guitar is like size 4 or higher. Even a modern parlor guitar is jumbo compared to size 4 guitars. But these are larger than my cheepo saprano ukelele."
1 hour ago
Jeff Hatcher commented on Will Becker's group Central Florida Guitarists Information Exchange
"Cool.   I'm teaching through 8:30 right now, but will have evenings free after mid-november.  I've messed with flatpicking for years, fingerpickings still kinda new.  Thanks for your reply."
1 hour ago
Will Becker commented on Will Becker's group Central Florida Guitarists Information Exchange
"Hi Jeff and all acoustic fingerstyle guitarists in the Central Florida area, The group is still active at the Winter Park Library, 3rd Wednesday each month.  The library is at 460 E. New England Ave. across from Rollins College campus. We start…"
1 hour ago
Jeff Hatcher commented on GNuck's group Small Body Guitars
"Jim Yates... did you just call my guitar "fat"? Them's fighting words...."
1 hour ago
Jim Yates commented on GNuck's group Small Body Guitars
"I never thought of a OOO as a small bodied guitar.  In fact, Big Bill Broonzy played one and it didn't look small on him.Martin describes a OOO as "Jumbo".  Its body is only 3/4" shorter and 7/8"…"
2 hours ago
Brian Warner commented on GNuck's group Small Body Guitars
"I agree, Jim, but ever since the Dreadnought became standard, anything smaller is considered "small bodied".  "
2 hours ago
Alan Edmunds left a comment for Marty
"Hey Marty, thanks for the invite. Wassup??"
3 hours ago
Jeff Hatcher left a comment for Karl Young
"Welcome aboard Karl..."
4 hours ago
Karl Young is now a member of Acoustic Guitar Community
4 hours ago
Martin van Dooremalen commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Their thinking seems to be a little outside the box so to speak. While the other mfgr's seem to make nut widths 1-11/16" (1.68") and 1-3/4"  (1.75"), Godin went with slightly larger 1-23/32" (1.72") and…"
4 hours ago
Jeff Hatcher joined Michael S. Jackson's group

The Music Link Acoustic Instruments

For those who own or are interested in these fine recreations of vintage instruments. Includes: Recording King; The Loar; Antonio Hermosa Guitars; Lucida Guitars; and Savannah & Koloaukuleles.See More
5 hours ago
Jud Hair commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"It would be interesting to have some insight into how Godin makes decisions about what models to produce or not. Of course, all manufacturers have these decisions to make, but Godin seems to be a bit more arbitrary and capricious in their…"
9 hours ago
Blackback Gull commented on GNuck's group Small Body Guitars
"The Newton Heritage strings - I use the 10-43 lights - just seem to have a clarity and balance that suits the RO-10's 000 body really well - great sound for fingerpicking, which is what these small-body guitars excel at. That's an…"
9 hours ago
Rev. Matt Fontana replied to Larry Shone's discussion What Fender do you play? in the group Fender the Forgotten Acoustics
"I have a pre-owned CD-110 which I play as a Drop D guitar (one of four acoustics in the house)."
11 hours ago
Rev. Matt Fontana commented on Edward Sparks's group Epiphone Owners Group
"Hey guys, did I post my latest guitar acquirement, a 1998 Epiphone 125th Anniversary 12 string advanced jumbo?"
11 hours ago
Elton Bloye commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"I like the Showcase Folk Rosewood. I would still love to see them make a Seagull Artist Folk Rosewood with 1.8 nut neck. (Think I say this in every post - LOL!) - Come on Robert Godin -…"
15 hours ago
Jeff Hatcher commented on GNuck's group Small Body Guitars
"Yesser blackback.... I paid $200 new, and would have happily spent more!  After a couple weeks of playing in, she's got quite a voice.  I'm using the Martin 80/20 lights, but I might have try something different next string…"
22 hours ago
Blackback Gull commented on GNuck's group Small Body Guitars
"Welcome to the world of RK guitars, Jeff - sounds like you've got yourself a winner! I've got an RO-10, the same 000 body as your RO-06 but with the solid back and sides - an absolute little beauty of a guitar that knocks the spots off a…"
23 hours ago
Roger Day replied to Lon Milo DuQuette's discussion Are me and my Larrivee OM-03 too old to be on Jimmy Kimmel? in the group Larrivee Lovers
"Good luck, hope you win. I enjoyed listening. BTW, you really hit the nail on the head with Class Warfare, nice song."





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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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How many guitars do you need?? 14 Replies

There's a nice interview with Tom Petty a few years ago in which he says they have about 144 guitars, but you only need one.  I have a good acoustic, a good electric, and something for the campfire…Continue

Started by tom blegen in Gear. Last reply by Jeff Hatcher yesterday.

Restoring an old 1960s guitar? Advice needed 1 Reply

Hey all So I bought a guitar today for R100 (say about $10) and I intend to restore it and return it to full working condition. The guitar I believe is a 1960s Bellini acoustic, they were…Continue

Started by Shahir in Gear. Last reply by Jan Vigne on Sunday.

Hand size and finger reach issues we`ve all had or still have. 19 Replies

I think this is a good place to ask about hand size and finger reach for the people who have smaller/bony fingers. If this is a reduntant thread, please redirect me to any former post.I`ve been…Continue

Started by Coe Franklin in Playing Guitar. Last reply by Mike Conjuay on Saturday.

Robbie Williams Angels 2 Replies

New member hoping for for help in regards to Robbie Williams Angels.  Its my 15 year anniversary coming up, the wedding song was Angels and I wanted to learn how to play it as a part of the…Continue

Started by Graeme Mitchell in Beginners. Last reply by Tony K. Oct 13.

Brazilian guitar 2 Replies

Hi there,Anyone here likes to play Brazilian music on the guitar? I'm asking because I'm starting a project to teach Brazilian guitar to English speakers and I'd like to know what people think about…Continue

Started by Renato Candro in Playing Guitar. Last reply by Renato Candro Oct 13.

Melody and Chords Together? 15 Replies

Hi. I wondered if it is possible to combine melody and chords in the same song. I am using a beginner guitar book, and for some of the songs, you play the melody, with single notes, no chords. For…Continue

Tags: songs, melody, chords

Started by Rosemary j. Lambin in Playing Guitar. Last reply by Mike Conjuay Oct 12.

Stella Kwale scam? 3 Replies

I just joined AGC. I received a personal email from MrsStellaKwale. I did not reply thinking this is Troll or scam.

Started by Dan Stankard in Gear. Last reply by Simon Candy Oct 12.

If you could only own ONE acoustic for the rest of your life ... 122 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 Hoosier Picker Oct 10.

Clean Slate 1 Reply

Hello everyone. My name is Eric Paul and I’m totally new to this group and resonator guitars as well.  In about a month or less I’ll be ordering the Gretsch Boxcar Dobro.  Predominately, the reviews…Continue

Started by Eric Paul in Gear. Last reply by Jan Vigne Oct 9.

Developing Rhythm 11 Replies

Hello Everyone.I have been playing just over a year and it has come to my attention that I am rhythmically challenged. I have been practicing with a metronome for the last few months and while I am…Continue

Started by Brian in Beginners. Last reply by Tony K. Oct 9.


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