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Joe Cooper replied to Martin van Dooremalen's discussion Any try or use Elixir Nanoweb Phosphor Bronze .010-.047 yet? If so, opinions? in the group 12-String Guitar
"I have a set of 11-52 on my Gibson J-45. I usually use Gibson Masterbuilt or D'Addarios on my acoustics but thought I'd give the Nanowebs a whirl to see what they sounded like. They have certainly lasted well but I am not 100% convinced…"
2 hours ago
Duffy replied to Perils of Pauline's discussion My first new guitar--what to buy? Seagull, LAG, Ibanez, or ...?
"I wouldn't get a Seagull or Ibanez.  I had a problem with a real nice Seagull anniv. model and they didn't stand behind it, nor did the dealer.  I won't forget that.  It happens with all brands I suppose. I would get a…"
6 hours ago
Elton Bloye commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Wow, that Matsuda headstock is cool!"
6 hours ago
Wayne Hales updated their profile
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Martin van Dooremalen commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"FG, you just need to wait until there is a contest where they're giving one away.........."
13 hours ago
Mirock posted a blog post

Need help identifying a '70s Takamine

Always drawn to those vintage Taks I recently picked up one from the early 70's (according to the first owner) which does NOT have a headstock logo but does have a Mount Takamine label inside stating the model to be TF-120(?).  The first digit of the model number is smudged so it could actually be another number altogether.  She's got a 00-size body (all laminate I assume) and plays beautifully.So here we go.... Can anyone shed some light on this fine instrument??  I couldn't find a shred of…See More
14 hours ago
Mirock posted a status
"trying to find info on my newly acquired 70's Takamine. No logo on headstock. Label inside reads model TF-120"
14 hours ago
FloridaGull commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
" Um...Casimi Guitars...yeah... "
14 hours ago
Robert Williamson commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"I played a Matsuda once, same kinds of curved "binding" plus ports and a split headstock and a key to drop D. After I played it for bout 20mins, I asked him how much. His translator said $20k..I blanched. It was a one-off …"
14 hours ago
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Perils of Pauline posted a discussion

My first new guitar--what to buy? Seagull, LAG, Ibanez, or ...?

Hi! I am new to this site and new to buying a new guitar. Would love some opinions from more experienced guitarists.Right now my son & I have two Yamahas that we got used (one cheap, the other free). They have warped necks & high action, which makes them hard to play. The guy at the local music store says that the necks can't even be adjusted any more. He says this is a common weakness of Yamaha guitars in general.I'm trying to buy a not-too-costly guitar that will not give me the same…See More
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Perils of Pauline updated their profile
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michael schwartz posted photos
16 hours ago
Ron Khoo commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"So that money, I will get a prehistory Martin.  At least, the Martin is likely to appreciate if kept in good condition.  20++K guitar should be made of banned human bone and banned rosewood."
16 hours ago
Martin van Dooremalen added a discussion to the group 12-String Guitar
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Any try or use Elixir Nanoweb Phosphor Bronze .010-.047 yet? If so, opinions?

Has anyone tried the new, or relatively new by now since they were introduced earlier this year, Elixir Nanoweb Phosphor Bronze .010-.047 12 string set yet? It's time to change the 80/20's on my Taylor 150e, I like Elixir Nanoweb PB strings on my 6 string and want to try the PB's on my 12 string. I heard about them awhile ago and see them on Elixir's website but haven't found any locally yet.Has anyone gone from the 80/20 to the PB's and do you like what they've done tone-wise?See More
17 hours ago
Elton Bloye commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"You'll fall off your chair Martin when you see the price Martin. Its  ridiculous. That guitar reminds me of that Delta IV Heavy rocket that NASA launched in Jan. Its an amazing piece of engineering - a real thing of beauty. But each time…"
17 hours ago
Martin van Dooremalen commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Those Casimis are very attractive to me. I couldn't see a price but went to TNAG site where they didn't show the price either, but they did show the price for a used Kevin Ryan Nightingale @ 8950.00 British pounds (CDN $18200.00) so…"
18 hours ago
Martin van Dooremalen commented on John Wilson's group 12-String Guitar
"Congrats Michael. Looking forward to more pics when you get it back from being brought up to its finest condition."
18 hours ago
Stephen Leigh commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"I do like the design of the Casimis -- I find them very attractive -- but OMG the prices...  I'll stick with my 'gulls.  :-)"
yesterday
Ron Khoo replied to NCgull's discussion Walnut Excursion Mini Jumbo $220.18 right now. in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"It went down to 211.  Anyway, I may need to make an emergency trip so I cannot buy anything until I know more."
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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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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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My first new guitar--what to buy? Seagull, LAG, Ibanez, or ...? 1 Reply

Hi! I am new to this site and new to buying a new guitar. Would love some opinions from more experienced guitarists.Right now my son & I have two Yamahas that we got used (one cheap, the other…Continue

Tags: Artcore, LAG, Ibanez, Mini-Jumbo, Entourage

Started by Perils of Pauline in Gear. Last reply by Duffy 6 hours ago.

Foot Rest or No Foot Rest

Hey everybody, we are new here and we wanted to let you know about our awesome new guitar foot rest by O'Flaherty For Guitars. Please check it out if you are interested and we are happy to be here…Continue

Tags: solid, wood, custom, ozite, black

Started by Leah Novello in Gear on Thursday.

Norwwod guitar

i am trying to find info for a friend who has a Norwood Artist archtop guitar. probably made in the 30's or maybe even earlier. any help would be appreciated. thanks.i will upload photos shortly.…Continue

Started by steve murphy in Gear on Wednesday.

Aria Help. 5 Replies

Hello everyone just joined this site and its very enjoyable. I was wondering if anyone could help me identify my guitar as I've trawled the internet but have had no joy. I bought the guitar in…Continue

Started by Barrie in Gear. Last reply by Jan Vigne Aug 19.

Learn movable chord technique 2 Replies

<This is what I do when I learn new chords. Placing my fingers according to the chord formula, without any forcing, but lightly align my fingers 'this way my fingers will not gethurt'.I start…Continue

Started by Angela Huan Vuong in Beginners. Last reply by Angela Huan Vuong Aug 17.

The Girls 4 Replies

I realize these aren't cork-sniffer material, but *I* like 'em and I'm the one that I play for. :D…Continue

Started by Gary J. Toth in Uncategorized. Last reply by Gary J. Toth Aug 14.

Dead spot or spots on a guitar question and experience or Thoughts? 12 Replies

Ok, so I just got this new guitar.  I did not notice until the next day, playing it at home that it had a "dead spot" on it.  I've never experienced this on a guitar before.  Ok, it's not completely…Continue

Tags: single, fret, note, decay., frequency

Started by Tony K. in Gear. Last reply by Tony K. Aug 3.

About a hand made acoustic guitar (project, back and sides, scale lenght, etc.) 3 Replies

Hello,A luthier told me he could build an acoustic guitar with:- an OM “Taylor” body,- an alpine spruce top,- honduran mahogany or santos rosewood back and sides,- a honduran mahogany neck with a…Continue

Started by Thomas Picker in Gear. Last reply by Thomas Picker Jul 31.

Differences between Martin HD-28 and Standard D-28 12 Replies

I am interested in some guidance on Martin D-28.  I am looking for a new "Dread" and am interested in some guidance from those that have some experience with these two models.  I understand that the…Continue

Started by Kenneth Barber in Gear. Last reply by Omer Pineau Jul 30.

Question about calluses 9 Replies

Hi, I am having trouble keeping my calluses hard. I am a beginner but I have been playing 4-5 days a week for at least 45 minutes for the last 6 months. The few calluses I did get eventually pulled…Continue

Started by David in Beginners. Last reply by Gary J. Toth Jul 30.



 
 
 

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