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Jan Vigne replied to stefano riva's discussion Newbie fro Italy
"No idea how many he has now but Clapton sold 100 guitars at his first Crossroads auction.   I'm not sure that's a comparison you want to show your wife though.  You're one of the few people I've come across who is…"
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Susan Palmer of Lead Cat Press posted a status
"I was interviewed recently by Money Rebel Magazine, read the article (about making a living as a guitarist) here:"
1 hour ago
Carl Tilchen Singer/Songwriter commented on Forrest Anderson's group Bay Area Acoustic Guitarists
"Hi Friends  George Strait, Country Music Star “I have the best fans in the world!” & I agree, because you come to my shows. You’re invited to: The Pyramid Alehouse, 1410 Locust St. Walnut Creek, CA, Friday, 7-1030 PM,…"
1 hour ago
Jud Hair replied to Jud Hair's discussion Godin/Seagull policy on selling broken and damaged guitars in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Lennie ... I'm not angry with Godin.  Honestly.  I'm just a little disappointed. Naively, I held them to a higher standard. It's not that Godin is doing anything dishonest or underhanded or unethical.   On the one hand,…"
1 hour ago
Mike McClain commented on Arlie Box's group Kentuckiana Guitar Pickers
"Looks like a lot of fun!"
3 hours ago
Arlie Box commented on Arlie Box's group Kentuckiana Guitar Pickers
"Comment by Arlie Box 1 minute agoDelete Comment If you didn't get to the Songwriters GuitarBQ last Sunday Here is what you missed! Songwriters GuitarBQ April 2014 And they missed my pie as well LOL "
3 hours ago
Lennie Schoonover replied to Jud Hair's discussion Godin/Seagull policy on selling broken and damaged guitars in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"I'm going to take a little different angle to this.  As was expressed by brother Gull owner, sometimes decisions to sell less than perfect units needs to be done to help keep from raising prices.  Pricing is a very obvious concern at…"
3 hours ago
FloridaGull replied to stefano riva's discussion Newbie fro Italy
"The "thirty guitar" guy would be Ted Hechtman... ;-) Sorry to put you out there, Ted... Maybe Edward Sparks, too..."
4 hours ago
Jud Hair commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Ian ... did you find a left-handed thumb pick?  The Fred Kelly "Bumble Bee" is reversible."
4 hours ago
Jud Hair commented on Jud Hair's group North Carolina "Triangle" Area Acoustic Players
"Info on TAYLOR ROAD SHOW at this link."
4 hours ago
stefano riva replied to stefano riva's discussion Newbie fro Italy
"Hi Jan, thank you for you answer. I live in Milan but I know Val di Susa very well. It's a very nice place good for skiing and walking. Ok, you are probably right but I hope there is also a guy I can point to and say to my wife: "Look at…"
4 hours ago
Jud Hair commented on Jud Hair's group North Carolina "Triangle" Area Acoustic Players
"The "Taylor Road Show" is coming to Harry's Guitars in Raleigh on April 28 ... if you haven't experienced one of these free events, you're missing out.  Very informational, educational ... and an opportunity to actually…"
4 hours ago
John Bingham joined Jud Hair's group

North Carolina "Triangle" Area Acoustic Players

If you live in the Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill area of North Carolina and you enjoy acoustic guitar, this is the place for you!!  Join the group and let's talk guitars, gear, artists, gigs, songs, song-writing ... anything that crosses your mind.
5 hours ago
Jan Vigne replied to stefano riva's discussion Newbie fro Italy
"Stefano, I would think you have become the guy most guys reading this forum point to and say to their wife, "Huh!  This guy's got TWENTY guitars.  And you thought I was going overboard." Enjoy your guitar, Steve. What…"
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ian hopkins commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Jud funny I had gone i n looking for a left-handed thumb-pick and forgot to look for it after I saw all those shiny new lefties ...oh well next time  "
5 hours ago
John Zemler commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"This vid may be old hat for many of you, but I recently found it and am using it in my Theology of Violence & Non-Violence course.  It is a TED Talk by Tommy Emmanuel called "My Life As a One Man Band"... and is…"
5 hours ago
Jud Hair replied to Joe Brancato's discussion Lions and Tigers....and Richlite!...Oh My! in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Here's the page from the current website featuring the GODIN ACS so it appears they are being honest about the Richlite finger board material."
5 hours ago
Robert Williamson replied to FloridaGull's discussion I have a confession to make - I prefer to play my 12-strings tuned down one step, while using a capo on the second fret... in the group 12-String Guitar
"except for the pickguard.. i would have found it too thick even for an electric solid body.. on an acoustic.. all i can say is 'What were they thinking, 'lets put a 4 ply heavy pickguard on a solid mahogany top'"? "
5 hours ago
Phil Manuel replied to Jim Yates's discussion Capos on the headstock in the group Capo Users Group
"Jim, honestly, I haven't played out for years, and never used a capo or tuner when I did. It's not because I don't like them, but back in the day, tuners weren't available in these small formats. Now, I do use them at home, but…"
6 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 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 — 6 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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Newbie fro Italy 4 Replies

Hi,I just joined this forum after purchasing my Seagull S6 Cedar.I actually play guitar (electric and acustic) since 2008.I'm fascitaning by the sound of acustic guitar, so when I heard a Seagull…Continue

Tags: S6, Seagull, My

Started by stefano riva in Beginners. Last reply by Jan Vigne 7 minutes ago.

Today I Added To My Quiver….. 1 Reply

Quiver of guitars a Martin 00-28VS L.So…..the family of guitars is 1994 Martin D41L, Martin OM28 L and the latest member the 00-28VS L. I like the sound of other guitars but comparing then side by…Continue

Started by wayne heath in Gear. Last reply by Eddie Charles 15 hours ago.

Taylor vs. Martin 56 Replies

I was browsing in Guitar Center yesterday and decided to pickup some higher end guitars.I picked up a Taylor Grand  Auditorium (can't remember the model #), and started to play a bit.  I was SHOCKED…Continue

Started by blake wright in Gear. Last reply by Eddie Charles 15 hours ago.

Good acoustic amp for a Epiphone Masterbilt DR-500MCE? 20 Replies

Hey everyone, I've been playing a Takamine Jasmine S-35 for about a year now and figured it was time to upgrade. I've decided I'll be getting a Epiphone Masterbilt with the e-Sonic2 preamp here in…Continue

Started by Andrew in Gear. Last reply by Scott L Ritchie Apr 9.

First Slothead 12 Fretter is Awesome!!! 3 Replies

A few weeks ago the same luthier who built my new Adi/maple OM sent me a size 0 reproduction of the iconic Martin 1930's guitar so many of the old bluesmen are seen holding in old black and white…Continue

Started by David Kellems in Gear. Last reply by David Kellems Apr 7.

Looking for Gurian Owners 203 Replies

Hello there, AGies! I'm new to the community, but have been playing guitar way longer than my abilities suggest.. going on 45 years.. but just acquired a dream guitar from my "youth"... a mint Gurian…Continue

Started by Regan Mulligan in Gear. Last reply by Bill Stetar Apr 6.

50+ free acoustic fingerstyle arrangements of well-known songs 1 Reply

Hey all! For the past few months, I've been coming up with arrangements of songs for solo acoustic/classical guitar; everything from punk to pop to classic rock to indie to country to oldies to to…Continue

Started by C R in Playing Guitar. Last reply by Peter Warmington Apr 6.

Yamaki acoustic guitars 34 Replies

I have a Yamaki six string guitar and cannot find any information about it. Serial AY374.  Any info would be a help.  I bought it brand new in 75 and still use this beauty for gigs.It has the Buffalo…Continue

Started by Kerry Burnett in Gear. Last reply by Martin Vincent aka Marvin Player Apr 5.

Robbie Williams Angels

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 Apr 3.

gurian owner

After traveling the west coast and into Canada for an acoustic guitar in 1976, I found my Gurian in my hometown of Portland.  Special ordered Model JB3H, with beautiful 3 piece back Brazillian…Continue

Started by Brian Wood in Gear Apr 2.


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