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Ted Hechtman commented on Ted Hechtman's group Goya and Levin Guitar Owners
"Guild has been tossed around from one company to another. The logo is the same. That's all. Now Cordoba owns the name."
6 hours ago
Jim Yates commented on Ted Hechtman's group Goya and Levin Guitar Owners
"It's very similar to the Washburn name being used and confusing folks.  The same with Vega banjos.  Same name, but entirely different companies."
9 hours ago
Jud Hair commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Ian ... yes, I tested to see if I would have a problems similar to what Robert W. described a few days ago.  I didn't experience a problem, so I just deleted to "test" ..."
9 hours ago
ian hopkins commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Jud,you  did a test nothing showed up(page not found)"
11 hours ago
Profile IconMichele Gilbert, Barry Drennan, Jane Cornes nee Maclean and 4 more joined Acoustic Guitar Community
12 hours ago
Jud Hair commented on James Sennett's group Martin Owners
"My 1968 Harmony Silvertone Sovereign 1220 has a big old baseball neck. "
15 hours ago
Dave Fengler commented on James Sennett's group Martin Owners
"I've had a couple of classicals with baseball bat necks.  I have a couple of 70's steel strings with baseball bat necks."
15 hours ago
Forrest Anderson commented on James Sennett's group Martin Owners
"Hi Dave. I probably should add that even after this planing, that guitar has a substantial neck. What most people would call fat, though not like the old Gibson "baseball bat" necks. Lorenzo Pimentel, who made the guitar for me, was…"
15 hours ago
Dave Fengler commented on James Sennett's group Martin Owners
"I looked that up.  Interesting, a one piece neck, heel and neck block, non-removable. I suppose removing the fretboard and milling the neck flat is an option.  Since the deepest part of the milling would be at the headstock, I'm not…"
16 hours ago
Forrest Anderson commented on James Sennett's group Martin Owners
"Hi Dave. I have a steel-string Pimentel guitar that has a "Spanish foot," which apparently means the neck and the block are one piece. When the neck started to come up (after a number of years) the Pimentel shop took the fret board off,…"
17 hours ago
Sinclair Davis posted a video

Natassja, The Sweetest Girl

Evolution Of A Song. In the studio working on my first full length album. https://soundcloud.com/iamnatassja/a-million-butterflies
17 hours ago
Stephen Leigh replied to paul's discussion Strings for a Seagull Artist Studio in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"FWIW, after a long experiment with Ernie Ball Aluminum Bronze strings, I'm going to return to my old standby (D'Addario EXP26) for the next string change on my Studio. I like the EBABs, but the D string often sounds more "jangly"…"
18 hours ago
Gary J. Toth updated their profile
19 hours ago
Ted Hechtman commented on Ted Hechtman's group Goya and Levin Guitar Owners
"Which is not a bad thing.It is just not a Levin guitar. It is a guitar with the name Levin on it."
23 hours ago
Ted Hechtman commented on Ted Hechtman's group Goya and Levin Guitar Owners
"Just got this reply  thomas@musikhaus-kirstein.de Toteakayache@rocketmail.com Today at 4:10 AM Dear Customer,   Levin guitars are made in Asia     Mit freundlichen Grüßen Thomas…"
23 hours ago
Dave Fengler replied to Dave Fengler's discussion Another rescue - a Seagull S12+ in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"The top has flattened a little more, possibly good enough for the next step.  I reclamped it until I get enough ambition to fill the pin holes with epoxy, the partially lifted bridge egg shaped them, the bridge pins are loose.  I'm…"
yesterday
Dave Fengler commented on James Sennett's group Martin Owners
"I'm doing this to a Martin Backpacker, it has no truss rod.  I have done backbow clamping when adjusting a truss rod on older Yamaha's.  All the truss rod was doing was burying the nut into the wood, had to make a couple of…"
yesterday
Aden Hinds commented on Ted Hechtman's group Goya and Levin Guitar Owners
"I highly doubt it Mike. Here in South Africa I have seen a few of them selling 2nd hand at very low price points."
yesterday
Mike Raeburn commented on Ted Hechtman's group Goya and Levin Guitar Owners
"Let us not be too ready to condemn, the guitars may well be made in Europe in a small high tech factory from locally sourced European soundboard woods. In which case, if they have followed the original designs and specifications, then the guitars…"
yesterday
Derick Chatfield replied to paul's discussion Strings for a Seagull Artist Studio in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Hi Paul Pleased for you that the Seagull guitar all sorted out now. So all you have to do now (or your son), is to play the hell out of that guitar, and sure you know, that the more you play it the better the sound/tone will get. Happy playing."
yesterday

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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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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

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Started by Tony K. in Gear. Last reply by Tony K. yesterday.

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 on Saturday.

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 on Friday.

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 on Thursday.

why do picks turn in your hand as you play? 19 Replies

Hi im michael and last month i started playing guitar. But every few minutes i have to stop and turn my pick round again as it turns as i play. I use dunlop gel picks in light gauge and tusq A1's.…Continue

Started by michael medex in Beginners. Last reply by Gary J. Toth on Thursday.

Another new guy 3 Replies

My turn, I reckon:Name's Gary in Louisville, Kentucky. I'm 68 and been playing for about a year after a 20+ year "time out" due to a lawn mower taking the tips of my middle and ring finger on my…Continue

Started by Gary J. Toth in Uncategorized. Last reply by Gary J. Toth on Thursday.

Questions about the aspect of a D-28 Standard Martin top 2 Replies

Hello, I am wondering if I should buy this D-28 Martin Standard guitar (first pic).You can see under my finger that the wood of the sitka top has a different aspect (second pic). First, you can…Continue

Started by Thomas Picker in Gear. Last reply by Jan Vigne on Thursday.

Is this a good guitar? 2 Replies

Im looking at a Fender DG-22S Ebony NAT on Craig's List. I don't know anything about guitars but I have heard of Fender. This is for a friend of mine who plays, just a hobby- for his own happiness.…Continue

Started by MariNY in Beginners. Last reply by Jan Vigne Jul 23.

GRAMMER G-10 2 Replies

I HAVE A 1969 G-10  IS THERE ANY ONE OUT THERE THAT KNOWS ABOUT PUTTING ON A WIDER NECK?  PLAYING OVER 47YRS     AND THE HANDS  DON,T MOVE    LIKE THEY USED TO  THANK YOU ALL FOR ANY INFO.  JEFF …Continue

Started by jeff skinner in Gear. Last reply by jeff skinner Jul 13.

Trouble with c chord 10 Replies

I am needing help with the making of the c chord. I have fatty hands especially in the callus pad area and every time I try to make the c chord I end up deadening the e string. I have my arch right…Continue

Started by David in Beginners. Last reply by Tony K. Jul 12.



 
 
 

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