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Jan Vigne replied to Shant Sharma's discussion Structural Integrity of Acoustic Guitar
"Based on the supplied photo, no, this is not a concern.  Though I know lots of people who have to get up several times in the night to make sure the refrigerator still has a working light bulb.  IMO pre-owned guitars should be purchased…"
1 hour ago
M. Steven Smith added a discussion to the group Worship Leaders
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I accidently sent out a message to all of you via email.  It was supposed to be my attempt at starting a new discussion.I was thinking it would be cool to hear some of your styles or interpretations of songs.  Some try to play a song exactly as the original.  Some add their own 'flavor' to a song on purpose.  Other's, just because of the way they play normally end up changing the way a song is played.  Some of you have some amazing original songs that you wouldn't mind sharing with us.Anyway,…See More
1 hour ago
Dave Fengler commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Here's the promised write up on the Martin factory tour we went on July 11th.  I had figured it would be a once in a lifetime trip (about 4 hours each way) but we may go back every year or 2.  It was that cool!  I'll…"
3 hours ago
Dave Fengler commented on James Sennett's group Martin Owners
"Here's the promised write up on the Martin factory tour we went on July 11th.  I had figured it would be a once in a lifetime trip (about 4 hours each way) but we may go back every year or 2.  It was that cool!  I'll…"
3 hours ago
Jean Banwarth posted a video

Lon Dubh - Irish Guitar - DADGAD Fingerstyle Reel

Tablature guitare de Trad Magazine n°152. Reel swingué à la façon d'un hornpipe. L'arrangement s'inspire de la version de la harpiste Laoise Kelly.
5 hours ago
Dan Halbert replied to Stan's discussion SM6 question in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"The main effect caused is due to the mass of the pins, so metal pins like brass are going to affect the moving top more. Some more…"
5 hours ago
Elton Bloye replied to Stan's discussion SM6 question in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"This is a "C for Serious" can of worms topic, although my own personal opinion is that  the margins of difference is so fine, you may not hear any appreciable difference in the tone.  Some guys have gone to some great lengths to…"
6 hours ago
Mike Nepper commented on Tony Loeser's group Peninsula Fingerstyle
"I just learned my hunt time is 3:00pm on Sunday. I'm definitely not going to make Fingig! Sorry, have fun you guys!"
6 hours ago
Mark Barrett replied to Mike Bishop's discussion Time for a Change in the group Martin Owners
"I have looked at the GP as well. Over time I've avoided them in general just because I will probably never gig so I avoided the electronics figuring it was money I don't need to spend as part of a guitar. How to you feel the GP compares…"
8 hours ago
Shant Sharma posted a discussion

Structural Integrity of Acoustic Guitar

Hello friends!Well, I'm getting a nice deal on an Acoustic Guitar that has Solid Spruce Top, Solid Mahagony Back, and Laminate Sides, Rosewood Fret-board, and Grover Tuners with Black Knobs. But the issue is, in the area where the fretboard attaches to the body of the guitar there is a tiny spot (about quarter inch) where a pin sized paper can slide inside it. There's a similar spot at the other side as well. I checked the area and saw no bulging or looseness. Are these spots a major problem?…See More
11 hours ago
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Dave Roach updated their profile
13 hours ago
Greg Ballantyne replied to Greg Ballantyne's discussion Mom - How about a Coastline Grand? in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"I think I like the finish on the coastline top better also, but I've just been looking at websites. I called my mom the other day to discuss options, and she said she wants a guitar and directed me to go and get one. I think she must be feeling…"
15 hours ago
Mark Barrett commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"FG, in reality the two version are only a 1/2 step off. I play it G-F-C with capo 1."
15 hours ago
Lisa Chupity commented on Tony Loeser's group Peninsula Fingerstyle
"Hey, Josep and Ken, I PM'd you both directions to the house.  See you Sunday!"
15 hours ago
Dave Fengler commented on Acoustic Pickers's group Yamaha Guitars
"The SJ-400S looks nice!"
16 hours ago
Stan replied to Stan's discussion SM6 question in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"I am going to go with bone saddle and bone pins.  I am sending them to Bob Colosi to match.  Thank you taking the time to answer my question.  It was helpful. Definitely worth more than 8 cents. :D"
17 hours ago
Tony K. replied to Stan's discussion SM6 question in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Just my 2 cents and this is all an "educated guess" kind of input. Having said that, firstly, I don't think you need to worry about the pin size.  Even though Seagull switched to Tusq, I don't think the "size"…"
18 hours ago
Tony K. replied to Elton Bloye's discussion If you had one acoustic guitar to use for worship.... in the group Worship Leaders
"I'm enjoying this thread.  I checked out those Petros guitars.  Wow.  Amazing and would love to have one but.....most the them cost more than I paid for my car!  LOL!  So, like Martin said, unless God…"
18 hours ago
M. Steven Smith posted photos
19 hours ago

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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

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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Structural Integrity of Acoustic Guitar 1 Reply

Hello friends!Well, I'm getting a nice deal on an Acoustic Guitar that has Solid Spruce Top, Solid Mahagony Back, and Laminate Sides, Rosewood Fret-board, and Grover Tuners with Black Knobs. But the…Continue

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Started by Shant Sharma in Gear. Last reply by Jan Vigne 1 hour ago.

What is the method of learning that is working best for you? 3 Replies

Hello all!I Have been practicing every day and learning to play guitar for the first time in my life. I am 52 years old and have always wanted to learn to play. I am very curious about the methods…Continue

Started by Scott L Ritchie in Beginners. Last reply by Scott L Ritchie yesterday.

Amplification? Acoustic Amp or Powered PA Speaker w/small mixer EQ and Reverb? 29 Replies

I recently posted a question about which acoustic amp should be considered (see What's the best acoustic amp for under $500?). I got a few responses, which I appreciated greatly. Thanks to those of…Continue

Tags: EQ, mixing, amps, amplification

Started by Stephen Park in Gear. Last reply by alex francese yesterday.

Vintage Guitar restoration 4 Replies

Hey Everybody, I have a old Martin D-18 that belonged to my Grandpa.  He purchased this brand new after he got out of the war (somwhere around 1948?).  This guitar was his one and only guitar that he…Continue

Started by Chad Clifton in Gear. Last reply by Phil Manuel yesterday.

Kragenbrink out of business?

Several years ago I order three Kragenbrink guitars: 6, 12, baritone.  They were due to be completed in 2010.  Lance ran into a few business bumps along the way, so things ran late.  Finally he…Continue

Started by John Bjorkman in Gear on Sunday.

useful apps for iphone? 2 Replies

just traded my old flip phone for an iphone. wondering what apps people like, especially for music - tuners, recorders, whatever is out there. totally new to the "app" world. thanks in advance!craigContinue

Started by Craig MC in Gear. Last reply by Terry Angelli on Sunday.

Open Mikes 20 Replies

The other night I attended a world famous open mike.  It was well run and most of the entertainment was good. 90% of the performers and their friends left after their “performance” leaving by the…Continue

Started by Daryl Kosinski in Uncategorized. Last reply by Mark C on Sunday.

I.D. an old archtop- Wilson? 1 Reply

So I've had this old archtop hanging on the wall in my tv room for well over 15 years. Think I paid 40 bucks for it back in the mid 90's.  Neck was falling apart, and it was spitting out frets like…Continue

Started by Ryan in Gear. Last reply by Ryan on Friday.

If you could only own ONE acoustic for the rest of your life ... 113 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 Tony K. on Thursday.

Playing at meetup events 4 Replies

I'm usually the last one to find things out, but about six months ago I joined a meetup group here in NJ, and I have to say that it has been great. A bunch of guys (every once in while a woman will…Continue

Started by Michael Fragnito in Players. Last reply by VCartier Jul 10.



 
 
 

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