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barry posted a status
"one more I added a coastline folk no onboard should mic it or add a pick up"
2 minutes ago
michael schwartz commented on Acoustic Pickers's group Yamaha Guitars
"Hi All.... New to this group. I have a 1968 FG-230 Red Label 12 string that was my 1st 12. It sounds wonderful if you don't go beyond the 4th fret...ha!! Not going for the neck reset as yet."
4 minutes ago
Martin van Dooremalen commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"FG - Sorry to hear about your mom and your friend. May your music (and your newly won Yamaha) bring you some comfort and solace."
16 minutes ago
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26 minutes ago
Karl Young posted blog posts
32 minutes ago
Alan Edmunds commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"I'm sure nearly everyone here gets these ditties from the Mothership, but here's the link to their overview of the Seagull Merlin. A pretty cool…"
39 minutes ago
Stu Frazier commented on Tony Loeser's group Peninsula Fingerstyle
"Looks like I won't be able to make it.  A good friend from SoCal will be in San Jose this weekend and we're going to spend some time with him on Sunday.  Everybody have a great time at Rogers place. "
39 minutes ago
barry posted a status
"Don't play on street corners"
41 minutes ago
Mike Nepper commented on Tony Loeser's group Peninsula Fingerstyle
"Looking forward to this weekend. Hope to see some of you at Roger's house for Fingig on Sunday!"
47 minutes ago
FloridaGull commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
""Birds are good, Birds are fun - Birds are fun for everyone!""
1 hour ago
FloridaGull replied to barry's discussion coastline 12 and godin a6 in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Try a more interesting font on your sign... ;-) Does any cash money ever make its way into your guitar case?"
1 hour ago
Dave Fengler commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"I thought for a minute you bid on and won the crappy SJ180 that's up there now. One of our birds is an Alexandrine parrot, the largest of the parakeets.  He's a dull 2 tone green with a very large red beak and a very long tail.…"
1 hour ago
FloridaGull replied to barry's discussion coastline 12 and godin a6 in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"The Roland AC-90 is GREAT - there are also an AC-60, AC-40, AC-33, and the somewhat-new Mobile AC - the AC-33 and the Mobile AC also run on batteries..."
1 hour ago
Elton Bloye replied to barry's discussion coastline 12 and godin a6 in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"From an amp perspective, I would consider a Roland AC-90 acoustic chorus amp - great quality and you can put it on a tall stand, and get it out of the way. I have played through one and the sound is very clear.  I believe Florida Gull has one,…"
1 hour ago
FloridaGull commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"I did, however, find the time to bid on, and win, a Yamaha SJ180 from ShopGoodwill...  ;-) Check her out over in the Yamaha group -…"
2 hours ago
FloridaGull commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Thank you, Dave and Martin.  If I had known this was going to happen, I would have trimmed my fingernails... ;-) I have a friend dying of metastatic cancer in Boynton Beach (he is 52!), and my mother had a significant stroke in late September…"
2 hours ago
Dave Fengler commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Nice FG!  Is that a white Capped Conure?  We have 8 birds, I think."
3 hours ago
Tony K. commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Jud, about the Maritime SWS Rosewood's neck, I've often wondered the EXACT same thing.  lol.  For the most part, I think I understand what Godin is doing with Seagull.  There's only a few models/decisions they've…"
9 hours ago
Tony K. replied to barry's discussion coastline 12 and godin a6 in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"If it's not a venue that's to big, anything similar to what Jud posted would work fine. My gear is even simpler and works fine.  I use a Traynor AM50 acoustic 2 channel amp, a Peavy mic (a very old solid, heavy really well made one…"
9 hours ago
Tony K. posted a photo

My 4 ladies. Godin, Cole Clark and Simon & Patrick.

The 4 guitars that I've "finally" settled on. Hopefully, my GAS is satisfied for a long time to come! 8-DFrom left to right:• Customized Godin A6 Ultra.• Cole Clark Fat Lady 2 AC3• Simon & Patrick CW GT Mini Jumbo• Simon & Patrick Woodland…
10 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 — 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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I'm looking for info before selling my '89 Yamaha FG-450SA Acoustic Guitar 7 Replies

Hello Everyone!   *New Member*I searched throughout the forum to see if anyone else had a similar post, but to no avail...When I was 15 in '89 my Gran gifted me with a brand new Acoustic Yamaha…Continue

Tags: FG-450SA, Acoustic, Yamaha

Started by Michelle Louise in Gear. Last reply by Jan Vigne 15 hours ago.

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 on Tuesday.

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.


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