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Mark C joined John Wilson's group

12-String Guitar

A meeting place to discuss playing styles, favorite players, set-ups, and anything else about this wonderful instrument.
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Mark C replied to Martin van Dooremalen's discussion GAS-sing for a 12 string in the group 12-String Guitar
"   I figure  its  worth $7  to find out if a bum-stringed guitar is what I'm  looking for -  as if I need another guitar, yet there I was again today mulling over a 64 Chet…"
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paul stokes joined Matthew John Leptich's group

Worship Leaders

a forum for worship leaders or church musicians to share ideas and encourage one another.
2 hours ago
John A replied to Harris Coe's discussion Breedlove Discovery Concert in the group Breedlove Guitar Lovers
"Hi Coe, Did you make a purchase yet? Just curious.  -J"
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Marty added a discussion to the group Home Recording

Logic Pro X

I am leaning towards a new Mac and noticed they have a program Logic Pro X for recording. Anyone use this and if so thoughts? Thanks!!See More
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Steve C. Pappas posted videos
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M. Steven Smith replied to M. Steven Smith's discussion OOPS in the group Worship Leaders
"I appreciate the comments on my original songs.  I'm glad you enjoyed them. Music, especially guitar playing is so awesome, isn't it?  I KNOW that there are going to be some amazing guitars in Heaven! Thanks again, Brother! M"
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Tony K. replied to M. Steven Smith's discussion OOPS in the group Worship Leaders
"Thanks Steven.  Ya, that BR-600 was and is a sweet little thing.  Mainly because, once you get the hang of it and if you do it right (which I hardly ever do!  lol, still working on it) you can make really high quality, CD quality…"
M. Steven Smith replied to M. Steven Smith's discussion OOPS in the group Worship Leaders
"Thanks for jumping in, Tony!  Of course we don't mind! If I am not mistaken, everyone is welcome.  :)  Would hope so! I enjoyed one of your videos so far.  I also looked up your BR600.  It looks like a nice little…"
Tony K. replied to Shant Sharma's discussion Structural Integrity of Acoustic Guitar
"Hey Shant!  Good to see you here. I agree with others saying take some really good pics and post here for luthiers to look at. What I would do first is take a really good look at it and try to determine if this "hole" or space is from…"
Tony K. posted songs
Tony K. replied to M. Steven Smith's discussion OOPS in the group Worship Leaders
"Cool thread, I hope you don't mind me jumping eeen.  8-D I like to play songs to sound fairly close to the original "flavor" or "soul" of the song, but usually end up changing some stuff to compensate for my ineptness…"
Susan Palmer of Lead Cat Press posted a video
M. Steven Smith replied to M. Steven Smith's discussion OOPS in the group Worship Leaders
"Thank you, Elton. Some of the songs I did myself.  My home studio is a very simple setup.  All I use is a digital Tascam 8 track port-a-studio and a couple of good mics.  I have two Tascam portable studios.  The older one…"
Marlene Hutchinson posted a blog post

Thursday "tip"

Keep your guitar cool and comfortable! With the summer tempuratures soaring you want to be sure that your guitar is happy and here's a good rule: your guitar should not be exposed to climate conditions that you would not want to be exposed to, ideally 40 - 45% humidity and 65-75 °F ~ a cool guitar is cool!Play on...MarleneMarlene's Musicwww.marlenesmusic.comAs Seen On PBS, CBS, NBC, AcousticGuitar.com2014 Player's Choice Award nomineeSee More
Susan Palmer of Lead Cat Press posted a status
"Do you know all these skills?"
Phil Manuel replied to Shant Sharma's discussion Structural Integrity of Acoustic Guitar
"Ok, then see if you can get some good pics of it and post here. There are a few trustworthy luthiers on this site, who may be able to help. All in all, if the guitar plays well and sounds good, and is a good deal for you, it might just be worth…"





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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

Connect with guitarists here at the Acoustic Guitar Community!

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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Structural Integrity of Acoustic Guitar 8 Replies

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

Tags: Guitar Spots

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

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 on Tuesday.

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 on Tuesday.

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 on Tuesday.

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 Jul 17.

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. Jul 17.

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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