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Jeff Lustick commented on John Culver's video

Wagon Wheel

"Nice version of this song!!!"
46 minutes ago
Simon Candy replied to Simon Candy's discussion New Member Saying Hello
"Thanks Tony, What kind of guitar do you have. Is it a Maton? "
1 hour ago
Ron Khoo commented on WB4YAL's group Taylor Flatpickers
"I would say a dreadnought is best for flatpicking.  My new (used) taylor dreadnaught just arrived. It is a 1994 brazilian 810.  Woo hoo. And it is mellower than my rosewood martin dread."
2 hours ago
Ron Khoo commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Tony, you beat me to it. That guitar adds new meaning to vibrating seat. My new (used) guitar arrived and it is a 94 brazilian taylor 810 dread. Woo hoo."
2 hours ago
Mike Raeburn commented on Ted Hechtman's group Goya and Levin Guitar Owners
"Found this on YouTube. LD-18 563945 It appears to be in France."
2 hours ago
Dave Fengler commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Let's not get plugged up with toilet talk!  :?) I'm thinking the intonation is WAY off!  It must be 28" to 30" scale length. Using an empty toilet paper roll would be great for slide guitar.  But it'll…"
3 hours ago
FloridaGull commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Someone had to, for sure... ;-)"
4 hours ago
Tony K. replied to Gary Wilson's discussion Acoustic Guitar learning
"Aside from getting the guitar set up with nice low action and putting light or even extra light strings on the guitar, there's not much you can do but grin and bear the pain 'till it goes away.  Which should happen once you build…"
4 hours ago
Tony K. replied to Simon Candy's discussion New Member Saying Hello
"Welcome Simon.  My favorite and most prized guitar is made from you folks down under so always nice to have another Auzzie around.  8-D  Hope you enjoy being part of the community.  Cheers."
4 hours ago
John Gundrum commented on John Gundrum's group Cakewalk SONAR Users
"Elton, Which version of Sonar LE are you using?  The LE version is denoted by the tag line "Powered by..." which could be 8.5, X1, X2 or X3.  Each give you increasingly better features.  The X2 and X3 versions has something…"
4 hours ago
Tony K. commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Looks like it's well played, implying it has great playability.....but I bet it sounds like crap!  8-D  *I just had to!*  ;-P"
5 hours ago
FloridaGull commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
5 hours ago
Frank Lopes updated their profile
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Gary Burnett left a comment for bottleneck_blues
"Interview with European bues master, Hans Theessink at Down at the Crossroads: "
12 hours ago
Elton Bloye commented on John Gundrum's group Cakewalk SONAR Users
"Thank you, this is a great help. Really appreciate this."
13 hours ago
Mike Raeburn commented on Ted Hechtman's group Goya and Levin Guitar Owners
"Hi Jim, Regarding the LD-18s, I received this from Andreas. Fascinating bit of information!   Hi Mike, Yes, I saw that post. According to those who worked for and run Levin at the time these were made as a way for Martin to see if the Levin…"
15 hours ago
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Al Parsons updated their profile
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Simon Candy replied to Simon Candy's discussion New Member Saying Hello
"Thanks Jan! :)"
21 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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New Member Saying Hello 4 Replies

Hi Everybody,My name is Simon Candy and I am from Melbourne, Australia.I have been playing guitar for 25 years and teaching it for 20 years.I play a variety of styles including Rock, Blues, Jazz, and…Continue

Started by Simon Candy in Uncategorized. Last reply by Simon Candy 1 hour ago.

Acoustic Guitar learning 5 Replies

Hello, I am learning guitar approximate 1 month and I want to know that when my finger pain will gown because I am frustrated from my finger pain..................................................…Continue

Tags: online, lessons, electric, guitar, beginner

Started by Gary Wilson in Beginners. Last reply by Tony K. 4 hours ago.

new to site plus beginner student 6 Replies

Hi All. I am pretty much a beginner in my playing skills but have been interested for a long time and have made some half hearted attempts in the past. this time around however things are starting to…Continue

Started by brian petersen in Beginners. Last reply by brian petersen on Friday.

Goya GG-45 1971-'72

Hello — I'm new here and this is my first time posting. Love the forum! and I just had a quick question, maybe not terribly simple, but hopefully the answer will be, and since it's about an old…Continue

Tags: goya

Started by Thomas Joel in Gear on Friday.

Percussive acoustic guitar 7 Replies

Here is a link to my new song in this style. Please take a listen and let me know what you think."Happiness is...." By Daniel Melnyk.…Continue

Started by Dan Melnyk in Playing Guitar. Last reply by Tony K. on Friday.

Nylon String Transducer Replacement Suggestions 1 Reply

I have the predecessor to the Takamine Hirade TH90,   but the stock palathetic pickup (Takamine proprietary 6-element pickup) has finally bit the dust.  However, there appears to be a…Continue

Tags: Takamine, Pickup, Tranducer, String, Nylon

Started by Joe Baldwin in Gear. Last reply by Tony K. Sep 17.

Fingerpick shopping 1 Reply

Greetings and salutations. First post.  I am getting back into it after a long time out (like a generation),I expected to find retail fingerpick shopping as easy and varied as shopping for nails or…Continue

Tags: Fingerpicks

Started by Mark Gruber in Gear. Last reply by Jan Vigne Sep 17.

Hello y'all, newbie about care of the guitar (seagull s6 orig) 5 Replies

Hello dear forum fellas, I'm new both in this forum and as a guitar owner. Thanks for letting me join this great community. I really like this forum's "atmosphere".I have recently bought a Seagull S6…Continue

Started by Francisco Espinosa in Beginners. Last reply by Francisco Espinosa Sep 16.

Homemade line arrays 9 Replies

This summer's project was to build a set of line array speakers for our bluegrass band that would encompass a wider frequency range than my previously built set. If you are unfamiliar with line array…Continue

Started by DrGuitar in Gear. Last reply by DrGuitar Sep 14.

Songs To Play 21 Replies

Adding a section here to share links to tabs and videos of songs that are really nice to play on acoustic guitar. If you have some to share just add to this discussion.  I really don't have a lot of…Continue

Tags: and, Garfunkel, Simon, Play, to

Started by Phil Manuel in Playing Guitar. Last reply by Marty Sep 12.


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