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Robert Williamson commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"one thing it really needs is adjustable padding. I  am pretty sure the nine models with only 2 lengths of case indicate that  the padding pieces are different for each model., both edge and lid pads. The genesis of my Tric headstock brace…"
41 minutes ago
Robert Williamson commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Jeff, I fold it and slip it between case and cover. re Legth, you may have missed this posted earlier: On Fri, Apr 10, 2015 at 11:42 AM, wrote: Ok, so I checked 7 different cases. The strap lenghts vary between 14" and…"
56 minutes ago
Richard Uzi joined GNuck's group

Small Body Guitars

This group is for those that like small body guitars and other sizes such as "00", "000" OM, Baby Taylors, grand concert, grand auditorium and other non dreadnought style bodies. Join up, post pictures and discuss them here.See More
1 hour ago
marc landry replied to marc landry's discussion Hootenany in the group Framus Guitar
" Thanks for the advice allen.   I was able to order the tuners and install them. I am using a pre cut nut plastic nut for now. My Framus has a bright tone a nd is quite loud. I really like playing this giutar."
3 hours ago
Jeff T. commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Getting the strap to stay out of the way when closing and zipping is sometimes annoying.. "
4 hours ago
Stephen Leigh commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"The strap is too long on my TRIC case -- insofar as that, I agree with Robert.  It's an easy fix, though:  shorten it. Otherwise, though, I think the TRIC case is excellent.  My (rather expensive) Roscoe bass has a case made of…"
4 hours ago
paul stokes added a discussion to the group Alternate Tunings

DADF#BD new song finally recorded using this tuning capo'd 2nd fret.

I finally got round to recording a new tune I wrote using DADF#BD. The song is titled "Thomas". I really love this tuning, it has a lot of soul. Would be great to hear what you all think of this song. I recorded it using a BOSS micro br, no separate tracking, I just hit record and let the tiny onboard mic do its job then edited it on the boss micro itself, whole process took about 50 mins. Its a great little tool for quick recordings. I look forward to hearing your collectively constructive…See More
4 hours ago
paul stokes commented on Matthew John Leptich's group Worship Leaders
"Hi folks, I just recorded a tune today and put it on my page. I thought it would be appreciated here. Being a Christian I chose to write about Thomas (of the doubting variety) Since Jesus chose all his disciples it has always fascinated me why he…"
4 hours ago
paul stokes posted a song

 play Thomas

5 hours ago
Robert Williamson commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"It has it's faults. Only one of which has been corrected since my 2013 review. The too short strap. And in that review i did not mention how easy…"
5 hours ago
Robert Williamson commented on Edward Sparks's group Capo Users Group
"Well the video reviews make the G7ths sound perfect ;) Quick to put on, quick to move..quick to get out of the way"
5 hours ago
Robert Williamson replied to Robert Williamson's discussion Rosettes in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"It occurs to me it is possible these days to 3d print rosettes before installation..or in place."
5 hours ago
Edward Sparks commented on Edward Sparks's group Capo Users Group
"Hey, I probably have spent $500 for capos trying to find the best for each guitar! I hate online company efforts with no weekend support...we need weekend support...isn't hat why they call us weekend warriors!?! :-) let us know how this turns…"
5 hours ago
Gary Ellis commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Robert, I bought the latest TRIC dread case and it is the best guitar case I have ever owned. Finally a plush interior and snug fit. Light weight. What an improvement. The thermal protection is worth every dime if you travel by car with your guitar."
5 hours ago
Robert Williamson commented on Edward Sparks's group Capo Users Group
"I made the order below this morning, as they were the best Canadian prices I could find. I've seen up to 66$ for the 12 string Newport and up to 80~~ for the Performance 2!! Guess what? The order was declined! on a prepaid card yet! and no…"
5 hours ago
Robert Williamson commented on Edward Sparks's group Capo Users Group
" G7th Newport 12 String Guitar Capo Silver 1 $35.80 G7th Performance Capo for 6 and 12 String Guitars Version 2 1 $55.19 Shipping: WEB - Ground Insured: $2.96 Tax (to be calculated): $4.70 Total Cost: $98.65 "
5 hours ago
Richard Uzi joined Falling 4 You's group

Tips and tricks on Acoustic guitar

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5 hours ago
Tony K. replied to Denny Baer's discussion S6 Original vs Entourage Dreadnought in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"I would second the A/B test.  I had my mind made up to pick up a Coastline for my new backup spruce guitar.  Ended up buying the Entourage Spruce cuz it just blew every other thing away in a spruce top that the store had.  You just…"
8 hours ago
Magnus Hultin commented on Ted Hechtman's group Goya and Levin Guitar Owners
"Sorry for the typo, should have been "friend of mine"... "
10 hours ago
Magnus Hultin commented on Ted Hechtman's group Goya and Levin Guitar Owners
"Haven´t tried it personally but it worked for a luthier friend of min in Switzerland:"
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 — 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). …


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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Guitar Case Storage 1 Reply

Just got 2 new guitars today, and one new case, but will probably get a case for the resonator also.At the moment I have 5 cases, and 6 guitars. As I have Guitar wall hangers and a humidity-controled…Continue

Started by Robert Williamson in Gear. Last reply by Margaret Galbraith 14 hours ago.

Where does this Yamaha fit in the scheme of things? Post Dynamic? 2 Replies

From photos and articles online, I've come to the conclusion that the old (1966) nylon string Yamaha acoustic I have is not a dynamic model. But it is pre-FG.What is known about this model? It reads…Continue

Started by gregory waits in Gear. Last reply by gregory waits 22 hours ago.

Anyone Have Any Experience with an Alvarez RD20S ? 9 Replies

I have always wanted an Alvarez Acoustic.  Played one once in Petersburg, Va. and fell in love with this very big sounding dreadnought which was very articulate and clean.  I Always wanted one of the…Continue

Started by Archie S. McLeod III in Gear. Last reply by Lyred Nosnhoj yesterday.

What was your first acoustic guitar?? 167 Replies

I learned how to play on an old nylon string that my mom owned when I was 14 but the first steel string guitar I ever owned was an Ovation. I think it was a Balladeer but I honestly don't know for…Continue

Started by Gary Dupuis in Gear. Last reply by John Ansink on Thursday.

Dead spot or spots on a guitar question and experience or Thoughts? 5 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

Tags: single, fret, note, decay., frequency

Started by Tony K. in Gear. Last reply by Robert Williamson on Thursday.

Yamaha FG-450 S [need info]

Can someone give specs on this guitar? The one I mean was built in 1985I guess it has solid spruce top but what about the back and sides? I read somewhere that it had  Ovangkol  but not sure if it is…Continue

Started by John Ansink in Gear on Wednesday.

Guild F412 12 string 1 Reply

I have a 2005 Guild F412 jumbo 12 finished with rosewood sides & back , not the flamed maple as most are. Can anyone shed some light, maybe a  special or F512 with wrong label..... thanksContinue

Started by Graham Thompson in Gear. Last reply by Bill Martens on Monday.

Takamine N-15

A neighbor gave me an N-15 about twenty five years ago, which I added to my repretiore of guitars. I never looked into it's value or provenance since I had no intentions of selling it. I have been…Continue

Started by Gary in Gear Apr 13.

New album "In two pieces"

Hi Folks, I have a new album from my band The Straw Men called "In two pieces". Its 30 minutes long exactly so I guess you could call it a mini album.It would be fantastic to get some feedback from…Continue

Tags: promotion, album, original, bouzouki, acoustic

Started by paul stokes in Uncategorized Apr 11.

Playing at meetup events 5 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 Randy Lee Hano Apr 10.


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