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Elton Bloye replied to Derick Chatfield's discussion Decisions, decisions. in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Haha! - All good things come to those who wait, even though sometimes it kills you in the moment. "
2 hours ago
Randy Lee Hano posted photos
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Dave Fengler replied to Dave Fengler's discussion Recording King ROS-16 in the group 12 Fret Guitars
"Since guitars tend to sit around for long periods of time (I have too many) I'll probably put Elixir Nanoweb lights on it.  I will drop the saddle on the bass side 1/32", the treble side is fine. Since mine had the old pyramid style…"
6 hours ago
jdjango replied to Dave Fengler's discussion Recording King ROS-16 in the group 12 Fret Guitars
"Dave...........the top looks like my RP-10...supposedly AA grade Sitka(very subjective grading) Since mine is a 25,4 scale I put JPearse "New Mediums" and dropped the saddle and dressed out the frets. End result is a great tone and smooth…"
6 hours ago
Dave Fengler replied to Dave Fengler's discussion Recording King ROS-16 in the group 12 Fret Guitars
"Well, I got it.  The nut is actually 1-7/8", string spacing 1-9/16", saddle string spacing 2-5/16".  Definitely a fingerpicking guitar.  I didn't have much trouble adjusting to it.  He replaced the crappy…"
10 hours ago
Derick Chatfield replied to Derick Chatfield's discussion Decisions, decisions. in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Hi Elton No decision made yet, but to add to the nice problem. My newest guitar that I like very much, is a Simon and Patrick, Woodland Pro, parlour guitar. I am now considering maybe part exchanging the parlour guitar, as it will be the closest to…"
12 hours ago
Elton Bloye commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"I have always liked the sound of a Walnut b/s guitar - I think it makes for a wonderful pairing with a Cedar top. McIlroy guitars from Belfast, Ireland, as played by Gabrielle Possenti, comes to mind. "
13 hours ago
Elton Bloye replied to Derick Chatfield's discussion Decisions, decisions. in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"So Derrick, have you made your decision yet? I am intrigued? "
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Šandor Gion updated their profile
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Tony K. posted a photo
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Tony K. commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Robert, ya, I think I may have been lucky that way, at least twice that I know of.  The S&P Trek Spruce I bought recently, I swear, it's probably the nicest sounding and playing dread I've ever played.  It's also almost…"
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Robert Williamson commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Methinks Tony lucked out finding a good sounding one.. You should have bought it Tony! I guess my next will be a Mini GS. seeing as S6 Cedar Concert Halls appear to be a myth :) "
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Robert Alan Kershaw replied to Tony K.'s discussion Most underrated and overrated "Acoustic guitar" manufacturers
"Underrated - Avalon - the other guitar from Northern Ireland. Uniformly superb. But then I'm prejudiced for I have a very serious Avalon 12 string. Overrated - Taylor. They play well; they look the part; they sound good. However, they seem to…"
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Steve Byrne commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Robert - I have a Walnut MJ. Also MJ's in Entourage and NE. The MJ doesn't compete in the same arena as the other two in playability or in sound. My Excursion sounds good enough plugged in to use.That is when I use it. Is fine plugged in.…"
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Robert Williamson commented on David Shade's group Resonator Players
"Has anyone switched to medium on Gretsch  Round neck Boxcar to get more volume? "
yesterday
Robert Williamson commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"I tried the Walnut MJ again today, quickly, had kid with me. I found neck..heavy and thick (? is that an Excursion thing? I've never tried one before), action higher than I'd like ...not comfortable. sound was not between my NE and my…"
yesterday
Josep Ferrandiz commented on Tony Loeser's group Peninsula Fingerstyle
"Out of town next week end also. Cannot do May. Out of town end of June also, so that one is out also. I can host July if that works for all."
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Tony K. commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"@Robert: by "superfluous" I just mean a guitar outside of what I "need."  I only really need 3 guitars; 1 for a backup/practice guitar, 1 for my stage guitar, and 1 for a night time/quiet couch guitar.  Anything after…"
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Mike Nepper commented on Tony Loeser's group Peninsula Fingerstyle
"I'm out of town May 28,29 and 30. I "should" be back Sunday 31st. But, that said, I'm not sure what's happening with family just yet. So, I'm gonna say probably. Doug are you saying you'll host?"
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Greg Ballantyne commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"I like your 3 bases Robert - my decisions are usually similar. I always have trouble with the second, since I would need to put a strap on the guitar to see it completely through. I did buy one where the first base got covered via a webpage......the…"
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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 — 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). …

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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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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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Most underrated and overrated "Acoustic guitar" manufacturers 5 Replies

I saw a link to a similar thread on another guitar forum site, but the question was targeted at any guitar manufacturer.  Considering where we are here, I thought it would be interesting to hear…Continue

Tags: opinion, review, experience, manufacturer, guitar

Started by Tony K. in Gear. Last reply by Robert Alan Kershaw yesterday.

Fret Width 6 Replies

Hi all... The problem is that I cant get my 3 fingers inbetween the frets after C barre chords..though I also have to finger a normal A chord differently too..My question is this.... Are there any…Continue

Started by Paul Haldane in Playing Guitar. Last reply by Paul Haldane yesterday.

Dead spot or spots on a guitar question and experience or Thoughts? 11 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 Tony K. on Sunday.

Sam Koontz Vintage Guitar? 31 Replies

I was wondering if anyone new of Sam Koontz or where I may be able to get info on him and his guitars. I own one of his guitars and know nothing of it or him. I have no Idea of its value etc. I am…Continue

Started by Richie Hunley in Gear. Last reply by Wayne Wesley Johnson May 18.

The now mythical power switch 11 Replies

Am I the only person tired of unplugging cables to turn off guitar pre-amps, pedals and whatever else the manufacture thinks this idea a convenience? ?Today i received my Boss RC 30 looper and the…Continue

Started by Robert Williamson in Gear. Last reply by Robert Williamson May 13.

Identify Guitar Logo 3 Replies

Can anyone identify this guitar logo?Continue

Started by Terry Flaningam in Uncategorized. Last reply by Robert Williamson May 11.

How's the Taylor Baritone 8 string guitar? Fascinated to try one. 15 Replies

I play a Taylor 410 ce and am in love with it. Am fascinated by the Taylor baritone. What are they like? I haven't seen one on a shop in London yet. We get everything late over here!CheersConorContinue

Tags: string, 8, baritone, Taylor

Started by Conor Doherty in Gear. Last reply by James St. Clair May 5.

Colour The Mundane, for fans of Nick Drake

Hey! Just became a member here. Thought I'd share some of my music. Hope you like it! https://youtu.be/ok_ArpPynbsContinue

Tags: bridges, fingerstyle, singer-songwriter, mundane, the

Started by Patrik Andersson in Playing Guitar May 4.

Sigma guitars 1 Reply

Does anyone have expertise?

Started by Jfever in Gear. Last reply by Blackback Gull Apr 30.

Silk/steel strings....... 8 Replies

I just bought a Fender CP100 yesterday which had been played only twice; the owner was a piano teacher, but couldn't get the hang of guitar.  Her friend in the store had changed the strings to make…Continue

Started by James Baxter Bain in Gear. Last reply by GuitarBud Apr 27.



 
 
 

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