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Derick Chatfield commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Is it a tv aerial."
5 minutes ago
Robert Williamson commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"i just ordered this for the electric, to free up a wall hanger... "
49 minutes ago
Chris Beckwith updated their profile
54 minutes ago
Robert Williamson commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"I use Elixir Nanoweb Custom Lights on my N.E Amber Trails, I may consider the Elixir Nanoweb HD Lights for the resonator. I was surprised to find out Taylor MiniGS uses medium."
2 hours ago
Robert Williamson commented on Edward Sparks's group Capo Users Group
" home page of the 1st capo below It is a unique implementation of ratchet design, release is accompished by squeezing the two tabs…"
2 hours ago
Robert Williamson commented on Edward Sparks's group Capo Users Group
"A couple interesting capos from Konig & Meyer"
3 hours ago
Robert Williamson replied to michael schwartz's discussion thoughts on a new capo in the group 12-String Guitar
"Had to use Kyser 12 last nite to find good vocal position for a tune. Moved Kyser 3 times, without noticeable intonation problems."
3 hours ago
Jud Hair commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Henk ... I use Elixir Nanoweb HD Lights exclusively on my Taylor GA3.  I haven't tried them on any of my other guitars as of yet, but I like them ... they are a good compromise to switching totally to medium gauge strings."
3 hours ago
Henk Don commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Has anyone tried the new Elixir Nanoweb HD light strings?"
3 hours ago
Dave Friedman updated their profile
11 hours ago
Robert Williamson commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Coastline 12 string is edging them all "
14 hours ago
Profile IconJohn Tourjee, Mark Brady, GuitarBud and 2 more joined Acoustic Guitar Community
15 hours ago
sean whelan commented on Michael Robertson's group DADGAD
15 hours ago
Richard Uzi joined Michael Robertson's group


Exploring DADGAD tuning and building a collection DADGAD online resources.Got a question or comment? Post to the Comment Wall.Know of a DADGAD online resource? Add it to the Discussion ForumThanks, Enjoy your playing!See More
16 hours ago
Derick Chatfield commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Hi Robert You know the saying, no pain no gain. Sounds like you have been having a lot of fun, which guitar has had the most play time. "
16 hours ago
Derick Chatfield replied to Elton Bloye's discussion Life with the Seagull folks in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Come on Elton the suspension is getting to great, just go and buy one, then put a photo on, so we can all see it."
16 hours ago
Antonio Cotichini commented on GNuck's group Small Body Guitars
"Yeah... but the prize too is fantastic! For that amount I should buy a six and a twelve... both of high degree."
16 hours ago
Daryl Shawn commented on Dave Friedman's blog post A little tribute to the late great Lenny Breau
"Very nicely done ;)."
16 hours ago
Derick Chatfield commented on GNuck's group Small Body Guitars
"Hi FloridaGull Absolutely a fantastic guitar. But if I had it, it would only play the same tunes as my Maritime guitar. If you think this message has a tinge of jealously embedded, you would be right."
16 hours ago
Robert Williamson posted a photo


current flock, minus 61 tele
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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…


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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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 20 hours ago.

What was your first acoustic guitar?? 168 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 Terry Angelli yesterday.

Sigma guitars

Does anyone have expertise?

Started by Jfever in Gear on Saturday.

Guitar Case Storage 3 Replies

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 Robert Williamson on Friday.

How's the Taylor Baritone 8 string guitar? Fascinated to try one. 14 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 Rebelpicker on Friday.

Dead spot or spots on a guitar question and experience or Thoughts? 6 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 Friday.

High end guitars 32 Replies

I had an experience several weeks ago so I need to set this up a bit. We had a cowboy gospel singer, Barry Ward, give a concert in church. He started out with about a 30 second guitar solo before…Continue

Started by Charles Long in Gear. Last reply by James St. Clair on Thursday.

Vintage Yairi DM78 built 1977

I bought a Yairi 6 string DM78 in 1979 new but it was built in '77.  It was pretty tight (non resonant) for oh, a decade, but has really opened up over its 38 years and is still in beautiful…Continue

Tags: Vintage, DM78, Yairi

Started by James St. Clair in Gear on Thursday.

Greetings from Oregon! Free Guitar Lessons (advanced and intermediate)

Hey Im new to all this forum business, thanks for having this amazing outlet!These lessons feature American and Old World musical traditions, from songs and performances, which I love!  These are the…Continue

Started by Dan Sherrill in Playing Guitar on Thursday.

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 Apr 18.


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