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Joe Allen replied to Jud Hair's discussion Seeking help with writer's block issue ... need a name for my road!! in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
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Jud Hair replied to Jud Hair's discussion Seeking help with writer's block issue ... need a name for my road!! in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"That's a good one!!  "
2 hours ago
Jud Hair replied to Jud Hair's discussion Seeking help with writer's block issue ... need a name for my road!! in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"That does have a certain undeniable appeal ... :-)"
2 hours ago
Jim Swalley replied to Jud Hair's discussion Seeking help with writer's block issue ... need a name for my road!! in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Jud,  I like rex Edmonds "Skinny Dip Road."   It fits to the fun of the song and lets one's imagination . . .imagine!"
2 hours ago
barry replied to Alan Cargile's discussion Has anyone tried the Godin Guitar Polish? in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"depends on the guitar. On all my Gull I use Godin product. My guitars with the heaver finish I use Dunlap 65. Fretboards nothing but linseed oil."
2 hours ago
Jud Hair commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Tab ... do you want to change the tuning machines to a different brand or to replace the old ones with the same brand? I believe Seagulls use Ping brand tuners."
3 hours ago
Tab Smith commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Looking for the best option to replace the tuning pegs/machineads on my Seagull S Series.  It is modified with and internal pickup to make it electric."
5 hours ago
Profile IconTab Smith, gordo and James Watts joined Jud Hair's group
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"Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)

By far the most active brand-dedicated group in the AGM online community!!  For those who own, play and love their Seagull Guitars ... (or any other Godin acoustic) wonderful, top-quality instruments made in Canada, Seagulls (as well as Godin, Simon & Patrick, Norman, Art & Lutherie, La Patrie, and Richmond) are ideal choices for anyone who wants a first-rate guitar for a reasonable…See More
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James Watts updated their profile
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Ted Hechtman commented on Ted Hechtman's group Goya and Levin Guitar Owners
"It's a yes/no sort of thing. I like the individual saddle but I have had to rebuild them with the super glue baking soda mixture. The "Goliath" size is really fun and I do love the way it sounds. The action is almost too low but the…"
6 hours ago
Cmdr Anderson joined Ted Hechtman's group
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Goya and Levin Guitar Owners

A group for those of us who own and appreciate or don't own and just appreciate Goya and Levin Guitars made in Goteborg Sweden for over 70 years!
7 hours ago
Profile IconCmdr Anderson, Sheldon Heatherington and James Watts joined Acoustic Guitar Community
7 hours ago
gordo commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"OK. Gotcha. Yeah full warranty. Yeah, I hadn't thought of ever buying a 'flawed' guitar before but I played this one and fell in love BIG TIME! It's just like falling for a girl with one crooked tooth - You just don't care!…"
8 hours ago
Jud Hair commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Gordo ... The SF models that are sold be Godin directly to their dealers are fully warrantied and also have only slight cosmetic blemishes (hard to even spot as you say) ... as such, they generally don't carry a particularly deep discount over…"
8 hours ago
gordo commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Seagull Sf guitars - ok so I'm about to be a proud new owner of another Seagull. The one I'm going to grab is an Artist Studio Cw, however it is an SF ( I spoke directly to Godin and am told the correct long form is 'Slightly…"
8 hours ago
FloridaGull replied to Steve Byrne's discussion What about the Seagull Folk Excursion? in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Here's a thought - not trying to steer you away from a 'Gull, but... A Voyage-Air VAOM-02 - all-laminate, with the folding neck - with a 1 3/4" nut width, BTW - might fit the bill for you, especially if you "need" a travel…"
13 hours ago
Marlene Hutchinson posted a blog post

Thursday "tip"

Use a timer to gauge your playing speed.  A strategy to help you improve on the speed of a skill (i.e. chord changes, rhythm pattern, solo riff, etc.) is to time yourself playing it slowly, then replay it with the goal of shaving off a few seconds each time, but (of course) without giving up quality sound ~ you'll find improvement in mere seconds!Play on...Marlene Marlene's Musicwww.marlenesmusic.comAs Seen On PBS, CBS, NBC2014 Player's Choice Award…See More
13 hours ago
FloridaGull commented on GNuck's group Small Body Guitars
"If anyone is looking for a travel guitar, Voyage-Air has some special pricing on what they call "Travel Relics" - basically, a blemished in some way "B-stock" type situation.  Seem to be some good prices - here's the…"
14 hours ago
MIchael replied to Carol's discussion PLZ Help! Girl need advices on what guitar she should buy. (Seagull, S&P)
"Hi Carol.  For a new guitar player, I don't think you can go wrong with any of the Seagulls that have the 1.8-inch nut width.  Comfortable and easy to play for a beginner.  We've had several over the years with my girls, and…"
14 hours ago
karl sanft joined Dan Gabel, Editor & Group Publisher's group
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If you made it up, you're a songwriter and this is your group!
20 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 AcousticGuitar.com. 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…

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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…

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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

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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PLZ Help! Girl need advices on what guitar she should buy. (Seagull, S&P) 22 Replies

Hello, It is the first time I post. I am a beginner on Guitar. I am thinking of buying a guitar and I have read a lots of materials online. I have narrowed my choice to Seagull, S&P. The guitars…Continue

Tags: Elements, Natural, Simon, Seagull, Patrick

Started by Carol in Gear. Last reply by MIchael 14 hours ago.

Story of One Year 9 Replies

OK, I am totally new to the guitar.  Bought my first guitar at the age of 41 (earlier this month - February, 2015).I enjoy the practice sessions I have, and try to get a minimum of 30 minutes per…Continue

Started by Matt McBride in Beginners. Last reply by Jan Vigne on Monday.

What's the first song or 2 you learned to play on the guitar? 49 Replies

Another thread got me thinking about this and thought it would be fun to hear what songs helped others get started on guitar.  So, if you can recall that far back [ ;-p ] what was the first 1 or 2…Continue

Tags: singing, easy, chords, songs, learning

Started by Tony K. in Playing Guitar. Last reply by Avalon angler on Sunday.

Senior Newb 2 Replies

By means of "Colloquial vernacular""How are ye now me li'l  buddies?"Greetings from the rocky cragged shores of Newfoundland... Canada eh!I usually answer to the name of Andrew but Pop and other…Continue

Started by Avalon angler in Uncategorized. Last reply by Avalon angler on Sunday.

Looking for a Vox Folk Twelve Electric

Hi :-)I am looking to buy a Vox Folk Twelve Electric. Preferably in great shape.I have been searching, but I haven´t found the right one.Any help would be greatly appreciated!Best regardsNiklas…Continue

Started by Niklas Schneidermann in Gear Feb 24.

Cole Clark acoustic guitars 9 Replies

My son has been using my guitar for now but his fingers are too long for the narrow neck on mine. He plays electric bass And has a couple of Waricks and an Ibenez. Also plays keyboard but wants to…Continue

Started by Margaret Galbraith in Gear. Last reply by Margaret Galbraith Feb 23.

African Fingerstyle 7 Replies

Hi. I am preparing free online courses in African Fingerstyle for Beginners and Advanced. I'd be very glad to share with you. As a guitarist you might not need to take the lessons on Basics which…Continue

Started by Becaye Aw in Playing Guitar. Last reply by Becaye Aw Feb 23.

All-Solid wood Mahogany 000 or OM guitar recommendations... 4 Replies

Hi all,I am in the market for the above axe with an ebony or rosewood fretboard. I am willing to pay the Collings or Santa Cruz price (cringe)! but would rather stay within the $1500 to $2500 range.…Continue

Started by David VanderMolen in Gear. Last reply by David VanderMolen Feb 21.

Guild F412 12 string

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 Feb 19.

Ultra light gauge strings 10 Replies

I have rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia but trying to get back into playing. I play folk finger-picking style. Any suggestions on strings if you have a similar problem. Playing does help but…Continue

Started by Margaret Galbraith in Gear. Last reply by Margaret Galbraith Feb 18.



 
 
 

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