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Doug Young commented on Tony Loeser's group Peninsula Fingerstyle
"Just noticed this cool event in a Gryphon email: http://www.wreckingcrewfilm.com/upcoming.html Sept 14 at Foothill College. Might go... This is supposed to be a pretty interesting movie for anyone interested in the LA studio scene back when. Created…"
45 minutes ago
Tony K. replied to Jack Slotterback's discussion NGD- Back in the flock with my Maritime SWS Rosewood Q1T in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Like Jud, I find the Maritime Rosewood model to be "interesting" as well. In my mind (and ears) a rosewood b&s model of any acoustic is really made to shine while finger picking.  You know, that nice sustain and reverb it tends to…"
1 hour ago
Tony K. replied to Mick Jones's discussion Seagull v Lowden in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Does that thing have a pick up in it?  Would love to know, if it does, how it sounds and how it holds up over time.  Particularly because I've had a couple of friends who had those split compensation saddles, (1 was a Tak, can't…"
1 hour ago
Tony K. replied to Lennie Schoonover's discussion Do Strings go bad if you don't play them? in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Ya, like I said, I used to use D'Addarios all the time.  Loved those strings.  You should probably give a couple of sets of Elixers a try then.  Since both of us like D'Addarios so much, if I like Elixers so much, then that…"
1 hour ago
Ron Khoo replied to Lennie Schoonover's discussion Do Strings go bad if you don't play them? in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Even new string can go bad. I have opened new strings with some corrosion."
1 hour ago
Phil Manuel commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Not sure it's gonna happen, but I may be trading my banjo for a Fender 12-string. Setting up a date to go play it soon."
1 hour ago
Greg Ballantyne replied to Lennie Schoonover's discussion Do Strings go bad if you don't play them? in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Happens on the unwound strings too - that's where I've noticed it. I've got an old Aria that I put new strings on about a year ago, and I don't play it much at all - I mainly play my Seagulls..... they sit out on stands, while…"
1 hour ago
Greg Ballantyne replied to Jack Slotterback's discussion NGD- Back in the flock with my Maritime SWS Rosewood Q1T in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Jack  I have a spruce/mahogany Maritime dreadnaught. I love the guitar, and have been playing it four years. Its got great sound and tone top to bottom. However, it does not have the volume of my cedar top Natural Elements dread. That NE puts…"
2 hours ago
Doug Singer replied to Jack Slotterback's discussion NGD- Back in the flock with my Maritime SWS Rosewood Q1T in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"I use blue grass strings on my Maritime brings out the bass nicely..mine is starting to open up a bit too which adds to the warmth "
2 hours ago
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Jack Slotterback replied to Jack Slotterback's discussion NGD- Back in the flock with my Maritime SWS Rosewood Q1T in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Thanks Martin.  And I think your insight about warm tone mistaken for loss of volume is spot on. I'm an Elixir fan too- will put a new set on soon.  I'll probably try some DAs down the road as well. Thanks again."
5 hours ago
Jack Slotterback replied to Jack Slotterback's discussion NGD- Back in the flock with my Maritime SWS Rosewood Q1T in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Thanks Jud!  I seem to be able to adjust to various neck widths without much problem- but I think my preference would also be for the wider neck.   The rosewood has a very interesting tone.  I expected more bass- I guess I equate…"
5 hours ago
Martin van Dooremalen replied to Jack Slotterback's discussion NGD- Back in the flock with my Maritime SWS Rosewood Q1T in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Welcome back to the flock Jack and congrats on the new-to-you Gull. I bet that rosewood is going to sound really nice, should give you a really warm tone that may be mistaken for a loss of volume compared to the S6. Just a guess on my part from…"
6 hours ago
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Homemade line arrays

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 speakers, think Bose L2 or the huge arrays that you find centered above the crowd in large concert venues. The idea with a portable lie array is that they sound good nearly anywhere in the room, they do not need to be loud to be heard clearly nearly anywhere in the room and when judiciously placed,…See More
6 hours ago
FloridaGull replied to Mick Jones's discussion Seagull v Lowden in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"A block of wood is 2 times better than a First Act... ;-)"
7 hours ago
FloridaGull replied to Mick Jones's discussion Seagull v Lowden in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Remember, the Godin "Folk" body size is based on that of a traditional classical guitar...and I think that's good!  I find classicals very comfortable to play."
7 hours ago
FloridaGull replied to Mick Jones's discussion Seagull v Lowden in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Here's your Lowden pic, so we all can see without clicking... Nice!  :-)"
7 hours ago
FloridaGull commented on FloridaGull's group On Walden Pond...the Walden Guitars group!
"Ah yes - the D710.  How is she coming along? I've actually played one of the D710's - nice tone (IMHO) from the englemann/rosewood..."
7 hours ago
Jud Hair replied to Jack Slotterback's discussion NGD- Back in the flock with my Maritime SWS Rosewood Q1T in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Jack ... Congratulations on your new Gull!  The Seagull Maritime SWS Rosewood is an interesting model.  I've played a large number of different Maritime SWS Mahogany Dreads, but I've always been intrigued with the SWS Rosewood…"
8 hours ago
Jack Slotterback joined Matthew John Leptich's group
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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

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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Homemade line arrays

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 6 hours ago.

Adirondack vs Sitka - Guitar luthiers/factory/shop workers input request 8 Replies

So a friend of mine and I were discussing the ups and downs etc. of Adirondack bracing vs. Sitka bracing.One thing we both don't know exactly though is this:  How much more does it cost to use and…Continue

Tags: cost, difference, sound, quality, guitar

Started by Tony K. in Gear. Last reply by Tony K. on Saturday.

Air Travel with Your Guitar 36 Replies

The April 2010 issue of Acoustic Guitar features an article on flying with a guitar, written by bluesman Chris Smither (click…Continue

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Started by Teja Gerken, Senior Editor in Gear. Last reply by Keith Beck Aug 21.

Songs To Play 20 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 Craig B Aug 18.

John Lenon Epiphone EJ-160E 2 Replies

Hello!I recently got a John Lenon Epiphone EJ-160E. I just need a rod plate for this guitar. Can anyone help me by telling me the exact plate I need and where I can buy one from? I tried my Epiphone…Continue

Started by Jack in Gear. Last reply by Judgestone Aug 17.

Framus Falcon 12 Questions 3 Replies

Hi Everyone,I am new to the forum, and have a few questions about a Framus Falcon 12 that i just purchased. From the little information I could find it seems like a rare guitar. Would anyone be able…Continue

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Started by Kris Hancock in Gear. Last reply by Robert Alan Kershaw Aug 6.

Buying a Godin 5th Avenue 5 Replies

I'm about ready to buy a Godin acoustic archtop.  Should I buy it online, or bite the bullet and go to Guitar Center?Continue

Started by wick morgan in Gear. Last reply by wick morgan Aug 5.

If you could only own ONE acoustic for the rest of your life ... 117 Replies

What would you choose and why?  Money is no obstacle for this discussion! Remember, just one ... for the rest of your life.  Period.PS:  I know it's a hard question, LOL.  But, that's why it make an…Continue

Started by Jud Hair in Gear. Last reply by Tony K. Aug 1.

Amplification? Acoustic Amp or Powered PA Speaker w/small mixer EQ and Reverb? 35 Replies

I recently posted a question about which acoustic amp should be considered (see What's the best acoustic amp for under $500?). I got a few responses, which I appreciated greatly. Thanks to those of…Continue

Tags: EQ, mixing, amps, amplification

Started by Stephen Park in Gear. Last reply by Phil Manuel Jul 27.

Structural Integrity of Acoustic Guitar 8 Replies

Hello friends!Well, I'm getting a nice deal on an Acoustic Guitar that has Solid Spruce Top, Solid Mahagony Back, and Laminate Sides, Rosewood Fret-board, and Grover Tuners with Black Knobs. But the…Continue

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Started by Shant Sharma in Gear. Last reply by Tony K. Jul 24.



 
 
 

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