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Paul Walters added a discussion to the group Larrivee Lovers

NGD - O-01

I picked up an O-01 Parlor guitar this morning from Craigslist.The seller informed me that a previous potential buyer had dropped the guitar, cracking the back and separating one of the rear braces (she insisted that it was intentional, as the buyer immediately demanded a significantly reduced price for the damage he had caused).  It will need attention, but it is not critical to function of the guitar.It has a lovely tone.  I will really enjoy playing this instrument.Please pardon the photos,…See More
57 minutes ago
Mel Green left a comment for Jonathan Klass
"Hi Jonathan   It is a pleasure to be in touch with a like-minded soul, with a large instrument collection! I am fortunate to live in a house with a huge closet in which I "store" most of mine... Back when Mel Miller and I got…"
57 minutes ago
Profile IconJ Thompson, Raul, Keith Beck and 2 more joined Acoustic Guitar Community
1 hour ago
Paul Walters joined Jason Gatewood's group

Larrivee Lovers

This is a group for those of us that love Larrivee guitars, whether you are fortunate enough to own 10, or are looking to buy your first... this is the group for you!See More
1 hour ago
Paul Jannone commented on Paul Jannone's video

Is there anybody out there? Pink Floyd

"Your welcome David, Cheers! Paul"
4 hours ago
David VanderMolen commented on Paul Jannone's video

Is there anybody out there? Pink Floyd

"Paul, Nice, solid video on youtube for this song, thanks again! David "
4 hours ago
Jan Vigne replied to Tony K.'s discussion Adirondack vs Sitka - Guitar luthiers/factory/shop workers input request
"One last point?  Consider why Adirondak was THE chose for aircraft; it's very light in comparison to other spruces and pines with a higher weight to stiffness ratio.  That's a highly desirable quality for both aircraft wings and…"
4 hours ago
Mick Jones joined Forrest Anderson's group

Lowden Players and Afficionados

A place for Lowden players and afficionados to discuss Lowdens.
5 hours ago
Profile IconMick Jones and Björn Ljung joined Jud Hair's group

"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
5 hours ago
Mick Jones updated their profile
5 hours ago
Elton Bloye replied to Elton Bloye's discussion I am passing up a G3000 - Am I mad? in the group On Walden Pond...the Walden Guitars group!
"You make a good point Fern. Its a risky business buying without playing as well. I think I must go and have a look. I will leave the wallet at home, and take my wife with me for some common sense.  At the very least, I will be able to check out…"
5 hours ago
Jonathan Klass left a comment for Mel Green
"Hi Mel I played in Keith Blundell's band for about 9 years.Your recordings on Mel Mel and Julian were an inspiration to me as an aspiring Folksinger. I love the 12-string guitar most of all followed by banjo mandolin  dobro etc.I am also a…"
6 hours ago
Fern replied to Elton Bloye's discussion I am passing up a G3000 - Am I mad? in the group On Walden Pond...the Walden Guitars group!
"(Devil's Advocate here):  Elton, if you at least try the G3000, then you will know what "would be" passing up.  If you don't, you'll always be wondering. How about if you find something else to do in that neck of…"
6 hours ago
Elton Bloye replied to Elton Bloye's discussion I am passing up a G3000 - Am I mad? in the group On Walden Pond...the Walden Guitars group!
"Ja Tony, I guess I don't trust myself!  But I also don't want to end up kicking myself for years to come. Waldens are in Seagull territory IMO - great guitar at a great price. As you are aware, good guitars at reasonable prices do not…"
6 hours ago
Tony K. replied to Elton Bloye's discussion I am passing up a G3000 - Am I mad? in the group On Walden Pond...the Walden Guitars group!
"Elton, you nailed it with that last paragraph.  I would ONLY go look at this guitar IF you could objectively take that excitement build up factor away and keep an objective mind about it.  Otherwise, I'd be patient and pass. This is…"
7 hours ago
Tony K. joined FloridaGull's group

On Walden Pond...the Walden Guitars group!

Walden Guitars are well-made instruments, constructed from high-quality materials, and provide great value at a reasonable price point, with many features usually found only on higher-priced guitars.  Designed in the USA by Jonathan Lee, a former guitar designer with CFox Guitars, Waldens are manufactured at their own, dedicated facility in Lilan, China.Join us, and find out what makes this brand desirable and unique!  Available in a wide variety of body styles, from entry level instruments to…See More
7 hours ago
Mel Green left a comment for Jonathan Klass
"Hi Jonathan Your name is a familiar one... I look forward to finding out your G.A.S. proclivities i.e. what guitars you play and own. Cheers Mel"
7 hours ago
Elton Bloye replied to Elton Bloye's discussion I am passing up a G3000 - Am I mad? in the group On Walden Pond...the Walden Guitars group!
"Its an hour's drive which is not too bad.   The GA is less comfy for me than the OM. But I am finding that the mid-priced OM's sound a little thin for my palate. If I go OM, I think will have to buy up, to get the kind of tones I am…"
8 hours ago
Fern replied to Elton Bloye's discussion I am passing up a G3000 - Am I mad? in the group On Walden Pond...the Walden Guitars group!
"If it's local, why not go have a look?  Play it-then decide.  The price is certainly tempting, and you may find the Grand Auditorium size offers comfort along with great tone.  I can't imagine anyone being disappointed…"
9 hours ago
Elton Bloye added a discussion to the group On Walden Pond...the Walden Guitars group!

I am passing up a G3000 - Am I mad?

Hi allThere is a "pre-loved" G3000 here on sale in South Africa. Its R5000, so the equivalent of $500. It looks in great shape. really am wanting an OM size guitar due to the size factor. But this seems a good deal, and these upper end  Waldens are like…See More
9 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

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

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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Adirondack vs Sitka - Guitar luthiers/factory/shop workers input request 5 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 Jan Vigne 4 hours ago.

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

Tags: chris, smither, scott, nygaard, on

Started by Teja Gerken, Senior Editor in Gear. Last reply by Keith Beck 20 hours ago.

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 on Tuesday.

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 on Sunday.

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

Tags: Framus

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

Tags: Guitar Spots

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

What is the method of learning that is working best for you? 3 Replies

Hello all!I Have been practicing every day and learning to play guitar for the first time in my life. I am 52 years old and have always wanted to learn to play. I am very curious about the methods…Continue

Started by Scott L Ritchie in Beginners. Last reply by Scott L Ritchie Jul 22.


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