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Lyin' Eyes - Lexington Lab Band

For our 15th project the Lab Band is excited to bring you the music of the Eagles. Rolling Stone writes, "Specializing in broadly appealing, masterfully craf...
2 hours ago
Ron Khoo commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Don't use blacklight on a used guitar, especially a pawnshop special. You may not like what you find."
8 hours ago
Profile IconDennis Liew, Bo Lowe, Phil Lavie and 2 more joined Acoustic Guitar Community
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Derick Chatfield commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Dandruff, long time since I had any of that."
10 hours ago
Jeff T. commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Black lights also help to locate urine (pet or otherwise) on carpet, furniture, etc. Just sayin..."
12 hours ago
Jud Hair commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Groovy!  What I remember best about black lights is at a club, that they showed every speck of lint, dandruff, and other debris on your clothes just at the moment you were trying so hard to be cool ... "
12 hours ago
Dave Fengler commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
12 hours ago
Robert Williamson commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"i picked up a black light today. Why?  senility or nostalgia :) when i turned it on and looked around to see what glowed.. Interesting!, the bone nut and saddle and the side dots and the fret markers  on the Ibanez Artwood Parlour all…"
13 hours ago
Marlene Hutchinson posted a blog post

Thursday Tip

It can be handy to have an internet resource for chords. You may need to look up a chord either because it's new or because you would like to find an optional way to play that chord and the internet can make it super simple like this website ~ resources at your fingertips, for your fingertips!Play on...Marlenewww.marlenesmusic.comAs Seen On PBS, CBS, NBC2014 Player's Choice Award nomineeSee More
14 hours ago
Mel Green commented on GNuck's group Small Body Guitars
"As I age, I found that small guitars became more comfortable, especially for fingerpicking... current short scale favorites are a Maingard Mini-Jumbo, Martin 0018, Taylor GC7 and a Taylor GS Mini."
18 hours ago
Michael Robertson commented on Michael Robertson's group DADGAD
"Planning to add electronics to my Collings C10, but there are just too many options! I've spent quite a bit of time on Doug Young's site listening to comparisons. (Thanks Doug. that's a huge project.) I'm not sure which way to…"
19 hours ago
Dave Fengler replied to Dave Fengler's discussion 1973 Yamaha FG-200 in the group Yamaha Guitars
"Thanks!  I have so far.  It's hard to let them go after putting so much work into them.  I spent many hours fixing up a 1994 Seagull S6, my first major repair.  The top looks like hell (someone REALLY played it a lot!) and…"
23 hours ago
Elton Bloye replied to Dave Fengler's discussion 1973 Yamaha FG-200 in the group Yamaha Guitars
"Good luck wit this one Dave. I'm sure she'll sound sweet after you have finished with her. Do you keep all these guitars you fix up?"
James Moffat commented on Willa's photo

Epiphone Masterbilt EF-500 RANS

"I own one. Boy, am I glad I do. I stripped the satin finish off mine. Best thing I ever did. These are under-valued monsters, unless you own one. Then, you KNOW!"
Dave Fengler commented on GNuck's group Small Body Guitars
"I had a Gull parlor.  I thought it had nearly no overtones due to being overbraced."
Ron Khoo commented on GNuck's group Small Body Guitars
"The bedell has sold spruce on solid same le with nice appointments. Street price is $999 but the stupid price on my is $449. Definitely worth the money. Comes with free gig bag."
Ron Khoo commented on GNuck's group Small Body Guitars
"The bedell sounds sweet but saturates with hard strumming. I prefer the sound of a spruce top parlor over a cedar top parlor (gull parlor) as cedar parlor has overtones that is not too my taste. The short scale 24.7 gives a tight bass.  Best…"
Steve Byrne joined David Susman's group

Alvarez Guitars

For owners and those who appreciate Alvarez instruments
Dave Fengler commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Look what just flew into my workshop!!  (A bird segue.)  Here's my next project.  A beat up, unplayable 1973 Yamaha FG-200.  $35 on…"
Dave Fengler added a discussion to the group Yamaha Guitars

1973 Yamaha FG-200

Tonight I picked up another ambitious project guitar for $35 on CraigsList.  A 1973 Yamaha FG-200.  They're supposed to be sweat sounding cannons.  This one looks like they rammed the powder down the barrel with it.  It has numerous horizontal (parallel with the grain) gouges and other use/abuse marks on the top, and a baseball bat neck (a little beat up).  The worst part is the action is 5/32", double of what I like to see, with only 3/64" of saddle sticking out of the 1/4" thick bridge.  The…See More





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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 — 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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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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Just got this on my e-Mail from Acoustic Guitar:Bejamin debrah added a comment to your profile on Acoustic Guitar Community ------------ GOOD DAY, I am Benjamin Debrah a citizen of Ghana. I work…Continue

Started by Mitch Mulholland in Gear. Last reply by Tony K. Oct 2.

Amp Advice - Trace Elliot Super Tramp Twin

Hi All...(First post and a bit of a newbie question - please take it easy on me...)I have a 100w Trace Elliot SuperTramp Twin guitar amp that I brought back in around 2002 - same as in the (googled)…Continue

Started by Trương thanh in Gear Oct 1.

If you could only own ONE acoustic for the rest of your life ... 137 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 Luis Motta da Silva Sep 30.

Players interview with dobro master Jerry Douglas at Squareneck Journal 1 Reply

Check out my latest interview at The Squareneck Journal with dobro master Jerry Douglas! …Continue

Started by Rob Anderlik in Players. Last reply by Jan Vigne Sep 25.

LR Baggs M1A Pickup installed into a Baby Taylor

For those interested, I successfully installed an LR Baggs M1A pickup in my Baby Taylor. The major work needed is just to drill and ream the 1/2" hole for the Endpin/Strap Button/Jack.Pics are…Continue

Started by Randy Lee Hano in Gear Sep 22.

My first new guitar--what to buy? Seagull, LAG, Ibanez, or ...? 17 Replies

Hi! I am new to this site and new to buying a new guitar. Would love some opinions from more experienced guitarists.Right now my son & I have two Yamahas that we got used (one cheap, the other…Continue

Tags: Artcore, LAG, Ibanez, Mini-Jumbo, Entourage

Started by Perils of Pauline in Gear. Last reply by Robert Williamson Sep 22.

The Girls 16 Replies

I realize these aren't cork-sniffer material, but *I* like 'em and I'm the one that I play for. :D…Continue

Started by Gary J. Toth in Uncategorized. Last reply by Gary J. Toth Sep 22.

Excuse my Grammer 3 Replies

Hey folks.I'm new to the to the site. It looks awesome! I joined becasue I thought someone in the Acoustic Guitar Community would be able to help me out.I used to be the proud owner of my…Continue

Started by Brent in Gear. Last reply by Gary J. Toth Sep 19.

Learn movable chord technique 4 Replies

<This is what I do when I learn new chords. Placing my fingers according to the chord formula, without any forcing, but lightly align my fingers 'this way my fingers will not gethurt'.I start…Continue

Started by Angela Huan Vuong in Beginners. Last reply by Angela Huan Vuong Sep 6.

Wechter Guitars 3 Replies

i'm looking at the wechter acoustics. but i can't find any reviews. is anyone playing a Wechter Guitars/acoustic?

Started by jeffrey corcoran in Gear. Last reply by James Moffat Sep 1.


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