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Neil replied to Stephen Leigh's discussion Changing Bridge Pins in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"I like the sound of that - will have to get a set and have a play!  Thanks for the info Craig."
59 minutes ago
Robert Williamson commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"i cannot imagine taking more than 4 guitars out of the guitar room It's not as if we have hootenanys anymore. oh i am dating myself there ;) "
4 hours ago
Craig MC replied to Stephen Leigh's discussion Changing Bridge Pins in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Neil, the d'Addario bluegrass set is not just for bluegrass. They have medium gauge wound strings and light gauge for the top three. I've used them on small body guitars and like them. I'll replace the Elixer mediums that came on my…"
6 hours ago
Neil replied to Stephen Leigh's discussion Changing Bridge Pins in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"That is interesting, I have never seen a set of 'bluegrass strings'.  I guess that I will have heard them but it is difficult to tell if they have been amplified etc on a video or live.  There isn't too much bluegrass played…"
8 hours ago
James Moffat commented on Larry Pattis's video

Larry Pattis - The Road To Quinault

"Absolutely beautiful! The road's great,too"
10 hours ago
Elton Bloye replied to Elton Bloye's discussion High Tension Strings in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Yeh man, agreed. I'm happy with what I have. I cringe every time I buy a set of Elixir's and play them to death, so theres no ways I'm going that route. But I'd be interested to hear the differences between the low and medium…"
11 hours ago
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12 hours ago
Kirsten Ray replied to Kirsten Ray's discussion I Love Myrtlewood by Breedlove! in the group Breedlove Guitar Lovers
"The parlor is very loud and projects well.  Because it is a smaller body it doesn't sound as wide as a bigger guitar, but there is no loss of volume.  It isn't even a deep body.  I think this it has to do with the build,…"
12 hours ago
Charles Rathmann replied to Kirsten Ray's discussion I Love Myrtlewood by Breedlove! in the group Breedlove Guitar Lovers
"I am a brother in the struggle. My #1 is a C-20SMYE limited edition, 14 of an early run of 24. They stained the maple neck and mytlewood back and sides, so they do not look very figured. But there is a depth and character there that you don't…"
12 hours ago
Ron Khoo commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"I try to put every decent guitar into a bag or a case.  If I take guitar somewhere I have good hard cases and I only need two good hard cases.  At home, it is mostly to protect against temperature or humidity changes and in case of…"
13 hours ago
Craig MC replied to Stephen Leigh's discussion Changing Bridge Pins in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"These faux tortoise pins from Stew Mac look nice. And they're…"
14 hours ago
Kirsten Ray replied to John A's discussion 2014 Breedlove in the group Breedlove Guitar Lovers
"I never liked the herringbone so glad to see that go.  But I love the "zig-zag" bridge.  The guitars without it do look plain.  I'm guessing a lot of people did not like the bridge nor the pointed headstock.  The…"
14 hours ago
Kirsten Ray added a discussion to the group Breedlove Guitar Lovers

I Love Myrtlewood by Breedlove!

I have had my Master Class Northwest Classic since 2009. I love it so much it was the only 25.5" scale guitar I kept when moving to shorter scale guitars.I just recently bought a Oregon Parlor Limited which is all Myrtlewood. I knew on the first strum that I was going home with that guitar. I don't know if it is Myrtlewood or what Breedlove does with it, but it has become my favorite wood, dethroning Mahogany.Myrtlewood has a nice shimmer and a nice bottom end and great sustain. The Oregon…See More
15 hours ago
Craig MC replied to Craig MC's discussion Seagull shopping in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Should someone bring up Martin's counter top guitars? Best not, I suppose. So this is mainly why I stay away from these forums. It's one thing to have a discussion about various guitars, their attributes, different shapes and sizes,…"
15 hours ago
Robert Williamson commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"I have 2 tric's, a hardcase and a gigbag all empty... and 6 guitars.. that why i built my guitar room.. cases take up too much space"
16 hours ago
Robert Williamson commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"grab  a tan bag before they are all gone "
16 hours ago
Kirsten Ray replied to Harris Coe's discussion Breedlove Discovery Concert in the group Breedlove Guitar Lovers
"They are made in Korea and the quality is excellent.  With any guitar even higher priced ones you'll may need a set-up, but it shouldn't need a fret dress or have finish issues.  I've had two atlas series Breedloves and the…"
17 hours ago
Terry Angelli commented on Colin Stephen Weeks's video

Let it be me

"Have you considered electrifying your Martin? I put a L.R. Baggs dual source on my J65-M which is a microphone and under saddle ribbon transducer. There is a blend control mounted on the sound hole which gives you control over how much of each to…"
17 hours ago
Gary Thomas commented on Gary Thomas's group Breedlove Guitar Lovers
"Welcome Harris."
17 hours ago





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The moment we've been waiting for: On Oct. 28, 2012, Bryan Sutton debuted the restored the Banjo…


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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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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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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 yesterday.

My first new guitar--what to buy? Seagull, LAG, Ibanez, or ...? 16 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 Duffy on Tuesday.

Foot Rest or No Foot Rest 4 Replies

Hey everybody, we are new here and we wanted to let you know about our awesome new guitar foot rest by O'Flaherty For Guitars. Please check it out if you are interested and we are happy to be here…Continue

Tags: solid, wood, custom, ozite, black

Started by Leah Novello in Gear. Last reply by Leah Novello on Monday.

Norwwod guitar

i am trying to find info for a friend who has a Norwood Artist archtop guitar. probably made in the 30's or maybe even earlier. any help would be appreciated. thanks.i will upload photos shortly.…Continue

Started by steve murphy in Gear Aug 26.

Aria Help. 5 Replies

Hello everyone just joined this site and its very enjoyable. I was wondering if anyone could help me identify my guitar as I've trawled the internet but have had no joy. I bought the guitar in…Continue

Started by Barrie in Gear. Last reply by Jan Vigne Aug 19.

Learn movable chord technique 2 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 Aug 17.

The Girls 4 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 Aug 14.

Dead spot or spots on a guitar question and experience or Thoughts? 12 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. Aug 3.

About a hand made acoustic guitar (project, back and sides, scale lenght, etc.) 3 Replies

Hello,A luthier told me he could build an acoustic guitar with:- an OM “Taylor” body,- an alpine spruce top,- honduran mahogany or santos rosewood back and sides,- a honduran mahogany neck with a…Continue

Started by Thomas Picker in Gear. Last reply by Thomas Picker Jul 31.

Differences between Martin HD-28 and Standard D-28 12 Replies

I am interested in some guidance on Martin D-28.  I am looking for a new "Dread" and am interested in some guidance from those that have some experience with these two models.  I understand that the…Continue

Started by Kenneth Barber in Gear. Last reply by Omer Pineau Jul 30.


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