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Neil joined Terry Angelli's group


Passing along songs, playing tips and tricks to those who are just starting or want to learn some classic tunesSee More
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Neil joined Tom Teates's group

Acoustic Guitar Music, Chords and Lyrics

For anyone looking to find chords and / or lyrics to some well known songs, especially rock music from the 5os and 60s.  There are also a number of miscellaneous songs, i.e, folk and Christmas music selections.See More
1 hour ago
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11 hours ago
Martin van Dooremalen commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Greg, you've said you're a dread guy, as am I, so I'm curious as to what it is you're finding taking the most adjustment to get used to:? 1) The size of folk vs. dread 2) The perceived neck difference 3)…"
15 hours ago
michael schwartz commented on John Wilson's group 12-String Guitar
"Have FUN shopping, Joe!! I'm the 2nd owner of most of my guitars."
15 hours ago
Joe Allen commented on John Wilson's group 12-String Guitar
"I have a D-1 I took in on trade and I do love that one and it is not even one of the higher end Martins. That has me looking for a good used one. I live in Ohio and there are some shows coming up and I am taking the motorhome through Nashville to…"
15 hours ago
Robert Williamson replied to Elton Bloye's discussion Coated vs Non-coated in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"When i first tried coated (EXP) i felt they sounded less bright than uncoated.  But since i switched to Elixer, that feeling went away."
16 hours ago
Terry Angelli replied to Elton Bloye's discussion Coated vs Non-coated in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Thanks for the in depth info! I will definitely have to try them!"
16 hours ago
Derick Chatfield replied to Elton Bloye's discussion Coated vs Non-coated in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Good point there Stephen. The manufacturers could put a message on the packaging "When fingers go black change strings"."
16 hours ago
Alan Cargile replied to Elton Bloye's discussion Coated vs Non-coated in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Very good review, Stephen. I agree with you 100%. I don't use anything else now."
17 hours ago
Marlene Hutchinson posted a blog post

Thursday "tip"

Be able to control the volume when using a flatpick.  The dynamics of a song, how hard or soft you're playing, helps to present the feelings and emotions of a song (see the example below), so practice strumming and/or picking using aflatpick with your focus on controlling the volume both loudly and softly ~ soon your song will feel dynamically controlled!Play on...MarleneControlled Dynamics Example: In this Dave Mathews & Tim Reynolds video pay particular attention to minutes 1:00 - 1:10…See More
18 hours ago
jeff skinner posted a status
"this grammer G-10 is for sale @ $1400 O.B.O"
18 hours ago
Robert Williamson posted a photo


Made space for future GAS attack :)Taylor MiniGS?Seagull/Guild 12?who knows
20 hours ago
Stephen Leigh replied to Elton Bloye's discussion Coated vs Non-coated in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Derick -- if that's the case, then hey, it's a feature, not a defect -- the strings tell you when it's time to change them.  :-)"
21 hours ago
michael schwartz commented on John Wilson's group 12-String Guitar
" won't regret getting a Martin. I LOVE all of mine!! still can't play them for a while..DRATS!!  I go for another x-ray the end of next week."
Derick Chatfield replied to Elton Bloye's discussion Coated vs Non-coated in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Hi Stephen Good review, and I agree with your comments, but you may find the black staining on your fingers near the end of their life span, but no problem it washes off. "
Elton Bloye commented on Matthew John Leptich's group Worship Leaders
"Hi Martin. I like his voice a lot, but that kind of roughness also wouldn't fit well with us. So I would definitely smooth it up a bit for the congregation, even though I personally love that "Springsteen" kind of vibe. Regarding the…"
Stephen Leigh replied to Elton Bloye's discussion Coated vs Non-coated in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"I tried to post a review on Amazon of the Ernie Ball Aluminum-Bronze strings, but Amazon rejected it because it didn't adhere to some guideline or other of theirs regarding reviews.  So I thought I'd just put it here if anyone's…"
Margaret Galbraith replied to Terry Angelli's discussion Email problems?
"No problem Terry. I know you are busy. Now I see what you mean with this reply. I guess you have more posts than me with your group so I probably wouldn't notice."
Joe Allen commented on John Wilson's group 12-String Guitar
"I had a 70's MIJ Epiphone Texan 12 string that had great tone and nice low action. I sold it???? I finally found a cedar top Seagull 12 string that filled the void and made some money and sold it too. But I was in a pawn shop looking this…"





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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

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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Email problems? 3 Replies

Anyone else have problems getting notices when people post reply's etc. here? For some reason a with few of the groups I belong to I never receive them even though I have NOT checked the "do not…Continue

Started by Terry Angelli in Gear. Last reply by Margaret Galbraith yesterday.

New Video! (Percussive Guitar/Fingerstyle)

Hello! Check out my new recording and let me know what you think! :) It would mean a lot if you subscribed to my youtube channel or shared my video. …Continue

Started by Stewart Youngblutt in Playing Guitar on Sunday.

hello everyone, new to the forum. 10 Replies

I've been playing poorly for about 40 years now but what the hell I love it anyway. I own a Gibson dobro, Ibanez aes, Ibanez AEG, Mitchell MX 420 (my favorite), Gitano acoustic, Gitano acoustic Bass,…Continue

Started by eddie arndt in Uncategorized. Last reply by eddie arndt on Saturday.

Finger Style/Percussive Acoustic Guitar 4 Replies

Hello from Australia! I'm new to the forum and wanting to say hello and share some of my videos. I'm a finger style acoustic guitarist and have been experimenting with percussive elements inspired by…Continue

Tags: Antoine, Dufour, ackee, andy, guitar

Started by Stewart Youngblutt in Playing Guitar. Last reply by Stewart Youngblutt Mar 19.

What's the first song or 2 you learned to play on the guitar? 53 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 eddie arndt Mar 18.

What kind of/maker of pick do you like best? 8 Replies

Am thinking about a Clayton wood pick for a more natural tone.  What do y'all use?Continue

Started by Michael Shaw in Beginners. Last reply by eddie arndt Mar 18.

If you could only own ONE acoustic for the rest of your life ... 129 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 jerry Shadrick Mar 13.

PLZ Help! Girl need advices on what guitar she should buy. (Seagull, S&P) 23 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 jerry Shadrick Mar 13.

Story of One Year 16 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 Reinhard Hartmann Mar 13.

Silk/steel strings....... 7 Replies

I just bought a Fender CP100 yesterday which had been played only twice; the owner was a piano teacher, but couldn't get the hang of guitar.  Her friend in the store had changed the strings to make…Continue

Started by James Baxter Bain in Gear. Last reply by Jan Vigne Mar 9.


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