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Monthly "open mike" Folk Music Night is held Saturdays. Admission is free, but donations are welcome. The featured performers this month are Abigail Palmer & Eric Selby. Their web site is http://…
Award-winning fingerstyle guitarist Doug Young shares a bill with '10-string' fingerstyle/cello duo Hardly Strictly Jazz in an intimate room for acoustic music. Free/all ages.
Saturday March 19, 1-3pm at House of Musical Traditions (7010 Westmoreland Ave, Takoma Park, MD) Fee: $30 Space is limited! Register here. Bring the music of the Grateful Dead to life on your guitar…
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…Continue
The moment we've been waiting for: On Oct. 28, 2012, Bryan Sutton debuted the restored the Banjo…Continue
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). …Continue
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…Continue
I have been blessed by my dear wife and mother-in-law with a generous gift for my recent 65th birthday. Between the two they ponied up $3K for me to buy a new guitar!I already have a very nice Martin…Continue
I got a spam email from an Augustin Aziankou this morning, here it is:Good day,I picked interest on you after going through your short profile and demand it necessary to write you immediately. I have…Continue
I recently acquired this guitar and wondered if anyone recognised the logo. It has a solid spruce top, flamed maple back and sides, maple neck. Abalone bindings and good quality tuners.I don't think…Continue
I always struggle knowing what strings to buy for my nylon archtop (Daniel Slaman's Dome). I am a jazz player and play mostly a steel strung acoustic or regular jazz box, so want to keep as close to…Continue
I saw a link to a similar thread on another guitar forum site, but the question was targeted at any guitar manufacturer. Considering where we are here, I thought it would be interesting to hear…Continue
I am needing help with the making of the c chord. I have fatty hands especially in the callus pad area and every time I try to make the c chord I end up deadening the e string. I have my arch right…Continue