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Omer Pineau is now a member of Acoustic Guitar Community
16 minutes ago
Robert Williamson commented on John Wilson's group 12-String Guitar
"you know, you could message each other and spare us your romance "
51 minutes ago
Robert Williamson commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"umm the slotted headstock is too thick for my D'Addario NS Micro tuners. :( Good thing i didnt buy another pair."
1 hour ago
Marlene Hutchinson posted a blog post

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Expand your guitar knowledge. It can be helpful and it's fun to learn as much as you can about the instrument you're playing, for instance you can read this brief history about guitar, go to a museum with a guitar exhibit or tour a guitar factory ~ become not just a guitar player, but a guitar expert!Play on...Marlene"I am still learning"Michelangelo, at age 87…See More
1 hour ago
Martin van Dooremalen replied to Andrew Van Atta's discussion Thinking of buying a seagull? Some things you should know... in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Robert --- I've only been to one GC in the Phoenix area and I wasn't impressed with their very small acoustic room, but in reading about many other GC's in the USA I would consider the Canadian equivalent to be Long & McQuade if…"
2 hours ago
Gary J. Toth replied to David's discussion Question about calluses
"You may want to look into Gorilla Tips, Dave.  http://www.amazon.com/Gorilla-Tips-Fingertip-Protectors-Medium/dp/B0091C03YG   After I chopped of the fingertips of my ring finger and middle finger on my fretting hand, I didn't think…"
2 hours ago
Gary J. Toth replied to michael medex's discussion why do picks turn in your hand as you play?
"Gorilla Snot...  serious grippage. "
2 hours ago
Gary J. Toth replied to Gary J. Toth's discussion Another new guy
"I'm not fast either, Jan.  Maybe half-fast, but definitely not fast. ;)"
2 hours ago
Stephen Leigh replied to Andrew Van Atta's discussion Thinking of buying a seagull? Some things you should know... in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"I have a 2013 Artist Studio and it is by far the sweetest-sounding and playing acoustic I've ever had the pleasure to strum. I had the same experience as you: only one local shop carried Seagulls at all, and those were the low-end Seagulls, nor…"
3 hours ago
Jud Hair replied to Andrew Van Atta's discussion Thinking of buying a seagull? Some things you should know... in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Guitar Center is indeed a large chain music store specializing in guitars, but with drums, keyboard, and other things as well There are some general similarities from store to store, but no two stores are exactly alike.. GC stores come in many…"
5 hours ago
Antonio Cotichini commented on John Wilson's group 12-String Guitar
"Abito 50 Km a sud di Ancona, sul mare Adriatico. Nex time you'll come in Italy bring your Avalon and come to see me, I'll let you know some nice friends and we'll play some songs together!.. Bring also a beautiful red haired irish…"
5 hours ago
Mark Man replied to Andrew Van Atta's discussion Thinking of buying a seagull? Some things you should know... in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Andrew.  I ordered my Artist Studio from online retailer.  1st one I received had an issue with a spur on the neck.  I returned it and 3 weeks later they received another studio model in.  The only issue with this one was the…"
6 hours ago
Jan Vigne replied to Gary J. Toth's discussion Another new guy
"Welcome to the forum.  We're not fast but we're fun.  And we seldom obsess over pins.  "
6 hours ago
Jan Vigne replied to Thomas Picker's discussion Questions about the aspect of a D-28 Standard Martin top
"IMO you're really obsessing if you find a small variation in grain to give you pause.  We would all like a "beautiful" guitar but grain patterns are hardly a true indicator of a tone wood's value.  And what you show is…"
6 hours ago
Daryl Kosinski replied to Gary J. Toth's discussion Another new guy
"Check out Eastman I like mine."
7 hours ago
Robert Williamson replied to Andrew Van Atta's discussion Thinking of buying a seagull? Some things you should know... in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"I think your choice of title was ...unfortunate. :) I still have no idea what a "Guitar Center' look like, except by reputation, as cheap and unsavory. It seems to be a chain. Like Best Buy selling guitars? with salemen that cant change a…"
8 hours ago
Robert Williamson commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Ron there is one shop Ive NOT been to for a while.. They are a Norman dealer...no Seagulls. Might drop by tomorrow..they do sell equipment and guitars on consignment..sooo....checking charge on prepaid......"
10 hours ago
Robert Alan Kershaw commented on John Wilson's group 12-String Guitar
"Antonio, Ho un buono dizionario! Anche per me un piacere. A proposito, dove abiti? Alan"
13 hours ago
Elton Bloye replied to Andrew Van Atta's discussion Thinking of buying a seagull? Some things you should know... in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Welcome Andrew. Hope you enjoy it here on the Seagull forum. I have longed to play an Artist Studio, and those that have them seem to enjoy them very much.    "
15 hours ago
Tony K. replied to Thomas Picker's discussion Questions about the aspect of a D-28 Standard Martin top
"That's not a bad thing.  That's just a little subtle "character" in the wood.  I've seen very expensive guitars with much bigger and more noticeable "waves" or whatever than that.  It won't…"
20 hours ago

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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…

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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…

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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). …

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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…

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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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Question about calluses 9 Replies

Hi, I am having trouble keeping my calluses hard. I am a beginner but I have been playing 4-5 days a week for at least 45 minutes for the last 6 months. The few calluses I did get eventually pulled…Continue

Started by David in Beginners. Last reply by Gary J. Toth 2 hours ago.

why do picks turn in your hand as you play? 19 Replies

Hi im michael and last month i started playing guitar. But every few minutes i have to stop and turn my pick round again as it turns as i play. I use dunlop gel picks in light gauge and tusq A1's.…Continue

Started by michael medex in Beginners. Last reply by Gary J. Toth 2 hours ago.

Another new guy 3 Replies

My turn, I reckon:Name's Gary in Louisville, Kentucky. I'm 68 and been playing for about a year after a 20+ year "time out" due to a lawn mower taking the tips of my middle and ring finger on my…Continue

Started by Gary J. Toth in Uncategorized. Last reply by Gary J. Toth 2 hours ago.

Questions about the aspect of a D-28 Standard Martin top 2 Replies

Hello, I am wondering if I should buy this D-28 Martin Standard guitar (first pic).You can see under my finger that the wood of the sitka top has a different aspect (second pic). First, you can…Continue

Started by Thomas Picker in Gear. Last reply by Jan Vigne 6 hours ago.

About a hand made acoustic guitar (project, back and sides, scale lenght, etc.) 1 Reply

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 Tony K. 21 hours ago.

Is this a good guitar? 2 Replies

Im looking at a Fender DG-22S Ebony NAT on Craig's List. I don't know anything about guitars but I have heard of Fender. This is for a friend of mine who plays, just a hobby- for his own happiness.…Continue

Started by MariNY in Beginners. Last reply by Jan Vigne Jul 23.

GRAMMER G-10 2 Replies

I HAVE A 1969 G-10  IS THERE ANY ONE OUT THERE THAT KNOWS ABOUT PUTTING ON A WIDER NECK?  PLAYING OVER 47YRS     AND THE HANDS  DON,T MOVE    LIKE THEY USED TO  THANK YOU ALL FOR ANY INFO.  JEFF …Continue

Started by jeff skinner in Gear. Last reply by jeff skinner Jul 13.

Trouble with c chord 10 Replies

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

Started by David in Beginners. Last reply by Tony K. Jul 12.

Callouses ... care and maintenance ... any suggestions ?? 22 Replies

Finger callouses ... This is a topic I haven't see discussed here much, if at all.  But, it's certainly an important issue for everyone who plays guitar.  Especially steel string acoustic. We all…Continue

Started by Jud Hair in Playing Guitar. Last reply by Tony K. Jul 12.

I finally bought a Gibson SG

After a decade of waiting I finally bought a Gibson SG from bestshop-usa.com. It's a great guitar with excellent sound. There was a superb opportunity to buy and deliver my purchase at a low price so…Continue

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Started by Aaron Ober in Gear Jul 10.



 
 
 

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