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Tom Humphreys commented on Dan Gabel, Editor & Group Publisher's group Songwriters
"It waxes and wanes Alan. Welcome. Best way to get it stirred up is to post a song! "
10 minutes ago
Alan Edmunds commented on Dan Gabel, Editor & Group Publisher's group Songwriters
"I'm new to this group (member #501 by the look of it) but I've been a member of the Seagull group for about 2 years. I see few and far between postings the group still active?"
13 minutes ago
Martin van Dooremalen replied to Peter Pauer's discussion Bit of inspiration! in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"While I watch that and think about my playing and hand/wrist movements I can't even begin to wrap my mind around how he can play lead like that, so that makes it doubly impressive to me. How easy it could have been to just quit playing or not…"
55 minutes ago
Stephen Leigh replied to Peter Pauer's discussion Bit of inspiration! in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Love the tune, the singing, the harmony, and the guitar playing.  And the solo is impressive.  Thanks!"
2 hours ago
Robert Williamson commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"I actually gave up on electric guitar and cover bands because of the idiotic number of pedals need to emulate the sounds of various tunes. Too many sound options just confuses. I started playing guitar with folk music in the 60's..stopped…"
2 hours ago
barry posted a status
"I need a little heip are any of you folks using the Bose line 1?"
3 hours ago
Todd Hunt updated their profile
3 hours ago
Elton Bloye replied to Peter Pauer's discussion Bit of inspiration! in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Quite incredible - An amazing depiction of triumph over adversity. Thanks for sharing this."
3 hours ago
Jud Hair commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"No problem from me ... :-) Being a decidedly non-geeky guitarist, I'm amazed at folks who can string all that stuff together and make it produce what they want. I gave up on my "simple" looper pedal and sold it ... "
4 hours ago
Robert Williamson commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"i think it's TC that has a similar brick with multiple connectors for their own pedals. I actually only have 3 pedals and a  phantom P.S. with bricks, so one power bar on the back of the plywood board is sufficient (for now :)The two…"
4 hours ago
Jud Hair replied to Peter Pauer's discussion Bit of inspiration! in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Wow! ... I've seen people strum effectively like that, but not pluck individual strings."
5 hours ago
michael schwartz updated their profile
7 hours ago
michael schwartz commented on John Wilson's group 12-String Guitar
"@Robert..yours must be AMAZING!!"
7 hours ago
Fernando Garajalde joined Travis Steele Nevels's group

Alternate Tunings

Discussions regarding the use of alternate tunings, and how alternate tunings can enhance the musicality of guitar music.
9 hours ago
Fernando Garajalde updated their profile
9 hours ago
Peter Pauer added a discussion to the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)

Bit of inspiration!

Think playing guitar hard? Try playing lead with no right hand! British Liverpool band "XANDER & THE PEACE PIRATES"ThePeacePirates youtube channel More
12 hours ago
Rob Carullo joined Leanne Regalla's group


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14 hours ago
Robert commented on John Wilson's group 12-String Guitar
"Michael - good on you.  Been playing the same instrument since '71 when I picked it up 2nd hand for $300 (and what do they cost now?).  Still my favorite."
15 hours ago
Peter Pauer commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Room coming together nicely! About all the power bricks get yourself a Visual sound 1spot. I have it powering 7 - 9volt pedals, used to have 9 pedals until I split my effects into two separate PedalTrain pedal…"
15 hours ago
Lance Eads posted videos
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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

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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Ernie Ball Aluminum Bronze Strings 15 Replies

Hello everyone. I am new here. I know that the Ernie Ball Aluminum Bronze strings have been discussed but I would like to give my opinion. I've read varied reviews of them as you do any guitar gear…Continue

Started by Alan Cargile in Gear. Last reply by joey pinter 23 hours ago.

Beatles Badfinger covers we did

Here is a couple of cover songs we did one night . Not a band just got together one evening and recorded a couple tunes . …Continue

Started by Chuck in Players yesterday.

Newbie 22 Replies

Hello everyone. I am learning to play acoustic guitar and have only been using YouTube but will have my first 1 on 1 lesson Saturday. I'm very excited but nervous as well. It's quite a challenge…Continue

Started by Teo in Beginners. Last reply by Rosemary j. Lambin yesterday.

What's the first song or 2 you learned to play on the guitar? 23 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 Luis Motta da Silva yesterday.

Avalon guitars 7 Replies

Hello again,Does anybody play a recently-made Avalon guitar ?   I'm having one built right now and it should be delivered prior to christmas.  It's ziricote and Western red cedar and we took a long…Continue

Started by john moon in Gear. Last reply by john moon yesterday.

Handling Vocals w/o 5 Replies

Perhaps I'm just too emotional, but I often find that I choke up on vocals. It's one of the primary reasons why I do almost all instrumentals.It continuously amazes me how, say, Clapton can sing…Continue

Started by Mike Conjuay in Uncategorized. Last reply by Lance Eads on Friday.

What Child is THIS? - A Christmas Album

Hello everyone! I'm sorry that I haven't been real active here. My wife and I have been performing and recording for a little over a year now, under the name Dandelion Root. Last year we played at a…Continue

Started by Lance Eads in Uncategorized on Friday.

What kind of/maker of pick do you like best? 7 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 Robert Alan Kershaw on Friday.

Miced or buit in pick-up. 9 Replies

Hi everyone. When you are thinking about a new guitar do you prefer one with electronics or one without?Continue

Started by Alan Cargile in Gear. Last reply by Alan Cargile on Thursday.

Reconfigured Bass Amp


Started by Daryl Kosinski in Gear Dec 10.


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