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Jud Hair commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Here's a really nice youtube video of yet another Seagull player ... Entourage Mini Jumbo ...  "
18 minutes ago
Randy Lee Hano updated their profile
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Mike Raeburn commented on Ted Hechtman's group Goya and Levin Guitar Owners
"I'd agree with Rob on the internal quality of some of the Levins. Necks as well can be a bit variable, a lot of the photos show necks with the grain running at an angle which inevitably leads to a twisted neck as the years go by. I have one…"
7 hours ago
Terry Angelli commented on maplebaby's video
15 hours ago
Terry Angelli replied to Trương thanh's discussion Amp Advice - Trace Elliot Super Tramp Twin
"Why don't you list some of the spec's so people will know what features, wattage, size speakers etc. are in this amp?"
15 hours ago
Terry Angelli replied to Phil Lavie's discussion Acoustic Amplifiers
"If I may be so bold. I have the privilege of knowing a clinician for the Martin guitar company, Diane Ponzio ( In the mid 1990's I had a cable tv show and that featured her in a music video and…"
15 hours ago
Jan Vigne replied to Phil Lavie's discussion Acoustic Amplifiers
"There's really no way to say you should audition this or that.  There are a number of options available and, in the end, an amplifier is an amplifier.   That's not exactly true as every amp will have its own personality and…"
16 hours ago
Rob Griffiths commented on Ted Hechtman's group Goya and Levin Guitar Owners
"Not all Levin guitars are good. Some are shockingly bad when you look inside. I'm re-topping a Levin LTS-5 (12-String) that has awful bracing on the top. The brace pattern is a Torres fan bracing and the braces themselves are very roughly hewn…"
18 hours ago
Dave Fengler replied to Dave Fengler's discussion 1973 Yamaha FG-200 in the group Yamaha Guitars
"I figured I'd practice the neck cutoff on an old beat up Yamaha classical that someone put steel strings on and bowed the neck.  It took a long time to separate the fretboard from the top.  But the dovetail was already loose so now I…"
21 hours ago
tom civiletti commented on John Michael Meehan's group Tenor Guitar
"I play a Blueridge BR-60T and an Eastwood Warren Ellis 2p, mostly blues, folk, funk, rock."
21 hours ago
tom civiletti joined John Michael Meehan's group

Tenor Guitar

A group for the discussion of playing the tenor guitar.
22 hours ago
tom civiletti replied to Perils of Pauline's discussion My first new guitar--what to buy? Seagull, LAG, Ibanez, or ...?
"There are lots of decent low-priced guitars available.  Get one with a solid top.  The Yamahas are great for the price.  The Seagull S6 [various shapes and finishes] are well-regarded.  There are many used guitars available in…"
22 hours ago
aka Martin Vincent posted an event

The Electric Croude 30Th Anniversary Concert at COMMUNITY IDEA STATIONS WCVE STUDIO

November 17, 2015 from 6pm to 10pm
If your in Richmond, Va. Nov 17, 2015 join us for the concert celebrating George Maida's 30th anniversary. George is founder & host of his 30 year " The Electric Croude " radio program on WCVE 88.9 FM.George is himself a musician, musicologist & writer. His programming harkens back to the early FM era. The Croude gives a forum to a multitude of musical genre. it includes internationally known artists as well as unkown often best kept secret artists. Go to Facebook for more info. Many…See More
22 hours ago
Ted Hechtman commented on Ted Hechtman's group Goya and Levin Guitar Owners
"I have what I guess is an F-19. I would check but I'm at work. My pickguards are black but the same configuration. I have a "folk set" on it now. Seems to be a nylon set with ball ends. "
22 hours ago
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Jim Yates commented on Ted Hechtman's group Goya and Levin Guitar Owners
"The 1961 F-19 also had a solid headstock."
22 hours ago
Jim Yates commented on Ted Hechtman's group Goya and Levin Guitar Owners
"The top picture is the 1961 F-19 guitar which came with pick-guards. From 1962 onward, the pick-guards were dropped.  Juile Andrews used a custom matt finish F-19 in The Sound Of Music. "
22 hours ago
Jim Yates commented on Ted Hechtman's group Goya and Levin Guitar Owners
"This is just the opposite of the Sound Of Music Goya which had a pin bridge and a classical headstock.  I've never seen a guitar with a classical bridge and a solid headstock.  Interesting."
23 hours ago





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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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Amp Advice - Trace Elliot Super Tramp Twin 1 Reply

Hi All...(First post and a bit of a newbie question - please take it easy on me...)I have a 100w Trace Elliot SuperTramp Twin guitar amp that I brought back in around 2002 - same as in the (googled)…Continue

Started by Trương thanh in Gear. Last reply by Terry Angelli 15 hours ago.

Acoustic Amplifiers 2 Replies

I am just beginning to play acoustic guitar after years of serious classical and have found that I could use an acoustic amplifier.  I don't want to spend an arm and a leg for an amp ($400 or so) and…Continue

Started by Phil Lavie in Gear. Last reply by Terry Angelli 15 hours ago.

My first new guitar--what to buy? Seagull, LAG, Ibanez, or ...? 18 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 tom civiletti 22 hours ago.

Can anyone direct me to some really unique classical guitar music? 5 Replies

Hi everyone,I've been getting into classical guitar a lot more lately and I was looking for more ways to branch out. I really like Spanish classical guitar. If you know any really good songs to learn…Continue

Tags: hand, technique, right, Spanish, guitar

Started by AJ Ouellette in Playing Guitar. Last reply by Phil Lavie yesterday.

If you could only own ONE acoustic for the rest of your life ... 138 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 Phil Lavie yesterday.

spam 4 Replies

Just got this on my e-Mail from Acoustic Guitar:Bejamin debrah added a comment to your profile on Acoustic Guitar Community ------------ GOOD DAY, I am Benjamin Debrah a citizen of Ghana. I work…Continue

Started by Mitch Mulholland in Gear. Last reply by Tony K. Oct 2.

Players interview with dobro master Jerry Douglas at Squareneck Journal 1 Reply

Check out my latest interview at The Squareneck Journal with dobro master Jerry Douglas! …Continue

Started by Rob Anderlik in Players. Last reply by Jan Vigne Sep 25.

LR Baggs M1A Pickup installed into a Baby Taylor

For those interested, I successfully installed an LR Baggs M1A pickup in my Baby Taylor. The major work needed is just to drill and ream the 1/2" hole for the Endpin/Strap Button/Jack.Pics are…Continue

Started by Randy Lee Hano in Gear Sep 22.

The Girls 16 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 Sep 22.

Excuse my Grammer 3 Replies

Hey folks.I'm new to the to the site. It looks awesome! I joined becasue I thought someone in the Acoustic Guitar Community would be able to help me out.I used to be the proud owner of my…Continue

Started by Brent in Gear. Last reply by Gary J. Toth Sep 19.


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