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Jan Vigne replied to Michelle Louise's discussion I'm looking for info before selling my '89 Yamaha FG-450SA Acoustic Guitar
"After spending over 30 years on the sales floor, I would tell you anything is worth what someone is willing to pay.  Someone may have been asking $1100 but I can be relatively certain they were not selling at that price.  If an article has…"
1 hour ago
Dave Fengler commented on Acoustic Pickers's group Yamaha Guitars
"I always look at the shipping weight.  Too many of them say 49 lbs = about $50. The action is 3/16"????  That's very high.  I prefer 3/32".   The fretboard is supposed to dip very slightly at the 14th fret,…"
1 hour ago
FloridaGull commented on Acoustic Pickers's group Yamaha Guitars
"You always have to check the shipping cost before you bid - some are ridiculous, some not so.  I think my Yamaha would have gone for more if they had put "SJ180" in the title of the ad.  All previous SJ180's I've seen…"
1 hour ago
Tom Strasser posted a video

Tom Strasser - TIME TO MIND - Official Music Video (Full HD)

Official music video for “Time To Mind” off of my recent release “Second Thoughts” (available at http://www.tomstrasser.com). I would like to extend my thank...
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Gilbert Pierce posted blog posts
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Dave Fengler commented on Acoustic Pickers's group Yamaha Guitars
"It looks to be in real nice shape!  More important, how does it play and sound?  How's the action? I thought you were posting to show more Yamaha guitars on Goodwill.  There's been a lot of crap.  Even very expensive…"
3 hours ago
FloridaGull commented on Acoustic Pickers's group Yamaha Guitars
"The Yamaha SJ-180 arrived on the 13th - but was so busy at the lab, I didn't open it until I got home!  Anyway, after a good cleaning and re-string with a set of Martin Lifespan SP Lights I had around the house, here she is - in the…"
3 hours ago
Joe Cooper posted a photo

MMBlues28

A Michael Messer Blues 28. Wood-bodied single cone biscuit bridge resonator. Great for playing blues slide, I usually keep it in open D.
9 hours ago
Ron Khoo commented on GNuck's group Small Body Guitars
"Dave I bought a new red diamond head for $30. It is cheap but fun. I need a neck strap as it is too small. Mine came a week or so ago."
13 hours ago
Susan Palmer of Lead Cat Press posted a status
"I try to make the most of my time when I'm home sick. If you use "The Guitar Lesson Companion" series, you'll dig this: http://j.mp/1FFFnhx"
13 hours ago
Jeff Hatcher commented on GNuck's group Small Body Guitars
"**Jim Yates** I got a big, fat guitar, sittin' on my knee.Yes, a big, fat guitar, just sittin' on my knee.When they hear it played everybody runs to see.Well, that big fat guitar sure can play the blues.With my big fat guitar I sure…"
15 hours ago
Jim Yates commented on David Shade's group Resonator Players
"I'm a relative amateur at reso guitars.  I recall in the sixties there was a "We Buy Sell Anything" joint in Dundas, Ontario where they had a lot of old musical instruments.  I got my first mandolin, a 1918 Martin…"
15 hours ago
Blackback Gull commented on GNuck's group Small Body Guitars
"Maybe I should have said "smaller-body guitars"...the RO-10 feels a lot tidier than my Seagull S6 - mainly a matter of depth, I think - feel like I have to wrap myself around the dread, while the 000 nestles into me. I also have an A&L…"
15 hours ago
Michelle Louise replied to Michelle Louise's discussion I'm looking for info before selling my '89 Yamaha FG-450SA Acoustic Guitar
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Michelle Louise replied to Michelle Louise's discussion I'm looking for info before selling my '89 Yamaha FG-450SA Acoustic Guitar
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Michelle Louise replied to Michelle Louise's discussion I'm looking for info before selling my '89 Yamaha FG-450SA Acoustic Guitar
16 hours ago
Michelle Louise replied to Michelle Louise's discussion I'm looking for info before selling my '89 Yamaha FG-450SA Acoustic Guitar
16 hours ago
Michelle Louise posted a discussion

I'm looking for info before selling my '89 Yamaha FG-450SA Acoustic Guitar

Hello Everyone!   *New Member*I searched throughout the forum to see if anyone else had a similar post, but to no avail...When I was 15 in '89 my Gran gifted me with a brand new Acoustic Yamaha FG-450SAas I was taking Lessons through our Music Dept. And learning Classical Guitar on the side..During the years I was playing, I kept it in mint Condition, no wear, no tear/not even a scratch.In' '94 I bought my 1st house, and with that move we thought it had been lost/stolen...#FlashForward 20…See More
16 hours ago
Jim Yates commented on Rob Bourassa's group UKULELE PLAYERS
"Well, I spent the $25 and bought the little Harmony uke.  I've been playing it a lot.  I know it's not a high quality instrument, but it blows away the painted sopranos in our local music store.  I started out just…"
16 hours ago
Jim Yates commented on GNuck's group Small Body Guitars
"Well, that big fat guitar sure can play the blues.With my big fat guitar I sure can play the blues.It sure blows away the dreadnought I used to use."
16 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

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

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I'm looking for info before selling my '89 Yamaha FG-450SA Acoustic Guitar 5 Replies

Hello Everyone!   *New Member*I searched throughout the forum to see if anyone else had a similar post, but to no avail...When I was 15 in '89 my Gran gifted me with a brand new Acoustic Yamaha…Continue

Tags: FG-450SA, Acoustic, Yamaha

Started by Michelle Louise in Gear. Last reply by Jan Vigne 1 hour ago.

How many guitars do you need?? 14 Replies

There's a nice interview with Tom Petty a few years ago in which he says they have about 144 guitars, but you only need one.  I have a good acoustic, a good electric, and something for the campfire…Continue

Started by tom blegen in Gear. Last reply by Jeff Hatcher yesterday.

Restoring an old 1960s guitar? Advice needed 1 Reply

Hey all So I bought a guitar today for R100 (say about $10) and I intend to restore it and return it to full working condition. The guitar I believe is a 1960s Bellini acoustic, they were…Continue

Started by Shahir in Gear. Last reply by Jan Vigne on Sunday.

Hand size and finger reach issues we`ve all had or still have. 19 Replies

I think this is a good place to ask about hand size and finger reach for the people who have smaller/bony fingers. If this is a reduntant thread, please redirect me to any former post.I`ve been…Continue

Started by Coe Franklin in Playing Guitar. Last reply by Mike Conjuay on Saturday.

Robbie Williams Angels 2 Replies

New member hoping for for help in regards to Robbie Williams Angels.  Its my 15 year anniversary coming up, the wedding song was Angels and I wanted to learn how to play it as a part of the…Continue

Started by Graeme Mitchell in Beginners. Last reply by Tony K. Oct 13.

Brazilian guitar 2 Replies

Hi there,Anyone here likes to play Brazilian music on the guitar? I'm asking because I'm starting a project to teach Brazilian guitar to English speakers and I'd like to know what people think about…Continue

Started by Renato Candro in Playing Guitar. Last reply by Renato Candro Oct 13.

Melody and Chords Together? 15 Replies

Hi. I wondered if it is possible to combine melody and chords in the same song. I am using a beginner guitar book, and for some of the songs, you play the melody, with single notes, no chords. For…Continue

Tags: songs, melody, chords

Started by Rosemary j. Lambin in Playing Guitar. Last reply by Mike Conjuay Oct 12.

Stella Kwale scam? 3 Replies

I just joined AGC. I received a personal email from MrsStellaKwale. I did not reply thinking this is Troll or scam.

Started by Dan Stankard in Gear. Last reply by Simon Candy Oct 12.

If you could only own ONE acoustic for the rest of your life ... 122 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 Hoosier Picker Oct 10.

Clean Slate 1 Reply

Hello everyone. My name is Eric Paul and I’m totally new to this group and resonator guitars as well.  In about a month or less I’ll be ordering the Gretsch Boxcar Dobro.  Predominately, the reviews…Continue

Started by Eric Paul in Gear. Last reply by Jan Vigne Oct 9.



 
 
 

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