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Scott replied to homer keys's discussion Japan made Concorde mark series guitars
"Hi all, I know I'm resurrecting a dead thread, but this is one of the *only* places that has any info at all that I can find on the net concerning these Concorde guitars, so I figured I'd post here in hopes that it might help someone else…"
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Jim Yates commented on John Wilson's group 12-String Guitar
"Yes, Robert.  It was a pearl inlay and he used a pen knife to dig it out. I recall seeing someone with a baseball cap with "The" on the front in Gibson script at a bluegrass festival.  Photos with the peg head scroll broken off…"
47 minutes ago
Robert Alan Kershaw commented on John Wilson's group 12-String Guitar
"Pardon me for interjecting but if memory serves, Mr. Monroe did not scratch the Gibson logo inlay off the mandolin - he gouged it out and I am certain that I saw a photograph of his handiwork in the old FRETS magazine years ago."
1 hour ago
Michael S. Jackson commented on John Wilson's group 12-String Guitar
"Jim - That makes sense and explains why he continued to play it even though it was a Gibson. Still... seems a bit extreme that someone would scratch it out rather than merely tape over it. As I said, he could have given it to me and I would have…"
1 hour ago
Robert Williamson commented on John Wilson's group 12-String Guitar
"Perhaps Jereme does not understand the meaning of Restoration."
4 hours ago
Randy Lee Hano added a discussion to the group Round Back Guitars
4 hours ago
Dell Krauchi replied to Brian's discussion Developing Rhythm
"Hello, I am a guitar instructor and have written a 468 page Guitar Lesson Manual. In that manual I address the issues and concerns that I have with regards to the study of "rhythm". Of particular interest is that nowhere in all of my…"
5 hours ago
TheValleyGirl commented on John Wilson's group 12-String Guitar
"My reply from Jeremy... Hello Leslie, I am sorry to hear about the PG lifting. We have moved away from the old style PG and what is on your guitar is the current HB PG that we use. It appears that whomever applied the Pg did not push it down. I…"
5 hours ago
Jim Yates commented on John Wilson's group 12-String Guitar
"Michael,That's the same mandolin.  A bit of research shows that he defaced the mandolin about 50 years ago after being dissatisfied with work Gibson had done on his mandolin.  You are right about the repairs and, it seems that for the…"
5 hours ago
TheValleyGirl commented on John Wilson's group 12-String Guitar
"How do I load a picture on the site? I'd like for everyone to see my pick guard. The longer it sits here the more it curls. Once again I'm asking this site to confirm that the hummingbird pick guard is embossed and painted not just painted…"
5 hours ago
Michael S. Jackson commented on John Wilson's group 12-String Guitar
"Jim - I am going out on a limb here by assunming this is the mandolin that was destroyed in a break-in to Monroe's home; the mandolin that Gibson restored. If it is another, I apologize for my following comments. I read a great deal about this…"
5 hours ago
Jim Yates commented on John Wilson's group 12-String Guitar
"Apparently Bill Monroe wasn't too happy with Gibson's restoration service.  This is how he responded.  Bill played a "The" mandolin for much of his career."
23 hours ago
Neil Zimmerman posted an event

Perry Hall Folk Music Night, featuring DeJohn at Perry Hall United Methodist Church

August 8, 2015 from 7pm to 10pm
Monthly "open mike" Folk Music Night is held Saturdays. Admission is free, but donations are welcome. The featured performers this month are DeJohn. Their web site is .See More
23 hours ago
Mike Raeburn commented on John Wilson's group 12-String Guitar
"I would agree about getting a local luthier to look at it, except Gibson make a big thing about their restoration service and they really ought to be getting it right. Your experience is truly awful and Gibson should be ashamed to have put an…"
23 hours ago
Philippe Fouquet posted a video

Le Long du Chemin

A new composition for 21 strings harp guitar.
Robert Williamson replied to Tony K.'s discussion My first and probably last Martin! - DCPA5K in the group Martin Owners
"Last year Tony. "
jon rubin commented on Tony Loeser's group Peninsula Fingerstyle
"sorry I missed you guys last week -- I had the rare opportunity to spend Sun. afternoon with my wife... Anyway the SCGC I want to show off was in Gryphon. But still looking forward to next chance to meet up with Fingig."
jack stepick commented on John Wilson's group 12-String Guitar
"Perhaps it would be a good idea to have a local reputable luthier  look at it."
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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 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

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Japan made Concorde mark series guitars 5 Replies

Hey guys and girls does anyone know the history on Concorde mark 33 series guitars I have one that looks like a Martin d35 with a spruce top and Brazilian sides and back with abalone trim also split…Continue

Started by homer keys in Gear. Last reply by Scott 44 seconds ago.

Developing Rhythm 12 Replies

Hello Everyone.I have been playing just over a year and it has come to my attention that I am rhythmically challenged. I have been practicing with a metronome for the last few months and while I am…Continue

Started by Brian in Beginners. Last reply by Dell Krauchi 5 hours ago.

Question about calluses 8 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 Dell Krauchi on Wednesday.

What kind of/maker of pick do you like best? 10 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 Dell Krauchi on Tuesday.

why do picks turn in your hand as you play? 18 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 Dell Krauchi on Tuesday.

Hulon Stringer Guitars

I'm hoping to find anyone that owns/plays a Hulon Stringer acoustic guitar. He was a luthier from Bolivar, Tennessee, and he doesn't really have any online presence in regards to his guitars. I'd…Continue

Started by Trương thanh in Playing Guitar Jun 29.

New guy here......hello to all 11 Replies

Greetings from Houston everyone. My name is Joe and I've been doinking around on a guitar for almost 40 years now. I'm an intermediate player who as a hobbyist, probably spent way too much time…Continue

Started by Joe Romere in Uncategorized. Last reply by Joe Romere Jun 28.

If you could only own ONE acoustic for the rest of your life ... 131 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 Randy Lee Hano Jun 23.

2400 guitar Chords Photos & Tabs 1 Reply

Hello friends,Wishing you all a happy Father day. God bless you all. I just want to share with you my new creation and hope you like it.Continue

Started by Angela Huan Vuong in Gear. Last reply by Jan Vigne Jun 22.


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