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Monthly "open mike" Folk Music Night is held Saturdays. Admission is free, but donations are welcome. The featured performer this month is Sahffi. Her web site is http://www.sahffi.com/ .
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…Continue
The moment we've been waiting for: On Oct. 28, 2012, Bryan Sutton debuted the restored the Banjo…Continue
Posted by Bourgeois Guitars on October 15, 2012 at 7:43pm
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). …Continue
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…Continue
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
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
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
So very early this year I purchased this Alvarez AP860SB from the local GC. It was a new arrival and it was the Parlor Guitar I had been searching for when I played and heard it. I love it's mahogany…Continue
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
Hello,I have a choice of jumbos. Each is an identical solid spruce front jumbo but there is a choice of woods for the back and sides; maple, rosewood or lacewood. I already have a maple acoustic and…Continue