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Dave Fengler added a discussion to the group Yamaha Guitars

Another 1973 Yamaha FG-200

The FG-200 is said to be just as good as the famed FG-180, without the red label and the high prices.I found this on  He was asking $125.  Said it was only played a few times.  I offered $100, he accepted.  He's in college in Boston so I went to his house 35 minutes away, his Father would be there.  His son only played it a few times but it doesn't look like anyone had played this guitar much.  Very minty, You'd never know it's 43 years old.  EXCEPT, the neck projects 1/8" below…See More
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Robert Williamson commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"not correct,  PDF is just one of the versions he makes available pfd, and a modified pdf for mobi. html (best, right click to DOWNLOAD it, don't click it IT is LARGE and will hand some browsers) If you’re using the html version, a…"
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Dave Fengler commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
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Robert Williamson commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Dan's Big Awesome Acoustic Songbook chords and lyrics resource"
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Cormac Fitzpatrick posted a video

Moon guitar Welcome to Lunar Industries. Opening to film "Moon", with Spider Capo

The opening tune "Welcome to Lunar Industries" from the film "Moon". Original score by Clint Mansell. The spider capo is placed on 7th fret, clamping only th...
9 hours ago
Robert Williamson replied to NorCal Gull's discussion Home Studio - Amplification For Acoustics in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"ASIO3ALL update to 2.13 in NOV,"
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Robert Williamson posted photos
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Robert Williamson commented on Robert Williamson's blog post Inlay Stickers (Good, Bad or Ugly?)
"copy of eMail to jockomo summarizing review I highlighted three problems1- colour banding in stickers itself. Very noticeable in 3rd fret sticker.2- lack of a sticker for single dot 12th fret3- 12th fret sticker duplicated, I don't understand…"
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Robert Williamson commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"When i dropped of my Gretsch mandolin for a migration to light strings and intonation check, the dealer told my my Alvarez Baritone has been ordered by the main office and to expect deliver in SIX TO EIGHT WEEKS!  Hard to have patience when…"
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Blackback Gull replied to Jud Hair's discussion Merle Travis documentary ... well worth the time to watch! in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Thank you, sir! "
Robert Williamson replied to Jud Hair's discussion Merle Travis documentary ... well worth the time to watch! in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"grabbed it ..thanks Jud"
Mike Ward posted a blog post

Genz Benz Shenandoah Jr. Vs 100

I'm looking at purchasing an amp and have located a Genz Benz Shenandoah 100 and Genz Benz Shenandoah Jr.  They're about the same price.  Which would you pick and why?See More
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Steve Byrne replied to Jud Hair's discussion Merle Travis documentary ... well worth the time to watch! in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Jud, thanks for the link. Just watched it, thanks to your post, and enjoyed it a lot. Last night I read the Fretboard journal interview from long ago with Merle and wondered why there wasn't a documentary on him yet. Thanks again. Steve"
Elton Bloye replied to NorCal Gull's discussion Home Studio - Amplification For Acoustics in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Thanks Robert, appreciate the advice."
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Jud Hair added a discussion to the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)

Merle Travis documentary ... well worth the time to watch!

Here's a link to a documentary on the great Merle Travis that is currently streaming for free through public TV.  Not sure how long the link will stay active, so if you've wanted to know more about the man who perfected and popularized the playing technique known as "Travis Picking", you should take time to watch ... enjoy!!MERLE TRAVIS DOCUMENTARY.See More
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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

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passive mic 4 Replies

greetings everyone, i need a passive mic for my D-28 to record and maybe play live with. i've had a dean markley for years and it seems ok.i have a real problem using batteries in guitars so it must…Continue

Started by joey pinter in Gear. Last reply by Jan Vigne on Monday.

What would you buy? 13 Replies

I have been blessed by my dear wife and mother-in-law with a generous gift for my recent 65th birthday. Between the two they ponied up $3K for me to buy a new guitar!I already have a very nice Martin…Continue

Started by Terry Angelli in Gear. Last reply by Paco Giral on Monday.

an email spammer has joined us 3 Replies

I got a spam email from an Augustin Aziankou this morning, here it is:Good day,I picked interest on you after going through your short profile and demand it necessary to write you immediately. I have…Continue

Started by Charles Soles in Uncategorized. Last reply by Charles Soles Jan 30.

Question about "MiJam.Co.Uk"

Hi everyone. I was wondering if anyone knows if the website is still up and running? My son, who loves Pink Floyd, wanted to learn Wish You Were…Continue

Started by Wesley C Wilkins in Beginners Jan 25.

150 free guitar charts on Acoustic Coffee Covers

Facebook ... "like us" to stay in touch Website…Continue

Started by Terry Dean in Playing Guitar Jan 24.

Puzzle over maker's logo 2 Replies

I recently acquired this guitar and wondered if anyone recognised the logo. It has a solid spruce top, flamed maple back and sides, maple neck. Abalone bindings and good quality tuners.I don't think…Continue

Started by David Thomas Hosie in Gear. Last reply by David Thomas Hosie Jan 22.

Nylon Strings 21 Replies

I always struggle knowing what strings to buy for my nylon archtop (Daniel Slaman's Dome). I am a jazz player and play mostly a steel strung acoustic or regular jazz box, so want to keep as close to…Continue

Started by Victor Saumarez in Gear. Last reply by Victor Saumarez Jan 22.

Most underrated and overrated "Acoustic guitar" manufacturers 13 Replies

I saw a link to a similar thread on another guitar forum site, but the question was targeted at any guitar manufacturer.  Considering where we are here, I thought it would be interesting to hear…Continue

Tags: opinion, review, experience, manufacturer, guitar

Started by Tony K. in Gear. Last reply by Steve Reed Jan 22.

1974 Takamine 2 Replies

I was given a 6 string Takamine guitar in 1974.  F370. I don't play guitar so this wouldn't have had an hours playing time.  It is in immaculate as new condition.  A beautiful sound that gives me…Continue

Started by Di in Gear. Last reply by Steve Reed Jan 22.

Trouble with c chord 18 Replies

I am needing help with the making of the c chord. I have fatty hands especially in the callus pad area and every time I try to make the c chord I end up deadening the e string. I have my arch right…Continue

Started by David in Beginners. Last reply by Wesley C Wilkins Jan 21.


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