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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."
33 minutes ago
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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"I need a paint booth at low cost?"
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"Help I need a Paint booth at low cost"
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TheValleyGirl commented on John Wilson's group 12-String Guitar
"Greetings! I just received my 12 string Hummingbird back from Gibson Restoration. They put a new pick guard on that is rubbery, painted, and the edges are rolling up. Correct me if I'm wrong, but the old pick guard was celluloid and…"
3 hours ago
Dave Fengler replied to Tony K.'s discussion My first and probably last Martin! - DCPA5K in the group Martin Owners
"I have a DX1 with the same wood.  I emailed Martin and they told me it is Morado."
4 hours ago
Robert Williamson commented on John Wilson's group 12-String Guitar
"All my guitars are kept it in a climatically controlled room. I'm the obsessive guy with 5 calibrated hygrometers monitoring various areas in a 6x9 climate controlled room. I've been very vocal about controlling one's environment…"
7 hours ago
Paul Race commented on Will Becker's group 6-String Banjo Group
"Follow up to my note below about getting a left-strung Deering D-6.  After cleaning it up, I investigated several options for getting a "right-handed" nut and bridge. All of them would require extensive custom work - Deering says that…"
17 hours ago
Tony K. replied to Tony K.'s discussion My first and probably last Martin! - DCPA5K in the group Martin Owners
"Nice guitar Robert!  Ya, seems to me it is rosewood.  It "could" even be some of the newer ebony being used lately, which is not black but rather looks like very dark rosewood.  Very interesting that you have that fretboard.…"
17 hours ago
Mike Raeburn commented on John Wilson's group 12-String Guitar
"Probably not! All woods expand and contract, a lot more than most folks realise.From the look of the heel it's made from a slightly different bit of wood from the neck. Depending on where in the tree it came from, the grain structure will be…"
20 hours ago
Robert Williamson commented on John Wilson's group 12-String Guitar
" worried. I picked up my Coastline 12 today...and felt a seam where i never felt it before. The seam between the neck and the heel. The bass string side of the heel seam can be felt when I run thumb down the side of heel. Only one that side.…"
21 hours ago
Robert Williamson replied to Tony K.'s discussion My first and probably last Martin! - DCPA5K in the group Martin Owners
"Well Tony..some how I missed this :) I picked up a sister guitar to yours last year. The GPCPA5K, Martin calls it 'Grand Performance' body , I call it a Mini-jumbo with a flattened bottom. Virtually exactly same size as my Seagull Amber…"
Ken Gaugler commented on Tony Loeser's group Peninsula Fingerstyle
"Lisa, what was the name of that Celtic piece you were playing when I arrived at the Fingig, do you remember?"
David Taylor replied to David Taylor's discussion Levin Goliath in the group Goya and Levin Guitar Owners
"Rob I have not taken up the offer of the tuners from Mel so you are welcome to ask him Dave "
Robert Williamson commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"re the stained grain in the Concert Hall. My dealer agrees it is not the nicest looking thing  that Godin has done. He pointed out they are doing it in the S6 Original now too."
Lance Allen posted a blog post

Lots going on for Lance Allen

Lots of new youtube fingerstyle guitar videos and blob post on my site. Hi Everyone! I hope you're enjoying the first week of July. Here in Nashville, it's raining and thunderstorms everywhere. So I've been busy uploading videos and wanted to show them to you. Especially if you're not a youtube subscriber. These are all finger style guitar songs. And you'll notice that I have tabs for sale for a few of them. First, is my song Us Together. It's a lovely song inspired by just hanging out with…See More
GummoJoe replied to GummoJoe's discussion Seagull 224? in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Thank you all for the information, I got ahold of Michel and asked him aswell Yes I Did win the Guitar Doesn't come with Case(Goodwill ticket said it will be shipped in ''Durable'' box) Scare's me to think of its Ride…"
Dave Fengler replied to GummoJoe's discussion Seagull 224? in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"I got a reply back from Godin about this guitar. Hi, That's a 1982 Seagull 6. It has a solid cedar top, laminated wild cherry back and sides, a maple neck, and a rosewood fingerboard and bridge. Regards, Michel Bélanger"
Robert Williamson commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"i think what bugs me about cutaway dreads is that the cutaway looks too parallel to the bottom...making it more box like."





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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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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.

Easy arrangement for How insensitive by Tom Jobim 2 Replies

Hi there,What do you think about this kind of arrangement? Too simple?Thanks.

Started by Renato Candro in Playing Guitar. Last reply by Renato Candro Jun 19.

What was your first acoustic guitar?? 170 Replies

I learned how to play on an old nylon string that my mom owned when I was 14 but the first steel string guitar I ever owned was an Ovation. I think it was a Balladeer but I honestly don't know for…Continue

Started by Gary Dupuis in Gear. Last reply by Joe Romere Jun 17.


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