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Alec Strachan replied to Wesley C Wilkins's discussion Hello from a newbie in North Carolina
"Hi guys, I find that at the age of 78 my grip on the plectrum is not what it used to be and I found the plectrum would gradually turn around so the side was in contact with the strings. I have now cured this by using a small piece of Blue Tak on one…"
5 minutes ago
Robert Williamson commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"I thought that was a newer one"
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Derick Chatfield replied to FloridaGull's discussion Alvarez AP-70 vs. Cort L500-O - thoughts? in the group Small Body Guitars
"Hi FloridaGull Just to make life that little bit more interesting. Have you considered either the Taylor GS Mini or the Martin Dreadnought Junior, I have both of these guitars and would recommend both. The GS Mini a little tight on nut width, but…"
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Jud Hair commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"The tour video is linked up above under "Video Section" ... "
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Robert Williamson replied to FloridaGull's discussion Alvarez AP-70 vs. Cort L500-O - thoughts? in the group Small Body Guitars
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Derick Chatfield replied to FloridaGull's discussion Alvarez AP-70 vs. Cort L500-O - thoughts? in the group Small Body Guitars
"Yes a real close thing, maybe the only answer is to get both of them. Hope you can play both prior to buying, the proof of the pudding is in the playing."
10 hours ago
FloridaGull replied to FloridaGull's discussion Alvarez AP-70 vs. Cort L500-O - thoughts? in the group Small Body Guitars
10 hours ago
Robert Williamson commented on Robert Williamson's blog post Re-learning Compositions
"Maybe it's a good think I don't write too many songs. I cant sing the ones I write. I think i need a female vocalist :)"
10 hours ago
Derick Chatfield replied to FloridaGull's discussion Alvarez AP-70 vs. Cort L500-O - thoughts? in the group Small Body Guitars
"This video is worth watching if you haven't seen it. https://youtu.be/KgH0nonmemM"
10 hours ago
FloridaGull replied to FloridaGull's discussion Alvarez AP-70 vs. Cort L500-O - thoughts? in the group Small Body Guitars
"Yes, we do - that's why I'm involving you all in the decision making process...   Another couple of reasons - I don't own a parlor, but do own 2 OM's - and the Alvarez supposedly doesn't have the…"
11 hours ago
Robert Williamson commented on Robert Williamson's blog post Re-learning Compositions
"I'll try to flubb something tog eth er:)"
12 hours ago
Robert Williamson replied to NorCal Gull's discussion For Sale: Seagull Entourage Rustic CW QI (2015) in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"There's been more than a dozen cases of my own posts disappearing.. extremely frustrating."
12 hours ago
Tony K. commented on Robert Williamson's blog post Re-learning Compositions
"Interesting process you're going through here.  I sometimes have a hard time remembering old songs I've written and they're just strumming songs with lyrics and chords.  Don't know how or if I could even do this as I…"
12 hours ago
NorCal Gull replied to NorCal Gull's discussion For Sale: Seagull Entourage Rustic CW QI (2015) in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"That's the one I edited, when my post showed where I wasn't expecting it.  Since then, I tried to re-post it twice.  I mentioned the 12-string's sound both un-plugged and plugged, as well as a sound anomaly I heard between…"
12 hours ago
Derick Chatfield replied to FloridaGull's discussion Alvarez AP-70 vs. Cort L500-O - thoughts? in the group Small Body Guitars
"Hi FloridaGull I like both of your choices, both excellent guitars. But if had to pick just one, it would be the Alvarez, the reason, 80 dollars less and the shorter scale length. This is just my personal choice, both great guitars, but at the end…"
12 hours ago
Robert Williamson 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)
"Site is corrupting picture uploads."
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Robert Williamson replied to NorCal Gull's discussion For Sale: Seagull Entourage Rustic CW QI (2015) in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"" <comment deleted --- posted in the wrong location> " NorCal Gull replied 4 hours ago to For Sale: Seagull Entourage Rustic CW QI (2015) There's your missing comment. "
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Stephen Leigh replied to NorCal Gull's discussion For Sale: Seagull Entourage Rustic CW QI (2015) in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Bizarre -- your post on the first page about passing on the Breedlove has also vanished, though all the replies are still there..."
13 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 — 10 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 — 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). …

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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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The Acoustic Guitar Community is a social network created by the publishers of Acoustic Guitar. Here, you can join fellow players at all levels and of every style by creating your personal profile, sharing videos or MP3s of your playing, and uploading photos of yourself and your guitars and gear. Then post gigs, events, and concerts in the Community calendar, and start discussions in the forum. We’ll keep you up-to-date about happenings at Acoustic Guitar through the Community blog. This is your space, and you’re surrounded by like-minded guitarists. So make yourself comfortable, and welcome to the Community!

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Hello from a newbie in North Carolina 16 Replies

Hello everyone. I am 56 years old and just now picked up my first guitar in December for my bucket list. I asked for, and received a Seagull S6 Original Acoustic Electric guitar with an Acoustic 10W…Continue

Tags: Lessons, Newbie, justinguitar.com, S6, Seagull

Started by Wesley C Wilkins in Beginners. Last reply by Alec Strachan 5 minutes ago.

Uneven volume across strings from the pre-amp 19 Replies

Hi guys I bought a Epiphone EJ200 just before Christmas 2015 and it had a eSonic pre-amp installed that when I played across the strings only the two bass E and A sounded the rest were hardly audible…Continue

Started by Alec Strachan in Gear. Last reply by Alec Strachan on Thursday.

Survey: In your acoustic stringed instrument stable, which BRAND is represented more than the others. 11 Replies

=acoustic stringed instruments ONLY. guitar, banjo , mandolinexcluding custom brands that would not be generally available. if 5 of your 23 guitars are Matsuda, that's great for you, but has no…Continue

Started by Robert Williamson in Gear. Last reply by NorCal Gull May 17.

My 000-15M for your D-16GT or RGT 1 Reply

Would like to swap my like new 000-15M for your D-16GT or RGT in great condition. I would kick in an extra 100.00 for the RGT.Continue

Started by john smiley in Gear. Last reply by Robert Williamson May 16.

The Twin Cities Acoustic Guitar Show

The Twin Cities Acoustic Guitar Show is August 6-7 2016 at the McNally Smith School of music in St. Paul. This event is in conjunction with the Lowertown Guitar Festival. There will be luthiers from…Continue

Tags: Minneapolis, Twin, Cities, luthiers, Paul

Started by Tim Reede Custom Guitars in Acoustic Guitar Events May 15.

150 free guitar charts on Acoustic Coffee Covers 2 Replies

Facebook ... "like us" to stay in touch https://www.facebook.com/AcousticCoffeeCovers Website…Continue

Started by Terry Dean in Playing Guitar. Last reply by Kyle Hols May 11.

Vincent by Don McLean played as a solo piece 1 Reply

Hello fellow guitarists, Here's a live take I recorded yesterday. Would love to get some feedback from anyone. Positive or negative I'll take it on the chin :)…Continue

Tags: night, starry, clean, don, vincent

Started by Mark Hussey in Playing Guitar. Last reply by Phillip Taylor May 11.

What's the first song or 2 you learned to play on the guitar? 69 Replies

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

Tags: singing, easy, chords, songs, learning

Started by Tony K. in Playing Guitar. Last reply by Dee Broughton May 6.

Open mikes rant 3 Replies

Todays rant.I just may be old and grumpy. I keep going to new open mikes hoping to find something different. Out here in the woods musicians to get together and play some music with a little…Continue

Started by Daryl Kosinski in Uncategorized. Last reply by Tony K. May 5.

Callouses ... care and maintenance ... any suggestions ?? 26 Replies

Finger callouses ... This is a topic I haven't see discussed here much, if at all.  But, it's certainly an important issue for everyone who plays guitar.  Especially steel string acoustic. We all…Continue

Started by Jud Hair in Playing Guitar. Last reply by Robert Williamson May 4.



 
 
 

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