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Michael J. Keef updated their profile
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barry replied to barry's discussion coastline 12 and godin a6 in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"well i bought a Bose L1 compact, Shure SMS58, has an on off switch, and a Taylor cord with an on off volume switch at input. Getting a little feedback at higher volumes so it looks like I might have to but the Bose T1 to tame it down. Boy I need a…"
45 minutes ago
Stephen Leigh replied to Jack Slotterback's discussion Back in the Flock in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
47 minutes ago
Rob Osborn added a discussion to the group Alvarez Guitars

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Acoustic Guitar Forum says there are 71 members of this group.  Funny, it appears that people sign up but don't participate or everyone is practicing or gigging with their Alvarez guitars and not stopping by to say hello.See More
59 minutes ago
Jud Hair replied to Jack Slotterback's discussion Back in the Flock in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Welcome back ... Jack.  "
1 hour ago
Jack Slotterback replied to Jack Slotterback's discussion Back in the Flock in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"LOL!  Thanks!"
1 hour ago
Ian Miller replied to Jack Slotterback's discussion Back in the Flock in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
""The cat came back...the very next day, the cat came back, they thought he was a 'gonner" Hi Jack, good to hear from you again!"
1 hour ago
Jack Slotterback added a discussion to the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)

Back in the Flock

Hello everyone!As some of you may know, I used to have a really nice S6 Original that I foolishly sold (stupid GAS!).  I also had a Maritime SWS Rosewood Q1 which I liked a lot but didn't love- traded that one.I have just purchased another S6 Original Q1.  it arrived today, and I'm as happy as a seagull with a bucket of french fries! :)It's good to be back!See More
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Profile IconTim Daish, Michael Volkert, Doug Davis and 3 more joined Acoustic Guitar Community
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FloridaGull commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Thank you all for your prayers and kind words.  She's still hanging in there...a stubborn old German woman, to be sure... ;-) Martin - I played for my father as he passed in 2011 - and am playing for her now..."
6 hours ago
Jim Yates replied to Jud Hair's discussion Unwanted Accompaniment ... how best to handle? in the group Coffee House Players
"'s not terrible for one or two songs, but it's really annoying for a whole show. "
7 hours ago
Pamela updated their profile
7 hours ago
Mike Nepper commented on Tony Loeser's group Peninsula Fingerstyle
"So, some good exchange about Plekking at this month's Fingig. Seems there are some folks who have good reason to not trust the procedure due to a bad experience with it. Personally, it has been all good for me and the only place…"
9 hours ago
Stu Frazier commented on Tony Loeser's group Peninsula Fingerstyle
"Yep, that was a fun one. I think I might actually practice some tunes before the next one though!"
10 hours ago
George Quinn updated their profile
11 hours ago
Walt Pilcher replied to Paul J Openshaw's discussion Normandy (It Could Have Been Me) in the group Songwriters
"Thanks for the well-wishes, and Happy New Year to you as well. I should also have specified your guitar arrangement is clever and moving, and your playing is superb. Your audiences are very lucky to have you.  "
11 hours ago
Andrew Perry replied to Jim Yates's discussion Crazing or checking on finish in the group Goya and Levin Guitar Owners
"Finish checking seems to be a fundamental look on many Gibsons - but less so on Martins - I've had one Martin with it. It is caused by rapid temperature changes were the woods expand and contract differently to the hard Nitro finish. I agree…"
13 hours ago
Alan Cargile replied to Šandor Gion's discussion My new Norman B20HG in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"That is a very beautiful guitar! I love all the grain patterns."
15 hours ago
Šandor Gion replied to Šandor Gion's discussion My new Norman B20HG in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
17 hours ago
Šandor Gion replied to Šandor Gion's discussion My new Norman B20HG in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
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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

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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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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2015 NAMM Martin Guitars Compliation Video

Here is the sneak preview of the videos I shot on Thursday of the NAMM 2015 Martin Guitar offerings. A full-length video of each model will appear with the exclusive written review at…Continue

Started by Spoon Phillips in Gear yesterday.

Acoustic Guitar Compressor Pedals - Overview

I am a performing acoustic guitarist, and have recently been doing a lot of research on pro-level dynamic-range compressor pedals compatible with acoustic-electric guitars (aka standard 0 to -10dBV…Continue

Tags: Compressors, Guitar, Acoustic

Started by Joe Baldwin in Gear on Saturday.

If you could only own ONE acoustic for the rest of your life ... 124 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 Derick Chatfield on Friday.

By design...or not 30 Replies

Music theory is man made, the long continuous tone from low to high being divided into identifiable segments. Physics is not, it is fundamental to the universe and is discovered rather than invented…Continue

Started by Ronald Harris in Playing Guitar. Last reply by FloridaGull on Friday.

What's the first song or 2 you learned to play on the guitar? 32 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 Derick Chatfield on Friday.

Replacing Single Strings 2 Replies

When I replace the strings on my guitar, it's usually after the old ones are starting to wear, and I replace all six strings. But occasionally, it's just one string that breaks or keeps going out of…Continue

Started by Rosemary j. Lambin in Gear. Last reply by Jan Vigne Jan 20.

Newbie 26 Replies

Hello everyone. I am learning to play acoustic guitar and have only been using YouTube but will have my first 1 on 1 lesson Saturday. I'm very excited but nervous as well. It's quite a challenge…Continue

Started by Teo in Beginners. Last reply by Teo Jan 18.

A New Album of All Acoustic Guitar & Vocals

Hey everyone! Sorry I've been away again for a bit. I just finished recording a 12 song album on bandcamp of all original songs. The whole thing is just one guitar and one voice, no overdubs,…Continue

Started by Lance Eads in Players Jan 15.

I have a set of strings I'll give you. 4 Replies

I recently responded to an online thing and recieved a new set of D'Addario Strings. They are coated Phosphor Bronze EXP16, the gauge is 12-53 and they say NY Steel on them. I don't use D'Addario…Continue

Started by Alan Cargile in Gear. Last reply by Alan Cargile Jan 15.

Mystery guitar

I Recenly inherited a guitar and I am trying to figure out what it is. It is an accoustic guitar, probably between 20 and 30 years old. The only markings on it is a label on the inside which sayes…Continue

Started by Donald Lewis in Gear Jan 13.


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