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Antonio Cotichini commented on John Wilson's group 12-String Guitar
"I can admit that this is not a chat, so if I've exagerated I excuse me... but... there's always the freedom, for those who are not interested in other people's discussions, to quit reading... and try to offer something more…"
2 hours ago
Andrew Perry replied to Aden Hinds's discussion Just bought my 1st Levin! LS-18 in the group Goya and Levin Guitar Owners
"Hi Folks, this is, I think, my first post here. Way back in the '60s whilst many of us in the Uk dreamed of Martins -they were either too expensive or simply unavailable to most. Our realistic choice were either Harmony Sovereign Jumbos or…"
12 hours ago
Thomas Picker replied to Thomas Picker's discussion About a hand made acoustic guitar (project, back and sides, scale lenght, etc.)
"Thank you very much for your answer! I appreciate. I will meet the luthier next week and explain which model I would like him to make."
23 hours ago
Jud Hair replied to Jud Hair's discussion Help!! What are some good "Almost Rhymes ?? in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Thanks Nick !!!"
23 hours ago
James Davis posted a blog post

seagull

The Seagull I did in 2013 is done, got the neck off, replaced top, added pick up, made neck removable like the old ones, not perfect, center hole off line a little, but the sound is the best, better than my martin, strong and very clear.See More
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Robert Williamson commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Found this S&P Concert Hall review in a British guitar mag. "
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michael schwartz commented on John Wilson's group 12-String Guitar
"Yes, I did see your Avalon...she's a Beauty, and I probably should have said so earlier!!   I too agree that communication is what its about here, and I've "met" some Wonderful Folks via these forums. "
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Andrew Van Atta replied to Andrew Van Atta's discussion Thinking of buying a seagull? Some things you should know... in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"I wish I was a successful tinkerer, but all the dynamics are quite complicated. Found out the hard way on my electric Gibsons. Don't do it! Check out J.J. Cale and Leon Russell session on utube. JJ was a consummate tinkerer, with a ball peen…"
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Robert Alan Kershaw commented on John Wilson's group 12-String Guitar
"Michael, Thank you. Ignore Mr. Williamson we shall. I thought that one of  objects of this site was to allow people who had musical interests in common  to get to know one another and that's what Antonio and I have been doing with a…"
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Martin van Dooremalen commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"I played Amazing Grace a couple of weeks ago for church service but put a bit of a bluesy feel to it by transitioning from the chorus to the verse by stepping down in open concept chords from C#-B-A-G#m7-F#m7-E. At least no one…"
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Derick Chatfield commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Hi Jud That was a great video of, Amazing Grace. It sounds a little bit like the way I play it, but I tend to use different notes, at a different tempo, with different intervals of time between the notes. Come to think of it my version doesn't…"
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Derick Chatfield replied to Andrew Van Atta's discussion Thinking of buying a seagull? Some things you should know... in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Hi Andrew Thanks for the nice reply. I find that, half the fun, may not seen so at the time, trying different makes and string gauges, also I am a compulsive twiddler, adjusting the truss rod, altering the bridge / String height etc. It can take me…"
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Andrew Van Atta replied to Andrew Van Atta's discussion Thinking of buying a seagull? Some things you should know... in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Thanks Derick et al, I'm amazed at all the interest here, perhaps I should explain myself further. Eugene Oregon has many guitar stores (yes, and lots of forest as well). I like the The Guitar Centers, and did not mean to diss them in any way.…"
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Nic Lubbers replied to Jud Hair's discussion Help!! What are some good "Almost Rhymes ?? in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Sorry for posting this a little late. I've been working on a website for lyric writers for a while now and I wanted to share it with you but I wanted to get one of the new features up before sharing. The site is https://www.lyricwell.com.…"
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Jan Vigne replied to Thomas Picker's discussion About a hand made acoustic guitar (project, back and sides, scale lenght, etc.)
"This isn't what you want to hear but I wouldn't do this at all.  Buy a guitar you can audition.  There are hundreds to choose from; http://www.dreamguitars.com/ Having a "luthier" built guitar is, IMO, a bit…"
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Elton Bloye commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Lovely rendition of a timeless hymn. I'm listening through a high quality headset, and I'm amazed at how bright the S6 sounds. "
yesterday
Robert Williamson commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"that was scary....site was down for me for 3 hours  I thought the mag had pulled the plug."
yesterday
Derick Chatfield replied to Andrew Van Atta's discussion Thinking of buying a seagull? Some things you should know... in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Hi Andrew Welcome aboard. Glad you like your Seagull Artists Studio, they are a great guitar. I have had the same problem here in England, trying to find Seagull and, Simon and Patrick guitars. Have bought most of my Seagull and S&P guitars,…"
yesterday
Derick Chatfield replied to Andrew Van Atta's discussion Thinking of buying a seagull? Some things you should know... in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Hi Andrew Welcome aboard. Glad you like your Seagull Artists Studio, they are a great guitar. I have had the same problem here in England, trying to find Seagull and, Simon and Patrick guitars. Have bought most of my Seagull and S&P guitars,…"
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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 — 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…

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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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About a hand made acoustic guitar (project, back and sides, scale lenght, etc.) 3 Replies

Hello,A luthier told me he could build an acoustic guitar with:- an OM “Taylor” body,- an alpine spruce top,- honduran mahogany or santos rosewood back and sides,- a honduran mahogany neck with a…Continue

Started by Thomas Picker in Gear. Last reply by Thomas Picker 23 hours ago.

Differences between Martin HD-28 and Standard D-28 12 Replies

I am interested in some guidance on Martin D-28.  I am looking for a new "Dread" and am interested in some guidance from those that have some experience with these two models.  I understand that the…Continue

Started by Kenneth Barber in Gear. Last reply by Omer Pineau yesterday.

Question about calluses 9 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 Gary J. Toth on Thursday.

why do picks turn in your hand as you play? 19 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 Gary J. Toth on Thursday.

Another new guy 3 Replies

My turn, I reckon:Name's Gary in Louisville, Kentucky. I'm 68 and been playing for about a year after a 20+ year "time out" due to a lawn mower taking the tips of my middle and ring finger on my…Continue

Started by Gary J. Toth in Uncategorized. Last reply by Gary J. Toth on Thursday.

Questions about the aspect of a D-28 Standard Martin top 2 Replies

Hello, I am wondering if I should buy this D-28 Martin Standard guitar (first pic).You can see under my finger that the wood of the sitka top has a different aspect (second pic). First, you can…Continue

Started by Thomas Picker in Gear. Last reply by Jan Vigne on Thursday.

Is this a good guitar? 2 Replies

Im looking at a Fender DG-22S Ebony NAT on Craig's List. I don't know anything about guitars but I have heard of Fender. This is for a friend of mine who plays, just a hobby- for his own happiness.…Continue

Started by MariNY in Beginners. Last reply by Jan Vigne Jul 23.

GRAMMER G-10 2 Replies

I HAVE A 1969 G-10  IS THERE ANY ONE OUT THERE THAT KNOWS ABOUT PUTTING ON A WIDER NECK?  PLAYING OVER 47YRS     AND THE HANDS  DON,T MOVE    LIKE THEY USED TO  THANK YOU ALL FOR ANY INFO.  JEFF …Continue

Started by jeff skinner in Gear. Last reply by jeff skinner Jul 13.

Trouble with c chord 10 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 Tony K. Jul 12.

Callouses ... care and maintenance ... any suggestions ?? 22 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 Tony K. Jul 12.



 
 
 

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