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Ian Miller replied to Greg Ballantyne's discussion Mom - How about a Coastline Grand? in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Wait a go Greg! Do you have a luthier on hand to make a tweak or two at short notice??"
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Steve C. Pappas posted a song

 play Refuge from the CD Winters Passage - Copy

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Greg Ballantyne replied to Greg Ballantyne's discussion Mom - How about a Coastline Grand? in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"You are right Ian - I'll pick it up Friday, and have it here for a week before I get it to her the following weekend. It'll be like having a new guitar for that week indeed. I'm looking forward to it!"
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Martin van Dooremalen posted photos
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ian hopkins replied to Jud Hair's discussion Swannanoa Gathering Diary in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"kinda funny picked up a livingston taylor album in orilla last saturday "
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Robert replied to Martin van Dooremalen's discussion How did you become involved in your worship role and/or how long have you been doing it? in the group Worship Leaders
"For me, it goes WAY back.  I was led to the Lord over a guitar back in 1966 at the age of 13.  I played in church on and off over the next few years.  In 1968, I was invited to become part of a southern gospel quartet and spent the…"
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ian hopkins replied to Jud Hair's discussion Swannanoa Gathering Diary in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"enjoy jud enjoy"
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Mark Barrett replied to Jud Hair's discussion Swannanoa Gathering Diary in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Sounds like a amazing experience, enjoy!"
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Bob Crain replied to Bob Crain's discussion SPECIAL SOLO PROJECT SUPPORTING VETS IN THE US ... AND EVERYWHERE ELSE!!!!! in the group Songwriters
"I suppose I am a bit surprised that there has not been any comment offered on this song...not sure why too bad, too good, too long, not really a guitar masterpiece, not interested or supportive of the issue, I'm in the wrong group or on the…"
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Richard Brazus posted a blog post

How I lost my ability to play

Nine years ago I had tongue cancer. I had played my guitar and sung for over thirty years preforming at local events and one time appearing on  the Michel Douglas show.  For several years I worked at a local folk singing club. Then about two years ago I bought my new 4 string BR-40T Blueridge guitar. Almost the same week I began to have swallowing vocal cords problems from the scar tissue that had built up from the three months of radiation treatment I received  twice a day for three months in…See More
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Martin van Dooremalen replied to FloridaGull's discussion Lightweight case (polyfoam) for an OM guitar? in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Hey Flo-Gull, I can't speak to the size of the SKB for an OM but I can speak to the fact of how well my Maritime dread fits in the SKB I bought for it and how light it is compared to a typical plywood hard shell case. Even my Taylor…"
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Dave Fengler replied to FloridaGull's discussion Lightweight case (polyfoam) for an OM guitar? in the group Small Body Guitars
"NICE!!!"
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Jud Hair replied to Jud Hair's discussion Swannanoa Gathering Diary in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Martin ... The variety of high end guitars is amazing ... from the students, the staff-performers and the vendors who are exhibiting.  I brought my Taylor GA-3 because it is the most impervious to changes in humidity, and we're going from…"
5 hours ago
FloridaGull replied to FloridaGull's discussion Lightweight case (polyfoam) for an OM guitar? in the group Small Body Guitars
"Hmm - I have 2 TRIC cases (the "older" ones with the latches) - one is a classical/folk that my Walden N610CE classical lives in, and the other is for my Godin 5th Avenue Kingpin II - which has a shape much like the Seagull/other Godin…"
6 hours ago
Rodney Mark Harrison replied to Jud Hair's discussion If you could only own ONE acoustic for the rest of your life ...
"Once did a live radio gig in London on Radio2. It was an acoustic set and there was this american lady who was a singer/songwriter. It must have been around 1977. I got paid the session fee for the job, but she insisted I played her Martin. To this…"
7 hours ago

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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 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

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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If you could only own ONE acoustic for the rest of your life ... 114 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 Rodney Mark Harrison 7 hours ago.

Amplification? Acoustic Amp or Powered PA Speaker w/small mixer EQ and Reverb? 35 Replies

I recently posted a question about which acoustic amp should be considered (see What's the best acoustic amp for under $500?). I got a few responses, which I appreciated greatly. Thanks to those of…Continue

Tags: EQ, mixing, amps, amplification

Started by Stephen Park in Gear. Last reply by Phil Manuel on Sunday.

Structural Integrity of Acoustic Guitar 8 Replies

Hello friends!Well, I'm getting a nice deal on an Acoustic Guitar that has Solid Spruce Top, Solid Mahagony Back, and Laminate Sides, Rosewood Fret-board, and Grover Tuners with Black Knobs. But the…Continue

Tags: Guitar Spots

Started by Shant Sharma in Gear. Last reply by Tony K. on Thursday.

What is the method of learning that is working best for you? 3 Replies

Hello all!I Have been practicing every day and learning to play guitar for the first time in my life. I am 52 years old and have always wanted to learn to play. I am very curious about the methods…Continue

Started by Scott L Ritchie in Beginners. Last reply by Scott L Ritchie Jul 22.

Vintage Guitar restoration 4 Replies

Hey Everybody, I have a old Martin D-18 that belonged to my Grandpa.  He purchased this brand new after he got out of the war (somwhere around 1948?).  This guitar was his one and only guitar that he…Continue

Started by Chad Clifton in Gear. Last reply by Phil Manuel Jul 21.

Kragenbrink out of business?

Several years ago I order three Kragenbrink guitars: 6, 12, baritone.  They were due to be completed in 2010.  Lance ran into a few business bumps along the way, so things ran late.  Finally he…Continue

Started by John Bjorkman in Gear Jul 20.

useful apps for iphone? 2 Replies

just traded my old flip phone for an iphone. wondering what apps people like, especially for music - tuners, recorders, whatever is out there. totally new to the "app" world. thanks in advance!craigContinue

Started by Craig MC in Gear. Last reply by Terry Angelli Jul 20.

Open Mikes 20 Replies

The other night I attended a world famous open mike.  It was well run and most of the entertainment was good. 90% of the performers and their friends left after their “performance” leaving by the…Continue

Started by Daryl Kosinski in Uncategorized. Last reply by Mark C Jul 19.

I.D. an old archtop- Wilson? 1 Reply

So I've had this old archtop hanging on the wall in my tv room for well over 15 years. Think I paid 40 bucks for it back in the mid 90's.  Neck was falling apart, and it was spitting out frets like…Continue

Started by Ryan in Gear. Last reply by Ryan Jul 17.

Playing at meetup events 4 Replies

I'm usually the last one to find things out, but about six months ago I joined a meetup group here in NJ, and I have to say that it has been great. A bunch of guys (every once in while a woman will…Continue

Started by Michael Fragnito in Players. Last reply by VCartier Jul 10.



 
 
 

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