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Michael D Krampitz left a comment for Ted Hechtman
"Hi Ted 2013 was a hard year for me cancer came back,went for treatments so far it's looking good I need to have part of  my prostate cut ,it's to Nov.I had a heart attack ,very mild one.I have sleep apnea and I could never…"
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Picks, Picks, Picks

Flatpicks, of your favorite picks and why!See More
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Michael D Krampitz left a comment for Edward Sparks
"Hi Ed this is Mike Krampitz I know everybody has'nt heard from me for a long time,I'm not going to dwell to much on what happened.But feeling great I bought afew more guitars since we last talked,I will send pictures.I got a Guild Jumbo 2…"
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Thorell Guitars posted a blog post

Robben Ford Quintet - Saturday, May 17 - JazzSLC Concert at the Capitol Theater - Sponored in part by Thorell Guitars

Thorell Guitars on display in the lobbyRobben Ford Bio:Robben Ford is one of the premier electric guitarists today, particularly known for his blues and jazz…See More
7 hours ago
Randy Lee Hano replied to Paul Walters's discussion Fender is closing the New Hartford Ovation facility in the group Round Back Guitars
"That is really sad. I own 4 Ovations but only two of them are US made. They will be sought after even more so by players wanting the round back line. Sadly I have been trying to source the right screw to attach straploks for my round backs with no…"
8 hours ago
Paul Walters added a discussion to the group Round Back Guitars

Fender is closing the New Hartford Ovation facility

This is making the rounds today:"FENDER MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS CORPORATION TO CLOSE NEW HARTFORD, CONN. FACILITY; OVATION® TO CEASE U.S. PRODUCTION Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC) is proud of the products that are built in our New Hartford, Conn. manufacturing facility and appreciates the talented group of people that hand craft them. However, due to current market conditions and insufficient volume levels, the company has made the decision to cease production there within June…See More
9 hours ago
Jan Vigne replied to Ronald Harris's discussion By design...or not
"Glad to be of some assistance and some momentary entertainment value."
9 hours ago
Robert Williamson commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"esp ltd has exotic wood acoustics at ridiculous cheap prices i posted a message with links and pics but it disappeared... unfortunately they seem to be all concert body size same as the fender hellcats..."
10 hours ago
Scott L Ritchie replied to Scott L Ritchie's discussion Question on Finger Care for New Player in My 3rd Month in the group Acoustic Newb
"Thanks Marty! I appreciate the input, I am enjoying the course and learning at the pace and in the manner I set out to when I bought my guitar. It is my first and I am 51 and retired. Needless to say I have time to get in some good practicing. My…"
11 hours ago
Scott L Ritchie replied to Scott L Ritchie's discussion Question on Finger Care for New Player in My 3rd Month in the group Acoustic Newb
"Thanks for the input John. I do some stretches that were taught at the beginning of the Gibson Learn and Master Guitar Series. Fingertip-to-fingertip slowly press your palms towards each other spreading your fingers in the process. Slow and steady I…"
11 hours ago
Tim Benware replied to Tim Benware's discussion Collaboration in the group North Carolina "Triangle" Area Acoustic Players
"Getting closer.  More ink and color added and he's working on the reflection now."
11 hours ago
FloridaGull commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Cedar or spruce (preferably Engelmann) over rosewood... Or, some really exotic wood... Maybe Myrtlewood?"
12 hours ago
Robert Williamson commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"so.. I have a cedar/cherry S6 dreadnaught, a spruce/maple NE mini-jumbo, a Mahogany Fender 12 concert. Next body shape to get is definitely a Jumbo, as i have no interst inany of the other body shapes....but what top/body tonewoods?? suggestions?"
12 hours ago
Walt Pilcher commented on Derrick Miller's group Acoustic Newb
"Welcome to you too, Marty.  I hope you find some helpful and fun stuff here!"
12 hours ago
Marty replied to Joe Brancato's discussion Lions and Tigers....and Richlite!...Oh My! in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"I have richlite fingerboard on my Martin and have no issues. I mean, don't they use Ivoroid for binding on guitars in the thousands? I do believe it is plastic."
14 hours ago
Marty replied to Harris Coe's discussion I must be making progress in the group Acoustic Newb
14 hours ago
Marty replied to Scott L Ritchie's discussion Question on Finger Care for New Player in My 3rd Month in the group Acoustic Newb
"Hello Scott and John. Nothing special I think you could do regarding callouses, they are good protection and I do the same, file when needed. You definitely don't want to soften them. As far as stretching , I put my palms together and move my…"
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Marty joined Derrick Miller's group

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A network of beginning acoustic guitar students for sharing discussion, encouragement, ideas, resources, and support as we begin the journey.
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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 — 6 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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By design...or not 26 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 Jan Vigne 9 hours ago.

Alvarez AG75EC or MF75EC - String Spacing and Nut Width? 1 Reply

I want to buy an Alvarez guitar with CEDAR top and ROSEWOOD back and sides for finger style playing. I'm hoping someone here will be willing to measure his/her own AG75EC or MF75EC and provide the…Continue

Started by Tom in Gear. Last reply by FloridaGull 14 hours ago.

Yamaki acoustic guitars 35 Replies

I have a Yamaki six string guitar and cannot find any information about it. Serial AY374.  Any info would be a help.  I bought it brand new in 75 and still use this beauty for gigs.It has the Buffalo…Continue

Started by Kerry Burnett in Gear. Last reply by FloridaGull 17 hours ago.

First Slothead 12 Fretter is Awesome!!! 4 Replies

A few weeks ago the same luthier who built my new Adi/maple OM sent me a size 0 reproduction of the iconic Martin 1930's guitar so many of the old bluesmen are seen holding in old black and white…Continue

Started by David Kellems in Gear. Last reply by Phil Manuel on Friday.

Today I Added To My Quiver….. 2 Replies

Quiver of guitars a Martin 00-28VS L.So…..the family of guitars is 1994 Martin D41L, Martin OM28 L and the latest member the 00-28VS L. I like the sound of other guitars but comparing then side by…Continue

Started by wayne heath in Gear. Last reply by wayne heath Apr 16.

Newbie fro Italy 4 Replies

Hi,I just joined this forum after purchasing my Seagull S6 Cedar.I actually play guitar (electric and acustic) since 2008.I'm fascitaning by the sound of acustic guitar, so when I heard a Seagull…Continue

Tags: S6, Seagull, My

Started by stefano riva in Beginners. Last reply by Jan Vigne Apr 16.

Taylor vs. Martin 56 Replies

I was browsing in Guitar Center yesterday and decided to pickup some higher end guitars.I picked up a Taylor Grand  Auditorium (can't remember the model #), and started to play a bit.  I was SHOCKED…Continue

Started by blake wright in Gear. Last reply by Eddie Charles Apr 15.

Good acoustic amp for a Epiphone Masterbilt DR-500MCE? 20 Replies

Hey everyone, I've been playing a Takamine Jasmine S-35 for about a year now and figured it was time to upgrade. I've decided I'll be getting a Epiphone Masterbilt with the e-Sonic2 preamp here in…Continue

Started by Andrew in Gear. Last reply by Scott L Ritchie Apr 9.

Looking for Gurian Owners 203 Replies

Hello there, AGies! I'm new to the community, but have been playing guitar way longer than my abilities suggest.. going on 45 years.. but just acquired a dream guitar from my "youth"... a mint Gurian…Continue

Started by Regan Mulligan in Gear. Last reply by Bill Stetar Apr 6.


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