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Elton Bloye replied to Greg Ballantyne's discussion Point of Attack Effect on String Brands/Types in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"I am also a gorilIa gripper, and have found I have the same tendency with my recently purchased ES339-like semi-hollow electric. The light gauge and the hard grip definitely produces some out of tune sounds, and I've had to lighten the touch,…"
3 hours ago
Tony K. replied to Greg Ballantyne's discussion Point of Attack Effect on String Brands/Types in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"I'm thinking your conclusion is correct.  I thought at first, if you could repeat the results "exactly", then it would have to be intonation.  But then I thought, not necessarily, exact same results could also come from…"
5 hours ago
Elton Bloye commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"What!  A parlour with a pick guard! What is this world coming to.  ;) "
5 hours ago
Tony K. commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"It's all because the guitar has no pick guard.  All guitars should have pick guards. *strikes a match, lights bag on fire, giddily runs and ducks behind bushes to watch and observe*.  8-P"
5 hours ago
Robert Williamson commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Boy , I stirred the pot here :) I seem to recall owning a slotted headstock classical with open, slipping  tuners at some low point in my life. They may have affected my perceptions. As i said 'cheap' Head stocks have to be either…"
7 hours ago
Greg Ballantyne commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"I had reservations with open back tuners prior to buying an NE - thery have open back tuners. I think differently now, those tuners function as well as any closed back tu ners I've had. Visually they have grown on me as well.... of course it…"
7 hours ago
Greg Ballantyne replied to Greg Ballantyne's discussion Point of Attack Effect on String Brands/Types in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"I tuned with an electronic vibration tuner this eve. I found the EBs were more easily tuned that way, without the sharpened B and high E that caused me to abandon those types of tuners before. Points of attack not directly over the sound hole…"
7 hours ago
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9 hours ago
Dave Fengler replied to Dave Fengler's discussion Another rescue - a Seagull S12+ in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Yes, (2) #10-32 x 2-1/4" socket head cap screws through the bridge pin holes. They fit very snuggly. I'm hoping I don't have to replace the bridge plate. Then I'll have to make a tool to remove it."
12 hours ago
Jud Hair replied to Tony K.'s discussion Is Godin hurting themselves? and my new baby in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"The "new" Seagull web site that came out about 18 months ago is beautiful in my opinion.  I think it's among the more attractive and functional guitar web sites out there.  However ... and it's a BIG however ... the…"
12 hours ago
Marlene Hutchinson posted a blog post

Thursday "tip"

Play guitar because it makes you happy!  Studies have shown that the brain's reaction to playing guitar can be significant; you release dopamine, reverse the body's response to stress and lower blood pressure ~  so play your guitar and get "Happy"!Play on...Marlene  Marlene's Musicwww.marlenesmusic.comAs Seen On PBS, CBS, NBC2014 Player's Choice Award nomineeSee More
13 hours ago
Derick Chatfield commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"It would be nice to have a choice with every model, to have slotted headstock or not, my choice every time would be with slotted headstock."
13 hours ago
Stephen Leigh commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"I'm with Robert and Marin on the slotted headstocks (and I'm one of those weird people who actually love the distinctive and immediately-recognizable look of the Seagull headstock.)  Don't much like open tuners, either...…"
13 hours ago
Cathy Fink posted a blog post

Slack Key Guitar at Uke & Guitar Summit in N. Bethesda, MD

Our 7th Annual Uke & Guitar Summit includes a fabulous 4 day workshop with Jeff Peterson, Slack Key Guitar master.Del Rey will also teach blues on both guitar and ukulele, and Marcy Marxer leads the charge on tenor guitar. And uke nuts will  have classes with all the above, plus James Hill, Jim Beloff & Cathy Fink.Info & Registration here: https://www.strathmore.org/events-and-tickets/2015-uke-summit…See More
13 hours ago
Cathy Fink posted an event

Uke & Guitar Summit at Strathmore at The Music Center at Strathmore

August 15, 2015 to August 19, 2015
7th Annual week long camp with workshops, concerts, jam sessions & community. This year, Jeff Peterson teaches Slack Key Guitar and uke instructors (plus some guitar) are Del Rey, Marcy Marxer, James Hill, Cathy Fink, Jim Belloff. Open mics & lots of fun! North Bethesda, MD, just outside of Washington, DC.See More
13 hours ago
Cathy Fink posted a status
"I'm new to the Acoustic Guitar Community, but not new to Acoustic Guitar- half of the duo, Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer. Howdy!"
13 hours ago
Cathy Fink updated their profile
13 hours ago
Martin van Dooremalen replied to Dave Fengler's discussion Another rescue - a Seagull S12+ in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Dave --- not to ask a question with too obvious of an answer, but I presume you were able to bolt your brace together by putting the two bolts through bridge pin holes, right?  And are you using 1/4" or 10-24 (3/16") diameter bolts or…"
14 hours ago
Martin van Dooremalen commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Got to go with Robert on the slotted headstock --- I'm another slotted headstock hater....well "hate" may be too strong, but I dislike them strictly for aesthetic reasons to my eye. I also really dislike open back tuners, again…"
14 hours ago
Elton Bloye replied to Tony K.'s discussion Is Godin hurting themselves? and my new baby in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Thanks for the enquiry and info Dave. I checked out Godin's new website, and it looks pretty good. Looking forward to the new Seagull one."
15 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 — 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

Connect with guitarists here at the Acoustic Guitar Community!

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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Most underrated and overrated "Acoustic guitar" manufacturers 1 Reply

I saw a link to a similar thread on another guitar forum site, but the question was targeted at any guitar manufacturer.  Considering where we are here, I thought it would be interesting to hear…Continue

Tags: opinion, review, experience, manufacturer, guitar

Started by Tony K. in Gear. Last reply by Jan Vigne 17 hours ago.

Sam Koontz Vintage Guitar? 31 Replies

I was wondering if anyone new of Sam Koontz or where I may be able to get info on him and his guitars. I own one of his guitars and know nothing of it or him. I have no Idea of its value etc. I am…Continue

Started by Richie Hunley in Gear. Last reply by Wayne Wesley Johnson on Tuesday.

Dead spot or spots on a guitar question and experience or Thoughts? 7 Replies

Ok, so I just got this new guitar.  I did not notice until the next day, playing it at home that it had a "dead spot" on it.  I've never experienced this on a guitar before.  Ok, it's not completely…Continue

Tags: single, fret, note, decay., frequency

Started by Tony K. in Gear. Last reply by Tony K. on Sunday.

The now mythical power switch 11 Replies

Am I the only person tired of unplugging cables to turn off guitar pre-amps, pedals and whatever else the manufacture thinks this idea a convenience? ?Today i received my Boss RC 30 looper and the…Continue

Started by Robert Williamson in Gear. Last reply by Robert Williamson May 13.

Identify Guitar Logo 3 Replies

Can anyone identify this guitar logo?Continue

Started by Terry Flaningam in Uncategorized. Last reply by Robert Williamson May 11.

How's the Taylor Baritone 8 string guitar? Fascinated to try one. 15 Replies

I play a Taylor 410 ce and am in love with it. Am fascinated by the Taylor baritone. What are they like? I haven't seen one on a shop in London yet. We get everything late over here!CheersConorContinue

Tags: string, 8, baritone, Taylor

Started by Conor Doherty in Gear. Last reply by James St. Clair May 5.

Colour The Mundane, for fans of Nick Drake

Hey! Just became a member here. Thought I'd share some of my music. Hope you like it! https://youtu.be/ok_ArpPynbsContinue

Tags: bridges, fingerstyle, singer-songwriter, mundane, the

Started by Patrik Andersson in Playing Guitar May 4.

Sigma guitars 1 Reply

Does anyone have expertise?

Started by Jfever in Gear. Last reply by Blackback Gull Apr 30.

Silk/steel strings....... 8 Replies

I just bought a Fender CP100 yesterday which had been played only twice; the owner was a piano teacher, but couldn't get the hang of guitar.  Her friend in the store had changed the strings to make…Continue

Started by James Baxter Bain in Gear. Last reply by GuitarBud Apr 27.

What was your first acoustic guitar?? 168 Replies

I learned how to play on an old nylon string that my mom owned when I was 14 but the first steel string guitar I ever owned was an Ovation. I think it was a Balladeer but I honestly don't know for…Continue

Started by Gary Dupuis in Gear. Last reply by Terry Angelli Apr 26.



 
 
 

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