Acoustic Guitar Community

Welcome to the Acoustic Guitar Community.

A unique community that unites, informs, and supports acoustic guitarists, educators, guitar makers, and enthusiasts everywhere.

Latest Activity

FloridaGull replied to Steve Byrne's discussion What about the Seagull Folk Excursion? in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Here's a thought - not trying to steer you away from a 'Gull, but... A Voyage-Air VAOM-02 - all-laminate, with the folding neck - with a 1 3/4" nut width, BTW - might fit the bill for you, especially if you "need" a travel…"
1 hour ago
Marlene Hutchinson posted a blog post

Thursday "tip"

Use a timer to gauge your playing speed.  A strategy to help you improve on the speed of a skill (i.e. chord changes, rhythm pattern, solo riff, etc.) is to time yourself playing it slowly, then replay it with the goal of shaving off a few seconds each time, but (of course) without giving up quality sound ~ you'll find improvement in mere seconds!Play on...Marlene Marlene's Musicwww.marlenesmusic.comAs Seen On PBS, CBS, NBC2014 Player's Choice Award…See More
1 hour ago
FloridaGull commented on GNuck's group Small Body Guitars
"If anyone is looking for a travel guitar, Voyage-Air has some special pricing on what they call "Travel Relics" - basically, a blemished in some way "B-stock" type situation.  Seem to be some good prices - here's the…"
2 hours ago
MIchael replied to Carol's discussion PLZ Help! Girl need advices on what guitar she should buy. (Seagull, S&P)
"Hi Carol.  For a new guitar player, I don't think you can go wrong with any of the Seagulls that have the 1.8-inch nut width.  Comfortable and easy to play for a beginner.  We've had several over the years with my girls, and…"
3 hours ago
karl sanft joined Dan Gabel, Editor & Group Publisher's group
Thumbnail

Songwriters

If you made it up, you're a songwriter and this is your group!
8 hours ago
Elton Bloye commented on Matthew John Leptich's group Worship Leaders
"Hi all. I'll be disappearing for a while. I have hit a period in my practice where I need to spend every spare minute getting rid of backlog admin. Just completely snowed under, and I think its going to take a while to get it right. So…"
11 hours ago
Elton Bloye commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Hi all. I'll be disappearing for a while. I have hit a period in my practice where I need to spend every spare minute getting rid of backlog admin. Just completely snowed under, and I think its going to take a while to get it right. So…"
11 hours ago
Steve Byrne replied to Steve Byrne's discussion What about the Seagull Folk Excursion? in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Thanks, Tony. Your post was helpful. Especially appreciated your review/demo. That was helpful. Even watched your review of the folk you traded the excursion grand for. I, too, am afraid the grand will be a bit small for me. Good to hear that you…"
14 hours ago
Steve Byrne replied to Steve Byrne's discussion What about the Seagull Folk Excursion? in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Thanks, Ian. the 1.72 works well for me, too. The S&P folk is a great guitar as well."
14 hours ago
Steve Byrne replied to Steve Byrne's discussion What about the Seagull Folk Excursion? in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Thanks, Gull. Especially for the "poor boy humidifier" trick. I have some of the Planet Waves humidifiers that I can use as well. Moved to Nebraska from South Texas, where high humidity was more the rule than the exception. Drying out not…"
14 hours ago
Blackback Gull replied to Steve Byrne's discussion What about the Seagull Folk Excursion? in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"The guitars that usually sit out here both have solid tops - one is all-solid wood. I use the poor-boy humidifiers in 'em...saturate a chunk of good quality sponge, squeeze it out, put it in a perforated baggie or soap dish, and chuck it in the…"
16 hours ago
Tony K. replied to Steve Byrne's discussion What about the Seagull Folk Excursion? in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Hi Steve.  I have played all the excursions and I'll tell ya, I was very surprised how good the folk and parlor ones sounded.  Considering they have laminate tops, the sound quality is very nice, even quite balanced and warm. …"
16 hours ago
Ian Miller replied to Steve Byrne's discussion What about the Seagull Folk Excursion? in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Hi Steve, I can't speak to the pros and cons of laminate built guitars, all of mine are solid wood. One in my (growing) collection is the Simon and Patrick Pro Folk Sunburst, Spruce top/Mahogany back and sides. Super comfortable guitar to play…"
17 hours ago
Martin van Dooremalen replied to Steve Byrne's discussion What about the Seagull Folk Excursion? in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"In that case (or rather not in that case) since you're leaving it out I think the Excursion Folk would be the ticket for you."
19 hours ago
Steve Byrne replied to Steve Byrne's discussion What about the Seagull Folk Excursion? in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Yes, Robert. That is my unspoken dilemma. I absolutely love the cedar/cherry combination. Keep thinking I might be better off going that way for a few more bucks and taking a chance on the humidity factor. Decisions. Decisions."
19 hours ago
Steve Byrne replied to Steve Byrne's discussion What about the Seagull Folk Excursion? in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Thanks, Gull. Glad you like the AMI. Sounds like you got a good one and it is good to know that your lam top doesn't detract."
19 hours ago
Robert Williamson replied to Steve Byrne's discussion What about the Seagull Folk Excursion? in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"get a cedar  model"
19 hours ago
Blackback Gull replied to Steve Byrne's discussion What about the Seagull Folk Excursion? in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"If the office guitar isn't to be used for major performances or recording, the laminate top should make very little difference... I have and play an Art&Lutherie AMI Wild Cherry parlour, all laminate, that's a fine little guitar -…"
20 hours ago
Steve Byrne replied to Steve Byrne's discussion What about the Seagull Folk Excursion? in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Thanks, Martin. Yeah, this guitar is one I would not case, but leave out. I think that is a little harder on a guitar in low humidity than casing them. I have only had one guitar where the top cracked. It was pilot error. I put it in a closet and…"
20 hours ago
Brockton Gates posted a blog post

Acoustic Fingerstyle Guitar Documentary Kickstarter - Now Live!

Hey everyone - I'm a member of the team that's trying to Kickstart the first and only Acoustic Fingerstyle Guitar Documentary.https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1849878622/acoustic-fingerstyle-guitar-a-documentarySome of the most technically talented guitarists in the world aren't the one's shredding gut-busting, mind-melting, electric guitar solos in a 9-piece band in front of millions of…See More
20 hours ago

Members

Events

Groups

 

Blog Posts

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…

Continue

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…

Continue

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). …

Continue

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…

Continue

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!

Photos

Loading…
  • Add Photos
  • View All

Forum

PLZ Help! Girl need advices on what guitar she should buy. (Seagull, S&P) 22 Replies

Hello, It is the first time I post. I am a beginner on Guitar. I am thinking of buying a guitar and I have read a lots of materials online. I have narrowed my choice to Seagull, S&P. The guitars…Continue

Tags: Elements, Natural, Simon, Seagull, Patrick

Started by Carol in Gear. Last reply by MIchael 3 hours ago.

Story of One Year 9 Replies

OK, I am totally new to the guitar.  Bought my first guitar at the age of 41 (earlier this month - February, 2015).I enjoy the practice sessions I have, and try to get a minimum of 30 minutes per…Continue

Started by Matt McBride in Beginners. Last reply by Jan Vigne on Monday.

What's the first song or 2 you learned to play on the guitar? 49 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 Avalon angler on Sunday.

Senior Newb 2 Replies

By means of "Colloquial vernacular""How are ye now me li'l  buddies?"Greetings from the rocky cragged shores of Newfoundland... Canada eh!I usually answer to the name of Andrew but Pop and other…Continue

Started by Avalon angler in Uncategorized. Last reply by Avalon angler on Sunday.

Looking for a Vox Folk Twelve Electric

Hi :-)I am looking to buy a Vox Folk Twelve Electric. Preferably in great shape.I have been searching, but I haven´t found the right one.Any help would be greatly appreciated!Best regardsNiklas…Continue

Started by Niklas Schneidermann in Gear Feb 24.

Cole Clark acoustic guitars 9 Replies

My son has been using my guitar for now but his fingers are too long for the narrow neck on mine. He plays electric bass And has a couple of Waricks and an Ibenez. Also plays keyboard but wants to…Continue

Started by Margaret Galbraith in Gear. Last reply by Margaret Galbraith Feb 23.

African Fingerstyle 7 Replies

Hi. I am preparing free online courses in African Fingerstyle for Beginners and Advanced. I'd be very glad to share with you. As a guitarist you might not need to take the lessons on Basics which…Continue

Started by Becaye Aw in Playing Guitar. Last reply by Becaye Aw Feb 23.

All-Solid wood Mahogany 000 or OM guitar recommendations... 4 Replies

Hi all,I am in the market for the above axe with an ebony or rosewood fretboard. I am willing to pay the Collings or Santa Cruz price (cringe)! but would rather stay within the $1500 to $2500 range.…Continue

Started by David VanderMolen in Gear. Last reply by David VanderMolen Feb 21.

Guild F412 12 string

I have a 2005 Guild F412 jumbo 12 finished with rosewood sides & back , not the flamed maple as most are. Can anyone shed some light, maybe a  special or F512 with wrong label..... thanksContinue

Started by Graham Thompson in Gear Feb 19.

Ultra light gauge strings 10 Replies

I have rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia but trying to get back into playing. I play folk finger-picking style. Any suggestions on strings if you have a similar problem. Playing does help but…Continue

Started by Margaret Galbraith in Gear. Last reply by Margaret Galbraith Feb 18.



 
 
 

Check Out the Latest in Acoustic Guitar

Free e-newsletter!

Sign up for Acoustic Guitar Weekly—the weekly e-mail newsletter that delivers coverage of players and gear, lessons and technique tips, and advice about performing and recording. Get it now!

Badge

Loading…

FOLLOW US!

Be alerted to the latest articles on AcousticGuitar.com, including lessons, CD, guitar, and gear reviews, how-to tips, and player profiles.

© 2015   Created by Acoustic Guitar.

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service