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Mike Nepper commented on Tony Loeser's group Peninsula Fingerstyle
"Sorry, went off a little there............must be the caffeine? I was up late after Supercross last night."
39 minutes ago
Mike Nepper commented on Tony Loeser's group Peninsula Fingerstyle
"So, I was just doing some research and blogging a bit on Plekking. Stu is set to have one of his guitars done and I have had 5 or 6 done over the past few years and will maybe bring up the subject this afternoon at Fingig. I love some of…"
40 minutes ago
Jim Yates added a discussion to the group Goya and Levin Guitar Owners
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Crazing or checking on finish

My 1958 M-26 has a crazing or checking in the finish of the top.  I have been told by a luthier that this is common in Levin era Goyas.  I have been told by others that this checking, although looked upon as a flaw, actually opens up the guitar and makes it sound better.  Any opinions?See More
41 minutes ago
Jim Yates commented on GNuck's group Harp all you want - Harmonica Players do.
"https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sRVlYpDAOEI#t=46Can you guess what significance this recording has?"
50 minutes ago
Spoon Phillips posted a discussion

2015 NAMM Martin Guitars Compliation Video

Here is the sneak preview of the videos I shot on Thursday of the NAMM 2015 Martin Guitar offerings. A full-length video of each model will appear with the exclusive written review at One Man's Guitar, approximately once a week.See More
1 hour ago
Terry Angelli commented on Terry Angelli's group Mentors
"Welcome Pamela to the Mentors group! Feel free to review my lists and if you find something you're interested in learning let me know. If you don't find what your looking for I can take requests but the whole process gets slowed down by…"
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Pamela joined Terry Angelli's group
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Mentors

Passing along songs, playing tips and tricks to those who are just starting or want to learn some classic tunesSee More
3 hours ago
Walt Pilcher replied to Paul J Openshaw's discussion Normandy (It Could Have Been Me) in the group Songwriters
"Wow. Very powerful, Paul. It doesn't need anything in my opinion, although your voice is a little too soft at the end of the verses when you sing the title line. However, if you were to think of making more of a production of it…"
4 hours ago
Terry Angelli posted a status
"Added a few songs recently recorder with my friend Roger"
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Terry Angelli posted songs
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Šandor Gion replied to Šandor Gion's discussion My new Norman B20HG in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Excellent acoustic numbers from Mark.... My favourites are: Privateering,Dream of the drowned submariner,Haul away and Redbud tree. Have you got a capo?If you don`t,get it for right playing these songs..."
10 hours ago
Mike Nepper commented on Tony Loeser's group Peninsula Fingerstyle
"Feel better Tom, we'll catch you next time at your house then."
10 hours ago
Elton Bloye replied to Derick Chatfield's discussion GAS again. in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"I'll be watching with interest Derick. If you ever get the chance to play the Seagull Artist Studio Concert Hall, please let me know. I love the wooden binding and rosette on the S&P model though - very nicely finished. "
12 hours ago
Elton Bloye replied to Šandor Gion's discussion My new Norman B20HG in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"I am a big fan of Mark Knopfler, both with Dire Straits and on his own.  But I havent yet listened to Privateering - Think I must do so. "
12 hours ago
Derick Chatfield replied to Derick Chatfield's discussion GAS again. in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Well just a quick update. Been round to the local guitar shop, the owner is going to call his rep, to see if he can get a Simon and Patrick Concert Hall with slotted headstock, delivered to the shop, so that I try. Watch this space."
12 hours ago
Ron Khoo commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Best wishes fg."
13 hours ago
Stephen Leigh commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Sorry to hear this, FG.  Our thoughts are with you."
13 hours ago
Jack Slotterback commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Prayers for you and your family. I lost my mom a little over a year ago- it's tough. God bless!"
14 hours ago
Randy Lee Hano commented on grant's group Coffee House Players
"Congrats Edward on the CD. Hope that it sold well. As for the book, cool! Looking into it now."
19 hours ago
Jim Yates replied to Jud Hair's discussion Unwanted Accompaniment ... how best to handle? in the group Coffee House Players
"There is a Thursday night Band Shell show in Port Hope with different bands each week during the summer in Port Hope.  Folks show up about 7:00 with their lawn chairs and watch the show till shortly after 9:00.  There is a kid…"
19 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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2015 NAMM Martin Guitars Compliation Video

Here is the sneak preview of the videos I shot on Thursday of the NAMM 2015 Martin Guitar offerings. A full-length video of each model will appear with the exclusive written review at…Continue

Started by Spoon Phillips in Gear 1 hour ago.

Acoustic Guitar Compressor Pedals - Overview

I am a performing acoustic guitarist, and have recently been doing a lot of research on pro-level dynamic-range compressor pedals compatible with acoustic-electric guitars (aka standard 0 to -10dBV…Continue

Tags: Compressors, Guitar, Acoustic

Started by Joe Baldwin in Gear yesterday.

If you could only own ONE acoustic for the rest of your life ... 124 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 Derick Chatfield on Friday.

By design...or not 30 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 FloridaGull on Friday.

What's the first song or 2 you learned to play on the guitar? 32 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 Derick Chatfield on Friday.

Replacing Single Strings 2 Replies

When I replace the strings on my guitar, it's usually after the old ones are starting to wear, and I replace all six strings. But occasionally, it's just one string that breaks or keeps going out of…Continue

Started by Rosemary j. Lambin in Gear. Last reply by Jan Vigne on Tuesday.

Newbie 26 Replies

Hello everyone. I am learning to play acoustic guitar and have only been using YouTube but will have my first 1 on 1 lesson Saturday. I'm very excited but nervous as well. It's quite a challenge…Continue

Started by Teo in Beginners. Last reply by Teo Jan 18.

A New Album of All Acoustic Guitar & Vocals

Hey everyone! Sorry I've been away again for a bit. I just finished recording a 12 song album on bandcamp of all original songs. The whole thing is just one guitar and one voice, no overdubs,…Continue

Started by Lance Eads in Players Jan 15.

I have a set of strings I'll give you. 4 Replies

I recently responded to an online thing and recieved a new set of D'Addario Strings. They are coated Phosphor Bronze EXP16, the gauge is 12-53 and they say NY Steel on them. I don't use D'Addario…Continue

Started by Alan Cargile in Gear. Last reply by Alan Cargile Jan 15.

Mystery guitar

I Recenly inherited a guitar and I am trying to figure out what it is. It is an accoustic guitar, probably between 20 and 30 years old. The only markings on it is a label on the inside which sayes…Continue

Started by Donald Lewis in Gear Jan 13.



 
 
 

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