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Gerry Barlow replied to Mike Howell's discussion love my new s6 in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Cheers Tony, will see what I can do."
6 hours ago
michael schwartz commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"what i wouldn't give for 51 degrees...its  83 with a dew point of 69!! YUUUCK. Thank goodness for AC or none of my guitars would be happy or tuned.  I too watched a Friend die of ALS some years ago. His name was Phil Simmons(a…"
7 hours ago
Tony K. replied to Mike Howell's discussion love my new s6 in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"I hope you have the time to get a good look around a try out a lot of guitars.  I'm sure you'll find a heck a of deal on something because you're right, there's lots of great pricing here and lots of good deals to be…"
7 hours ago
Tony K. commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"The ice bucket challenge has been a fantastic success.  From what I hear, they raised 8 or 9 million more than last year and more than expected.  Dunno what that current total would be at now. As far as being "exposed" goes, I…"
7 hours ago
Tony K. left a comment for Tony K.
"Frank, if you'd like to send a message to my inbox, that would be fine and it's private, no one else will see your message there.   Thanks."
7 hours ago
FloridaGull commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"We, unfortunately, mostly have fumes related to - how to put this delicately? - excrement...hence, the "fume hood"... ;-) We do, however, get routine ice bags in for testing - so we could easily do the challenge...unfortunately, I knew 2…"
7 hours ago
Dave Fengler commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"It must be the fumes! We have a large plating room at work, full of cyanide, acids, hex chrome, nickle, and other nasty stuff.  Not a good place to take a bath or do the ice bucket challenge. I prefer finger style also.  I seem to pick up…"
8 hours ago
FloridaGull commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"First - I would like it to be 51 degrees - it would equal my age... ;-) Secondly - in my attempt at humor, I built on Jud's "...but finger style leaves you completely exposed!" comment - since I play primarily fingerstyle, I was…"
9 hours ago
Jud Hair commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"FlaGull ... Don't worry ... there is a difference between "cold" and "Way cool!"  "
9 hours ago
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Play mandolin , play and teach ukulele,and slack key guitar,  uke banjo 6 string banjo 5 string banjo tenor banjo (celtic and bulesa)See More
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Dave Fengler commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Cold?  In Florida?  It was 51 degrees in Connecticut this morning.  A little cool for the middle of August."
9 hours ago
FloridaGull commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
""...but finger style leaves you completely exposed!" Thanks, Jud - I play primarily fingerstyle, and wondered why I was so cold all the time... ;-)"
10 hours ago
Gerry Barlow replied to Mike Howell's discussion love my new s6 in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Thank you Tony, the replacement is a 'cracker'. I m revisiting acoustics after very many years 'electric' but I have bought a Fender Acoustasonic 150 so do plug in. I also have an old Garrison G10 which had a Baggs active element…"
10 hours ago
Jud Hair commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Tony K ... yes, for sure.  On a finger style piece, where so much depends on each string "ringing" out distinctly, I cringe when I get that sort of dead "sproing" that happens when I miss one of the E strings.  Since…"
13 hours ago
Tony K. commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Believe it or not Jud, it's encouraging to hear that other people mess up the G chord sometimes and not just me.  lol.  I don't push it off, what happens to me is ( and I don't know how my fingers got to doing this) the…"
13 hours ago
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16 hours ago
Paul Race commented on Will Becker's group 6-String Banjo Group
"Since my last post here, I bought a Rogue 6-string banjo to have a "beach version."  Because it has a wooden pot instead of that pointed aluminum flange I can take the resonator off without endangering anybody.  At any rate,…"
16 hours ago
Ian Miller added a discussion to the group Alternate Tunings

"Bee Keeper" by Aoife O'Donavan

Hi All!Can anyone figure out the tuning this song is in?This is a fantastic bit of music, reminiscent of some of Joni Mitchell's work. More
23 hours ago
ian hopkins commented on Jud Hair's group Sugar Mountain: The Neil Young Group ...





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Return of The Banjo Killer, the final chapter. . .

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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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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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Songs To Play 20 Replies

Adding a section here to share links to tabs and videos of songs that are really nice to play on acoustic guitar. If you have some to share just add to this discussion.  I really don't have a lot of…Continue

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Started by Phil Manuel in Playing Guitar. Last reply by Craig B yesterday.

John Lenon Epiphone EJ-160E 2 Replies

Hello!I recently got a John Lenon Epiphone EJ-160E. I just need a rod plate for this guitar. Can anyone help me by telling me the exact plate I need and where I can buy one from? I tried my Epiphone…Continue

Started by Jack in Gear. Last reply by Judgestone on Sunday.

Framus Falcon 12 Questions 3 Replies

Hi Everyone,I am new to the forum, and have a few questions about a Framus Falcon 12 that i just purchased. From the little information I could find it seems like a rare guitar. Would anyone be able…Continue

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Started by Kris Hancock in Gear. Last reply by Robert Alan Kershaw Aug 6.

Buying a Godin 5th Avenue 5 Replies

I'm about ready to buy a Godin acoustic archtop.  Should I buy it online, or bite the bullet and go to Guitar Center?Continue

Started by wick morgan in Gear. Last reply by wick morgan Aug 5.

If you could only own ONE acoustic for the rest of your life ... 117 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 Tony K. Aug 1.

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 Jul 27.

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

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Started by Shant Sharma in Gear. Last reply by Tony K. Jul 24.

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.


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