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Tony K. replied to Perils of Pauline's discussion My first new guitar--what to buy? Seagull, LAG, Ibanez, or ...?
"Jan, when you said this part:  "These are all smaller companies turning out "factory built" guitars with high value but not very wide distribution." were you talking about Godin?  If you were, just an FYI fact for you,…"
5 minutes ago
Tony K. replied to Leah Novello's discussion Foot Rest or No Foot Rest
"Um...hello?  The link you have in your original post links to the ad for the foot stool (I never mentioned anything about any kind of guitar) which is $94.98 Canadian.  With tax, that's actually $107.33 (in Ontario anyways, some…"
14 minutes ago
Robert Williamson commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"i just about the sound quality, and durability of these artsy guitar sculptures."
1 hour ago
Leah Novello replied to Leah Novello's discussion Foot Rest or No Foot Rest
"We don't have anything that costs $100. I am sorry, but you're mistaken. Perhaps its not a style of guitar playing you are familiar with. "
1 hour ago
Jan Vigne replied to Perils of Pauline's discussion My first new guitar--what to buy? Seagull, LAG, Ibanez, or ...?
"I have no impression of Yamaha as a troublesome brand.  Quite the opposite in fact.  Possibly, a dealer who sees more Yamahas might have a different opinion.  Or a dealer who doesn't carry Yamaha might say they "see…"
1 hour ago
Tony K. commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"$26,500 dollars for a Traugott guitar sight unseen or played???!!!  I'm sorry, but those guitars are only for people with more money than brains.  Yeeesh."
2 hours ago
Jud Hair commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Derick ... yes.  I've seen several high-dollar boutique luthier-built guitars with a similar head stock to Seagull ... TRAUGOTT for example."
3 hours ago
Derick Chatfield commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Hi Jud Just a thought, may be the rank and file, would like the Seagull headstock, if the Seagull guitar's were over six grand."
4 hours ago
Jud Hair commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Wow! ... and the rank & file folks out in guitar-land want to complain about how "weird" the Seagull headstock is ... "
5 hours ago
Ron Khoo commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"How strong is such a head stock? Looking at it, the tension is supported by the shape.  Any side bang to a strung guitar might break it.  "
6 hours ago
Tony K. replied to Perils of Pauline's discussion My first new guitar--what to buy? Seagull, LAG, Ibanez, or ...?
"I don't know much about LAG guitars.  I can only tell you what I've "heard."  I "hear" they are comparable to Yamahas, that they are a french company, but they are made in China.  I could be wrong on any…"
9 hours ago
Randy Lee Hano replied to Martin van Dooremalen's discussion Any try or use Elixir Nanoweb Phosphor Bronze .010-.047 yet? If so, opinions? in the group 12-String Guitar
"I still have another set of Nanoweb 80/20's to use before I can give the phosphors a try. But I will give it a try down the road. Sadly it is not right around the corner. May check it out for my 6's as I need a couple of sets of 11's…"
9 hours ago
Perils of Pauline replied to Perils of Pauline's discussion My first new guitar--what to buy? Seagull, LAG, Ibanez, or ...?
"Thanks to both of you!! It's interesting to hear both of your views, even though they contradict (stay away from Seagull/no, get the Seagull). Any opinions on the LAG? That was the best guitar I tried out at the little local store. The big…"
9 hours ago
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Robert commented on John Wilson's group 12-String Guitar
"I've got the wife, just not the $.  Recently went to a local store where SHE had a GAS attack over a Martin SWOMGT.  First steel string guitar I've gotten her to play in over 40 years!  AND they had a D-35 that would have…"
10 hours ago
Antonio Cotichini commented on John Wilson's group 12-String Guitar
"mmm... if there's a disease I've never been affected is envy... but... how does it comes that Michael and Alan have those rare kind of wives who love their husbands and their husbands' guitars too ???!!! I'm sure them both…"
10 hours ago
Tony K. replied to Leah Novello's discussion Foot Rest or No Foot Rest
"A 100 bucks for something to put your foot on??  Is this serious or am I missing the joke somehow?  o.0"
10 hours ago
Tony K. commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"I've seen a few bass guitars with that key to drop the bottom string a full step, but never an acoustic.  That IS cool."
11 hours ago
Tony K. replied to Perils of Pauline's discussion My first new guitar--what to buy? Seagull, LAG, Ibanez, or ...?
"I understand you had one bad experience with your dealer (who hasn't had problems with dealers?) and "possibly" Godin (your dealer being the middle man there is a BIG hurdle to overcome), but one anecdotal experience is no reason to…"
11 hours ago
Tony K. replied to Perils of Pauline's discussion My first new guitar--what to buy? Seagull, LAG, Ibanez, or ...?
"If sound is important to you, than I would stay away from Yamaha.  Yes, they make great cheap guitars to learn on, but if you want one that sounds great, you have to pay a lot of money. I had the Ibanez Artcore and I won't go into all the…"
11 hours ago

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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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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

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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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My first new guitar--what to buy? Seagull, LAG, Ibanez, or ...? 7 Replies

Hi! I am new to this site and new to buying a new guitar. Would love some opinions from more experienced guitarists.Right now my son & I have two Yamahas that we got used (one cheap, the other…Continue

Tags: Artcore, LAG, Ibanez, Mini-Jumbo, Entourage

Started by Perils of Pauline in Gear. Last reply by Tony K. 5 minutes ago.

Foot Rest or No Foot Rest 3 Replies

Hey everybody, we are new here and we wanted to let you know about our awesome new guitar foot rest by O'Flaherty For Guitars. Please check it out if you are interested and we are happy to be here…Continue

Tags: solid, wood, custom, ozite, black

Started by Leah Novello in Gear. Last reply by Tony K. 14 minutes ago.

Norwwod guitar

i am trying to find info for a friend who has a Norwood Artist archtop guitar. probably made in the 30's or maybe even earlier. any help would be appreciated. thanks.i will upload photos shortly.…Continue

Started by steve murphy in Gear on Wednesday.

Aria Help. 5 Replies

Hello everyone just joined this site and its very enjoyable. I was wondering if anyone could help me identify my guitar as I've trawled the internet but have had no joy. I bought the guitar in…Continue

Started by Barrie in Gear. Last reply by Jan Vigne Aug 19.

Learn movable chord technique 2 Replies

<This is what I do when I learn new chords. Placing my fingers according to the chord formula, without any forcing, but lightly align my fingers 'this way my fingers will not gethurt'.I start…Continue

Started by Angela Huan Vuong in Beginners. Last reply by Angela Huan Vuong Aug 17.

The Girls 4 Replies

I realize these aren't cork-sniffer material, but *I* like 'em and I'm the one that I play for. :D…Continue

Started by Gary J. Toth in Uncategorized. Last reply by Gary J. Toth Aug 14.

Dead spot or spots on a guitar question and experience or Thoughts? 12 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. Aug 3.

About a hand made acoustic guitar (project, back and sides, scale lenght, etc.) 3 Replies

Hello,A luthier told me he could build an acoustic guitar with:- an OM “Taylor” body,- an alpine spruce top,- honduran mahogany or santos rosewood back and sides,- a honduran mahogany neck with a…Continue

Started by Thomas Picker in Gear. Last reply by Thomas Picker Jul 31.

Differences between Martin HD-28 and Standard D-28 12 Replies

I am interested in some guidance on Martin D-28.  I am looking for a new "Dread" and am interested in some guidance from those that have some experience with these two models.  I understand that the…Continue

Started by Kenneth Barber in Gear. Last reply by Omer Pineau Jul 30.

Question about calluses 9 Replies

Hi, I am having trouble keeping my calluses hard. I am a beginner but I have been playing 4-5 days a week for at least 45 minutes for the last 6 months. The few calluses I did get eventually pulled…Continue

Started by David in Beginners. Last reply by Gary J. Toth Jul 30.



 
 
 

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