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Elton Bloye replied to Elton Bloye's discussion I am passing up a G3000 - Am I mad? in the group On Walden Pond...the Walden Guitars group!
"Yes Kimosabi, you are right. But having said that, I also found the Breedlove Concert size very comfy. It seems to have an OM lower bout, but a much tighter upper bout, similar to the Taylor 512 shapes. I see that Lakewood also makes a Concert size…"
2 hours ago
Greg Ballantyne replied to Mick Jones's discussion Seagull v Lowden in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"That Lowden picture makes me think about a walnut & spruce mini jumbo Seagull I played about a month ago in the shop in town. Of course, picture from one side only...... but I really liked the walnur & spruce Seagull"
6 hours ago
Greg Ballantyne replied to Lennie Schoonover's discussion Do Strings go bad if you don't play them? in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"A friend of mine always uses Elixirs on his big Taylor 12 string. There are times he plays the same strings for nearly a year, and the guitar always puts out a lot of sound. I can't really judge if its the guitar or the strings. I can say that…"
6 hours ago
Dave Fengler commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Ron - I'm collecting and fixing acoustic for Wallingford's middle schools if you'd be interested in donating it.  I'm about an hour away, could we meet half way? FG - 35" ACOUSTIC GUITAR - BLUE - Backpack Hawaiian…"
12 hours ago
Ron Khoo commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Dave, You can come and rehab my bad Rogue cheepie.  It is not worth much otherwise :)."
12 hours ago
FloridaGull commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"I would never call anyone out (except myself...) all know who you are who resemble that comment...  ;-)"
12 hours ago
michael schwartz commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"FG....thanx for NOT  calling me out on this one!!! ha  talkin' about the inverse relation btwn talent and quantity of guitars"
13 hours ago
FloridaGull commented on Gary Thomas's group Breedlove Guitar Lovers
"There is a Breedlove on the Goodwill auction site!  Don't see them there too often...  ;-) An AD200/SM Atlas Series... Currently $53 - 5 days left - about $50…"
13 hours ago
FloridaGull commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Goodwill? EBay? Or elsewhere?"
13 hours ago
Dave Fengler commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"I am a poster child for that problem.  I must have over 20, but none of them cost over $275, many under $100 and I fixed them.  Yep, a guitar rescue & rehab. A little blue travel guitar (backpacker copy) is being delivered by USPS…"
13 hours ago
FloridaGull replied to Erin Finnegan's discussion RENT A GOYA
"You are quite welcome! Maybe someone in that group is from Fort Worth - or close by... ;-)"
13 hours ago
FloridaGull commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"That's good!  :-) Of course, some of us have more guitars than our "talent" would indicate we should have - myself, for example...  ;-)"
13 hours ago
Erin Finnegan replied to Erin Finnegan's discussion RENT A GOYA
"Thank you for your help! I posted it again there :] "
13 hours ago
Marlene Hutchinson posted an event

Guitar Clinics @ AARP Expo at San Diego Convention Center

September 4, 2014 at 2:45pm to September 6, 2014 at 10:15am
Marlene Hutchinson will be teaching guitar clinics inside the NAMM booth at the AARP Expo in San Diego. No guitar necessary, we'll have one for you to use, just stop by and learn how to play guitar! 9/4 ~ 2:45 pm 9/5 ~ 2:45 pm & 4:15 pm9/6 ~ 10:15 am More
13 hours ago
Dave Fengler commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Why don't they say "Guitar may require talent"?"
13 hours ago
Marlene Hutchinson posted a blog post

Thursday "tip"

Learn about the different woods used to make guitars.  Various woods are used, some in combination, for acoustic guitar construction because of the variety of sounds each wood produces, for example Mahogany resonates deeper tones, while Maple emits a bright sound ~ "test drive" the woods at your local guitar store to find your favorite tone!Play on...MarleneMarlene's Musicwww.marlenesmusic.comAs Seen On PBS,…See More
13 hours ago
FloridaGull commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Well, it only needs new strings if you want to actually put strings on it...if you want to make it a planter, then you don't need strings... ;-)"
13 hours ago
Erin Finnegan added 2 discussions to the group Goya and Levin Guitar Owners
14 hours ago
Erin Finnegan joined Ted Hechtman's group

Goya and Levin Guitar Owners

A group for those of us who own and appreciate or don't own and just appreciate Goya and Levin Guitars made in Goteborg Sweden for over 70 years!
14 hours ago
Jud Hair commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"I always enjoy the disclaimer that says "Guitar may need new strings." Especially on a guitar with strings obviously missing. "
14 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 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…


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…


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). …


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…


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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RENT A GOYA 3 Replies

Hello My name is Erin Finnegan and I am a Prop master for a theatre in Fort Worth. We are doing The Sound of Music. I know this sounds like an odd question, but do any of you know of any place or…Continue

Tags: Rent, Goya

Started by Erin Finnegan in Uncategorized. Last reply by FloridaGull 13 hours ago.

Homemade line arrays

This summer's project was to build a set of line array speakers for our bluegrass band that would encompass a wider frequency range than my previously built set. If you are unfamiliar with line array…Continue

Started by DrGuitar in Gear yesterday.

Adirondack vs Sitka - Guitar luthiers/factory/shop workers input request 8 Replies

So a friend of mine and I were discussing the ups and downs etc. of Adirondack bracing vs. Sitka bracing.One thing we both don't know exactly though is this:  How much more does it cost to use and…Continue

Tags: cost, difference, sound, quality, guitar

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

Air Travel with Your Guitar 36 Replies

The April 2010 issue of Acoustic Guitar features an article on flying with a guitar, written by bluesman Chris Smither (click…Continue

Tags: chris, smither, scott, nygaard, on

Started by Teja Gerken, Senior Editor in Gear. Last reply by Keith Beck Aug 21.

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

Tags: and, Garfunkel, Simon, Play, to

Started by Phil Manuel in Playing Guitar. Last reply by Craig B Aug 18.

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 Aug 17.

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

Tags: Framus

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.


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