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Stephen Leigh replied to Denny Baer's discussion Difference in sound within the same model Seagull in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Welcome to the flock, Norman, and glad the guitar survived those months of neglect!  Now keep playing it!"
42 minutes ago
Joe Allen commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"I am going to keep looking for more to try. Everyone else has good ones so I will find one!"
1 hour ago
Dorian Avila posted videos
2 hours ago
Steve Byrne commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Joe, sorry your experience with the NE was less than stellar. I have the cedar/cherry NE in a minijumbo. Love that guitar. Sounds good, but is amazingly easy to play. That is the one I have sitting out in my basement guitar room. On the way to bed…"
2 hours ago
Derick Chatfield replied to Denny Baer's discussion Difference in sound within the same model Seagull in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Hi Norman and welcome aboard. Glad the guitar is fine, but don't let it stand for another seven months, get playing and enjoy."
3 hours ago
Greg Ballantyne commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"You must have tried the wrong NE, Joe - the one I got, a cedar top dread, has more sound in it than 70% of the 12 string guitars made (real scientific claim there, by the way......)"
3 hours ago
Norman Hummel replied to Denny Baer's discussion Difference in sound within the same model Seagull in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"I'm a newbie Seagull owner because I did a load of reading and research before I took out my checkbook. This is because of folks like you who took time out to talk about your experience, and I still messed up by ordering online instead of hand…"
3 hours ago
Norman Hummel joined Jud Hair's group

"Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)

By far the most active brand-dedicated group in the AGM online community!!  For those who own, play and love their Seagull Guitars ... (or any other Godin acoustic) wonderful, top-quality instruments made in Canada, Seagulls (as well as Godin, Simon & Patrick, Norman, Art & Lutherie, La Patrie, and Richmond) are ideal choices for anyone who wants a first-rate guitar for a reasonable…See More
4 hours ago
Joe Allen commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"The 12 string maple sounded great. I was out looking today and did not find any 12 string Seagulls. I found a nice sounding 80's Alvarez and a Mexican Martin but not what I want. I have a spruce top S6 along with a Martin D-1 and a Gibson J-45…"
6 hours ago
Jud Hair commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Just an FYI ... STRINGS & BEYOND is offering 15% off of everything.  And no charge for shipping to US & Canada on orders of $35 or more ! Use Discount Code : 15OFF"
7 hours ago
Terry Angelli commented on Hoosier Picker's video

Norwegian Wood

"I hope you didn't part ways by chance. They do sound great but only in limited songs IMHO. That and they are double trouble to tune."
8 hours ago
Robert Williamson commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
" AFAIK there is just the Excursion walnut/spruce 12 and the Coastline cedar/cherry 12  Interestingly, the detail pictures of the Excursion on the Seagull website make it LOOK like Maple and Not Walnut."
9 hours ago
Nic Lubbers posted a blog post

New Online Lyric Writing Website

I recently launched a new lyric writing website - It includes a section for each album and song so you can write out your motivation so you can stay motivated to write, a due date for songs and albums to keep you on task, a notebook area to keep ideas, a rhyming dictionary and thesaurus to help you find the right words, and writing exercises to help you improve your lyric writing skills. Everything is web based so you can write…See More
9 hours ago
Nic Lubbers updated their profile
9 hours ago
Profile IconDorian Avila, P Gallagher, Gary S Barr and 7 more joined Acoustic Guitar Community
10 hours ago
michael schwartz commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"I didn't know Seagull has a 12 string maple. Joe, you didn't think it sounded pretty bright? I have a maple 12 that doesn't get much play fact none of my guitars do right now. Maybe in a couple of weeks..hopefully!!"
10 hours ago
Joe Allen commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"I went out and tried an NE yesterday. He said they just got the Seagull line in not too long ago and have been selling very well. This is a very good independent shop that I have bought several guitars from. Humidified room and always tuned and the…"
10 hours ago
Joe Allen replied to Denny Baer's discussion Difference in sound within the same model Seagull in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Every one is right. Humidity, string age, what kind of strings, lights or mediums, even as simple as who played around with the tunings before you touched it. Put your tuner ien your pocket next time you go looking. The last new one I bought I tried…"
11 hours ago
Mike Nepper commented on Tony Loeser's group Peninsula Fingerstyle
"Tom, you continue to surprise us!"
12 hours ago
Antonio Cotichini added a discussion to the group Guild Owners

Holes and corks...

I'm gonna ask about hole sizes and hole covers to eliminate (or, at least, reduce) the feedback.Generally most holes are 100 mm in diameter, and so are the rubber covers that you can find in the music stores. But what about different sizes? Anyone experienced with this problem?For example... I have a Guild D50 Bluegrass Special whose hole is 98 mm and a Yamaha 12 str. that has a 104 mm hole. The most common covers (Dunlop, Kaman, Planet Waves, Dean Markley and so on...) have a diameter useful…See More
12 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 — 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). …


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

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!


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jld bridge doctor?? 1 Reply

I've ordered one of these that I plan on installing in my acoustic just for a life long insurance policy. Anyone have any pros or cons or experience with installing these? Thanks

Started by Eli in Players. Last reply by Margaret Galbraith 15 hours ago.

What kind of/maker of pick do you like best? 9 Replies

Am thinking about a Clayton wood pick for a more natural tone.  What do y'all use?Continue

Started by Michael Shaw in Beginners. Last reply by Eli yesterday.

John Renbourn RIP 1 Reply

I was saddened to learn of the passing of one of my favorite guitarists, John Renbourn.He was a big influence on me personally, and many others I'm sure. He will be missed.Here's an obit:…Continue

Started by Tom Greene in Players. Last reply by Margaret Galbraith on Sunday.

Email problems? 3 Replies

Anyone else have problems getting notices when people post reply's etc. here? For some reason a with few of the groups I belong to I never receive them even though I have NOT checked the "do not…Continue

Started by Terry Angelli in Gear. Last reply by Margaret Galbraith Mar 25.

New Video! (Percussive Guitar/Fingerstyle)

Hello! Check out my new recording and let me know what you think! :) It would mean a lot if you subscribed to my youtube channel or shared my video. …Continue

Started by Stewart Youngblutt in Playing Guitar Mar 22.

hello everyone, new to the forum. 10 Replies

I've been playing poorly for about 40 years now but what the hell I love it anyway. I own a Gibson dobro, Ibanez aes, Ibanez AEG, Mitchell MX 420 (my favorite), Gitano acoustic, Gitano acoustic Bass,…Continue

Started by eddie arndt in Uncategorized. Last reply by eddie arndt Mar 21.

Finger Style/Percussive Acoustic Guitar 4 Replies

Hello from Australia! I'm new to the forum and wanting to say hello and share some of my videos. I'm a finger style acoustic guitarist and have been experimenting with percussive elements inspired by…Continue

Tags: Antoine, Dufour, ackee, andy, guitar

Started by Stewart Youngblutt in Playing Guitar. Last reply by Stewart Youngblutt Mar 19.

What's the first song or 2 you learned to play on the guitar? 53 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 eddie arndt Mar 18.

If you could only own ONE acoustic for the rest of your life ... 129 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 jerry Shadrick Mar 13.

PLZ Help! Girl need advices on what guitar she should buy. (Seagull, S&P) 23 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 jerry Shadrick Mar 13.


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