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current flock, minus 61 tele
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FloridaGull commented on GNuck's group Small Body Guitars
"A 2015 Breedlove Brazilian Concert 25th Anniversary at Wolfe Guitars in Jupiter, FL: Only $6999 - but hey - it is Brazilian!  From the Wolfe description: "To celebrate…"
40 minutes ago
Robert Williamson replied to FloridaGull's discussion I have a confession to make - I prefer to play my 12-strings tuned down one step, while using a capo on the second fret... in the group 12-String Guitar
" i'm conflicted. Ive pulling down Supertramp tabs and it seems i don't have vocal drift on I still have not tuned down the Coastline. Gosh maybe i'll need  2 12s"
49 minutes ago
Elton Bloye replied to Elton Bloye's discussion Life with the Seagull folks in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Ja, at the moment its the SWS that I'm leaning toward. The cutaway is really a nice to have, but common sense tells me that a gloss finished guitar will wear better over time. I really want this to be a guitar that sounds good, but that I can…"
54 minutes ago
Robert Williamson commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"heh, i got new callus burn under my fingertips.. havn't felt that in years ...i blame the 2 new guitars.."
1 hour ago
Susan Palmer of Lead Cat Press posted a blog post
2 hours ago
GuitarBud posted photos
3 hours ago
GuitarBud posted a status
3 hours ago
GuitarBud replied to James Baxter Bain's discussion Silk/steel strings.......
"I use the D'Addario mediums on a 12 fret Recording King.  These strings are a dream come true for fingerstyle guitarists.  They also can make a cheap guitar sound 10 times better.  They have a way of bringing a uniformity to the…"
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GuitarBud updated their profile
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Profile IconMark Brady, GuitarBud, Ian Chipman and 1 more joined Acoustic Guitar Community
4 hours ago
Blackback Gull replied to Blackback Gull's discussion Another 'Gull Lands in The Gullies in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Update: Had a chance to drop by my luthier friend's workshop this morning - turns out the S+ Folk is a factory second - thought the F after the serial number denoted Folk...silly me. The bridge is actually slightly off centre - more space to…"
5 hours ago
Rick Holmes joined James Sennett's group

Martin Owners

For those who own one or more Martin guitars, those who want to own a Martin, or those who just like talking about Martins
8 hours ago
Robert Williamson replied to Blackback Gull's discussion Another 'Gull Lands in The Gullies in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"looks like an inlaid rosette also.. even more of a find :)"
10 hours ago
Robert Williamson commented on Edward Sparks's group Capo Users Group
"cork, so retro :)"
10 hours ago
Dave Fengler replied to Blackback Gull's discussion Another 'Gull Lands in The Gullies in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"I have an '04 Coastline Folk.  It's one of my favorite guitars.  It hangs over the bed.  If it ever needs a neck reset, it's a bolt on.  Not an easy job, but it's not a throw away epoxied neck."
10 hours ago
Henk Don replied to Blackback Gull's discussion Another 'Gull Lands in The Gullies in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Nice find BG, it will be fun restoring this one. At ten years of age the wood should be mellow."
10 hours ago
Derick Chatfield replied to Blackback Gull's discussion Another 'Gull Lands in The Gullies in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Congratulations on your new to you, folk guitar, they are a nice size guitar. And she looks so comfy on the sofa, think she has settled in OK."
14 hours ago
Michael McGrath commented on Tony Loeser's group Peninsula Fingerstyle
"A fun, relaxing afternoon of music and stories.  Thanks for hosting, (and for the fine selection of brews!), Mike. Doug, that is an impressive performance by your son and his band ... though a bit frenetic for my taste.  Can't say I…"
16 hours ago
Martin van Dooremalen replied to Blackback Gull's discussion Another 'Gull Lands in The Gullies in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Nice find (and possibly rescue) Blackback! I'm sure with a little TLC from you and she'll be squawking singing those sweet gull tones for you."
18 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

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Silk/steel strings....... 8 Replies

I just bought a Fender CP100 yesterday which had been played only twice; the owner was a piano teacher, but couldn't get the hang of guitar.  Her friend in the store had changed the strings to make…Continue

Started by James Baxter Bain in Gear. Last reply by GuitarBud 3 hours ago.

What was your first acoustic guitar?? 168 Replies

I learned how to play on an old nylon string that my mom owned when I was 14 but the first steel string guitar I ever owned was an Ovation. I think it was a Balladeer but I honestly don't know for…Continue

Started by Gary Dupuis in Gear. Last reply by Terry Angelli 23 hours ago.

Sigma guitars

Does anyone have expertise?

Started by Jfever in Gear on Saturday.

Guitar Case Storage 3 Replies

Just got 2 new guitars today, and one new case, but will probably get a case for the resonator also.At the moment I have 5 cases, and 6 guitars. As I have Guitar wall hangers and a humidity-controled…Continue

Started by Robert Williamson in Gear. Last reply by Robert Williamson on Friday.

How's the Taylor Baritone 8 string guitar? Fascinated to try one. 14 Replies

I play a Taylor 410 ce and am in love with it. Am fascinated by the Taylor baritone. What are they like? I haven't seen one on a shop in London yet. We get everything late over here!CheersConorContinue

Tags: string, 8, baritone, Taylor

Started by Conor Doherty in Gear. Last reply by Rebelpicker on Friday.

Dead spot or spots on a guitar question and experience or Thoughts? 6 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. on Friday.

High end guitars 32 Replies

I had an experience several weeks ago so I need to set this up a bit. We had a cowboy gospel singer, Barry Ward, give a concert in church. He started out with about a 30 second guitar solo before…Continue

Started by Charles Long in Gear. Last reply by James St. Clair on Thursday.

Vintage Yairi DM78 built 1977

I bought a Yairi 6 string DM78 in 1979 new but it was built in '77.  It was pretty tight (non resonant) for oh, a decade, but has really opened up over its 38 years and is still in beautiful…Continue

Tags: Vintage, DM78, Yairi

Started by James St. Clair in Gear on Thursday.

Greetings from Oregon! Free Guitar Lessons (advanced and intermediate)

Hey Im new to all this forum business, thanks for having this amazing outlet!These lessons feature American and Old World musical traditions, from songs and performances, which I love!  These are the…Continue

Started by Dan Sherrill in Playing Guitar on Thursday.

Where does this Yamaha fit in the scheme of things? Post Dynamic? 2 Replies

From photos and articles online, I've come to the conclusion that the old (1966) nylon string Yamaha acoustic I have is not a dynamic model. But it is pre-FG.What is known about this model? It reads…Continue

Started by gregory waits in Gear. Last reply by gregory waits Apr 18.


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