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Tom Lamson commented on Tony Loeser's group Peninsula Fingerstyle
"Thanks for the offer Mike, but the house is quiet so today's a recording day. "Raindrop 43" was done 2 weeks ago and I just finished "The Third Advisor." I'm aiming for 3 more recordings today. Besides, the dogs chewed…"
2 hours ago
Josep Ferrandiz commented on Tony Loeser's group Peninsula Fingerstyle
"I can't make it either. In tax hell today.  There is hope though: it looks like Ted Cruz will fix this!!!!! ;-) I wish the dog had eaten my taxes. "
4 hours ago
Michael McGrath commented on Tony Loeser's group Peninsula Fingerstyle
"Thanks Nep, but no, I can't make it Sunday. And besides, the dog ate the homework Tom gave me last month!"
5 hours ago
Rob Bowkett posted songs
5 hours ago
Robert Williamson commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Henk post a pic! be interesting to compare to my 2 posts and the ones i've seen at shop. Seems the appearances  go from bleached to burnt to water-logged :)"
8 hours ago
John Zemler commented on Derrick Miller's group Acoustic Newb
"David, I am sorry for your loss.  "
8 hours ago
Henk Don commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Joe, I'm sure you would enjoy playing the NE guitar. They are all just a little different in appearance, making each one unique. I had sent an email to Seagull asking if the dark top on my Amber Trail could actually be cedar. Their response was…"
10 hours ago
Derick Chatfield commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Hi Joe I have the Simon and Patrick, Natural Elements mini jumbo, Spruce over Heart of wild Cherry. Find it an excellent guitar for strumming or finger picking, top rate build quality, and they sound good to my ears. Would recommend trying one for…"
13 hours ago
Gary McNaughton replied to Stewart Youngblutt's discussion New to the group in the group Fingerstyle players
"Thanks Stewart! Regards Gary!"
14 hours ago
Margaret Galbraith left a comment for Stewart Youngblutt
"Thank you Stewart. I look forward to more of your videos. My son enjoyed them too. He has seen similar styles to yours but I haven't so it was a first for me. I'm just getting back to playing after a long break,"
14 hours ago
Margaret Galbraith replied to Tom Greene's discussion John Renbourn RIP
"Another Great gone to join that massive band in heaven. RIP John. Loved your music..."
14 hours ago
Stewart Youngblutt left a comment for Margaret Galbraith
"Hi Margaret, Thanks! I love your Aristone! very beautifully restored. I’ve had the same problem with previous guitars I’ve owned, Cole Clarks have nice wide necks perfect for fingerpicking and modern styles of Acoustic guitar. I visited…"
15 hours ago
Mike Nepper commented on Tony Loeser's group Peninsula Fingerstyle
"Are you guys interested in coming to my house tomorrow for a little Fingigging? I gotta leave a little after 5 for family thing, but I'm willing. I'll email you."
16 hours ago
Mike Nepper commented on Tony Loeser's group Peninsula Fingerstyle
"Realy nice Tom, or Toms!"
16 hours ago
Margaret Galbraith left a comment for Stewart Youngblutt
"Like your style Stewart. I'm just a simple folk style finger picker. Guess you love the Cole Clark. My son is thinking of buying a FL2. He has been using mine and plays electric bass and keyboard but wants to get more into acoustic. The neck of…"
16 hours ago
Jim Yates replied to Steve Widmeyer's discussion New life for my J40 in the group Martin Owners
"Maggie tried silk & steels on her pre-war O-18, but she found that they went dead very quickly, so she has returned to Martin XLs (the ones in the green pack)  These are about as light as you can get in brass wound strings."
17 hours ago
Benji Martin posted a photo
17 hours ago
Benji Martin updated their profile
17 hours ago
Joe Allen commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"What do you guys think of the Natural Elements line. I want to try one out. Seems like you can get some good looking old wood. But do they sound good?"
19 hours ago
Joe Allen replied to Steve Widmeyer's discussion New life for my J40 in the group Martin Owners
"Getting those Elixers off and putting the Martins on it give it a better tone too?"
19 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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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 14 hours ago.

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 on Thursday.

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.

What kind of/maker of pick do you like best? 8 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 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.

Story of One Year 16 Replies

OK, I am totally new to the guitar.  Bought my first guitar at the age of 41 (earlier this month - February, 2015).I enjoy the practice sessions I have, and try to get a minimum of 30 minutes per…Continue

Started by Matt McBride in Beginners. Last reply by Reinhard Hartmann Mar 13.


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