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Aden Hinds commented on Ted Hechtman's group Goya and Levin Guitar Owners
"I highly doubt it Mike. Here in South Africa I have seen a few of them selling 2nd hand at very low price points."
1 hour ago
Mike Raeburn commented on Ted Hechtman's group Goya and Levin Guitar Owners
"Let us not be too ready to condemn, the guitars may well be made in Europe in a small high tech factory from locally sourced European soundboard woods. In which case, if they have followed the original designs and specifications, then the guitars…"
1 hour ago
Derick Chatfield replied to paul's discussion Strings for a Seagull Artist Studio in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Hi Paul Pleased for you that the Seagull guitar all sorted out now. So all you have to do now (or your son), is to play the hell out of that guitar, and sure you know, that the more you play it the better the sound/tone will get. Happy playing."
1 hour ago
Elton Bloye replied to paul's discussion Strings for a Seagull Artist Studio in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Glad you came right Paul!"
1 hour ago
Elton Bloye replied to Elton Bloye's discussion Seagull migration patterns - a new hope! in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"One of my buddies has bought some spares for his banjo through the same service, so I will keep everyone updated on our experience.  "
2 hours ago
Aden Hinds commented on Ted Hechtman's group Goya and Levin Guitar Owners
"I totally agree with Ted... It is a little disappointing that the Levin name is being used on Chinese made guitars in the modern era."
2 hours ago
John P. Ladd, Jr. posted a status
6 hours ago
Tony K. replied to Tony K.'s discussion My first and probably last Martin! - DCPA5K in the group Martin Owners
"Very nice guitar, classic style.  Must've missed that one, but like I said, I was mainly checking if they had any mahogany or sapele guitars with that nut width.  My GAS so wants a mahogany guitar to finish the flock, but my wallet…"
7 hours ago
Tony K. commented on James Sennett's group Martin Owners
"Dave, with all this stuff you're doing to the necks, are you also adjusting the truss rod?  Or are you doing this by simply clamping/bending the necks?  Just asking cuz you haven't really mentioned the truss rod or how it factors…"
7 hours ago
Tony K. replied to Elton Bloye's discussion Seagull migration patterns - a new hope! in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"I won't have need of this service, but still, good find Bro!  Even if you only save 2 or 3 hundred bucks, that 2 or 3 hundred bucks may go quickly, but at least it can "go quickly" somewhere else.  8-)"
7 hours ago
Dave Fengler commented on James Sennett's group Martin Owners
"It's still in traction with limited results.  In this case the problem is the neck relief is high, the curved neck projected 1/16" below the top of the bridge, I'd like to see 1/32" to 1/16" above the bridge.  In…"
7 hours ago
Gary Clements left a comment for Lowell Cooke
"Lowell, I bought a new HD-28V from Elderly Instruments in 2011.  It is spectacular. Beautiful workmanship and fantastic sound. "
7 hours ago
Jim Yates commented on James Sennett's group Martin Owners
"Ron, I have never thought of a truss rod as a fix for high action.  The truss rod is for fixing the relief of the neck.  High action is fixed by adjusting the saddle and/or nut if it's not too high or a neck set for serious action…"
8 hours ago
Robert Williamson commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Why isn't there an Artist Maple Mini-Jumbo, there's a Natural Elements and a Performer (which is a high gloss finish) I see a hole or two in the Seagull lineup :) - a Maple Non-Cutaway Mini-Jumbo Artist. "
9 hours ago
Ted Hechtman commented on Ted Hechtman's group Goya and Levin Guitar Owners
"This is how I feel. First I am sure they are decent if not splendid guitars. But just because the name and logo are the same doesn't mean they are actually "Levin" guitars. In the same way those Martin "Goyas" are not really…"
9 hours ago
Profile IconBarry Drennan, Jane Cornes nee Maclean, Ritchy Henson and 3 more joined Acoustic Guitar Community
10 hours ago
paul replied to paul's discussion Strings for a Seagull Artist Studio in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Thankyou everyone who replied on this, you confirmed what I suspected, the Ernie Balls' with a plain G where a mistake. It's a shame the shop that put them on for me didn't warn me, and then tried to blame the guitar - they should…"
10 hours ago
Jud Hair replied to Tony K.'s discussion My first and probably last Martin! - DCPA5K in the group Martin Owners
"Hi Tony ... The venerable Martin D-18 from 2012 and on has a 1.75 inch nut width.  It's Sitka spruce over solid Mahogany. Not trying to cause any GAS, but thought you should know ... :-) Here's mine ...  "
11 hours ago
Jim Williams commented on James Sennett's group Martin Owners
"I've played guitar for 50 years. I've owned a Martin for five (OM-21), and last week I finally learned how to properly tune it. The guitar takes my breath away. I wish to thank its builders for existing."
11 hours ago
Jim Williams joined James Sennett's group
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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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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…

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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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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

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Started by Tony K. in Gear. Last reply by Tony K. 16 hours ago.

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 on Saturday.

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 on Friday.

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 on Thursday.

why do picks turn in your hand as you play? 19 Replies

Hi im michael and last month i started playing guitar. But every few minutes i have to stop and turn my pick round again as it turns as i play. I use dunlop gel picks in light gauge and tusq A1's.…Continue

Started by michael medex in Beginners. Last reply by Gary J. Toth on Thursday.

Another new guy 3 Replies

My turn, I reckon:Name's Gary in Louisville, Kentucky. I'm 68 and been playing for about a year after a 20+ year "time out" due to a lawn mower taking the tips of my middle and ring finger on my…Continue

Started by Gary J. Toth in Uncategorized. Last reply by Gary J. Toth on Thursday.

Questions about the aspect of a D-28 Standard Martin top 2 Replies

Hello, I am wondering if I should buy this D-28 Martin Standard guitar (first pic).You can see under my finger that the wood of the sitka top has a different aspect (second pic). First, you can…Continue

Started by Thomas Picker in Gear. Last reply by Jan Vigne on Thursday.

Is this a good guitar? 2 Replies

Im looking at a Fender DG-22S Ebony NAT on Craig's List. I don't know anything about guitars but I have heard of Fender. This is for a friend of mine who plays, just a hobby- for his own happiness.…Continue

Started by MariNY in Beginners. Last reply by Jan Vigne Jul 23.

GRAMMER G-10 2 Replies

I HAVE A 1969 G-10  IS THERE ANY ONE OUT THERE THAT KNOWS ABOUT PUTTING ON A WIDER NECK?  PLAYING OVER 47YRS     AND THE HANDS  DON,T MOVE    LIKE THEY USED TO  THANK YOU ALL FOR ANY INFO.  JEFF …Continue

Started by jeff skinner in Gear. Last reply by jeff skinner Jul 13.

Trouble with c chord 10 Replies

I am needing help with the making of the c chord. I have fatty hands especially in the callus pad area and every time I try to make the c chord I end up deadening the e string. I have my arch right…Continue

Started by David in Beginners. Last reply by Tony K. Jul 12.



 
 
 

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