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Martin van Dooremalen commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"That's $100 for a decent pickup, there's always a fine assortment of less expensive ones available to try out from the big "E" shop starting at $1.54 with free shipping all the way from China if you wanted to experiment with…"
8 minutes ago
Two Waldens commented on FloridaGull's group On Walden Pond...the Walden Guitars group!
"I've recently bought a G570 on Ebay.  It's ten years old, and hardly a scratch on it -- the neck is straight, and I can't wait to get it.  Does anyone own one of these, and if you do, could you tell me your experience with…"
44 minutes ago
Profile IconRich Morin, Rocky, James Warren and 6 more joined Acoustic Guitar Community
1 hour ago
Dave Fengler commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"I have a Frontman 15 too! I have too many guitars, only one of them has a pickup (and it sucks).  Adding pickups @ $100 each isn't going to happen any time soon.  Maybe in another life."
1 hour ago
FloridaGull commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Oh, I've plugged my acoustics into my Fender Frontman 15 and little Guitar Research amp as well - it is kind of fun to make my Seagull Performer sound like a Stratocaster with the right amount of gain...  ;-) However, when plugged into the…"
1 hour ago
Two Waldens replied to John Storey's discussion String gauges for Walden in the group On Walden Pond...the Walden Guitars group!
"I use D'Addario bronze phosphorus custom lights (not coated).  I defy Martins to sound any better than this set up."
1 hour ago
Two Waldens replied to John Storey's discussion Walden Concorda CG530 in the group On Walden Pond...the Walden Guitars group!
"As my name implies, I have two Waldens.  I have the CE640, and the D600.  The 640 is very compatible with my fingerpicking style, but is a little shy in projecting sound.But it's 8 years old now and sounding awesome.…"
1 hour ago
Two Waldens joined FloridaGull's group

On Walden Pond...the Walden Guitars group!

Walden Guitars are well-made instruments, constructed from high-quality materials, and provide great value at a reasonable price point, with many features usually found only on higher-priced guitars.  Designed in the USA by Jonathan Lee, a former guitar designer with CFox Guitars, Waldens are manufactured at their own, dedicated facility in Lilan, China.Join us, and find out what makes this brand desirable and unique!  Available in a wide variety of body styles, from entry level instruments to…See More
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"Walden Guitars"
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Dave Fengler commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"I've plugged in an acoustic, but yes meant for electric, and only 1 input. I'm no where near ready for an audience! That's a nice price on that!"
2 hours ago
FloridaGull commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"I believe those are intended for electric guitar or bass - all these - - are intended for Acoustic guitar amplification... I had been thinking of an AC-33 for the battery power/portablility - but they are…"
2 hours ago
FloridaGull commented on Trawler's group Round Back Guitars
"An Applause AE 28 on Goodwill: It is listed as "A Caustic Electric Guitar" in the "Electronic" section - so, may not attract many bids... ;-) Currently $9.99 - 4 days left…"
2 hours ago
Dave Fengler commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"I've got a Roland Mini-Cube, bought it on CraigsList for $50.  It's pretty cool, for what it is."
2 hours ago
FloridaGull commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Oh - the Mobile AC is also battery powered - which is kind of implied by the "mobile" in the name, I guess... ;-)"
2 hours ago
FloridaGull commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"I have often mentioned how happy I am with my Roland AC-90 acoustic amplifier - and the fact that they also make an AC-60, AC-40, and AC-33 (which is battery powered!).  Well, I was checking out the Roland site, and found one I didn't know…"
3 hours ago
Dave Fengler commented on FloridaGull's group On Walden Pond...the Walden Guitars group!
"FG- I haven't looked at the D710 in a couple of months since I sprayed the top and it looked like crap.  Orange peel, a couple of spots the lacquer didn't stick.  The lacquer got under the tape in a couple of spots and loosened…"
5 hours ago
Dave Fengler replied to Jack Slotterback's discussion NGD- Back in the flock with my Maritime SWS Rosewood Q1T in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Very nice!!!"
6 hours ago
Dave Fengler commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Yea it's 7:00am, didn't sleep much last night.  My wife is worried about the surgery tomorrow and I had a thought that I could let go.   I want to make my own Backpack type guitar with a Seagull neck.  Yes, finally a Seagull…"
7 hours ago
michael schwartz commented on John Wilson's group 12-String Guitar
"Heyya Phil...CONGRATS...I hope you have many hours and years of fun with it!!!"
8 hours ago
FloridaGull commented on John Wilson's group 12-String Guitar
"Congrats Phil! Play her in good health!"
15 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

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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Schertler dyn-g pickup 4 Replies

Thinking of taking my new guitar out to do a few local gigs but I don't want to star drilling holes in it so thought I might try a stick on pickup.Does anyone out there have any experience with a…Continue

Started by Mick Jones in Gear. Last reply by Mick Jones on Sunday.

Concerter Acoustic Guitars

Hello all,This is my first post on here and I need some answers please.First off, I am learning the guitar, I am 63 years old and I live in Ireland.  I`m having great fun with the learning!  Not…Continue

Started by Emmanuel Clancy in Gear on Saturday.

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 on Thursday.

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 on Wednesday.

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. Aug 23.

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.


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