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FloridaGull commented on GNuck's group Small Body Guitars
"Happy Thanksgiving, Everyone! "
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FloridaGull commented on John Wilson's group 12-String Guitar
"Happy Thanksgiving, Everyone! "
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FloridaGull commented on FloridaGull's group On Walden Pond...the Walden Guitars group!
"Happy Thanksgiving, Everyone! "
21 minutes ago
FloridaGull commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Happy Thanksgiving, Everyone! "
24 minutes ago
Dave Fengler added a discussion to the group Martin Owners
1 hour ago
Mark Chopper Land posted a song

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Gary Burnett replied to Gary McNaughton's discussion charley Patton! in the group Delta Blues
"He's pretty raw. Ian Siegal describes him as the best guitarist he's ever heard (surpassing even Jimi Hendrix!)."
4 hours ago
Gary Burnett commented on bottleneck_blues's group Delta Blues
"You may be interested to check out this book I've written which has just been published: The Gospel According to the Blues, which explores the links between the blues and faith Amazon link "
4 hours ago
Gary Burnett left a comment for Gary McNaughton
"Hello Gary - very nice to hear from you. I see you've a few interesting contributions on the site, so I'll follow them up. Sounds like we've a lot in common. I'm an enthusiastic (though limited!) guitarist, love Americana, blues…"
4 hours ago
Elton Bloye replied to Elton Bloye's discussion What's your main/only acoustic for worship? in the group Worship Leaders
"Very nice Martin - I like the look of that Creme brule! "
10 hours ago
Elton Bloye replied to Elton Bloye's discussion What's your main/only acoustic for worship? in the group Worship Leaders
"Ted, that seems like an amazing combo for worship - A jumbo cedar/walnut with red spruce bracing!  Some of the best sounding guitars (for me) are the Cedar/Walnut MCIlroy guitars in GA body style from Northern Ireland. I can only imagine that a…"
10 hours ago
Mike Nepper commented on Tony Loeser's group Peninsula Fingerstyle
"Right back at you Jon. Have a good gig!"
12 hours ago
Martin van Dooremalen replied to Elton Bloye's discussion What's your main/only acoustic for worship? in the group Worship Leaders
"Here's yours Ted so others don't have to click the link. Beautiful guitar! (I don't know why it tilts the opposite way from the link...) "
13 hours ago
Martin van Dooremalen replied to Elton Bloye's discussion What's your main/only acoustic for worship? in the group Worship Leaders
"I'm the only guitarist on my worship team so I actually switch fairly regularly between my Seagull Maritime SWS Creme Brule CW GT QI (spruce top/mahogany back & sides) and my Taylor 150e (12 string, spruce top, layered sapele back &…"
13 hours ago
Mike Nepper commented on Tony Loeser's group Peninsula Fingerstyle
"Rog, the tuning was "almost" good with my HD lights. I kicked it up about a 1/4 step and all is good!"
15 hours ago
Gary McNaughton replied to Ian Miller's discussion "Bee Keeper" by Aoife O'Donavan in the group Alternate Tunings
"Great piece of music Ian! tuning sounds unusual but good! Did you ever find out what it is Ian? Sounds a little augmented. Kind regards Gary :-)"
15 hours ago
Ted James Popp replied to Elton Bloye's discussion What's your main/only acoustic for worship? in the group Worship Leaders
"This my go- to guitar for worship. A Jumbo custom ordered, hand built all solid wood Western Red Cedar top, Washington state forest grown, rift cut Black Walnut back & sides. Red spruce bracing, 5 piece Mahogany neck with Ziracote fret board…"
16 hours ago
Stacey Strickland posted a status
"I just bought a Martin DX1KAE. I'm pretty happy with it. It had the best tone and projection of all of guitars that I tried in the store."
17 hours ago
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18 hours ago
Greg Ballantyne replied to Martin van Dooremalen's discussion I think I’m becoming a Seagull 1.8” nut width snob and the beginnings of GAS….. in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Its not just the string spacing, its also the neck profile. Exact same spacing but different profile still will have an "off" feel. Hand position (from neck profile) may be more significant than string spacing. I've noticed the same…"
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

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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What's the first song or 2 you learned to play on the guitar? 12 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 Tony K. yesterday.

How many guitars do you need?? 20 Replies

There's a nice interview with Tom Petty a few years ago in which he says they have about 144 guitars, but you only need one.  I have a good acoustic, a good electric, and something for the campfire…Continue

Started by tom blegen in Gear. Last reply by Tony K. on Tuesday.

Dean guitars 2 Replies

Anyone know anything about Dean Guitars?  I'm looking at this one................Zebra wood, whatever that is.  Model TEC ZEB…Continue

Started by James Baxter Bain in Gear. Last reply by Steve Reed on Tuesday.

Japan made Concorde mark series guitars 4 Replies

Hey guys and girls does anyone know the history on Concorde mark 33 series guitars I have one that looks like a Martin d35 with a spruce top and Brazilian sides and back with abalone trim also split…Continue

Started by homer keys in Gear. Last reply by Dave Fengler on Monday.

ernie ball strings 5 Replies

I have a question for ya. I told this to some of my younger pals in LA and they look at me like i'm nuts. anywho, what I told them was once, long ago, in a land far away, a small island off the east…Continue

Started by joey pinter in Gear. Last reply by Alan Cargile on Sunday.

2 in 1 question about beginner playing chords & first guitar 10 Replies

Hi all,I'm an experienced player, but very new to teaching. I'm helping a friend at church learn to play acoustic (the goal is for him to be able to play worship songs). I'm a female with very small…Continue

Started by Janet M House in Gear. Last reply by Mike Conjuay on Sunday.

Ernie Ball Aluminum Bronze Strings 10 Replies

Hello everyone. I am new here. I know that the Ernie Ball Aluminum Bronze strings have been discussed but I would like to give my opinion. I've read varied reviews of them as you do any guitar gear…Continue

Started by Alan Cargile in Gear. Last reply by Alan Cargile on Saturday.

What kind of/maker of pick do you like best? 4 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 Tony K. on Friday.

Guitar of Robert Johnson 2 Replies

Stefan Grossman's Guitar Workshop Presents:…Continue

Tags: Feldmann, Tom, Johnson, Robert

Started by SGGW in Playing Guitar. Last reply by Jeff Hatcher Nov 20.

WTS: Pioneer cdj-2000

We are Registered and Legitmate electronics company based in the United State,we are one of the leading company here in our company deal in sales anddistributing electronics products,equipment and…Continue

Started by JIM MOORE in Gear Nov 20.


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