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Susan Palmer of Lead Cat Press posted a video

Incremental Metronome: 60-64bpm, 2 minutes at each tempo (Technique and Speed Studies)

To get better (not just faster) it's important to work on technique studies at each tempo. Ask your guitar or drum teacher for advice on how best to use thes...
18 hours ago
Ryan replied to Ryan's discussion My old seagulls in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Yeah, I was pretty blown away too.   I downloaded his tab for it in pdf, sometimes when I feel like driving myself crazy I have a go at it...sometimes I even make it to the second page before I screw it     His lateralus is…"
21 hours ago
Tony Cox commented on Tony Cox's video

Tony Cox - Jabulani

"thanks Luis, yep, it's dropped D... t "
Prankie Hardy replied to Tom Drummonds's discussion Costly repairs, neck resets, etc.
"She's a beauty!"
Chuck Hydrick replied to Ryan's discussion My old seagulls in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Hi Ryan. Was reading through this thread when I saw your comment about Ernesto Schnack. I apparently missed it the first time around (a year ago). When I found his "46 & 2" cover back on Jan 18, I was so blown away that I HAD to share…"
Alan Edmunds left a comment for michael schwartz
"Yes, Michael....we leave for Lakeland in about 2 weeks and will be there about 5 months; I'm on sabbatical. As mentioned in previous posts, I'm dedicating myself to writing, composing and recording original songs. In addition to…"
Luis Motta da Silva commented on Tony Cox's video

Tony Cox - Jabulani

" Very well done! Dropped D tuning? Sincere congratulations!"
Ron Khoo commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Good price but Tampa is too far for me."
Jud Hair commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"That's a nice price for sure Alan ... "
Jud Hair replied to Tom Drummonds's discussion Costly repairs, neck resets, etc.
"I have an old 1968 Silvertone 1220 Sovereign (by Harmony) that I got for my birthday as a senior in high school.  I totally restored it for old times sake ... overall refinish and a neck re-set.  Tim did a good job and his price was…"
Jeff Hatcher joined Dan Gabel, Editor & Group Publisher's group

Fingerstyle players

This is a group for fingerstyle players of all types, from Hedges disciples to Chet channelers.
Alan Edmunds commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"A nifty Seagull at a nifty price....I'm tempted but I would be taking my life in my hands...LOL"
Prankie Hardy replied to Tom Drummonds's discussion Costly repairs, neck resets, etc.
"I'm guessing you wouldn't have mentioned him if you weren't happy with the work. Thanks for the tip!"
Jud Hair replied to Tom Drummonds's discussion Costly repairs, neck resets, etc.
"Tim Benware in Creedmore, NC (a little north of Raleigh) ... APEX CUSTOM GUITARS"
Prankie Hardy replied to Tom Drummonds's discussion Costly repairs, neck resets, etc.
"Heya Jud! What city you do you live in and what is the name of the pro who did your neck reset! I need help, and it sounds like it would be worth shipping!"
FloridaGull left a comment for Dan Gabel, Editor & Group Publisher
"Hey - Karl Young the porn-poster has been eliminated! Thanks, moderator(s)! :-)"





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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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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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Costly repairs, neck resets, etc. 10 Replies

A reputable luthier wants $525 (also informing me it, "could be more" depending on what they get into) for a neck reset.  They want another $525 for a re-fret and fretboard levelling.  I also need…Continue

Started by Tom Drummonds in Gear. Last reply by Prankie Hardy yesterday.

Interactive decorative inlay 1 Reply

I'm hoping you might like to hear about our unusual research project at the University of Nottingham in the UK. We've been creating an acoustic guitar with highly decorative inlay that you can scan…Continue

Tags: Guitar, Carolan

Started by Carolan Guitar in Gear. Last reply by Carolan Guitar on Sunday.

I'm looking for info before selling my '89 Yamaha FG-450SA Acoustic Guitar 7 Replies

Hello Everyone!   *New Member*I searched throughout the forum to see if anyone else had a similar post, but to no avail...When I was 15 in '89 my Gran gifted me with a brand new Acoustic Yamaha…Continue

Tags: FG-450SA, Acoustic, Yamaha

Started by Michelle Louise in Gear. Last reply by Jan Vigne Oct 23.

How many guitars do you need?? 14 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 Jeff Hatcher Oct 21.

Restoring an old 1960s guitar? Advice needed 1 Reply

Hey all So I bought a guitar today for R100 (say about $10) and I intend to restore it and return it to full working condition. The guitar I believe is a 1960s Bellini acoustic, they were…Continue

Started by Shahir in Gear. Last reply by Jan Vigne Oct 19.

Hand size and finger reach issues we`ve all had or still have. 19 Replies

I think this is a good place to ask about hand size and finger reach for the people who have smaller/bony fingers. If this is a reduntant thread, please redirect me to any former post.I`ve been…Continue

Started by Coe Franklin in Playing Guitar. Last reply by Mike Conjuay Oct 18.

Robbie Williams Angels 2 Replies

New member hoping for for help in regards to Robbie Williams Angels.  Its my 15 year anniversary coming up, the wedding song was Angels and I wanted to learn how to play it as a part of the…Continue

Started by Graeme Mitchell in Beginners. Last reply by Tony K. Oct 13.

Brazilian guitar 2 Replies

Hi there,Anyone here likes to play Brazilian music on the guitar? I'm asking because I'm starting a project to teach Brazilian guitar to English speakers and I'd like to know what people think about…Continue

Started by Renato Candro in Playing Guitar. Last reply by Renato Candro Oct 13.

Melody and Chords Together? 15 Replies

Hi. I wondered if it is possible to combine melody and chords in the same song. I am using a beginner guitar book, and for some of the songs, you play the melody, with single notes, no chords. For…Continue

Tags: songs, melody, chords

Started by Rosemary j. Lambin in Playing Guitar. Last reply by Mike Conjuay Oct 12.

Stella Kwale scam? 3 Replies

I just joined AGC. I received a personal email from MrsStellaKwale. I did not reply thinking this is Troll or scam.

Started by Dan Stankard in Gear. Last reply by Simon Candy Oct 12.


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