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Robert Williamson commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"tried a Norman 12..,felt nice to play. string-pairs spacing felt good.  Excursion  12 walnut is coming in for me to try out this week. Also tried Excursion Natural Folk..the neck felt a bit Fenderish  I was disappointed cause if felt…"
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This group is for those that like small body guitars and other sizes such as "00", "000" OM, Baby Taylors, grand concert, grand auditorium and other non dreadnought style bodies. Join up, post pictures and discuss them here.See More
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Joe Baldwin replied to Joe Baldwin's discussion Acoustic Guitar Compressor Pedals - Overview
"Can't comment on the tuner, but with your ordering, you are definitely in the "line level" category.  (The Para Acoustic DI is great, I now use the Venue though).   Look, I don't want to get into telling people how to…"
14 hours ago
Rex Edmonds commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Wonder what they play at home?"
14 hours ago
RuskinHerman replied to Joe Baldwin's discussion Acoustic Guitar Compressor Pedals - Overview
"probabily I should have the preamp( LR Baggs) before the tuner ? would it make any difference ?"
14 hours ago
RuskinHerman replied to Joe Baldwin's discussion Acoustic Guitar Compressor Pedals - Overview
"Great answers . I have various mandolins two have K&K twins, mandola tenor has external and mandolin internal ; this goes into a boss tuner then to LR Baggs paracustic DI and from there to the compressor ( then come some effects pedals). I also…"
14 hours ago
Joe Baldwin replied to Joe Baldwin's discussion Acoustic Guitar Compressor Pedals - Overview
"You have made a great point.   The context of this article is "line level" acoustic instruments.  There is a class of recently designed instruments with either "endpin" or "side-mount" preamps typically around…"
15 hours ago
Alan Cargile replied to Alan Cargile's discussion I Need A Good Hard Shell Case in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"LOL!!! I will my friend!"
16 hours ago
RuskinHerman replied to Joe Baldwin's discussion Acoustic Guitar Compressor Pedals - Overview
"Hi , I´m using a mooer yellow for my mandolin, they say it´s a diamond clone,natural sounding, I´m happy with it although it´s not the best, just keeps things tight enough.Interesting article thanx."
16 hours ago
Martin van Dooremalen replied to Alan Cargile's discussion I Need A Good Hard Shell Case in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Alan, To my knowledge the older TRIC cases did not have the fabric or material cover over the case and had latches to close it rather than the zipper and/or Velcro strap. I wanted a TRIC case but my dealer said they were having trouble getting…"
16 hours ago
Alan Cargile replied to Alan Cargile's discussion I Need A Good Hard Shell Case in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"The TRIC case that I have is an older one. The handle is part of the case it's self.. The zippers comes to the handle on both sides. I got it when I bought my Artist Mosaic which I was forced to let go, and I kept it knowing that I would again…"
17 hours ago
Dave Fengler commented on Acoustic Pickers's group Yamaha Guitars
"That's a minor problem.  Slotting the saddle to increase the string spacing isn't too big a deal.  I did it on my FG-350W."
17 hours ago
FloridaGull commented on Acoustic Pickers's group Yamaha Guitars
"I really would have liked to have liked the SJ-180 - but it was too tight at the saddle... Nice guitar, though - good luck to Jeff with the learning curve... :-)"
17 hours ago
David Fawb replied to James Baxter Bain's discussion Silk/steel strings.......
"Yes I agree there are many strings out there but its good to hear about different makes and why you chose them. The Newtone strings I mentioned are quite unique They are handmade as oppose machine made. They do a dadgad set but the low tension ones…"
17 hours ago
Ron Khoo commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"What Ellen should have given each twin is a Martin 0-28VS or 0028VS.  That would fit them size wise and would be quality (expensive) guitars."
18 hours ago
Elton Bloye commented on Matthew John Leptich's group Worship Leaders
"Ja, agreed on what you are saying re. Amazing Grace. Took me a while to get the new rhythm and strumming pattern. But once you are there, its great."
18 hours ago
Elton Bloye commented on Matthew John Leptich's group Worship Leaders
"Its a traditional Welsh hymn. Sovereign Grace inserted the chorus."
18 hours ago
Elton Bloye commented on Matthew John Leptich's group Worship Leaders
"Here ya go - Its done by Sovereign Grace. Really easy to sing.  http://sovereigngracemusic.org/Songs/Your_Great_Name_We_Praise/18"
18 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 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

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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Acoustic Guitar Compressor Pedals - Overview 5 Replies

I am a performing acoustic guitarist, and have recently been doing a lot of research on pro-level dynamic-range compressor pedals compatible with acoustic-electric guitars (aka standard 0 to -10dBv…Continue

Tags: Compressors, Guitar, Acoustic

Started by Joe Baldwin in Gear. Last reply by Joe Baldwin 14 hours ago.

Silk/steel strings....... 4 Replies

I just bought a Fender CP100 yesterday which had been played only twice; the owner was a piano teacher, but couldn't get the hang of guitar.  Her friend in the store had changed the strings to make…Continue

Started by James Baxter Bain in Gear. Last reply by David Fawb 17 hours ago.

20155 Martin offerings

Just watch a video showing the 2015 NAMM Martin. Nice looking, sound good but $5,000 plus wow. I would never be able to take one out and play because I'd be very unfortable with my 9 stuck in the…Continue

Started by barry in Gear 21 hours ago.

2015 NAMM Martin Guitars Compliation Video

Here is the sneak preview of the videos I shot on Thursday of the NAMM 2015 Martin Guitar offerings. A full-length video of each model will appear with the exclusive written review at…Continue

Started by Spoon Phillips in Gear on Sunday.

If you could only own ONE acoustic for the rest of your life ... 124 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 Derick Chatfield Jan 23.

By design...or not 30 Replies

Music theory is man made, the long continuous tone from low to high being divided into identifiable segments. Physics is not, it is fundamental to the universe and is discovered rather than invented…Continue

Started by Ronald Harris in Playing Guitar. Last reply by FloridaGull Jan 23.

What's the first song or 2 you learned to play on the guitar? 32 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 Derick Chatfield Jan 23.

Replacing Single Strings 2 Replies

When I replace the strings on my guitar, it's usually after the old ones are starting to wear, and I replace all six strings. But occasionally, it's just one string that breaks or keeps going out of…Continue

Started by Rosemary j. Lambin in Gear. Last reply by Jan Vigne Jan 20.

Newbie 26 Replies

Hello everyone. I am learning to play acoustic guitar and have only been using YouTube but will have my first 1 on 1 lesson Saturday. I'm very excited but nervous as well. It's quite a challenge…Continue

Started by Teo in Beginners. Last reply by Teo Jan 18.

A New Album of All Acoustic Guitar & Vocals

Hey everyone! Sorry I've been away again for a bit. I just finished recording a 12 song album on bandcamp of all original songs. The whole thing is just one guitar and one voice, no overdubs,…Continue

Started by Lance Eads in Players Jan 15.



 
 
 

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