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Elton Bloye replied to Elton Bloye's discussion Godin 5th Avenue Kingpin in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"What's everyone's thoughts on the Bigsby Tremelo bridge?   Does the guitar go out of tune easier, and is it more difficult to play with a Bigsby? My sense is that the more stable bridge in the Kingpin c/w 2 is more desirable when…"
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Elton Bloye replied to Alan Edmunds's discussion Recording Advice....? in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Hi Alan Sorry to hear of the passing of your friends. But I'm glad you are writing songs - good for the soul! So, like everyone else, +1 on the Audacity. Great program for free. But if you are only looking at audio and are prepared to spend a…"
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FloridaGull left a comment for Eugene Piliusin
"Welcome Eugene! I see you play a Walden - and, you have a new 800 series! I have a Walden group here - - please join us in the group, if you'd like! :-)"
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Alan Edmunds replied to Alan Edmunds's discussion Recording Advice....? in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"All of the above from such learned individuals is yet another of the very reasons why this forum works so well.... I now have lots of very precise research and checking to do.....gotta love the GAS!!! Thanks to everyone....."
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FloridaGull left a comment for Seesh Ronal
"Cut it out, Richard Cranium! You will be deleted in short order - why don't you bother another website? :-("
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Doug Singer replied to Alan Edmunds's discussion Recording Advice....? in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"u can get a boss loop great and u can over dub on it too quick and easy way to hear what ur doing...can be had around the 200 mark....i believe the digitech jamman is also around the same money and i assume does the same as my Boss rc20…"
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FloridaGull commented on GNuck's group Small Body Guitars
"What seems to be a nice Alvarez RF8 on Goodwill: Currently $9.99 - 6 days left - $25 shipping... I did some research - they have a 1 11/16" nut - if it was 1 3/4",…"
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FloridaGull replied to FloridaGull's discussion Guitars on Goodwill that I think may be good for a beginner/intermediate player... in the group Acoustic Newb
"I wonder if anyone reads these anymore - please reply and say "Hi!" if you do... ;-) Anyway - what seems to be a nice Alvarez RF8 on…"
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Mike Nepper commented on James Sennett's group Martin Owners
"Back in 1978 with 3 young kids and not much else, my wonderful wife and I managed to scrape together $600 to buy me a heavily gigged used '70 D-28. It had the "killer tone" and a badly worn neck, and I'm happy to say I still…"
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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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Acoustic Guitar learning 9 Replies

Hello, I am learning guitar approximate 1 month and I want to know that when my finger pain will gown because I am frustrated from my finger pain..................................................…Continue

Tags: online, lessons, electric, guitar, beginner

Started by Gary Wilson in Beginners. Last reply by Tony K. 6 hours ago.

matchbook finish 2 Replies

can someone please tell me what a matchbooked finish is? my search results have not told me anything. BriContinue

Started by brian petersen in Gear. Last reply by brian petersen yesterday.

new to site plus beginner student 8 Replies

Hi All. I am pretty much a beginner in my playing skills but have been interested for a long time and have made some half hearted attempts in the past. this time around however things are starting to…Continue

Started by brian petersen in Beginners. Last reply by brian petersen yesterday.

Schertler dyn-g pickup 6 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 piero on Thursday.

New Member Saying Hello 7 Replies

Hi Everybody,My name is Simon Candy and I am from Melbourne, Australia.I have been playing guitar for 25 years and teaching it for 20 years.I play a variety of styles including Rock, Blues, Jazz, and…Continue

Started by Simon Candy in Uncategorized. Last reply by Tony K. on Thursday.

Goya GG-45 1971-'72

Hello — I'm new here and this is my first time posting. Love the forum! and I just had a quick question, maybe not terribly simple, but hopefully the answer will be, and since it's about an old…Continue

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Started by Thomas Joel in Gear Sep 19.

Percussive acoustic guitar 7 Replies

Here is a link to my new song in this style. Please take a listen and let me know what you think."Happiness is...." By Daniel Melnyk.…Continue

Started by Dan Melnyk in Playing Guitar. Last reply by Tony K. Sep 18.

Nylon String Transducer Replacement Suggestions 1 Reply

I have the predecessor to the Takamine Hirade TH90,   but the stock palathetic pickup (Takamine proprietary 6-element pickup) has finally bit the dust.  However, there appears to be a…Continue

Tags: Takamine, Pickup, Tranducer, String, Nylon

Started by Joe Baldwin in Gear. Last reply by Tony K. Sep 17.

Fingerpick shopping 1 Reply

Greetings and salutations. First post.  I am getting back into it after a long time out (like a generation),I expected to find retail fingerpick shopping as easy and varied as shopping for nails or…Continue

Tags: Fingerpicks

Started by Mark Gruber in Gear. Last reply by Jan Vigne Sep 17.

Hello y'all, newbie about care of the guitar (seagull s6 orig) 5 Replies

Hello dear forum fellas, I'm new both in this forum and as a guitar owner. Thanks for letting me join this great community. I really like this forum's "atmosphere".I have recently bought a Seagull S6…Continue

Started by Francisco Espinosa in Beginners. Last reply by Francisco Espinosa Sep 16.


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