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Robert DeLong commented on James Sennett's group Martin Owners
"I actually brought my Martins to NEw Zealand from Seattle 20 years ago. They are very expensive here. Maton out of Australia holds the market. I do have a custom electric guitar made here in NEw Zealand. it is beautiful. made of thousands of years…"
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Greg Ballantyne replied to Nicolas Celle's discussion I'm selling my Seagull Excursion natural folk Isys+ - $289 in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"And also sorry if I sound opinionated - I'm the sort of fool who is addicted to the big box sound, I have nothing but dreads and jumbo bodies......"
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Greg Ballantyne replied to Nicolas Celle's discussion I'm selling my Seagull Excursion natural folk Isys+ - $289 in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
" I'll have to say, the sound of the grand body is quite different from the folk body. My sister in law bought an Excursion grand, based on my suggestion that a Seagull would be the best value for the dollar. Her Excursion was the first one…"
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Greg Ballantyne replied to Jack Slotterback's discussion Want to Trade My Maritime SWS Rosewood Q1 for S6+ some cash in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"I'm not your man Jack, but I can say that I really enjoy having both a spruce top Maritime and a cedar top Seagull. In my case, a Natural Elements, which also has laminate cherry back and sides. It might be worth considering simply adding the…"
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Mike Conjuay replied to Hoosier Picker's discussion Any bad experiences with Seagull 12 strings? in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"I've been in Orlando for 25 years and have never experienced any humidity related problems except that nylon string guitars sound muddy when it is humid. The idea " I know from past experience that when I have taken guitars to Florida…"
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Mike Conjuay commented on Will Becker's group Central Florida Guitarists Information Exchange
"Tommy Emmanuel will be in Orlando, Sun Mar 08 2015. No venue listed yet, but the date is. "
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Central Florida Guitarists Information Exchange

All guitarists and other string instrument players which want to send out information about events, groups, activities and subjects concerning making music in the Central Florida area.  Open to everyone.
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michael schwartz replied to michael schwartz's discussion anyone been to the exhibit at the Met Museum? in the group Martin Owners
"we're going there on 11/11 and then the Martin tour the following day...what a week it'll be!!!!!"
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Acoustic Pickers replied to michael schwartz's discussion anyone been to the exhibit at the Met Museum? in the group Martin Owners
"Thanks for reminding me! I've got to get down there before they wrap up. Here's my blog post on it:"
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barry posted a status
"back again need help with mikine my gulls. Shure sm57 mic monster cables can't stop feedback. HELP"
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Jack Slotterback added a discussion to the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)

Want to Trade My Maritime SWS Rosewood Q1 for S6+ some cash

Hi- as I have posted here earlier, I have a very nice Seagull Maritime Solid Wood Series Rosewood & Spruce with Q1 electronics and an onboard tuner.  It has one small dent in the back, but otherwise is in great shape.  It comes with a very nice Seagull padded gig bag.  It sounds great, and plays very nicely!I used to have a Seagull S6 (cedar over laminate cherry) and I miss it.  I thought I would like this better, and it turns out that I prefer the S6.  So I'm looking for someone who would…See More
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Marlene Hutchinson posted a blog post

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Play songs related to Halloween.  It's fun to change things up a little bit and play songs related to upcoming holidays, like those for Halloween including Monster Mash and Witch Doctor, but I'm sure there are more so seek them out ~ BTW...ham it up with a scary voice too!Play on...MarleneMarlene's Musicwww.marlenesmusic.comAs Seen On PBS, CBS, NBC, Acoustic Guitar, WiMN2014 Player's Choice Award nomineeSee More
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Jeff Hatcher left a comment for Gene Roebuck
"I'll order the book in a couple of weeks, I assume it's better for you if I order off of your website?  I'm just now starting to get into fingerstyle blues (there's not many musical styles I don't like, so I keep…"
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Gene Roebuck left a comment for Jeff Hatcher
"Thanks for friending me. I'm on the west side of Otown in Winter Garden, small world. My book is available on my website at I also have an ebook on Amazon and Barnes and Noble titled "432 - Robert Johnson Caught in the…"
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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

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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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