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FloridaGull commented on James Sennett's group Martin Owners
"Well, whoever bid $954.48 on the Martin Ukulele last time must have reneged, because it is up for bid again on Goodwill: Currently $4 - 4 days left - $20…"
1 hour ago
Ted Hechtman left a comment for Thomas Joel
" CLASSICAL (NYLON)CLASSICAL VINTAGE GOYA G17 1960S SWDEN  Details » Guitars Guitar Center Hollywood Hollywood, California  90046 323-874-1060 View Store's Used Inventory Contact Store "
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Ted Hechtman left a comment for Thomas Joel
"Guitars are always difficult to price especially when the brand is "relatively" unknown. My first guitar was a Goya-N21. Still have it. If you browse around Ebay as well the Guitar Center used listings you come across some surprisingly low…"
1 hour ago
Ted Hechtman left a comment for Thomas Joel
"In addition it must be a wonderful guitar. There is a documentary made in Sweden that was released this year. The DVDs are not playable most US players but the producer is checking for me to see if it can be played on a computer. Also I have been…"
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Ted Hechtman left a comment for Thomas Joel
"Hand Made by Robert (Milwaukee, Wi, USA) Classical crossover guitar hand built in approximately 1971 By the Goya Guitar Company in Sweden. Back and side tone woods of rosewood, with a spruce top. This guitar is equally suited to classical,…"
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Ted Hechtman left a comment for Thomas Joel
"Hi Thomas...found this for you.  Re: Goya classical guitar GG-45 Posted by Henrik Larsson on Mon, 01/31/2011 - 11:07. :: Looking for the value of a Goya GG-45 by Dude Inc. : May want to sell. : Near Mint condition Todays Retail value is hard…"
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Goya and Levin Guitar Owners

A group for those of us who own and appreciate or don't own and just appreciate Goya and Levin Guitars made in Goteborg Sweden for over 70 years!
3 hours ago
Elton Bloye commented on John Gundrum's group Cakewalk SONAR Users
"Hi all Anyone know how to add drum loops plugins to Sonar LE, and where to find them? I don't want to create my own loops just yet, so I don't need MIDI input or anything. Just a few cool drum patterns to help  me to practice guitar…"
3 hours ago
Daryl Kosinski replied to Gary Wilson's discussion Acoustic Guitar learning
"All suggestions good. I would add practice time should be done in 20 minute blocks at least 3 times a day. Be careful using a capo don't become "capo dependent" use it only until your fingers adapt, then only very sparingly if at all.…"
4 hours ago
Mike Raeburn commented on Ted Hechtman's group Goya and Levin Guitar Owners
"Jim, so far as I am aware it has maple back and sides and a spruce top, don't know where the spruce came from, Levin sourced their spruce from the North facing slopes of the Alps where it grows very slowly. Hence the tight grain pattern. I…"
5 hours ago
Jan Vigne replied to Simon Candy's discussion New Member Saying Hello
5 hours ago
Jan Vigne replied to Gary Wilson's discussion Acoustic Guitar learning
"We all go through the pain, there's no set time when it becomes less noticeable.  I recently wacked the very top of my index finger off and had to start all over again once it had healed.   It just what we do if we want to…"
5 hours ago
Ted Hechtman commented on Ted Hechtman's group Goya and Levin Guitar Owners
"Thanks Mike."
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Jim Yates commented on Ted Hechtman's group Goya and Levin Guitar Owners
"Mike, If that Moon guitar has a maple back and sides, it looks exactly like my 1958 Goya M-26.  I really love my guitar and would like to try a Moon Goliath some day."
6 hours ago
Ben Hershman commented on Ted Hechtman's group Goya and Levin Guitar Owners
"Some may find this interesting! "
6 hours ago
Mike Raeburn commented on Ted Hechtman's group Goya and Levin Guitar Owners
"Had an interesting exchange of emails with Andreas Brink, he tells me that he bought an LG-18 from the post Martin era and it turned out to be a Sigma with a Levin badge on it. Anybody else got one of these?  I was also telling him there is an…"
6 hours ago
Derick Chatfield replied to Gary Wilson's discussion Acoustic Guitar learning
"Hi Gary No easy answer, but the following may be helpful. Check to see if your guitar action is not to high. Do not know what gauge strings you are using, but if possible go to a lower gauge. Try not pressing to hard with fingers just hard enough to…"
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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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Acoustic Guitar learning 3 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 Daryl Kosinski 4 hours ago.

New Member Saying Hello 1 Reply

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 Jan Vigne 5 hours ago.

new to site plus beginner student 6 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 on Friday.

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

Tags: goya

Started by Thomas Joel in Gear on Friday.

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. on Friday.

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. on Thursday.

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 on Wednesday.

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 on Wednesday.

Homemade line arrays 9 Replies

This summer's project was to build a set of line array speakers for our bluegrass band that would encompass a wider frequency range than my previously built set. If you are unfamiliar with line array…Continue

Started by DrGuitar in Gear. Last reply by DrGuitar Sep 14.

Songs To Play 21 Replies

Adding a section here to share links to tabs and videos of songs that are really nice to play on acoustic guitar. If you have some to share just add to this discussion.  I really don't have a lot of…Continue

Tags: and, Garfunkel, Simon, Play, to

Started by Phil Manuel in Playing Guitar. Last reply by Marty Sep 12.


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