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Elton Bloye commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Very nice. Very nice indeed!"
5 hours ago
Elton Bloye commented on Acoustic Pickers's group Yamaha Guitars
"I have heard that the FG1500 is like a "holy grail" of Yamaha guitars. It was one of the first models produced in the 70's.  To my knowledge, it is still available through Hugh's Fine Guitars here in Johannesburg.  And…"
5 hours ago
Martin van Dooremalen commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Looking good Robert!"
9 hours ago
Robert Williamson commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"..coming along..."
10 hours ago
Craig B replied to Alan Cargile's discussion Ernie Ball Aluminum Bronze Strings
"I have seen a few others comment about getting black fingers from these strings. It doesn't happen to me. I guess that it could be something that you are using to clean the guitar or you have your own special brand of perspiration on your hands…"
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Edward Sparks posted a photo

My home studio for Pepperland Productions

Basically built on an iMAC running Logic Pro 9.
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Edward Sparks commented on James Sennett's group Martin Owners
"All I can say is WOW!!! I have said it before...I want Tony's job!!!"
18 hours ago
michael schwartz commented on James Sennett's group Martin Owners
"thanx for posting! What a sound from such a small guitar!"
18 hours ago
Jud Hair commented on James Sennett's group Martin Owners
"1850s Martin rebuild demonstrated by Tony Polocastro ...  "
19 hours ago
Fred Parczewski replied to Fred Parczewski's discussion Strings and Things... in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Hi Jud, Sorry for the delay.... Funny you ask that, 'cause that's exactly what i've been up to... finding the right height. It was a tad to high for the intonation to stay on, but i've already dealt with that before on my…"
Fred Parczewski replied to millian's discussion La Patrie Collection & Collection SF? in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Better late than never, but you probably already know; it's the designation for "factory second". I Bought a maritime folk sws for 350$ that sounded a hell of a lot better than the full price one. It had a minor flaw on the bottom end…"
Jud Hair replied to Fred Parczewski's discussion Strings and Things... in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Is the height of the action still tolerable? "
Fred Parczewski replied to Fred Parczewski's discussion Strings and Things... in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Hey Fellas! Thanks again for all you input... I Found out something that made the WORLD OF DIFFERENCE for volume and clarity of my (now non beater) MJM6! not only was the Gull neglected, it was buggered to boot! The saddle was WAY too LOW! I…"
Teo replied to Teo's discussion Newbie
"Thanks for the words of advice.. I appreciate your insight"
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Alex McDonald updated their profile
Robert Alan Kershaw replied to john moon's discussion Avalon guitars
"John, Looking very good. Are they shipping the guitar to you or are you coming to Newtownards to collect? I assume that you don't live in Northern Ireland. Alan "
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"Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)

By far the most active brand-dedicated group in the AGM online community!!  For those who own, play and love their Seagull Guitars ... (or any other Godin acoustic) wonderful, top-quality instruments made in Canada, Seagulls (as well as Godin, Simon & Patrick, Norman, Art & Lutherie, La Patrie, and Richmond) are ideal choices for anyone who wants a first-rate guitar for a reasonable…See More
Bob Hampton updated their profile





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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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Ernie Ball Aluminum Bronze Strings 13 Replies

Hello everyone. I am new here. I know that the Ernie Ball Aluminum Bronze strings have been discussed but I would like to give my opinion. I've read varied reviews of them as you do any guitar gear…Continue

Started by Alan Cargile in Gear. Last reply by Craig B 10 hours ago.

Newbie 15 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 yesterday.

Avalon guitars 4 Replies

Hello again,Does anybody play a recently-made Avalon guitar ?   I'm having one built right now and it should be delivered prior to christmas.  It's ziricote and Western red cedar and we took a long…Continue

Started by john moon in Gear. Last reply by Robert Alan Kershaw yesterday.

Miced or buit in pick-up. 7 Replies

Hi everyone. When you are thinking about a new guitar do you prefer one with electronics or one without?Continue

Started by Alan Cargile in Gear. Last reply by Terry Angelli on Monday.

What's the first song or 2 you learned to play on the guitar? 21 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 Luis Motta da Silva Dec 11.

Reconfigured Bass Amp


Started by Daryl Kosinski in Gear Dec 10.

Alvarez AP860SB 1 Reply

So very early this year I purchased this Alvarez AP860SB from the local GC. It was a new arrival and it was the Parlor Guitar I had been searching for when I played and heard it. I love it's mahogany…Continue

Started by Larry Masterson in Gear. Last reply by Jan Vigne Dec 10.

What kind of/maker of pick do you like best? 6 Replies

Am thinking about a Clayton wood pick for a more natural tone.  What do y'all use?Continue

Started by Michael Shaw in Beginners. Last reply by Jeff Hatcher Dec 9.

Handling Vocals w/o 4 Replies

Perhaps I'm just too emotional, but I often find that I choke up on vocals. It's one of the primary reasons why I do almost all instrumentals.It continuously amazes me how, say, Clapton can sing…Continue

Started by Mike Conjuay in Uncategorized. Last reply by Jan Vigne Dec 8.

Lacewood . What's it sound like ? 9 Replies

Hello,I have a choice of jumbos. Each is an identical solid spruce front jumbo but there is a choice of woods for the back and sides; maple, rosewood or lacewood. I already have a maple acoustic and…Continue

Started by john moon in Gear. Last reply by john moon Dec 7.


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