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Stu Frazier commented on Tony Loeser's group Peninsula Fingerstyle
"It certainly was a good time...a bit rustic...but fun!  So many good instructors it was hard to decide which classes to attend each day.  Thanks for providing your car for our trip over Mendo and down into the woods.  We'll take…"
5 hours ago
Leah Novello replied to Leah Novello's discussion Foot Rest or No Foot Rest
"Um... hello, we are in the good old USA and it is 69.99.... so unless you thought I was psychic, there was no way for me to know you're in Canada.... have a good day, eh? "
6 hours ago
Tim Tryon joined Acoustic Pickers's group

Yamaha Guitars

For those who appreciate Yamaha acoustic guitars.See More
7 hours ago
jon rubin commented on Tony Loeser's group Peninsula Fingerstyle
8 hours ago
jon rubin posted an event

Hardly Strictly Trad. Artist Residency at Red Rock at Red Rock Coffee

September 5, 2015 at 8pm to September 26, 2015 at 8pm
Every week-end in Sept., Hardly Strictly Trad. leader Jon Rubin appears with a different lineup:Sept. 4 4pm - live on-the-air preview on David Stafford's Friday Folk-Off show on KKUP …See More
8 hours ago
Tony K. replied to Perils of Pauline's discussion My first new guitar--what to buy? Seagull, LAG, Ibanez, or ...?
"Duffy, the emphasis on Godin is because Seagull is one of the guitar brands the OP asked about. And I'll say it are writing off Godin because of ONE bad anecdotal experience.  That is unfair, biased and non-objective.  It…"
9 hours ago
Jan Vigne replied to Perils of Pauline's discussion My first new guitar--what to buy? Seagull, LAG, Ibanez, or ...?
""Communist China" has rapidly changed into "Capitalist China".   Or, haven't you heard about the ruckus with the Chinese stock market? Mao Tse-tung is dead.  Chinese tailors just haven't caught up."
11 hours ago
Neil Zimmerman posted an event

Perry Hall Folk Music Night, featuring Lynn Hollyfield at Perry Hall United Methodist Church

October 24, 2015 from 7pm to 10pm
Monthly "open mike" Folk Music Night is held Saturdays. Admission is free, but donations are welcome. The featured performer this month is Lynn Hollyfield. Her web site is .See More
12 hours ago
Duffy replied to Perils of Pauline's discussion My first new guitar--what to buy? Seagull, LAG, Ibanez, or ...?
"I can't understand the overemphasis on "Godin" and "Seagull" here.  As I said, I had a very messed up experience with them and I had to pay the shipping both ways to Canada too, and the repair - that I could have done…"
12 hours ago
Mike Nepper commented on Tony Loeser's group Peninsula Fingerstyle
"Almost forgot Jon Rubin was there also! He had to leave a day early. Yes, 6 from our little group! So fun!"
13 hours ago
Tony K. commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"...At least not on purpose.  he he."
13 hours ago
Tony K. commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"I agree with both of you Ron and Robert.  But I have to say as well, I have been very surprised at both the strength and sometimes weakness of hardwood on both sides of the coin.  lol.  So you just never know.  And I'm not…"
13 hours ago
Tony K. replied to Perils of Pauline's discussion My first new guitar--what to buy? Seagull, LAG, Ibanez, or ...?
"Good points, especially about the blues.  ha ha!  8-) Cort is like that as well.  They make some pretty good guitars, they've made some garbage as well.  They are a huge guitar maker and make guitars for Fender, Yamaha and a…"
13 hours ago
Jan Vigne replied to Perils of Pauline's discussion My first new guitar--what to buy? Seagull, LAG, Ibanez, or ...?
"Thanks for the information, Tony.   No, the sentence is rather poorly constructed but I was referring more to, say, Seagull than to their parent company.  And to the fact many of the smaller lines - by name - have minimal technical support…"
15 hours ago
GtrJon joined James Sennett's group

Martin Owners

For those who own one or more Martin guitars, those who want to own a Martin, or those who just like talking about Martins
15 hours ago
Mike Nepper commented on Tony Loeser's group Peninsula Fingerstyle
"Back home in Auburn from the MGF. Wow, what a week! Loved every minute! (aside from doing a header off the front porch of my cabin). Special thanks to our PF members who attended, Stu, Lisa, Ken and CR."
17 hours ago
Ron Khoo replied to NCgull's discussion Walnut Excursion Mini Jumbo $220.18 right now. in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Price now is below 200 and there are still 17 left. Anyway, I have to wait until I have more clarity on my plans for next week before I can think about it.  I prefer the looks of the walnut which is gorgeous.  But the excursion folk will…"
18 hours ago
Ron Khoo commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"The headstock looks like it would snap if the headstock hits a hard object.  I agree that the durability looks suspect."
18 hours ago
Robert Williamson commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"i just wonder  about the sound quality, and durability of these artsy guitar sculptures."
19 hours ago
Antonio Cotichini commented on John Wilson's group 12-String Guitar
"Damn... Robert, you should have re-direct her GAS attak toward the D-35... BUY it... and compensate with a couple of heavy woolly pullovers... eheheh..."
22 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 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 — 1 Comment

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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Foot Rest or No Foot Rest 4 Replies

Hey everybody, we are new here and we wanted to let you know about our awesome new guitar foot rest by O'Flaherty For Guitars. Please check it out if you are interested and we are happy to be here…Continue

Tags: solid, wood, custom, ozite, black

Started by Leah Novello in Gear. Last reply by Leah Novello 6 hours ago.

My first new guitar--what to buy? Seagull, LAG, Ibanez, or ...? 12 Replies

Hi! I am new to this site and new to buying a new guitar. Would love some opinions from more experienced guitarists.Right now my son & I have two Yamahas that we got used (one cheap, the other…Continue

Tags: Artcore, LAG, Ibanez, Mini-Jumbo, Entourage

Started by Perils of Pauline in Gear. Last reply by Tony K. 9 hours ago.

Norwwod guitar

i am trying to find info for a friend who has a Norwood Artist archtop guitar. probably made in the 30's or maybe even earlier. any help would be appreciated. thanks.i will upload photos shortly.…Continue

Started by steve murphy in Gear on Wednesday.

Aria Help. 5 Replies

Hello everyone just joined this site and its very enjoyable. I was wondering if anyone could help me identify my guitar as I've trawled the internet but have had no joy. I bought the guitar in…Continue

Started by Barrie in Gear. Last reply by Jan Vigne Aug 19.

Learn movable chord technique 2 Replies

<This is what I do when I learn new chords. Placing my fingers according to the chord formula, without any forcing, but lightly align my fingers 'this way my fingers will not gethurt'.I start…Continue

Started by Angela Huan Vuong in Beginners. Last reply by Angela Huan Vuong Aug 17.

The Girls 4 Replies

I realize these aren't cork-sniffer material, but *I* like 'em and I'm the one that I play for. :D…Continue

Started by Gary J. Toth in Uncategorized. Last reply by Gary J. Toth Aug 14.

Dead spot or spots on a guitar question and experience or Thoughts? 12 Replies

Ok, so I just got this new guitar.  I did not notice until the next day, playing it at home that it had a "dead spot" on it.  I've never experienced this on a guitar before.  Ok, it's not completely…Continue

Tags: single, fret, note, decay., frequency

Started by Tony K. in Gear. Last reply by Tony K. Aug 3.

About a hand made acoustic guitar (project, back and sides, scale lenght, etc.) 3 Replies

Hello,A luthier told me he could build an acoustic guitar with:- an OM “Taylor” body,- an alpine spruce top,- honduran mahogany or santos rosewood back and sides,- a honduran mahogany neck with a…Continue

Started by Thomas Picker in Gear. Last reply by Thomas Picker Jul 31.

Differences between Martin HD-28 and Standard D-28 12 Replies

I am interested in some guidance on Martin D-28.  I am looking for a new "Dread" and am interested in some guidance from those that have some experience with these two models.  I understand that the…Continue

Started by Kenneth Barber in Gear. Last reply by Omer Pineau Jul 30.

Question about calluses 9 Replies

Hi, I am having trouble keeping my calluses hard. I am a beginner but I have been playing 4-5 days a week for at least 45 minutes for the last 6 months. The few calluses I did get eventually pulled…Continue

Started by David in Beginners. Last reply by Gary J. Toth Jul 30.


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