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Jim Yates commented on Edward Sparks's group Capo Users Group
"I think the best looking capo is the black Paige with the sleeve turned around so the gold lettering goes against the board. "
1 hour ago
Antonio Cotichini commented on GNuck's group Small Body Guitars
"Terry... can't you hear it by clicking the link? I don't know which other way I can load it. Maybe it's a problem due to my system (Linux) that's not compatible with mac?"
2 hours ago
Terry Angelli commented on GNuck's group Small Body Guitars
"I have the R&R circus and will have to go back and listen to it 'cause i didn't pay attention when I 1st viewed it. Any chance you can post your version on your page so I can give a listen. Otherwise I can't attest to how bad a…"
2 hours ago
Antonio Cotichini commented on GNuck's group Small Body Guitars
"Hey guys!... You're all very kind, but believe me if I say it's an easy song to play. I'm not falsely modest saying that I'm not a good guitarist at all. Most of the worth must be given to the recording engineer, an old friend of…"
2 hours ago
Strummer07 commented on GNuck's group Small Body Guitars
"Good recording Antonio - Tks for sharing "
3 hours ago
Robert Williamson commented on Edward Sparks's group Capo Users Group
"if it had been real wood , built with  the grain in the weakest direction,  it would snap in 3 places first time used. :)"
3 hours ago
Robert Williamson commented on Edward Sparks's group Capo Users Group
"Paul, bet you cant get just one :) Franklin, Kyser now makes the bling series:and TieDYe as well a various colours, and prints and Dunlop a wood-look one... there's no shortage of fashion statements :)"
3 hours ago
Terry Angelli commented on GNuck's group Small Body Guitars
"@ Antonio Cotichini "No Expectations" won't play, at least on my MacBook Air. :( I to love this ditty from the Stones and have recorded a version that plays on my page here on AGC. I'm curious what key and or chords you play your…"
6 hours ago
Terry Angelli posted a blog post

Mom & Pop retail music stores.

THIS IS NOT AN ADVERTISEMENT! My lifelong friend Roger and I were talking and he mentioned that a new music store had opened in our hometown, Malden, MA. We'd made plans to get together yesterday to run a few errands and then sit and pick for a while so we decided to stop in to this new store while out and about.Malden, like many cities, does not have much of a downtown today thanks to the super stores and malls. There's a smattering of restaurants, a few pawn shops, dollar stores, etc. but no…See More
6 hours ago
Derick Chatfield commented on GNuck's group Small Body Guitars
"Hi Antonio Well played and sung, really enjoyed."
7 hours ago
Antonio Cotichini commented on GNuck's group Small Body Guitars
"Thanks GNuck... it's a recording I did in a couple of hours, almost ten years ago. I had to give the CD to a girl who was leaving... after having stolen my heart! Then I recovered."
8 hours ago
Franklin G. Wanamaker commented on Edward Sparks's group Capo Users Group
""Pretty capo, not as innovative as the designer thinks." Indeed, something I alluded to earlier. They did clean up at Kickstarter with it. But then, if nothing else, they are a bold fashion statement. And really, aren't so many of…"
16 hours ago
Antonio Cotichini commented on GNuck's group Small Body Guitars
"Since "No Expectations" has always been one of my favorite Stones' songs, I can ensure you that Brian Jones used to play it with a metal bottle-neck on a Gibson Firebird. In recent years, Ron Wood, used a Lap-steel.  I…"
18 hours ago
Dave Friedman posted a blog post
18 hours ago
Dave Friedman posted a video

"The Claw" Lenny Breau

Lenny Breau's version of "The Claw" written by Jerry Reed, from The Velvet Touch of Lenny Breau. Transcribed and performed by Bowmanville guitarist Dave Frie...
18 hours ago
paul stokes commented on Edward Sparks's group Capo Users Group
"I got a Shubb. Took my guitar into shop and had a play around with their full range of capo's. G7 was great, it was the fact that I can adjust the Shubb exactly how I liked it. Also, it was smaller than the rest, really well machined and erm...…"
20 hours ago
Blackback Gull commented on GNuck's group Small Body Guitars
"Nice! I've toyed with the thought of a resonator, but haven't found a decent one used at a price I'd pay. First time I really heard one - the Stones, No Expectations - I said to myself, whatever that is, I want to play one. Might pick…"
20 hours ago
Robert Williamson replied to Peg Andrae's discussion Round neck reso capos in the group Resonator Players
"1.77" is not a wider neck. That's actually pretty narrow. I got rid of a Fender Hellcat 12 because it was too narrow.   Most of my guitars are 1.8" and my new 12 string is 1.9". Most 6 string capos handle 1.8| …"
21 hours ago
Robert Williamson replied to Peg Andrae's discussion Round neck reso capos in the group Resonator Players
"oooo shiny :) very nice Peg"
21 hours ago
Robert Williamson commented on GNuck's group Small Body Guitars
"i got a new Small Body guitar, Smallest of all my guitars, also the heaviest. It was a no-cash exchange for the Fender Hellcat 12 string, so didn't need a new wall hanger. "
21 hours ago





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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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Sigma guitars

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Started by Jfever in Gear yesterday.

Guitar Case Storage 3 Replies

Just got 2 new guitars today, and one new case, but will probably get a case for the resonator also.At the moment I have 5 cases, and 6 guitars. As I have Guitar wall hangers and a humidity-controled…Continue

Started by Robert Williamson in Gear. Last reply by Robert Williamson yesterday.

How's the Taylor Baritone 8 string guitar? Fascinated to try one. 14 Replies

I play a Taylor 410 ce and am in love with it. Am fascinated by the Taylor baritone. What are they like? I haven't seen one on a shop in London yet. We get everything late over here!CheersConorContinue

Tags: string, 8, baritone, Taylor

Started by Conor Doherty in Gear. Last reply by Rebelpicker on Friday.

Dead spot or spots on a guitar question and experience or Thoughts? 6 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. on Friday.

High end guitars 32 Replies

I had an experience several weeks ago so I need to set this up a bit. We had a cowboy gospel singer, Barry Ward, give a concert in church. He started out with about a 30 second guitar solo before…Continue

Started by Charles Long in Gear. Last reply by James St. Clair on Thursday.

Vintage Yairi DM78 built 1977

I bought a Yairi 6 string DM78 in 1979 new but it was built in '77.  It was pretty tight (non resonant) for oh, a decade, but has really opened up over its 38 years and is still in beautiful…Continue

Tags: Vintage, DM78, Yairi

Started by James St. Clair in Gear on Thursday.

Greetings from Oregon! Free Guitar Lessons (advanced and intermediate)

Hey Im new to all this forum business, thanks for having this amazing outlet!These lessons feature American and Old World musical traditions, from songs and performances, which I love!  These are the…Continue

Started by Dan Sherrill in Playing Guitar on Thursday.

Where does this Yamaha fit in the scheme of things? Post Dynamic? 2 Replies

From photos and articles online, I've come to the conclusion that the old (1966) nylon string Yamaha acoustic I have is not a dynamic model. But it is pre-FG.What is known about this model? It reads…Continue

Started by gregory waits in Gear. Last reply by gregory waits Apr 18.

Anyone Have Any Experience with an Alvarez RD20S ? 9 Replies

I have always wanted an Alvarez Acoustic.  Played one once in Petersburg, Va. and fell in love with this very big sounding dreadnought which was very articulate and clean.  I Always wanted one of the…Continue

Started by Archie S. McLeod III in Gear. Last reply by Lyred Nosnhoj Apr 18.

What was your first acoustic guitar?? 167 Replies

I learned how to play on an old nylon string that my mom owned when I was 14 but the first steel string guitar I ever owned was an Ovation. I think it was a Balladeer but I honestly don't know for…Continue

Started by Gary Dupuis in Gear. Last reply by John Ansink Apr 16.


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