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Michelle Louise replied to Michelle Louise's discussion I'm looking for info before selling my '89 Yamaha FG-450SA Acoustic Guitar
"Thank You Jan!The biggest issue I had while doing research on the guitar, is that being Canadian there are even fewer places (Close to home) to check out for recent online sales.  Though Used(Enter City).com varies wildlyKijiji and Ebay…"
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FloridaGull commented on Jeffrey L. Suits's status
"Perhaps you should join the Yamaha group, then... ;-) http://www.acousticguitarcommunity.com/group/yamaha-guitars?xg_source=activity  "
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Jeffrey L. Suits posted a status
"Well! A Yamaha group! And me, a guy who does neck resets on Yamahas..."
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Dave Fengler commented on Acoustic Pickers's group Yamaha Guitars
"No problem FG.  With all the guitars I've "rescued", for myself or the local middle schools, I've had to do many things to make them playable."
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Jud Hair replied to barry's discussion coastline 12 and godin a6 in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Hi Barry ... My regular gigging gear consists of a Fishman Loudbox Artist amp, with a Shure SM-58 microphone.  My chords are pretty standard ... both 10 foot long and shielded. My Seagull Artist Mosaic has the Quantum II (QII) pickup in it and…"
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FloridaGull commented on Acoustic Pickers's group Yamaha Guitars
"BTW, Dave - thanks for the salient advice!  :-)"
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FloridaGull commented on Acoustic Pickers's group Yamaha Guitars
"20 Yamahas currently on Goodwill: http://www.shopgoodwill.com/search/searchKey.asp?itemTitle=Yamaha&a... And, the referenced SJ-180: http://www.shopgoodwill.com/auctions/Yamaha-SJ-180-6-Sting-Acoustic... Low shipping - but my tuners are all…"
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barry added a discussion to the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
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coastline 12 and godin a6

was looking for th best way to get stage ready with both these guitars. Amps cords mics . what ever you can heip with. I am a long time player, retired and looking to maybe make a couple of bucks on the weekend. Please rresponed in English so I can under stand. Other sites have put the Q1 system dont agree. I use fox amp  with shur amps. Please helpSee More
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FloridaGull left a comment for Karl Young
"Hey Karl - or should we call you "Richard Cranium" - we can find nude pics elsewhere - get the hell off this forum! If you don't, that's ok - you'll be removed in short order...  "
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"Please remove Karl Young - spammer of nude pics!"
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Bob Wingate posted a video

Cat's Wail

A finger style acoustic guitar instrumental in DADGAD tuning: includes chord slapping and harmonic tapping as well as energetic fingerpicking. What do you th...
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Bob Wingate posted blog posts
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Marlene Hutchinson posted a blog post

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 Don't be afraid to play with guitarists that are better than you.  It might seem a little intimidating to play guitar with someone who seemingly was born with a guitar in their hand, but we can learn skills and techniques that we never dreamed of simply by jamming with them ~ so throw caution to the wind and play with your rocking friends!Play on...MarleneMarlene's Musicwww.marlenesmusic.comAs Seen On PBS, CBS, NBC, Acoustic Guitar, WiMN2014 Player's…See More
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Dave Fengler commented on Acoustic Pickers's group Yamaha Guitars
"Check the neck relief first.  Press the 1st and 14th frets and tap the 7th fret to get an idea of what the gap is.  It should be about .008, 2 pieces of paper.  If it is more, then turn the truss rod clockwise 1/8 turn, retune, and…"
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Carl Tilchen Singer/Songwriter commented on Forrest Anderson's group Bay Area Acoustic Guitarists
"Hi Friends Thankyou for bringing your family & friends to my music.  I’m very grateful that you have made my audience grow from all parts of the Bay Area. I’m always looking for the best places to entertain you.  My next…"
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Bob Wingate posted a status
"I enjoy teaching guitar to about 20 students at a local senior center, and we occasionally perform too, we're doing a concert tomorrow"
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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 AcousticGuitar.com. 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…

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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…

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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). …

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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…

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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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I'm looking for info before selling my '89 Yamaha FG-450SA Acoustic Guitar 6 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 Michelle Louise 15 minutes ago.

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 on Tuesday.

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 on Sunday.

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 on Saturday.

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

Tags: songs, melody, chords

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.

If you could only own ONE acoustic for the rest of your life ... 122 Replies

What would you choose and why?  Money is no obstacle for this discussion! Remember, just one ... for the rest of your life.  Period.PS:  I know it's a hard question, LOL.  But, that's why it make an…Continue

Started by Jud Hair in Gear. Last reply by Hoosier Picker Oct 10.

Clean Slate 1 Reply

Hello everyone. My name is Eric Paul and I’m totally new to this group and resonator guitars as well.  In about a month or less I’ll be ordering the Gretsch Boxcar Dobro.  Predominately, the reviews…Continue

Started by Eric Paul in Gear. Last reply by Jan Vigne Oct 9.



 
 
 

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