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Ken Gaugler commented on Tony Loeser's group Peninsula Fingerstyle
"Many thanks to Tom for hosting yesterday's Fingig at his comfortable home. It was great to see everyone again after coming back from major hip surgery last April 16th. I got some good suggestions for a new guitar teacher here in the South Bay.…"
25 minutes ago
Terry Angelli posted a video

Margaritaville

My good friend Roger Parcellin & I with a look through the years of our friendship.
5 hours ago
Dave Fengler commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Here's one of the earliest Seagull guitars made!  Serial number 224. http://www.shopgoodwill.com/auctions/Acoustic-Seagull-Guitar---Model-224-22437638.html "
7 hours ago
Jud Hair commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Apparently some iterations of the D-15 have a center support strip and some of them don't ... the ones with the label don't seem to have the support strip. "
7 hours ago
Robert Williamson commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"I was going by a comparison of top and bottom edges in the HEEL picture.. and the Label, which says Mahogany 'TOP'.. "
7 hours ago
Jud Hair commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Robert ... If you feel it's a laminate, then it's definitely not a real D-15 ... to the very best of my knowledge, there have never been any laminate Martin D-15 models. Looking at your photos again, it does look as if the wood grain…"
11 hours ago
Robert Williamson commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"wish i had those notes Jud, before i went back i need to redo the block pic.. damn Nexus still unlocks focus went you want it locked. my pic of the tuners, was useless.. so another redo but i got car all week.. so i can look again for me, seeing…"
11 hours ago
Stephen Leigh commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Robert -- FWIW, looking on eBay, all the used D15 mahogany models I see are going for about twice as much (or more).  If this one's genuine and in decent shape, it's a bargain!"
12 hours ago
Jud Hair commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Robert ... Is there a serial number burned into the block?  If so, Martin can verify the authenticity with a phone call ... also do the tuners say "Martin" or are they blank?  If there is a legit serial number and the tuners are…"
13 hours ago
Tony K. commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Just looked at the present D15M.  I don't know if this means your pawn shop one is fake or that they just changed some things, but here's the diffs I notice right off the bat:  The rosette is different.  The compensation…"
13 hours ago
Dell Krauchi is now a member of Acoustic Guitar Community
13 hours ago
Robert Williamson commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"are the offset 12th fret markers, poor workmanship? or simply fake? If it was any shape other than dread. I'd probably be much less reluctant to take  a chance on it. I notice price is 399, not 349..CDN that's  322$USD "
14 hours ago
Robert Williamson commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"got some pix. "
14 hours ago
Jud Hair commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Robert ... On my Martin D-18, the truss rod access hle is only about 1/4 inch under the front of the sound hole ... but the truss rod nut itself is recessed perhaps another full 1/2 inch into the access hole. Without a highly focused beam of light,…"
14 hours ago
Gary McNaughton left a comment for Margaret Galbraith
"Thanks for the friend invite! Gary:-)"
16 hours ago
Rex Edmonds replied to Rex Edmonds's discussion Appropriate songs for a wedding rehersal. (My Daughter) in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Its a wedding rehersal dinner. Should have been more clear on that. Good suggestions. Thanks."
16 hours ago
Robert Williamson commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"deep truss rod..nice to know , but i guess that does not apply to HPLs? I grabbed this off my GPCPA5K wtihout flash "
18 hours ago
Rob Griffiths replied to David Taylor's discussion Levin Goliath in the group Goya and Levin Guitar Owners
"The rosette looks unique for a LM26, all I've seen, look like this: http://www.vintage-guitars.se/Levin/Levin_1962_Levin_LM_26_426256.htm Rob PS - If you don't take Mel up on his offer for the tuners I'd be interested!"
18 hours ago
Robert Williamson replied to Rex Edmonds's discussion Appropriate songs for a wedding rehersal. (My Daughter) in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"I have always thought The Lady in Red is most appropriate for the reception (if of course she is wearing red ) MY wife wore white wedding dresses at our wedding and a red sari at our reception. Might be way too sentimental. I'd probably tear…"
20 hours ago
Robert Williamson replied to Robert Williamson's discussion The Concert Halls in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"My first was an S6 cedar. honey stained cherry, sweet cedar top, grabbed my eye. (Rule 1) It sat in my arms but uncomfortably, being a dread. Rule 2 I played it every few days at the shop for a few weeks. It sang. Rule 3 If i were looking for looks…"
20 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 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 — 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). …

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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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Hulon Stringer Guitars

I'm hoping to find anyone that owns/plays a Hulon Stringer acoustic guitar. He was a luthier from Bolivar, Tennessee, and he doesn't really have any online presence in regards to his guitars. I'd…Continue

Started by Trương thanh in Playing Guitar yesterday.

New guy here......hello to all 11 Replies

Greetings from Houston everyone. My name is Joe and I've been doinking around on a guitar for almost 40 years now. I'm an intermediate player who as a hobbyist, probably spent way too much time…Continue

Started by Joe Romere in Uncategorized. Last reply by Joe Romere yesterday.

If you could only own ONE acoustic for the rest of your life ... 131 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 Randy Lee Hano Jun 23.

2400 guitar Chords Photos & Tabs 1 Reply

Hello friends,Wishing you all a happy Father day. God bless you all. I just want to share with you my new creation and hope you like it.Continue

Started by Angela Huan Vuong in Gear. Last reply by Jan Vigne Jun 22.

Easy arrangement for How insensitive by Tom Jobim 2 Replies

Hi there,What do you think about this kind of arrangement? Too simple?Thanks.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vqslf6KKkf4Continue

Started by Renato Candro in Playing Guitar. Last reply by Renato Candro Jun 19.

What was your first acoustic guitar?? 170 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 Joe Romere Jun 17.

Fender F35 acoustic 1 Reply

Hi,Does anyone know what the neck joint type is on the old Fender F35 acoustic.Trying a quick neck reset on an old Fender beater according to a method on  the Dipinto guitar website.This relies on…Continue

Started by Hugh McBride in Gear. Last reply by Zach Stevenson Jun 16.

Most underrated and overrated "Acoustic guitar" manufacturers 9 Replies

I saw a link to a similar thread on another guitar forum site, but the question was targeted at any guitar manufacturer.  Considering where we are here, I thought it would be interesting to hear…Continue

Tags: opinion, review, experience, manufacturer, guitar

Started by Tony K. in Gear. Last reply by paul stokes Jun 13.

London Acoustic Show 2015

Hi!Fingerstyle maestro Antoine Dufour, revolutionary singer-songwriter Jon Gomm, exciting YouTube star Luca Stricagnoli and influential solo guitarist Preston Reed will be playing on the main stage…Continue

Started by London Acoustic Show in Acoustic Guitar Events Jun 11.



 
 
 

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