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Dave Fengler commented on John Wilson's group 12-String Guitar
35 minutes ago
TheValleyGirl commented on John Wilson's group 12-String Guitar
"That Martin is one beautiful guitar! My hummingbird 12 string is back to its original condition… Beautiful! If anyone's looking for a good Luther try Rob Sherman in Napa."
40 minutes 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)
"I noticed the price went down to $193.31 and the quantity left went from 17 to 16.  Someone finally bought one since I started tracking the bag.  I will see if the price will still goes lower before deciding to buy one.  When the…"
1 hour ago
Ron Khoo commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Robert, Yes, that was the listing on Amazon.  But the bag sent did not look like the picture.  There were no brown stripes and no netting.  I own 2 gig bags from Seagull -- one dread and one folk -- and the quality as Jud mentions is…"
1 hour ago
Jud Hair commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Ron ... I've bought two Seagull embroidered gig bags over the past 4 years ... one in light green/taupe, and one in black.  Both have been excellent quality. Heavy duty material with stiff, thick padding all around.  Mine each cost…"
2 hours ago
michael schwartz commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Derick has my kinda taste!! "
2 hours ago
michael schwartz commented on John Wilson's group 12-String Guitar
"@Robert...I guess I LOVE 'em too!!! I can only think of one more(ha) to "eventually" add, but I'm done with GAS for a while!! I don't think my Buddy is in any hurry to sell his '74 D12-41...looking forward to getting…"
2 hours ago
Robert commented on Downtown Freddy Brown's group PA Reinforcement
"Anyone have any experience with Alto Trouper speakers or the Alto brand in general? I've played and sung thru the Trouper a couple of times and the sound is pretty good to my ear.  Not quite on a par with the Fishman SA220 Soloamp, but…"
2 hours ago
Robert joined Downtown Freddy Brown's group

PA Reinforcement

What kind of PA set-up do you own/use for performing? Have you ever tried the Bose L1 systems?
2 hours ago
Robert commented on Robert Miller's group General PA for acoustic amplification, voice, and small groups
"I got my first PA back in '71 - a Peavey 300 with a 4-channel, Hi-Z input head with 2 huge 4x12 columns. Only 2 low-end Shure mics, so there was no micing of guitars for our duo, and it was a bear to carry around, but it did the job.  And…"
2 hours ago
Walt Pilcher commented on Doc Fleetwood's group Gospel Guitar
"Great testimony, Robert. You are indeed blessed, and your wife and church along with you!"
2 hours ago
Robert commented on Robert Miller's group General PA for acoustic amplification, voice, and small groups
"Late comment on Ed S's post - avoid Behringer like the plague.  I bought one of their mixers to use for radio production and it was defective out of the box.  Fortunately, I was able to repair some bad connection soldering and used it…"
2 hours ago
Robert commented on John Wilson's group 12-String Guitar
"Very nice, Michael.  Enjoy.  I love Martin 12's.  And, to Dave F. - once in a while? ;)  I played mine exclusively for something like 40 years. (I did finally break down and get a 6 string [Taylor] just for variety.)"
2 hours ago
Robert added a discussion to the group Gear Contests and Giveaways

Yes, some people do win

Just found this forum, Dan, and thought you might like to know that, yes, real people do win some of the giveaways.  Several years ago, I won a Jackson Kelley K-3 (kind of an Explorer body style) customized with Duncan Detonator pickups and a camo paint job in a contest run by American Musical Supply.  Really a nice instrument, especially if you're into thrashing rock.  I, however, mostly play acoustic, with my wife and in church.Though it listed (when received) for $1,200, there's not much…See More
2 hours ago
Robert joined Mike's group

Gear Contests and Giveaways

For and about guitar related giveaways.Wins, losses and the ones that got away. See More
3 hours ago
Robert commented on Doc Fleetwood's group Gospel Guitar
"Have to share a blessing with you folks... After a (VERY) long time, my wife and I are finally starting to put together a PA system so we can play in other venues than our own church again.  Found the mixer I wanted, discounted $150. …"
3 hours ago
Derick Chatfield commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Hi Jud I think the 1990s is far better than the 1890s, but that's just my opinion."
3 hours ago
Robert Williamson 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: $193.31 Godin Guitars Excursion Natural Folk SG Acoustic Guitar Godin Guitars Excursion Natural Folk...(2) $435.00 $193.31 "
3 hours ago
Dave Fengler replied to Martin van Dooremalen's discussion Any try or use Elixir Nanoweb Phosphor Bronze .010-.047 yet? If so, opinions? in the group 12-String Guitar
"I'm in the same boat.  I can't fin the PB 12 string set locally.  I'd rather have a little more warmth than the bright 80/20 jangle."
3 hours ago
Robert Williamson commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"was it this one? Why not report it to Michel at ? im sure he'll forward your concerns to the proper people. Include a picture or two of the poor quality bag."
3 hours ago





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New Acoustic Guitar Website!

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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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My first new guitar--what to buy? Seagull, LAG, Ibanez, or ...? 16 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 Duffy 15 hours ago.

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 yesterday.

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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