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Ricky "Lone Wolf" Turner commented on Michael S. Jackson's group Veterans
"Back in 75/76 I was a U.S. Marine assigned to Fox Co. 2nd Bn. 4th Marines 3rd Marine Division. We were not fighting anyone at the time but we went on a WESTPAC Cruise/Deployment out of Okinawa. A guitar was passed down to me by a Marine that was…"
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Marty replied to Jack Slotterback's discussion NGD- Back in the flock with my Maritime SWS Rosewood Q1T in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Very pretty guitar!!"
1 hour ago
The LMOM commented on FloridaGull's group On Walden Pond...the Walden Guitars group!
"I’ve had a G570 for about 4 years now and it’s my only guitar.  I’ve used it to record my last 3 records, and with a K&K Mini in it it's been great for playing out.  It’s just a really well balanced guitar…"
2 hours ago
FloridaGull commented on GNuck's group Small Body Guitars
"A Collings C10 Deluxe Custom at Wolfe Guitars in Jupiter, FL: they are asking $2395... Enjoy!"
2 hours ago
Dave Fengler commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"This answers some questions.  Seagull Strap Pin Installation  I'm planning on bolting through the upper thread insert but from the outside.  I'll have to add longer wooden dowels to strengthen the heal."
3 hours ago
Dave Fengler commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Ron - I think the FrankenGull is possible.  I'll have to take the neck off the old Seagull and get some dimensions first.  Then I need to make a form for gluing the sides to the bottom. As long as I can securely mount the neck with 1…"
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Ron Khoo commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"I have a stick on acoustic pickup that sounds decent.  But I don't bother with acoustic electric much as I do not play outside my home.   Dave, you are going to build a Backpacker with a Seagull neck?  Sounds like you are getting…"
3 hours ago
Björn Ljung joined Michael Robertson's group


Exploring DADGAD tuning and building a collection DADGAD online resources.Got a question or comment? Post to the Comment Wall.Know of a DADGAD online resource? Add it to the Discussion ForumThanks, Enjoy your playing!See More
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FloridaGull commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
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FloridaGull commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Seymour Duncan makes them, too - - the "Woody" series - - is most like what Jud posted - unfortunately, with the Seymour Duncan, if someone asks you…"
3 hours ago
Dave Fengler commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Sounds like a winner!"
4 hours ago
Jud Hair commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Dave ... I have found that a simple Dean Markley Pro Mag sound hole pick-up does a pretty good job and is easily transferable from one guitar to the next in a few seconds. Only $45 bucks! The Dean Markley PRO MAG PLUS"
4 hours ago
Dave Fengler left a comment for michael schwartz
"Thanks.   Actually I've been playing for 30 years on and off, mostly off.  I picked it up again about 3 years ago.  I wish I could play the stuff I could back then, lots of old Rush, arpeggiated or rhythm only, no leads.…"
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FloridaGull commented on FloridaGull's group On Walden Pond...the Walden Guitars group!
"Well, we now have 48 members!  Only 2 more to 50 - welcome Two Waldens! But - given the post below, you need to change your community name to Three Waldens... ;-) Anyway - here's a link to the G570 -…"
4 hours ago
michael schwartz left a comment for Dave Fengler
"WHOA!!! for a Guy who has played under 5 years, have one helluva collection going on!! All the Best to your Wife, Michael"
4 hours ago
Dave Fengler commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"If I was to get one I'd want it to sound great.  The LR Baggs Lyric has gotten great reviews.  OH WAIT!!  It goes for $199!!  Nevermind, out of my league.  I'll stick with straight acoustic, then I'll offend…"
4 hours ago
FloridaGull commented on Two Waldens's status
"Yes - what about them?  Oh - I see you've joined the group...  ;-)"
4 hours ago
Martin van Dooremalen commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"That's $100 for a decent pickup, there's always a fine assortment of less expensive ones available to try out from the big "E" shop starting at $1.54 with free shipping all the way from China if you wanted to experiment with…"
5 hours ago
Two Waldens commented on FloridaGull's group On Walden Pond...the Walden Guitars group!
"I've recently bought a G570 on Ebay.  It's ten years old, and hardly a scratch on it -- the neck is straight, and I can't wait to get it.  Does anyone own one of these, and if you do, could you tell me your experience with…"
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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

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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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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Schertler dyn-g pickup 4 Replies

Thinking of taking my new guitar out to do a few local gigs but I don't want to star drilling holes in it so thought I might try a stick on pickup.Does anyone out there have any experience with a…Continue

Started by Mick Jones in Gear. Last reply by Mick Jones on Sunday.

Concerter Acoustic Guitars

Hello all,This is my first post on here and I need some answers please.First off, I am learning the guitar, I am 63 years old and I live in Ireland.  I`m having great fun with the learning!  Not…Continue

Started by Emmanuel Clancy in Gear on Saturday.

RENT A GOYA 3 Replies

Hello My name is Erin Finnegan and I am a Prop master for a theatre in Fort Worth. We are doing The Sound of Music. I know this sounds like an odd question, but do any of you know of any place or…Continue

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Started by Erin Finnegan in Uncategorized. Last reply by FloridaGull on Thursday.

Homemade line arrays

This summer's project was to build a set of line array speakers for our bluegrass band that would encompass a wider frequency range than my previously built set. If you are unfamiliar with line array…Continue

Started by DrGuitar in Gear Aug 27.

Adirondack vs Sitka - Guitar luthiers/factory/shop workers input request 8 Replies

So a friend of mine and I were discussing the ups and downs etc. of Adirondack bracing vs. Sitka bracing.One thing we both don't know exactly though is this:  How much more does it cost to use and…Continue

Tags: cost, difference, sound, quality, guitar

Started by Tony K. in Gear. Last reply by Tony K. Aug 23.

Air Travel with Your Guitar 36 Replies

The April 2010 issue of Acoustic Guitar features an article on flying with a guitar, written by bluesman Chris Smither (click…Continue

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Started by Teja Gerken, Senior Editor in Gear. Last reply by Keith Beck Aug 21.

Songs To Play 20 Replies

Adding a section here to share links to tabs and videos of songs that are really nice to play on acoustic guitar. If you have some to share just add to this discussion.  I really don't have a lot of…Continue

Tags: and, Garfunkel, Simon, Play, to

Started by Phil Manuel in Playing Guitar. Last reply by Craig B Aug 18.

John Lenon Epiphone EJ-160E 2 Replies

Hello!I recently got a John Lenon Epiphone EJ-160E. I just need a rod plate for this guitar. Can anyone help me by telling me the exact plate I need and where I can buy one from? I tried my Epiphone…Continue

Started by Jack in Gear. Last reply by Judgestone Aug 17.

Framus Falcon 12 Questions 3 Replies

Hi Everyone,I am new to the forum, and have a few questions about a Framus Falcon 12 that i just purchased. From the little information I could find it seems like a rare guitar. Would anyone be able…Continue

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Started by Kris Hancock in Gear. Last reply by Robert Alan Kershaw Aug 6.

Buying a Godin 5th Avenue 5 Replies

I'm about ready to buy a Godin acoustic archtop.  Should I buy it online, or bite the bullet and go to Guitar Center?Continue

Started by wick morgan in Gear. Last reply by wick morgan Aug 5.


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