Acoustic Guitar Community

Welcome to the Acoustic Guitar Community.

A unique community that unites, informs, and supports acoustic guitarists, educators, guitar makers, and enthusiasts everywhere.

Latest Activity

Joe Allen commented on Edward Sparks's group Gibson Acoustic Owners
"Some one at the Bluegrass Shop told me to try the DiAdario Bluegrass strings on an old MIJ Epiphone Flat top that I had, That really changed that guitar and sold me on the Bluegrass strings, The EAD are light guage and the GBE are mediams, They…"
38 minutes ago
Edward Sparks commented on Edward Sparks's group Gibson Acoustic Owners
"I have a 1994 J100extra and a custom order J160E and I use Martin Bluegrass strings on both! The medium gauge low E and A strings really bring out the bass."
1 hour ago
Joe Allen commented on Edward Sparks's group Gibson Acoustic Owners
"I got it from Sam Ash after some trading and dealing. It was set up and ready to go so it plays great. Nice rosewood tone with a lot of volume and it has light strings on it. I am going to switch over to DiAdario Bluegrass strings so it should be…"
1 hour ago
Edward Sparks commented on Edward Sparks's group Gibson Acoustic Owners
"Wow that's beautiful!!!"
2 hours ago
Joe Allen commented on Edward Sparks's group Gibson Acoustic Owners
"Thanks a lot. I appreciate you taking the time to share your knowledge with me."
2 hours ago
JR Boyette commented on Edward Sparks's group Gibson Acoustic Owners
"But how does it play and sound ? Pics are nice videos are awesome"
2 hours ago
Edward Sparks commented on Dan Gabel, Editor & Group Publisher's group Songwriters
"I'm still here! Now that my CD is done I will have more time!"
3 hours ago
Tony K. replied to Peter Pauer's discussion Bit of inspiration! in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"That is one very excellent song.  My kinda music!  The singer's playing is just .... wow.   And I don't even mean that he can play with that (and he makes it look like nothing but minor) handicap.  His lead is…"
3 hours ago
Jud Hair commented on Dan Gabel, Editor & Group Publisher's group Songwriters
"Like most groups on Acoustic Guitar Online, only about 10-15% of those listed as members actually participate in discussions. "
3 hours ago
Forrest Anderson commented on Dan Gabel, Editor & Group Publisher's group Songwriters
"Hey Tom. I'm not sure what the answer to your question is, but it sounds like a great topic for a song, or maybe a few songs. "
4 hours ago
Jim Yates commented on Edward Sparks's group Gibson Acoustic Owners
"Besides the double pick guard, the soundhole rosette is pearl. the bridge has inlays, The position markers are diamonds, the purfling is herringbone and, the biggest difference between yours and a standard J-45, The back is rosewood rather than…"
4 hours ago
Robert left a comment for michael schwartz
"I know what you mean about too little time.  No Border Collies, but a Lab-Shepherd cross who's just a year old.  Plus, I take care of my grandson 2 days a week.  And we're trying to get my Dad moved into a new place -…"
5 hours ago
John A commented on Gary Thomas's group Breedlove Guitar Lovers
"Anyone know the details about  Breedlove herringbone is made and applied?"
5 hours ago
Joe Allen commented on Edward Sparks's group Gibson Acoustic Owners
"I just wanted to add another pic "
6 hours ago
Joe Allen commented on Edward Sparks's group Gibson Acoustic Owners
"I need some help. I know I already see a shrink but I just bought this 2013 J-45 Custom. It has 2 pick guards and I don't know if it is a different model that some one might know. Thanks for your…"
6 hours ago
Pascal Proust commented on Michael Millham "Sidheguitarist"'s group Classical Cognoscenti
"Hi all classical guitarists! If some of you enjoy playing chamber music, here is a link to an arrangement I've written for flute, violin and guitar of classic Scott Joplin rag The Easy Winners…"
7 hours ago
michael schwartz left a comment for Robert
"I'm FINALLY getting time to play it for a while...btwn work, Wife and 3 Border Collies, not too many "dull" moments around here. it must be wonderful to have a Wife who is also a musical partner. My Wife loves my playing, but…"
10 hours ago
Robert Williamson commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"late 90's "
10 hours ago
Robert left a comment for michael schwartz
"Always good to make a new friend.  My daydream now is to find a '68 D-35 to go with the 12 - a matched pair.   Saw one in a music shop in Lebanon, NH a couple years ago but couldn't swing the $. Have seen several on…"
10 hours ago
Alan Edmunds commented on Dan Gabel, Editor & Group Publisher's group Songwriters
"I Can't Imagine.mp3 Here's another one I wrote about my wife for her birthday last year. As you can tell I don't have the "old song/current love" dilemma because my old love is my current love. I think it would be tough to…"
10 hours ago





Blog Posts

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

Connect with guitarists here at the Acoustic Guitar Community!

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!


  • Add Photos
  • View All


Ernie Ball Aluminum Bronze Strings 15 Replies

Hello everyone. I am new here. I know that the Ernie Ball Aluminum Bronze strings have been discussed but I would like to give my opinion. I've read varied reviews of them as you do any guitar gear…Continue

Started by Alan Cargile in Gear. Last reply by joey pinter yesterday.

Beatles Badfinger covers we did

Here is a couple of cover songs we did one night . Not a band just got together one evening and recorded a couple tunes . …Continue

Started by Chuck in Players yesterday.

Newbie 22 Replies

Hello everyone. I am learning to play acoustic guitar and have only been using YouTube but will have my first 1 on 1 lesson Saturday. I'm very excited but nervous as well. It's quite a challenge…Continue

Started by Teo in Beginners. Last reply by Rosemary j. Lambin on Saturday.

What's the first song or 2 you learned to play on the guitar? 23 Replies

Another thread got me thinking about this and thought it would be fun to hear what songs helped others get started on guitar.  So, if you can recall that far back [ ;-p ] what was the first 1 or 2…Continue

Tags: singing, easy, chords, songs, learning

Started by Tony K. in Playing Guitar. Last reply by Luis Motta da Silva on Friday.

Avalon guitars 7 Replies

Hello again,Does anybody play a recently-made Avalon guitar ?   I'm having one built right now and it should be delivered prior to christmas.  It's ziricote and Western red cedar and we took a long…Continue

Started by john moon in Gear. Last reply by john moon on Friday.

Handling Vocals w/o 5 Replies

Perhaps I'm just too emotional, but I often find that I choke up on vocals. It's one of the primary reasons why I do almost all instrumentals.It continuously amazes me how, say, Clapton can sing…Continue

Started by Mike Conjuay in Uncategorized. Last reply by Lance Eads on Friday.

What Child is THIS? - A Christmas Album

Hello everyone! I'm sorry that I haven't been real active here. My wife and I have been performing and recording for a little over a year now, under the name Dandelion Root. Last year we played at a…Continue

Started by Lance Eads in Uncategorized on Friday.

What kind of/maker of pick do you like best? 7 Replies

Am thinking about a Clayton wood pick for a more natural tone.  What do y'all use?Continue

Started by Michael Shaw in Beginners. Last reply by Robert Alan Kershaw on Friday.

Miced or buit in pick-up. 9 Replies

Hi everyone. When you are thinking about a new guitar do you prefer one with electronics or one without?Continue

Started by Alan Cargile in Gear. Last reply by Alan Cargile on Thursday.

Reconfigured Bass Amp


Started by Daryl Kosinski in Gear Dec 10.


Check Out the Latest in Acoustic Guitar

Free e-newsletter!

Sign up for Acoustic Guitar Weekly—the weekly e-mail newsletter that delivers coverage of players and gear, lessons and technique tips, and advice about performing and recording. Get it now!




Be alerted to the latest articles on, including lessons, CD, guitar, and gear reviews, how-to tips, and player profiles.

© 2014   Created by Acoustic Guitar.

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service