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michael schwartz commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"I didn't know Seagull has a 12 string maple. Joe, you didn't think it sounded pretty bright? I have a maple 12 that doesn't get much play fact none of my guitars do right now. Maybe in a couple of weeks..hopefully!!"
22 minutes ago
Joe Allen commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"I went out and tried an NE yesterday. He said they just got the Seagull line in not too long ago and have been selling very well. This is a very good independent shop that I have bought several guitars from. Humidified room and always tuned and the…"
1 hour ago
Joe Allen replied to Denny Baer's discussion Difference in sound within the same model Seagull in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Every one is right. Humidity, string age, what kind of strings, lights or mediums, even as simple as who played around with the tunings before you touched it. Put your tuner ien your pocket next time you go looking. The last new one I bought I tried…"
1 hour ago
Mike Nepper commented on Tony Loeser's group Peninsula Fingerstyle
"Tom, you continue to surprise us!"
2 hours ago
Antonio Cotichini added a discussion to the group Guild Owners

Holes and corks...

I'm gonna ask about hole sizes and hole covers to eliminate (or, at least, reduce) the feedback.Generally most holes are 100 mm in diameter, and so are the rubber covers that you can find in the music stores. But what about different sizes? Anyone experienced with this problem?For example... I have a Guild D50 Bluegrass Special whose hole is 98 mm and a Yamaha 12 str. that has a 104 mm hole. The most common covers (Dunlop, Kaman, Planet Waves, Dean Markley and so on...) have a diameter useful…See More
3 hours ago
Johnberta joined John Michael Meehan's group

Baritone Guitar

A group for the discussion of playing the baritone guitar in its various tunngs.
3 hours ago
Hoosier Picker commented on Hoosier Picker's video

Norwegian Wood

"Thanks Terry, I have since parted with my 12 string. Really did not play it that much, but who knows, I may get another when the time is right."
4 hours ago
Margaret Galbraith replied to Eli's discussion jld bridge doctor??
"I've never used one but if you google it there is a lot of reviews on the internet and some old ones from this site. Good luck."
6 hours ago
Adrian Dănăilă posted a song

 play trei-crai-de-la-rasarit-classical-guitar

9 hours ago
Tom Lamson commented on Tony Loeser's group Peninsula Fingerstyle
""Stardust" by Tom and Teresa - "Music for Some Occasions" - circa 1980. What a voice!"
11 hours ago
Ricky Hana posted a video

"Waikiki Beach Ukulele Blues" 2014

Two-time Hawaii Music Award winner Ricky Hana performing "Waikiki Beach Ukulele Blues" at his hut on Waikiki Beach. Dis song is on his "Best of Ricky Hana" r...
14 hours ago
Ricky Hana posted a photo
15 hours ago
Ricky Hana posted a status
""PINEAPPLE" Top10 Google Music Jan/Feb/March 2015"
15 hours ago
Khoa Dang Pham posted a video
15 hours ago
Greg Ballantyne commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"I can say one thing - I ever get a 3D printer I'm stayin' away from guitars......."
15 hours ago
Greg Ballantyne replied to Alan Cargile's discussion Why Strings Wear Out. in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"High or low PH, alkaline or acid, not many neutral environments around. Not many things in the universe avoid entropy - laws of physics say there ain't a one, and if there is it sure ain't a guitar string. I generally change them once a…"
15 hours ago
Robert Williamson replied to Denny Baer's discussion Difference in sound within the same model Seagull in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Denny.. even the SAME guitar can sound drastically different a week later, casue of humidity changes. The environment you play it in can also change the reflected sound you hear. Before you buy have some else play it for you. It will sound different…"
16 hours ago
Derick Chatfield replied to Denny Baer's discussion Difference in sound within the same model Seagull in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Hi Denny First, I agree with all the comments already posted. But one thing I have noticed is, some mornings I will pick my guitar up and after a few minutes playing, I will think my this guitar sounds as sweet as a nut, then another morning I will…"
18 hours ago
Blackback Gull replied to Denny Baer's discussion Difference in sound within the same model Seagull in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Different strings, different environments, variations in the woods and bracing...all can have an effect. When I was looking for my first 'good' acoustic, I played several S6s on a Thursday at a local music  store - one I really liked,…"
18 hours ago





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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…


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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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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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jld bridge doctor?? 1 Reply

I've ordered one of these that I plan on installing in my acoustic just for a life long insurance policy. Anyone have any pros or cons or experience with installing these? Thanks

Started by Eli in Players. Last reply by Margaret Galbraith 6 hours ago.

What kind of/maker of pick do you like best? 9 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 Eli 23 hours ago.

John Renbourn RIP 1 Reply

I was saddened to learn of the passing of one of my favorite guitarists, John Renbourn.He was a big influence on me personally, and many others I'm sure. He will be missed.Here's an obit:…Continue

Started by Tom Greene in Players. Last reply by Margaret Galbraith on Sunday.

Email problems? 3 Replies

Anyone else have problems getting notices when people post reply's etc. here? For some reason a with few of the groups I belong to I never receive them even though I have NOT checked the "do not…Continue

Started by Terry Angelli in Gear. Last reply by Margaret Galbraith on Thursday.

New Video! (Percussive Guitar/Fingerstyle)

Hello! Check out my new recording and let me know what you think! :) It would mean a lot if you subscribed to my youtube channel or shared my video. …Continue

Started by Stewart Youngblutt in Playing Guitar Mar 22.

hello everyone, new to the forum. 10 Replies

I've been playing poorly for about 40 years now but what the hell I love it anyway. I own a Gibson dobro, Ibanez aes, Ibanez AEG, Mitchell MX 420 (my favorite), Gitano acoustic, Gitano acoustic Bass,…Continue

Started by eddie arndt in Uncategorized. Last reply by eddie arndt Mar 21.

Finger Style/Percussive Acoustic Guitar 4 Replies

Hello from Australia! I'm new to the forum and wanting to say hello and share some of my videos. I'm a finger style acoustic guitarist and have been experimenting with percussive elements inspired by…Continue

Tags: Antoine, Dufour, ackee, andy, guitar

Started by Stewart Youngblutt in Playing Guitar. Last reply by Stewart Youngblutt Mar 19.

What's the first song or 2 you learned to play on the guitar? 53 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 eddie arndt Mar 18.

If you could only own ONE acoustic for the rest of your life ... 129 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 jerry Shadrick Mar 13.

PLZ Help! Girl need advices on what guitar she should buy. (Seagull, S&P) 23 Replies

Hello, It is the first time I post. I am a beginner on Guitar. I am thinking of buying a guitar and I have read a lots of materials online. I have narrowed my choice to Seagull, S&P. The guitars…Continue

Tags: Elements, Natural, Simon, Seagull, Patrick

Started by Carol in Gear. Last reply by jerry Shadrick Mar 13.


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