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Larry Kriegbaum commented on Tony Loeser's group Peninsula Fingerstyle
"I plan to come from Pleasanton tonight if I can swing it.  Looking forward to hearing you do your magic on the strings!"
5 hours ago
Henk Don commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"I stopped my weekly trips over the border last September. Now I only buy items which cannot be found in Canada and have them shipped to my US mailbox. With exchange at 20% and the chance of getting nicked with the HST, 13%, I have to make sure that…"
5 hours ago
Roger B commented on Tony Loeser's group Peninsula Fingerstyle
"Woot! I am definitely coming. Cool!"
7 hours ago
Doug Young commented on Tony Loeser's group Peninsula Fingerstyle
"If you're coming tonight, I'll break that one out."
7 hours ago
Luis Motta da Silva replied to Jud Hair's discussion Humidity topic contributed by new member Robert Williamson in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Tony, You've got a point: I like to do the final fretboard planing, fretting and bridge adjusting in Summer or early Autumn, when it's dry weather here in Lisbon. Besides, the next step - varnishing with French polish - also requires dry…"
11 hours ago
Tony K. replied to Jud Hair's discussion Top 50 Acoustic Guitar Songs with Tabs/Video Lessons ... (link) in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Nice post.  This inspired me to learn (and don't laugh, SO many START with this one, don't know why it took me so long.  LOL! ) Wish You Here finally.  8-) It's funny, I don't even know that song "Over the…"
12 hours ago
Tony K. replied to Jud Hair's discussion Humidity topic contributed by new member Robert Williamson in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"In the last 8 years or so, I've gone through more guitars than at any other time in my life.  I agree with and have found the last 2 paragraphs you stated to be absolutely true. That's why I made those home made in-case…"
12 hours ago
Tony K. replied to Jud Hair's discussion Humidity topic contributed by new member Robert Williamson in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Yes, I was referring to that NE that you originally posted about.  8-) Have I ever encountered a deadened guitar due to dampness?  I don't think so.  Not that I can recall or know of.  Like I said, the worst condition that I…"
12 hours ago
Luis Motta da Silva replied to Jud Hair's discussion Humidity topic contributed by new member Robert Williamson in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Hi,Good people, I've been following this thread with increasing interest. In my youth, I lived in Luanda, Angola, West Africa South Atlantic Coast, Tropical climate. Only two seasons in the year: Rain and Dew. In Rain, temperatures reached 50…"
14 hours ago
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I did not buy a guitar this week. ;)See More
14 hours ago
Robert Williamson replied to Jud Hair's discussion Humidity topic contributed by new member Robert Williamson in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Here in Quebec, on an island surrounded by 3 rivers. it gets very humid in summer. That's why I run a large Kenmore 45 dehumidifier (very old) in basement. Its going to be interesting this winter. It will be the first for the guitar room and…"
16 hours ago
Robert Alan Kershaw commented on Ted Hechtman's group EKO Guitars
"John, In my youth I played many EKO guitars although I never owned one back then. This website may be of interest: www.brandoniguitars.co.uk  My wife and I were in Perugia, Italy for the month of May 2013 and the weather was awful. So that…"
16 hours ago
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16 hours ago
Roger B commented on Tony Loeser's group Peninsula Fingerstyle
"How about that ABW Greenfield? :)"
22 hours ago
Doug Young commented on Tony Loeser's group Peninsula Fingerstyle
"Time to practice for tomorrow night's show with Mark Goldenberg and Steve Baughman, and decide what guitar to bring..."
22 hours ago
Tony K. replied to Jud Hair's discussion Humidity topic contributed by new member Robert Williamson in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"I find it interesting that you had this problem (regarding your OP).  Acoustic guitars are so finicky and different with unique personalities, not just tone wise but physically as well. I say this because with the guitars I've had the past…"
23 hours ago
Robert Williamson commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"..with the us/ca exchange rate near 25% it's become prohibitive to order stuff from the states. eg that $44USD K&M capo from B&HPhoto becomes $79cdn. those 3 for $15 Derlin finger-picks end up more than doubled in price. I guess…"
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Antonio Cotichini commented on Ted Hechtman's group EKO Guitars
"My first Dreadnought was an Eko Eldorado, and I live near Recanati where they were made. I've been in the old factory many times before the bankruptcy and the closure. Now they're again on the business but don't produce here in…"
yesterday
Robert Williamson replied to Jud Hair's discussion Humidity topic contributed by new member Robert Williamson in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Looks like it's time here to clean and put away the Humidifiers. They haven't run in days, especially the guitar room one. Humidity there holding between 47% and 52%. Ive ordered a new De-Humidifier for the room because the old Kenmore 45…"
yesterday

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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 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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Started by Jfever in Gear. Last reply by Blackback Gull on Thursday.

Silk/steel strings....... 8 Replies

I just bought a Fender CP100 yesterday which had been played only twice; the owner was a piano teacher, but couldn't get the hang of guitar.  Her friend in the store had changed the strings to make…Continue

Started by James Baxter Bain in Gear. Last reply by GuitarBud Apr 27.

What was your first acoustic guitar?? 168 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 Terry Angelli Apr 26.

Guitar Case Storage 3 Replies

Just got 2 new guitars today, and one new case, but will probably get a case for the resonator also.At the moment I have 5 cases, and 6 guitars. As I have Guitar wall hangers and a humidity-controled…Continue

Started by Robert Williamson in Gear. Last reply by Robert Williamson Apr 24.

How's the Taylor Baritone 8 string guitar? Fascinated to try one. 14 Replies

I play a Taylor 410 ce and am in love with it. Am fascinated by the Taylor baritone. What are they like? I haven't seen one on a shop in London yet. We get everything late over here!CheersConorContinue

Tags: string, 8, baritone, Taylor

Started by Conor Doherty in Gear. Last reply by Rebelpicker Apr 24.

Dead spot or spots on a guitar question and experience or Thoughts? 6 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. Apr 23.

High end guitars 32 Replies

I had an experience several weeks ago so I need to set this up a bit. We had a cowboy gospel singer, Barry Ward, give a concert in church. He started out with about a 30 second guitar solo before…Continue

Started by Charles Long in Gear. Last reply by James St. Clair Apr 23.

Vintage Yairi DM78 built 1977

I bought a Yairi 6 string DM78 in 1979 new but it was built in '77.  It was pretty tight (non resonant) for oh, a decade, but has really opened up over its 38 years and is still in beautiful…Continue

Tags: Vintage, DM78, Yairi

Started by James St. Clair in Gear Apr 23.

Greetings from Oregon! Free Guitar Lessons (advanced and intermediate)

Hey Im new to all this forum business, thanks for having this amazing outlet!These lessons feature American and Old World musical traditions, from songs and performances, which I love!  These are the…Continue

Started by Dan Sherrill in Playing Guitar Apr 22.

Where does this Yamaha fit in the scheme of things? Post Dynamic? 2 Replies

From photos and articles online, I've come to the conclusion that the old (1966) nylon string Yamaha acoustic I have is not a dynamic model. But it is pre-FG.What is known about this model? It reads…Continue

Started by gregory waits in Gear. Last reply by gregory waits Apr 18.



 
 
 

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