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joey pinter replied to joey pinter's discussion dumb ass thing to do in the group Martin Owners
"thanks to everyone who wrote to me with their sympathy and stories. I do feel much better now."
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joey pinter replied to joey pinter's discussion dumb ass thing to do in the group Martin Owners
"holy crap!! that same thing happened to me when I had my D28 for a few days. I sprayed some weapons grade bug repellant on myself then later I noticed the back looked like I put paint thinner on it. needless to say, I lost my mind. having just…"
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Martin Owners

For those who own one or more Martin guitars, those who want to own a Martin, or those who just like talking about Martins
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Owners of the wide variety of Taylor guitars.
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Oscar Lopez updated their profile
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Blackback Gull left a comment for Oscar Lopez
"Saw you with Trifecta at StanFest - amazing work. Still playing the album frequently! Welcome to AGC - hope you'll make it to Newfoundland some day, would oove to hear you, Pablo and Rick live again."
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michael schwartz joined Michael D Krampitz's group

All Jumbo Guitar's

For people who have and love the big sound of Jumbo guitars
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michael schwartz added a discussion to the group Martin Owners

anyone been to the exhibit at the Met Museum?

I was wondering if anyone has seen it, and their comments? Limited time in NYC coming up.thanx....See More
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Lon Milo DuQuette replied to Lon Milo DuQuette's discussion I'm I too old to sing my songs on Jimmy Kimmel? in the group Songwriters
"Thanks Kirsten... you're already part of the dream if you've played my tunes. Do it a few more times between now and Nov. 1 and I might wave my geriatric hand at you from Jimmy Kimmel Live! Thanks for the encouraging words. Lon"
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Michael S. Jackson replied to joey pinter's discussion dumb ass thing to do in the group Martin Owners
"Yup. Dumb ass thing to do. Life is full of them... some believe that is why we are here in the first place. In 1984, when recovering from a huge financial set back that lasted for two years (read that: I was poor as can be, living in a trailer in a…"
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Terry Angelli replied to joey pinter's discussion dumb ass thing to do in the group Martin Owners
"Here's another one for you. I was sitting out back in the pavilion at the condo's we lived in playing with a friend. I had my Marting J65-M and since the mosquitoes were pretty heavy I went inside and got the can of Off bug repellent. I…"
22 hours ago
Kirsten Ray replied to Lon Milo DuQuette's discussion I'm I too old to sing my songs on Jimmy Kimmel? in the group Songwriters
"You don't stop dreaming until you die!  No, you are not too old."
23 hours ago
Robin June Nakkula updated their profile
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Mike Raeburn replied to joey pinter's discussion dumb ass thing to do in the group Martin Owners
"Alternatively you hit it all over with a hammer and perhaps a length of chain, then have a go at the finish with a kitchen pot cleaner. Add a few more cigarette  burns, random ones. (Tip, get really drunk before you do this, it adds…"
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Robin June Nakkula replied to joey pinter's discussion dumb ass thing to do in the group Martin Owners
"If you have householder or renter's insurance, I've heard of that fixing non-Martins damaged by airlines. There is a possibility that if you are the original owner, the Martin lifetime warranty might help out with the repairs; you'd…"
Mel Green replied to joey pinter's discussion dumb ass thing to do in the group Martin Owners
"Oh the humanity! Joey... my guess is that most of us guitar players, (ex-smokers, or those still "enjoying" that err... not so healthy past-time), have had "stuff" like this happen to them and their beloved guitars. Like,…"
joey pinter added a discussion to the group Martin Owners

dumb ass thing to do

I hope the discussion title is ok, there is no other way for me to say it. a couple month's  ago I finally, after playing for over 40 years bought a Martin D28. according to Martin my guitar was "born" left the factory on December 5 2013. it's just shy of a year old, exactly what I, here's the dumb ass thing I did, yesterday I was playing while smoking my pipe (tobacco), I know now most of you are cringing,it seems, some tobacco came out of the pipe and landed on my wonderful D28. a…See More





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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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Restoring an old 1960s guitar? Advice needed 1 Reply

Hey all So I bought a guitar today for R100 (say about $10) and I intend to restore it and return it to full working condition. The guitar I believe is a 1960s Bellini acoustic, they were…Continue

Started by Shahir in Gear. Last reply by Jan Vigne on Sunday.

Hand size and finger reach issues we`ve all had or still have. 19 Replies

I think this is a good place to ask about hand size and finger reach for the people who have smaller/bony fingers. If this is a reduntant thread, please redirect me to any former post.I`ve been…Continue

Started by Coe Franklin in Playing Guitar. Last reply by Mike Conjuay on Saturday.

Robbie Williams Angels 2 Replies

New member hoping for for help in regards to Robbie Williams Angels.  Its my 15 year anniversary coming up, the wedding song was Angels and I wanted to learn how to play it as a part of the…Continue

Started by Graeme Mitchell in Beginners. Last reply by Tony K. Oct 13.

Brazilian guitar 2 Replies

Hi there,Anyone here likes to play Brazilian music on the guitar? I'm asking because I'm starting a project to teach Brazilian guitar to English speakers and I'd like to know what people think about…Continue

Started by Renato Candro in Playing Guitar. Last reply by Renato Candro Oct 13.

Melody and Chords Together? 15 Replies

Hi. I wondered if it is possible to combine melody and chords in the same song. I am using a beginner guitar book, and for some of the songs, you play the melody, with single notes, no chords. For…Continue

Tags: songs, melody, chords

Started by Rosemary j. Lambin in Playing Guitar. Last reply by Mike Conjuay Oct 12.

Stella Kwale scam? 3 Replies

I just joined AGC. I received a personal email from MrsStellaKwale. I did not reply thinking this is Troll or scam.

Started by Dan Stankard in Gear. Last reply by Simon Candy Oct 12.

If you could only own ONE acoustic for the rest of your life ... 122 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 Hoosier Picker Oct 10.

Clean Slate 1 Reply

Hello everyone. My name is Eric Paul and I’m totally new to this group and resonator guitars as well.  In about a month or less I’ll be ordering the Gretsch Boxcar Dobro.  Predominately, the reviews…Continue

Started by Eric Paul in Gear. Last reply by Jan Vigne Oct 9.

Developing Rhythm 11 Replies

Hello Everyone.I have been playing just over a year and it has come to my attention that I am rhythmically challenged. I have been practicing with a metronome for the last few months and while I am…Continue

Started by Brian in Beginners. Last reply by Tony K. Oct 9.

Cracks on the body of my 20 year old Seagull S6 23 Replies

Hi everyone, this is my first post here.First of all I want to say that I am so excited for being a member in a community of this genre, this is a first too...I come from an European country where…Continue

Tags: humidity, ageing, Cracks

Started by George Beldiman in Gear. Last reply by George Beldiman Oct 9.


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