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Gerald Dixon Cummings replied to Ted Hechtman's discussion Yamaha Bamboo Guitar FG B1
"Well Jan Hoffman, these guitars are in fact nice, play nice and sound incredible. Did you ever think maybe it sounded shitty because you can't play well? I know I certainly did."
47 minutes ago
Gerald Dixon Cummings replied to Ted Hechtman's discussion Yamaha Bamboo Guitar FG B1
"Nope, it's ALL bamboo...the body & neck. The bridge and inside braces and blocks are not, but the rest is...and it sounds terrific actually. That's after you take it to a luthier and get it set up nice with several hundred dollars work…"
49 minutes ago
Gerald Dixon Cummings replied to Ted Hechtman's discussion Yamaha Bamboo Guitar FG B1
"No, they use the new Hide Glue. It crystallizes and hardens quite well actually."
54 minutes ago
Gerald Dixon Cummings replied to Ted Hechtman's discussion Yamaha Bamboo Guitar FG B1
"I just paid near $900 to get my Yamaha bamboozle fixed and playable. It's nicer than ever now. I called Yamaha about a hump in the neck that formed only a few years after purchase in about 2001. They told me to bring it into the retail I…"
57 minutes ago
Luis Motta da Silva commented on Agustin Amigo's video
1 hour ago
Gary McNaughton left a comment for Ken Bellingham
"Hi Ken! Thanks for the kind reply- my wife has not been well for some time and my work has been demanding lately (been getting home very late) but I've been looking at some Guitar music Theory books at the moment. Yes I would like to finger…"
1 hour ago
Edward Sparks commented on James Sennett's group Martin Owners
"I think that was a wise decision! You'll get to play it just to make sure it's okay, which of ourse it should be often...:-) And he knows it will be safe. I have a 1976 D28 ands it's an incredible guitar. It stays off the road and at…"
1 hour ago
Agustin Amigo posted a video
5 hours ago
Ken Bellingham left a comment for Gary McNaughton
"Hi Gary,    Thank you for your note.  My wife and I began a major home renovation project two weeks ago, so I have been too busy to get out my guitar until today.  I changed strings and worked for a couple of hours on scales and…"
8 hours ago
Jim Yates commented on James Sennett's group Martin Owners
"My nephew Steve came for a visit today.  He's going overseas for six months and wondered if I'd baby-sit his 1976 D-18.  I said, "OK.""
8 hours ago
Martin van Dooremalen replied to Alan Cargile's discussion I Need A Good Hard Shell Case in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"You're already a quarter of the way there......... (Sorry, couldn't resist)"
9 hours ago
Alan Cargile replied to Alan Cargile's discussion I Need A Good Hard Shell Case in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Yes Stephen. You both have to be right about that. It wouldn't make sense to build a case that would harm your guitar in any way. And it came with the Artist Mosaic that I had. You certainly wouldn't put your top of the line guitars in…"
12 hours ago
michael schwartz commented on GNuck's group Small Body Guitars
"the only other 000 12 string I know of was another custom one that I saw on UMGF. they have an interesting sound for a 12 string. Not the full, robust sound most of us are used to. Anyway, my Wife thinks they're "cute""
17 hours ago
Tony K. replied to John Zalus's discussion Power Pins in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"I had never heard of these things before so I checked them out.  I watched/listened to over a dozen vids on them.  One thing I noticed right off, was that even through all the different mics/cams used to do the demos and reviews, you could…"
18 hours ago
Derick Chatfield commented on GNuck's group Small Body Guitars
"Welcome to the group Michael. Two very nice guitars. I have a Simon and Patrick parlour guitar, think it is great fun to play."
18 hours ago
Gary McNaughton left a comment for Ken Bellingham
"Hi Ken! Hope your well and still pickin that great Bluegrass. Hope all is ok Your Friend Gary.:-)"
18 hours ago
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Small Body Guitars

This group is for those that like small body guitars and other sizes such as "00", "000" OM, Baby Taylors, grand concert, grand auditorium and other non dreadnought style bodies. Join up, post pictures and discuss them here.See More
18 hours ago
Stephen Leigh replied to Alan Cargile's discussion I Need A Good Hard Shell Case in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"What Martin said about the TRIC case...  :-)  The TRIC case for my Studio is one of the new ones with the canvas cover, a zipper closure, and plush lining. That's what I was thinking of when I replied to you above. I've never…"
19 hours ago
Robert Williamson commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"I'm quite pleased with the new Steve's Music Store branch's Seagull Selection,, and there are more to come. The Artists, and Performers are yet to arrive. They not finished the audition room, so they do not have the hi-end Seagulls,…"
20 hours ago
kev'n george commented on 3 Bricks Shy's video
20 hours ago





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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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Yamaha Bamboo Guitar FG B1 35 Replies

Has anyone ever seen or played one of these? I was in touch with Yamaha and they don't distribute them in the USA any longer and haven't for years. I haven't gotten a clear answer as to whether they…Continue

Started by Ted Hechtman in Gear. Last reply by Gerald Dixon Cummings 47 minutes ago.

Acoustic Guitar Compressor Pedals - Overview 5 Replies

I am a performing acoustic guitarist, and have recently been doing a lot of research on pro-level dynamic-range compressor pedals compatible with acoustic-electric guitars (aka standard 0 to -10dBv…Continue

Tags: Compressors, Guitar, Acoustic

Started by Joe Baldwin in Gear. Last reply by Joe Baldwin yesterday.

Silk/steel strings....... 4 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 David Fawb yesterday.

20155 Martin offerings

Just watch a video showing the 2015 NAMM Martin. Nice looking, sound good but $5,000 plus wow. I would never be able to take one out and play because I'd be very unfortable with my 9 stuck in the…Continue

Started by barry in Gear yesterday.

2015 NAMM Martin Guitars Compliation Video

Here is the sneak preview of the videos I shot on Thursday of the NAMM 2015 Martin Guitar offerings. A full-length video of each model will appear with the exclusive written review at…Continue

Started by Spoon Phillips in Gear Jan 25.

If you could only own ONE acoustic for the rest of your life ... 124 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 Derick Chatfield Jan 23.

By design...or not 30 Replies

Music theory is man made, the long continuous tone from low to high being divided into identifiable segments. Physics is not, it is fundamental to the universe and is discovered rather than invented…Continue

Started by Ronald Harris in Playing Guitar. Last reply by FloridaGull Jan 23.

What's the first song or 2 you learned to play on the guitar? 32 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 Derick Chatfield Jan 23.

Replacing Single Strings 2 Replies

When I replace the strings on my guitar, it's usually after the old ones are starting to wear, and I replace all six strings. But occasionally, it's just one string that breaks or keeps going out of…Continue

Started by Rosemary j. Lambin in Gear. Last reply by Jan Vigne Jan 20.

Newbie 26 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 Teo Jan 18.


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