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john moon replied to john moon's discussion Avalon guitars
"Nothing is ever ALL that one hopes for Alan-  but it's a very beautiful guitar and the neck spec has turned out very well indeed."
1 hour ago
Lance Eads updated their profile
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Alan Cargile replied to Alan Cargile's discussion Ernie Ball Aluminum Bronze Strings
"I finally changed the strings on my Ovation. The Aluminum Bronze lasted really well for me. I put on another set of them. I don't get black stuff on my fingers either. It has to be something with body chemistry I guess. I like the strings…"
2 hours ago
Lance Eads replied to Tony K.'s discussion What's the first song or 2 you learned to play on the guitar?
"I don't remember exactly, but among the first were "Blowin in the Wind," "Kumbaya," and "House of the Rising Sun.""
2 hours ago
Alan Cargile replied to Teo's discussion Newbie
"I have been playing a long time. I do alright on my electric guitars but I just recently started playing acoustic. It's much more dificult but much more rewarding I think. So I'm kind of a newbie too. lol From reading you posts I think you…"
3 hours ago
FloridaGull commented on Jim Handsfield's group Taylor Owners
"What appears to be a nice 1997 Taylor 814C at Wolfe Guitars in Jupiter, FL: http://www.gbase.com/gear/taylor-814c-1997-sunburst They are asking $2250... Enjoy! :-)"
3 hours ago
Lance Eads replied to Mike Conjuay's discussion Handling Vocals w/o
"Depending on the style of music, it's not necessarily a bad thing for your voice to show some emotion--Bob Dylan, Kurt Cobain, etc. A while back I sang a song at my father's funeral that I had written about him. I made it through the song,…"
3 hours ago
Lance Eads posted a discussion

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 Christmas sing-a-long at a local coffee shop. This year the event was cancelled, so we decided to record an album on Bandcamp instead. We recorded some of the same songs that we played at the sing-a-long last year, plus a couple guitar instrumentals and an original with my 13 year old son on drums.…See More
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Craig Wheatley updated their profile
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Teo replied to Teo's discussion Newbie
"I just saw on your profile 2-5 years.. that's cool."
8 hours ago
Teo replied to Teo's discussion Newbie
"Thanks Rosemary. How long have you been playing?"
8 hours ago
Peter Pauer added a discussion to the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
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String comparison video

Justin Sandercoe just did a comparison between 3 different D'Addario string sets on the same guitar.Recommend watching/listing in the 720p hi-def mode, if possible through a real sound system!That does make a bit of a difference!The downloadable high rez acoustic wav file of the test is found on his site here here GG-012 Acoustic Guitar String ShootoutVery interesting to be able to hear the…See More
16 hours ago
Rosemary j. Lambin replied to Teo's discussion Newbie
"Hi, Teo. I was nervous, too, when I started out, but I've stuck with it. I'm sure you will learn. good luck!"
16 hours ago
Robert Alan Kershaw replied to Michael Shaw's discussion What kind of/maker of pick do you like best?
"Jim Dunlop JB 207 Jazz Picks for preference. A Wegen Gipsy Jazz pick when I'm in a foul mood and want to make a lot of noise. John Pearse thumb picks and Dunlop .025 finger picks. Of course. I still have a couple of (whisper it) tortoise shell…"
20 hours ago
Robert Alan Kershaw replied to john moon's discussion Avalon guitars
"Boston Lincolnshire, then. I was thinking about meeting you at Avalon which is twenty minutes from my front door but I'm snookered Friday. Another time, maybe. Jim is one of the best. Have a good trip Happy Christmas. Alan "
21 hours ago
Alan Cargile replied to Alan Cargile's discussion Miced or buit in pick-up.
"Thank you for your replys. You all have given me much needed input. I just have to decide what route and system would be right for me. I really enjoy reading your experiences and opinions. It all helps a lot."
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Jeff Hatcher posted a photo

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My current collection for 2014. More likely to subtract than add in the coming year.
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Marlene Hutchinson posted a blog post

Thursday "tip"

Learn all you can about guitars.  Strings, for instance, are made with a core material (wire or nylon) and then wrapped with a material, usually bronze (steel) and silver plated copper (nylon) ~ check out this cool video to be more of a guitar string expert! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yhDG5lVw640Play on...MarleneMarlene's Musicwww.marlenesmusic.comAs Seen On PBS, CBS, NBC, Acoustic…See More
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john moon replied to Alan Cargile's discussion Miced or buit in pick-up.
"Yes, the guitar comes first.  I wouldn't want any holes in mine other than the one inside the rosette.  That said, electro-acoustic is a different journey-  but I'd rather play an electic guitar than get caught half-way."
yesterday
john moon replied to john moon's discussion Avalon guitars
"It's en route right now, Alan.  Jim at Avalon just mailed me the tracking details.   I should be taking delivery tomorrow.  !   No, I live near Boston.  I'll be visiting Newtownards in the future though-…"
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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

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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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 1 hour ago.

Ernie Ball Aluminum Bronze Strings 14 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 Alan Cargile 2 hours ago.

What's the first song or 2 you learned to play on the guitar? 22 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 Lance Eads 2 hours ago.

Newbie 19 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 Alan Cargile 3 hours ago.

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 3 hours ago.

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 3 hours ago.

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 20 hours ago.

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 yesterday.

Reconfigured Bass Amp

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Started by Daryl Kosinski in Gear Dec 10.

Alvarez AP860SB 1 Reply

So very early this year I purchased this Alvarez AP860SB from the local GC. It was a new arrival and it was the Parlor Guitar I had been searching for when I played and heard it. I love it's mahogany…Continue

Started by Larry Masterson in Gear. Last reply by Jan Vigne Dec 10.



 
 
 

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