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Ken Bonfield
  • 61, Male
  • Gloucester, MA
  • United States
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Ken Bonfield replied to Jud Hair's discussion How did you come to be a fingerstyle guitarist?? in the group Fingerstyle players
"The first guitar I got came with three guitar lessons; I only took one of the three cuz I just didn't have the time, but I got schooled in TAB, and the first song I starter learning was a Gordon Lightfoot tune, "Rainy Day People".…"
Jan 30, 2014
Ken Bonfield joined Jeffrey D Brown's group

The Business of Guitar

This group is dedicated to the business and marketing side of guitar and guitar-related endeavors. If you build, sell, play or are involved in the guitar business, let's talk about ways to improve it, work with it, or just make it work.
Jan 30, 2014
Ken Bonfield replied to Robert Williamson's discussion Capos in the group Fingerstyle players
"Hmm, I've used Shubbs over the years and never had a problem. Are you putting it on from the treble side or the bass side? And do you have an extra wide fingerboard, something larger than 1 and 3/4 or 1 & 13/16? If so you might want to try…"
Jan 30, 2014
Ken Bonfield replied to Paul Walters's discussion NGD - Alvarez ABT-60 in the group Baritone Guitar
"Hi Paul, congratulations. I've been playing the baritone guitar since the late 90's. First on a Rick Turner Renaissance, and since '07 on an Alan Carruth acoustic baritone. 28" scale, tuned B-B for standard intervals and then…"
Dec 13, 2013
Ken Bonfield replied to Rob Darby's discussion Neck Width and Fingersyle in the group Fingerstyle players
"Rob, if you like it, it's right for you. I've got big hands so anything under 1 and 3/4 is very hard for me. In fact the narrowest fingerboard of the 5 guitars I play is 1 & 13/16". Two of mine are 1 & 7/8", plus I…"
Jun 19, 2013
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Mar 1, 2013
Ken Bonfield commented on Ken Bonfield's video

Six String Salvation

"Thanks Mark. That's very kind."
Apr 30, 2011
Boris Ulybyshev commented on Ken Bonfield's video

Ella's Labor Day Blues

"Very beautiful music!"
Apr 30, 2011

Profile Information

Which one of the following describes your involvement in music? (Check all that apply)
Gigging or professional musician, Music teacher, Record company
How many years have you been playing guitar?
More than 30 years
Which of these instruments do you own or play?
Flattop steel-string acoustic guitar, Resonator guitar, Travel guitar, Ukulele
The make and model of your guitar(s) and/or other instruments and gear.
I own 5 Alan Carruth guitars, a 12 fret OM, a 14 fret OM, a deep bodied Small Jumbo Baritone Guitar with a 28" scale, a deep bodied Small Jumbo Baritone with a 26" scale, and a short-scale Harp Guitar.
What is your website address?
What type of music do you like to play?
As a composer I enjoy everything from Chet thumb-style to Hedges-like slapping.
Do you subscribe to or regularly read Acoustic Guitar?
I purchase copies at newsstands/bookstores

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Stretched Strings Concert

Just thought I'd let the community know about a gig I'm playing with Tim Farrell this Sunday, April 26h. Here are the details.

The first 5 folks to come to the workshop will receive a free set of Thomastik-Infeld Spectrum Bronze Strings

Stretched Strings Workshop with Ken Bonfield

Workshop 1 PM at Community Conservatory

4459 W. Swamp Rd. Doylestown, PA 18901 - 215-340-7979

Registration $40, seating is limited

Stretched Strings Concert Series, with… Continue

Posted on April 22, 2009 at 6:17am — 2 Comments

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At 8:53pm on April 27, 2010, Stephen Joyce said…
Loved the recordings, beautiful playing and arranging. I love the sound of fanned frets - particularly work well for solo guitar.
At 3:33pm on April 27, 2010, Jeff Williams said…
Congrats on the new guitar.
Sounds beautiful .. i drewl at the thought of owning a hand made fan fret acoustic haha.
Was this an Artist Endorsement? because if so .. there is hope for me after all .. haha
Post some pics of that PuPPy ! ..
At 7:00am on February 27, 2010, Vince Serrioz said…
Thanks for the wonderful guitar playing. Really enjoying your music.
All the Best Thanks

At 5:18pm on October 20, 2009, David Shade said…

Looking forward to your concert in Blytheville, AR with Steve Davison and Peter Janson. Should be a blast. We don't get a lot of fingerstyle players out this way.


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