"You bend the ball end slightly to make it clear the end of the pin more easily and seat against the bridge plate better, that's about it. I generally round over the end of the pins slightly too when I first get a guitar, though some come this…"
For the struggling guitar student. Students having trouble learning guitar, or getting better, are invited to share their problems and experiences. Insight and solutions will be given by master teacher and player Jamie Andreas.See More
By far the most active brand-dedicated group in the AGM online community!! For those who own, play and love their Seagull Guitars ... (or any other Godin acoustic) wonderful, top-quality instruments made in Canada, Seagulls (as well as Godin, Simon & Patrick, Norman, Art & Lutherie, La Patrie, and Richmond) are ideal choices for anyone who wants a first-rate guitar for a reasonable…See More
"No rental instruments. I have certainly considered it, and may start later this year. I have a couple of loaners though, for when a student instrument is in for service. Besides the revenue stream generated by instruction, there are repairs,…"
Does anyone know of a commercially available soundhole cover small enough for a LaPatrie classical guitar? A fairly exhaustive search of the web has turned up dozens of covers for larger holes, but nothing for a classical guitar. I could make my own, but the convenience of buying one saves me time and effort. I use my classical in church, amplified through a Traynor AM150T (with a notch filter). I've tried a modified (it was too big) Planet Waves O Port but it was a tone suck (both acoustically…See More
"You have a very legitimate concern, and I've faced it too many times myself, I personally like the older Metal, so I'm at home
with knowledge I can give students regarding the genre. However, when a student is locked into one…"
"I use a Shelly Park model Monmarte. It is a Favino style body, a little larger than the Maccaferri. It is a petite bouche and is a real canon. I also use a D hole Maccaferri style by Saga/Gitane occasionally for rhythm backup. In order to get…"
"My passion is for guitar and other stringed instruments and I don't have a preference, so I teach both electric and acoustic. I prefer steel and nylon acoustic guitars in the hands of students, and music that suits the instrument, but there is…"