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June 2012 Blog Posts (34)

This morning we removed the back from the go-bar . . .

. . . and found it to be reasonably flat. Further cleaning with bleach warped it again, though into a concave shape and not a potato chip. We…

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Added by Bourgeois Guitars on June 29, 2012 at 7:00pm — 1 Comment

One of the biggest problems we need to deal with . . .

 

. . . is straightening out a badly distorted back. Once a flat sheet of wood, the back now resembles an undercooked potato chip. After…

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Added by Bourgeois Guitars on June 28, 2012 at 7:00pm — 1 Comment

We started the day with a consultation . . .

. . .between me, Shin, and Cary Clements, my most senior craftsman. Over the last ten years or more, Cary has been in on just about every tricky repair project the shop has had to deal with, and I wouldn't want to make an important decision without his input.

After consulting a website addressing mold eradication, that Shin turned us on to, we decided to try vinegar and borax. Other fungicides such as bleach are apparently better suited to hard surfaces; tea tree oil seems…

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Added by Bourgeois Guitars on June 27, 2012 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Day 2: Back off, dude!

Today we changed course a bit and decided to remove the bridge. I had intended to leave it in place, but one of the wings had become unglued and it became evident that removal would make brace regluing a lot easier. So off it came.…

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Added by Bourgeois Guitars on June 26, 2012 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Sweetwater GearFest

So I got the chance to go with Takamine Guitars to play for geaerfest

Read my blog about it.

http://lanceallenstudio.com/sweetwater-gearfest-blog-from-takamine-endorsee-lance-allen/

Added by Lance Allen on June 25, 2012 at 5:36pm — No Comments

Welcome Bourgeois Guitars!

Today, Bourgeois Guitars is beginning a restoration project on Bryan Sutton's Banjo Killer, a 1995 Bourgeois Slope D that was severely damaged in Nashville's 2010 flood. Dana Bourgeois will be blogging and sharing photos of the process here on the Acoustic Guitar Community throughout the project, so be sure to check out the Bourgeois blog, return often, and welcome them…

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Added by Acoustic Guitar on June 25, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Day 1: Shin Ichikawa arrived yesterday from Japan . . .

. . . We spent today looking at the Banjo Killer, photographing the flood damage, confirming a plan of action, and starting in on the daunting task of restoration.

The basic plan is to totally disassemble, then reassemble, the guitar, leaving as much of the original finish intact as possible.

Two big…

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Added by Bourgeois Guitars on June 25, 2012 at 4:00am — No Comments

Bourgeois Guitars to restore Bryan Sutton's Banjo Killer starting June 25.

Bluegrass great Bryan Sutton's original Banjo Killer was severely damaged in the Nashville flood of 2010.

Follow Dana's Blog as he, Shin Ichikawa and Cary Clements restore Bryan Sutton's historic "Banjo Killer" Slope D.…

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Added by Bourgeois Guitars on June 25, 2012 at 12:00am — No Comments

Press Release

Dana Bourgeois and Shin Ichikawa partner to restore Bryan Sutton’s historic “Banjo Killer” Slope D.

 

In May of 2010, the Cumberland River overflowed its banks, deluging large areas of Nashville after receiving nineteen inches of torrential rain over a two day period. Flood waters…

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Added by Bourgeois Guitars on June 24, 2012 at 5:00am — No Comments

New product...

I just wanted to share a new product I developed, Busker Bags. Go to www.buskerbags.com to see what this product is; but in short, it is a guitar or instrument cover. Recently accepted for distribution by OMG, I will be at Nashville NAMM, July 12, 2012. See you there?

Added by Tim Anderson on June 21, 2012 at 12:26pm — No Comments

Going to Sweetwater GearFest

Anyone going? I'll be there representing Takamine Guitars. Come by and say hello, I"ll teach you something on the guitar. 

Lance Allen

http://www.lanceallenstudio.com

Worlds Top Skype Guitar Teacher

Guitar Lessons Smyrna TN

Added by Lance Allen on June 20, 2012 at 11:49am — No Comments

website

http://www.paulopenshaw.com is my new website. These things are a new venture for me. Any constructive feedback would be greatly appreciated! Thanks Paul.

Added by Paul J Openshaw on June 20, 2012 at 4:22am — No Comments

Asking For A Miracle (revisited - with poetry)



The Miraculous Draft of Fishes » - Artist Unknown - photography by TTaylor)



« Asking For A Miracle » is a short instrumental arranged for acoustic instruments, and written in a time of…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on June 16, 2012 at 2:08pm — No Comments

Air Canada vs. West Jet vs. Carnival Cruise Lines: Travel Guitar Wars

Well in a little over a week my family and I will be traveling to Florida for our summer vacation. The last time we made this trip I dearly missed having a guitar to play. This time round I swore it would be different. During our last vacation I met up with a fellow traveler who took his Ovation travel guitar with him onto the Carnival Legend cruise out of Tampa Florida. He told me he never traveled without it. I recently purchased a Martin LX1 guitar from Long and McQuade as well as a SKB…

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Added by Craig Fowler on June 16, 2012 at 11:08am — 4 Comments

Walden G3000

I have a listing on eBay that will expire tomorrow, Saturday, June 16. This is an auction for a really nice all solid woods G3000 Walden. If you are looking for a lifetime keeper this may be worth your checking out. See eBay Item number: 290726314944.

Practically new (mint) and with improvements.

Added by JIM HARPER on June 15, 2012 at 3:36pm — No Comments

Goya GC 341

Hi,

Has anybody informations about the folk guitar Goya GC341 ?

A kind of Martin D41.

I have this model but I don't know anything on this guitar.

Thank you

Jean-Pierre…

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Added by Jean-Pierre Simonnet on June 15, 2012 at 12:09pm — No Comments

Goya GC 341

Hi,

Has anybody informations about the folk guitar Goya GC341 ?

A kind of Martin D41.

I have this model but I don't know anything on this guitar.

Thank you

Jean-Pierre…

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Added by Jean-Pierre Simonnet on June 15, 2012 at 12:09pm — No Comments

"Just Say When" Video

The idea of the Just Say When video was to pick an upbeat atmosphere with some movement.  We ended up using my own place because there was so much going on around it.  There are windows everywhere, and we knew that would give us a great color to the video. We wanted natural light to match the theme of the song.  Just Say When is kind of a summer tune in a way, so when people listen to it I want them to feel that way.  The song has a full band version off of my EP “Late Night” .. but we used…

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Added by Brandon McHose on June 14, 2012 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Pop Culture Guy Review

Thank you Pop Culture Guy for this review!http://popcultureguy-don.blogspot.com/2012/06/singer-songwriter-spotlight-brandon.html

Added by Brandon McHose on June 13, 2012 at 4:30pm — No Comments

I'm beginning to See the Light

Some more footage of myself and singer Olivia Ennemoser from Cafe Tibo in Glasgow

http://www.fingerpickingguitar.org/im-beginning-to-see-the-light/

Added by Fingerpickingguitar on June 13, 2012 at 10:34am — No Comments

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