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July 2012 Blog Posts (34)

T. Haruo Guitars

T. Haruo acoustic guitars will soon be available in the U.S. market, after an absence of 30 years.  The high quality brand, which was manufactured in Japan during the late 70's and early 80's, has enjoyed a cult like following in the USA and Europe for many years.  T Haruo owners and enthusiasts are invited to email to join the list of people who have asked to receive the T.Haruo newsletter, which will begin in the coming…


Added by Tatum Haruo on July 31, 2012 at 7:55pm — No Comments

New Video Upcoming

New video coming to you soon! Until then enjoy "Just Say When" Watch it here.

Added by Brandon McHose on July 30, 2012 at 4:22pm — No Comments

New Music Coming Soon

Booked studio time back in Austin for August 7 and 8. Another exciting tune on the way.... the 2nd new song I've recorded in the last 5 weeks... first one will be released August 20th

Added by Brandon McHose on July 30, 2012 at 4:19pm — No Comments

Yamaki B40 Rare Guitar

I have a Yamaki guitar that was handed down from my father which he got from his uncle about 20 years ago and it sounds AMAZING. The model is B40 which is burnt into the…


Added by Devon Kaufman on July 30, 2012 at 3:02pm — 5 Comments

Miyazaki's Dream - Tommy Emmanuel - A Lesson

Hi guys!

Thought this might be helpful for anyone trying to learn Tommy's new tune 'Miyazaki's Dream'. Beautiful song.. Enjoy! Let me know if you have any more questions. More tutorials are on the way. (The Wind & The Wheat)…


Added by Curtis Thorpe on July 30, 2012 at 12:56pm — No Comments

Which Taylor to buy?

This is my 1st blog. I got on this sight to get some advice on which guitar to get. I've picked out the Taylor 814ce model, but the cost is a bit steep. Decent used 814's seem to go for around $2k. I've found a 2008, 426ceLTD, all Tasmanin Blackwood, (beautiful guitar) I can pick up for $1300, but I'm wondering if it will have the same playability of an 814. I'm mostly a strummer, with small hands, and want a guitar that's easy to play. Any advice out there?

Added by Rick Bunce on July 27, 2012 at 4:53pm — 2 Comments

Thursday "tip"

Have some "signature songs" memorized because you never know when/where you'll be asked to play. It's great for you to share you're music with others, sometimes when you least expect it, so be prepared ~ an impromptu performance can be a blast!
Play on...
(Marlene playing a "Sheryl Crow" signature Gibson at the Guitar Center booth, Sheryl Crow concert 7/25 Costa Mesa, California)…


Added by Marlene Hutchinson on July 26, 2012 at 6:41pm — No Comments

Here's my goal to teach in all 50 states using skype.

So I have this little goal to have taught guitar lessons in all 50 states using skype.

3 news stations in Nashville TN have featured my story.

Check it out.…


Added by Lance Allen on July 25, 2012 at 8:42pm — No Comments


One of the really nice things about this AG community is having the opportunity to meet folks from all over the world.  Now, we may not actually meet in person, but you can tell a lot about folks over the course of time by reading, and exchanging thoughts and infomation.  Of course, sometimes folks don't always play well with others nor do all folks enjoy communicating or sharing worthwhile information, comments, or constructive criticism.  (If you do Facebook, you know what I…


Added by Phil Manuel on July 24, 2012 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

Confrontation (Polygraph part 2 - revisited)

Confrontation » by cordalth)

« Polygraph » is intended as a portrait of human relationships turning to the sour, hinting at the necessity of constant kindness and genuineness. The suite lasts about ten minutes and is composed of the following four sections : « Exposition, » «…


Added by Christopher Stewart on July 24, 2012 at 9:52am — No Comments

nitro or shellac for acoustic guitar

Woods are ziricote back n sides, spruce top, mahogany neck

Added by Leon Reihana on July 19, 2012 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Thursday "tip"

Keep your guitar at a moderate temperature and humidity level to maintain the wood, the finish and the glue joints. Heat and/or moisture can compromise your guitar, so a 68-77 degrees Fahrenheit temperature and a 45% relative humidity level would be ideal ~ if you're comfortable, your guitar is comfortable!
Play on...


Added by Marlene Hutchinson on July 19, 2012 at 7:40pm — No Comments

Skype Guitar teacher in all 50 states. Interesting Musical Goal READ READ ON..

So I have this little goal to have taught guitar lessons in all 50 states using skype. I emailed a bunch of music stores in states that I have not taught in, but have had no responses.  I’ve even contacted my local news stations to see if they might be interested in running a story on this method of teaching.

So far I’ve taught in these states.

Tennessee (TN), Texas (TX), Florida (FL), California (CA), New York (NY), Ohio (OH), New Jersey (NJ), Missouri (MO),…


Added by Lance Allen on July 18, 2012 at 7:02am — No Comments

Mountain Guitar

I have a model W-150 for sale.

Added by Paul Stringer on July 18, 2012 at 7:02am — 11 Comments

Looking for used acoustic, rosewood back and sides to post to Australia

Who can help me find a used under $1000 Acoustic with rosewood back and sides  Taylor, Martin, Blueridge, recording king, eastman.

Price must be under $1000 or tax office charges hundreds extra which is not fair. I can pay more but would do it in 2 payments. Happy to pay the postage of $120-$200 if guitar is right.

I play bluegrass if you have suggestions.

Added by Leon Reihana on July 18, 2012 at 6:08am — 11 Comments

New from Cooperstand

Get ready guys and gals here it is!! Coming to the market by popular request in September Colors, Glow in the dark, and an amazing collapsible double stand.. They were all huge hits at Summer NAMM..Thanks you all!…


Added by Daniel Cooper on July 17, 2012 at 9:58am — No Comments

3rd shift life...

Working 3rd shift can have it's drawbacks of course but when you finally get a day or two off and live in an apartment, playing guitar loudly and singing may be frowned upon. I pick as quietly as I can and hold off on singing. One can't help but feel like a schoolboy hiding in his bedroom so he won't upset the parents. Lord forbid I plug in. ha.

   TV is not a good hobby. I love my Martin guitars. Just rambling cause it's ...3rd shift hours now.

Added by michael rommel on July 13, 2012 at 11:12pm — No Comments

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). …


Added by Bourgeois Guitars on July 13, 2012 at 9:00pm — 6 Comments

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