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October 2010 Blog Posts (20)

Levin Jumbo 1974

Hi, I bought my Levin Goliath new In Exeter England in 1974. Its a little battered now but still plays great. Hugh Manson's shop refretted it and fitted a Fishman pickup.but all else is new. The G on 6th string tends to overpower meters on recording but not noticeable when playing normally. Although nothing written on it as a model number it might be 174? serial number is 523253 It cost £89.00- one of my better investments.

Added by John Buckle on October 31, 2010 at 11:11am — No Comments

Arborea's Kickstarter Project - The brave new world of Co-oping a record

Hello Everyone, My wife Shanti and I have started a Kickstarter Project to help fund our new record

and start our tour! The project ends on December 5th.

Shanti and I have been working extremely hard since our debut cd in 2006...writing, recording, touring as much as possible throughout the

US, UK, and Europe. If you aren't familiar with our music here are a

few press quotes we've received for our past… Continue

Added by Buck Curran on October 29, 2010 at 8:00am — No Comments

So many Ryan Guitars in one Place !

Have you seen the cover of this month's Acoustic Guitar Magazine? Have you always wanted to try a Ryan Guitar? Right now, at Guitar Gallery in TN, we have 5, count them -- 5 used Ryans in stock. 3 different models. Visit or give us a call at 615-672-7733.

Added by GUITAR GALLERY on October 25, 2010 at 12:47pm — No Comments

BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD 10-23-10 Bridge School Benefit (acoustic) Concert

Never thought I would get a chance to watch Buffalo Springfield perform.

After 42 years apart Stephen Stills, Richie Furay, and Neil Young gave

their first public performance at Saturday nights show.

They sounded great and played about 11 of the old songs acoustically.

Backed by bassist Rick Rosas and drummer Joe Vitale.

I managed to capture (3) songs on video before running out of memory.

On The Way Home, Rock & Roll Woman, Do I… Continue

Added by Gil on October 25, 2010 at 11:00am — 14 Comments

Stephen Bishop

Hi All,

If you're in the Los Angeles area this week, Stephen Bishop is giving a workshop at Westwood Music on Tuesday night. He is an amazing songwriter and has a very unique style of guitar playing to accompany his singing. It's a small room, only seats 35. I'm really looking forward to it.

Added by Westwood Music on October 24, 2010 at 9:36pm — No Comments


I would like to let everybody know that my new CD is out.
I recorded and produced it with my friend Rafael Alcantara.

Juanito Heldmann: vocals, guitars & percussion

Rafael Alcantara: vocals, sax & keyboards

all compositions by Juanito Heldmann

all lyrics by Rafael Alcantara

available at…


Added by Juanito Heldmann on October 23, 2010 at 11:30am — No Comments

Guitar Ability: You Have More Than You Think!

There are a few things I find myself repeating over and over to the many students I meet in the course of my teaching days, students of all ages, genders, and guitar styles. One is "your shoulder is tense, relax it". Another is "you have a lot of talent for guitar, but it is covered up by bad habits you got from wrong practice".Almost always, the student is shocked to hear this. In fact, they have trouble believing it. They don't think I am serious when I tell them they have a lot of talent for… Continue

Added by Jamie Marie Andreas on October 21, 2010 at 8:49am — 1 Comment

Heavy Metal ???

Here's a new one. I took a song for critique to our Dayton/Cincinnati workshop last night. It is kind of a countyish/balladry type of song. One of our members (who mostly does Christian music) asked if she could turn it into a Heavy Metal song! The stuff I write is barely rock, much less heavy metal. I hope she does it because I would love to hear the result. She's a pretty creative writer, but this should be a test.

Added by Dick Plunk on October 19, 2010 at 2:49pm — No Comments

Acoustic Magazine UK Interview/Barclay James Harvest Support gig

Evening all

Its all go here - there is a full page interview with me in the new Acoustic magazine - really odd - I wandered into my local WH Smiths and it was in there. I felt a right prat in the shop, reading it!! Weird getting national press - i am really pleased :)

Matt Stevens Interview In Acoustic Magazine

On Friday me and Kev were recording… Continue

Added by Matt Stevens on October 19, 2010 at 2:46pm — No Comments

ALS CD " Pickin for a Cure "

In 2010 I organized " Pickin for a Cure " to benefit the ALS Association of Greater Chicagoland. The song list includes:

" Cherry Blossom Time " Stephen Bennett

" Rose of Solitude " Carroll Cockrell w Duane Ford

" Softly and Tenderly " Tommy Emmanuel cgp…


Added by Carroll Cockrell on October 17, 2010 at 6:00pm — No Comments

We've been quiet for too long

A big hello to all.

Yes we've been a bit quite here for a bit but we'll soon put that right.

The Mashers had a busy end of August beginning of September and then sort of fell a sleep for a bit during which time the Web Site under went a make over.

Missed all the News - then head for the Mashers News Blog HERE you can catch up with Gigs we've played and… Continue

Added by Richard Millard (Masher) on October 14, 2010 at 3:04pm — No Comments

Meeting Michael Moore tomorrow and giving him 10 songs

If all goes as planned I will be attending a Michael Moore speaking engagement tomorrow where he gets an award. A friend of mine is moderating and has me on the guest list. Some of you may remember that I submitted 3 songs to Michael Moore for his movie Capitalism, A Love Story. Unfortunatley I was too late in the game they were already in post production and decisions had been made.

So I plan on giving Michael Moore a 10 song CD tomorrow of what I call "Modern Folk Songs For Our… Continue

Added by Gil on October 13, 2010 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Mark Olson (Jayhawks) signature model!


Added by Sundberg Guitars on October 12, 2010 at 3:17pm — No Comments

New website up!

Check out the new sundberg Guitars website.

Added by Sundberg Guitars on October 12, 2010 at 3:14pm — No Comments

'Bluesifying' a song...

Many a guitarists songlist has a few 'uninspiring' songs in it

They work - just - but they could do with a 'Boost'...

From 'Coming 'round the Mountains' to 'God save the Queen'

- Your song could be 'Rock' or even a 'Hymn'

- A 'Waltz' perhaps, even a "Calypso'

Most simple three chord songs - it doesn't matter what style

- can be transformed by being played as a slow 'Blues Shuffle' !



Added by Clive Davies on October 11, 2010 at 12:32am — No Comments

Any NEw Englander interested in trying and hearing a BAtson Guitar?

I'll be in Long Island with the Batson's this weekend. Here is more information on the events.
It will be really awesome and great acoustic music!

Added by Lance Allen on October 10, 2010 at 6:20pm — No Comments

Builder and Musician, A Symbiotic Relationship


Added by Bob Newby on October 7, 2010 at 8:20pm — No Comments

Last night's show at Strings

What a lineup hosted by Teja. Great that you are hosting locals Teja. Including Marc was a treat he is such a fine picker and he played with some whimsy last night. Loved the duo between you and Mr. Doug. He has a great touch. Az wiwed us with his acrobatics and Pete with some incredible slide playing--especially sliding a harmonic which I;ve never seen before. Keep up the great work Teja!!!!!

Added by Donald R. Villa on October 7, 2010 at 12:25pm — No Comments

Luthier Built has begun its 'soft' launch

Dear friends:

It is my pleasure to let you know that Luthier Built has begun its 'soft' launch.

At this time you are welcome to visit this new community-based resource and, if interested, register for an account. I particularly draw your attention to the site's short getting started guide, which is online for all to read through. As stated there, more information about the features the site provides to players, to luthiers, and to others involved in lutherie will be made… Continue

Added by Bob Newby on October 2, 2010 at 11:01am — No Comments

Taku Sakashta: The trial of Josh Begley

For those who are interested: Josh Begley is scheduled to be sentenced for the murder of Taku Sakashta on October 26, 2010, at 1:30, in Department1 of the Sonoma County Superior Court. The date could change, but based on my familiarity with the case, I suspect the sentencing will go forward as scheduled. The courthouse is at 600 Administration Drive, Santa Rosa.

Added by Bart Scott on October 1, 2010 at 6:26am — No Comments

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