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T. Haruo Guitars - Celebration Model

After an absense from the US market of more than 25 years, T. Haruo guitars will soon be issuing a "Celebration" model. These outstanding Japanese made acoustics entered the U.S. market for a short time in late seventies and early eighties, and have developed a strong fan club, known for their excellent craftsmanship and unbelievable tone. The amazing thing is, "nobody will part with a T. Haruo guitar." You simply have not been able to get one because no one will part ways with them. The good… Continue

Added by Devallon "Dee" Tatum on April 12, 2010 at 2:08pm — 1 Comment

Sunday Free Noodle 10

This week’s noodle is:

Matt Stevens (Guitars) - Spencer Park(Norwich Bootleg) Live 08

This is a live version of my song Spencer Park - its an audience recording from a gig I did in Norwich a couple of years ago - the quality of the recording isn’t great - one mic in the audience but I’ve cleaned it up as best i can. I was playing in a cafe bar - you can really hear the audience moving around. I like it that you can hear my pedals clicking and the glasses of the audience. As it… Continue

Added by Matt Stevens on April 11, 2010 at 9:59am — No Comments

Playing guitar is soo Different!

I play 5 string banjo, have played it on and off for over 20 years. I chord and strum tenor banjo. I have taken up mandolin (because of Amy Ray having so darn much fun with one on stage). I play autoharp and a'harp type antique instruments. I play a little mountain dulcimer which gives it oh so sweet sound when picked or strummed lightly. My ex plays guitar, and is a phenominal player. Therefore I never needed to learn to play that instrument. If I needed/wanted accompanyment all I had to do…


Added by Janice Hamilton on April 10, 2010 at 9:39pm — No Comments


A big thanks to everyone of you who purchased and waited patiently for your Coopertsand to arrive. If you have not received yours yet, just give it a day or few, depending on how far you are from Nashville, Tennessee....:)

All back orders were shipped yesterday, except for the ones that were placed today 10 April 2010. Those will go out Monday the 12th.

We have Cooperstands in sock now, so get on it before they are…


Added by Daniel Cooper on April 10, 2010 at 7:14pm — No Comments

My New Albums

Hi dear,

I would invite you to listen my new 4 Albums published on 2010.

My Titles are: "Un Piccolo Universo; New Flamenco; Epic Heart; Electronic & Metal X.

If you wanna listen my music the website's , if you would know more about the artist and label, please, check my official site.

Best regards

Marco Esu… Continue

Added by Marco Esu on April 9, 2010 at 7:33am — No Comments

It's cool!

Hi everybody!

Glad to have space of my own here!

I love playing guitar. I want to write some New Age solo guitar music someday. My favorite guitar player is Alex De Grassi & Doug Smith....

Added by Michael Han on April 8, 2010 at 8:01pm — No Comments

Lewisville Texas, the VILLAGE CHURCH, and Guitars!


I am hoping I make it to The Village Church's "Recovery" meeting tonight at 7PM. My interest is related to a service-connected (USMC) disability that I seek Christian community in making sure I am well balanced in managing and, if God is willing, overcoming this disability.

The guitar is a cry of my heart that I am asking God to be willing to help me be more… Continue

Added by Jeff Rose on April 8, 2010 at 9:25am — 1 Comment

Pete Christie - Lowden O-10 - the guitar that made things interesting for me

My Lowden O-10 (S/No 5479 Mahogany/Cedar Top), was my first “real” acoustic guitar.

I bought it at the Acoustic Music Centre in Wapping, UK, in 1994 and has been with me ever since.…


Added by Pete Christie on April 4, 2010 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Sunday Free Noodle 9

This week’s noodle is:

Matt Stevens (Guitars/live loops) - Flies In The Basement(There’s A Plug On That) Live 07

This is a live version of my song Flies in The Basement live at the Edinburgh Cellars in Stoke Newinton North London from 2007 recorded at one of the music born nights. It was interesting for me to hear it especially as I don’t play it live anymore and I’d not heard this for years - i found… Continue

Added by Matt Stevens on April 4, 2010 at 10:31am — No Comments

Taku Sakashta: The trial of Josh Begley

The case was in court again earlier this week. The DA announced that the prosecution will not seek the death penalty in the case. The defendant waived his right to a speedy trial, and the case has been re-set for jury trial on August 2, 2010.
There will be a hearing on April 13 on a defense motion regarding one of the "special allegations." Not much will happen; the prosecution stated in court that they will not oppose the motion. It will not have much effect on the course of the…

Added by Bart Scott on April 2, 2010 at 1:57pm — No Comments

The Vintage Guitar News and Views.

The Vintage Guitar News and Views April / May Edition

Time is money

The April / May Edition of The Vintage Guitar News and Views.

Time is money and money is time applies to just about every aspect of our lives today.I know some people…

Added by GregsGuitars on April 1, 2010 at 8:29am — No Comments

NEED YOUR HELP - Please Vote!!

Hey everyone!

I've submitted to be considered for the next season of "If I Can Dream" and I need your help! If you use Myspace, this is SUPER easy. Please click on then scroll down and click on the VOTE FOR ME button - and of course you can watch my submission video where I cover Kings of Leon and sample one of my new songs "Here & There"

THANK YOU SO MUCH for… Continue

Added by Zack Borer on March 28, 2010 at 8:31am — No Comments

Sunday Free Noodle 8

This week’s noodle is:

Matt Stevens (Guitars)/Alex Vald(Everything Else/Production) - Stir Fried Bean Noodle (Matt Stevens - Burning Bandstands Remix)

This is a bloody great remix/reconstruction/new song by my friend Alex of Lextrical’s daily music bean - he posts a song… Continue

Added by Matt Stevens on March 28, 2010 at 7:12am — No Comments

Kensington Blues: The Legacy of Jack Rose

Photo by Rik Helsen

Revered Philadelphia based fingerstyle guitarist Jack Rose passed away on December 5th , 2009, he was 38 years old. Rose was best known for his powerful improvisations on 6 and 12 string guitar which were firmly rooted in the American Primitive/Takoma School of exploratory…


Added by Buck Curran on March 27, 2010 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

Australian Star Janette Geri on Tour and Medicine Show dates in the Highlands

Janette Geri

Earthy, eclectic, sensual, original, Janette Geri is one of Australia's finest singers, and best exports. A serious guitar player, and songwriter. Touring the UK in support of her album The Bastards Daughter FSR Review here by John (Biscuits and Gravy) Davy. As well as… Continue

Added by rob ellen on March 27, 2010 at 1:55pm — No Comments

National Guitar Workshop Songwriting Summit and Contest

Hello songwriters! I’m happy to report that Acoustic Guitar is sponsoring National Guitar Workshop’s Songwriting Summit and associated songwriting contest this summer. The Summit will be held as part of NGW’s long-running New Milford, Connecticut session August 1 – 6,…


Added by Dan Gabel, Editor & Group Publisher on March 26, 2010 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

One of the best guitarists out there: Adam Rafferty

Hey guys !

How are you all doing ? I just wanted to take some time today to talk about the solo fingerstyle guitarist Adam Rafferty. It wasn't until I started working with Cole Clark Guitars that I become aware of Adam Rafferty and his gift. If you have never seen him play, then get ready to have your mind blown. Check out this video of him doing a classic Jackson 5 original, ABC's… Continue

Added by ColeClarkGuitarsNA on March 26, 2010 at 1:07pm — No Comments

Would you like to host a house concert?

To all my friends and fans in the east and midwest: I'm currently booking a July tour around a guitar workshop I'll be teaching. I would love to fill out the calendar more with a house concert or three. I'll be in VA/MD/DC/WV for two weeks starting July 4th weekend. So I could land a date the week before or on the way back to CO,perhaps in Indiana, Missouri, or Kansas. I have a comprehensive "How To Host a House Concert" guide that helps the first-time concert host through the details. Let me… Continue

Added by Michael DeLalla on March 25, 2010 at 4:51pm — No Comments

My Journey

Week One/Day One:

I just had my first sit down with my guitar.

First I tuned it, guess that's a really good practice to get into,


Next I took Greg's advice, starting with the G until I got a clear


then practicing the Em, and then both in combination

I pretty much have those two down right now.

Ran into a bit of trouble with the C and by the time I got to D

my hand was aching a bit.

I mainly focused on making sure that after I fingered… Continue

Added by Michele on March 25, 2010 at 6:00am — 23 Comments

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