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Electric guitar-Fender Strat basketcase

Well I should have my newest guitar acquisition in a little more than a week from now. It is a blue with white Fender Stratocaster circa 1978-1981. Basically it is complete EXCEPT it needs tuners, strings and a bridge and tremelo unit. It is a little beat up, but I don't expect perfection for the $20 it is costing me.

I wonder how it will play, what it will sound like when I get her fixed up and in playable condition. I know it will cost me upwards of $200 to put tuners, and a…


Added by Janice Hamilton on June 9, 2010 at 12:00am — No Comments

LA Times Magazine: 50 Greatest Guitarists Ever!!!!

Last week the LA Times Magazine put together a list of the 50 greatest guitarists (in alphabetical order).... some great choices.... Doc Watson, Merle Travis, Chet Atkins, Leo Kottke.... check it out and vote for your favorite…


Added by Cary Georges on June 8, 2010 at 1:29pm — No Comments

The Vintage Guitar News and Views.June /July Edition

Fender amplifiers.

Most of if not all amps produced either in the past or present owe a majority of

their linage to the amps first created by Leo Fender. Many people

already know this but there are always new members joining the ranks of

guitarists and collectors who may not. I will provide a basic time…

Added by GregsGuitars on June 8, 2010 at 9:14am — No Comments

Another busy week negotiated safely. In the News Blog this week, relections on a great night at The Play On Club, plus the Bank Holiday Charity Festival at The Bridge. Most important of all thou…

Another busy week negotiated safely.

In the News Blog this week, relections on a great night at The Play On Club, plus the Bank Holiday Charity Festival at The Bridge.…


Added by Richard Millard (Masher) on June 8, 2010 at 2:26am — No Comments


I'm new to Acoustic Guitar and to the community. I'm trying to find classifieds, but am having a hard time locating them... can someone point me in the right direction? I'm looking for a Sound Seat. Anyone know where I can get one? They aren't being made any more.


Added by Janice Guilmette on June 7, 2010 at 8:39am — No Comments

learning methods

Hello all - Does anyone have recommendations for guitar learning method books/cds? There are a lot out there and they all recommend themselves. 2 that keep coming up are "master the guitar" series - Mel Bay and "Learn & Master the Guitar" by Steve Krenz. Thanks ahead D.

Added by dana wheelock on June 5, 2010 at 12:01pm — No Comments

Latest News Blog Avialble + More Myke Arrangements

Not been the best ten days or so.

Eventually the News Blog has found it's way on air. HERE or in the usual RSS corners of the various sites.

The Myke Memorial Page has had various bits added in Tribute to Myke. It's changing almost daily so if you've not visited for a few days take a look … Continue

Added by Richard Millard (Masher) on June 3, 2010 at 4:54am — No Comments

Taylor Guitars, and Cooperstand...!

Hey Y'all. Cooperstand is now co-branded with Taylor Guitars.. Very soon it will be part of Taylorware..! Contact Taylor and get your order in early

Added by Daniel Cooper on June 1, 2010 at 1:33pm — No Comments

Sunday Free Noodle 17

Hello all

Not managed to blog much this week but….

This week’s noodle is:

Matt Stevens (Acoustic/Electric Guitars/Fender Rhodes) and Kevin Feazey(Programming/Keyboards/Percussion) - Blue Filter - Produced by Kevin Feazey @ Pinna Studios

This week’s noodle is the one that got away from Ghost- the new album thats released on tuesday. I really wanted this to be on… Continue

Added by Matt Stevens on May 30, 2010 at 7:08am — No Comments

Brand new Guitar CD of mine!

Dear friend, I’m proud to announce the release of the first Solo CD devoted entirely to my music for Guitar! It’s my own original voice there. This new album “Three Suites for Guitar” is now available worldwide through the renowned classical music label Centaur Records. Listen to some of the tracks on my profile! You can also buy the CD here… Continue

Added by Eric Lemieux on May 30, 2010 at 12:00am — No Comments

Lichty Handmade Guitars Featured in Garden and Gun Magazine

I recently had an opportunity to visit with the staff of Garden and Gun Magazine in their Charleston, SC

office. They are a great group of people who are passionate about putting out a great publication. They decided to do a feature on Lichty Custom Acoustic Guitars and the response has been tremendous.



Added by Jay Lichty on May 29, 2010 at 8:30am — No Comments

Sometimes all ya gotta do is sliiiiiiiiiiiide!

Hey this is Rev. Matt. Okay all, at one time earlier we have struggled to figure out that one chord and then later on end up kicking ourselves in the butt when we realize...that's all it is! A prime example of this (which was also the same way I found out about this) was when I just happened to figure out to play a B-suspended chord and then slide down toward the headstock on the fretboard. Well anyway not only can i apply that to Open the Eyes of My Heart, I can also…


Added by Rev. Matt Fontana on May 26, 2010 at 5:07pm — No Comments

Flying with My Guitar

Airline flight guitar horror stories are legion, so I thought I'd tell one with a happy ending.

I recently flew from San Francisco to Washington, DC on Virgin America -- yes, the airline with cocktail lounge lighting on its planes, which can be a bit disconcerting at 8:00 am. After a warm greeting from the gate attendant, who blithely waved me on board with two carry-ons, I was asked by a flight attendant to gate check my gig bag, in which reposed my Taylor 612 Kathy Mattea…


Added by David A. Lusterman on May 25, 2010 at 12:25pm — 33 Comments

Sunday Free Noodle 16:Big Calm

This week’s noodle is:

Matt Stevens (Acoustic Guitars/programing) - Big Calm

This week’s noodle is my contribution to the Cafe Noodle community project Big Calm. To quote my friend Tom Slatter’s blog this is what its all about:

“The Brief:

Compose a piece of music using/inspired by the title ‘Big Calm’. The piece must be in D minor

-(How exactly you interpret the term ‘In D Minor’ is up to you. If you want to modulate at some point do, but it will… Continue

Added by Matt Stevens on May 23, 2010 at 8:30am — No Comments

Entry level does not have to mean difficult beastie

I started messing around a few months ago on an entry level Gibson Maestro guitar, that was given to me. When I got it, it needed a new 1st string, some new bridge pins just to get it into playable shape. Well I did that, then discovered that Hammerons and Pull offs were just weak to non existant on this instrument as well as slides. So I started closely examining the guitar for ways to improve it.

The Maestro I have has a solid spruce top and mahogony sides and back. Okay…


Added by Janice Hamilton on May 22, 2010 at 11:47pm — 1 Comment

Xavier Rudd concert & Maneli Jamal Video

Hey forum,

Hope everyone is doing well ! Glad to see so much action within this community ! We are so stoked to be involved with Acoustic Guitar and their online community.

News !

A Maneli Jamal video has been posted on our youtube site, ; if you don't know who he is today, and you had not read this blog, I would guess that within a year you… Continue

Added by ColeClarkGuitarsNA on May 21, 2010 at 4:15pm — 1 Comment

Guitars 4 Troops Update at Guitar Gallery

We are delighted to announce that we can now supply a charitable donation TAX Deductible receipt, thanks to our amazing friend, Margaret Becker....for GUITARS 4 TROOPS donations. You can go to either:

Added by GUITAR GALLERY on May 21, 2010 at 11:41am — No Comments

T. Haruo Model 150

I continue to search for a T. Haruo acoustic guitar, preferrably a Model 150, to replace one that has been lost. Does anyone out there in the Acoustic Guitar Community have any idea as to where one might be found?

-Dee Tatum-

Added by Devallon "Dee" Tatum on May 20, 2010 at 3:17pm — 6 Comments

Myke (Masher) Barritt - Our Thanks

By now most of you will have learnt that my best friend and music partner Myke (Masher) Barritt has decided to move on and play in that bigger Jam session to which we'll be called one day.

The news came to me very early on Sunday morning, he was supposed, as far as I knew, to be enjoying a weekend in Hereford, but in the event simply did not wake up.

To the numerous questions being asked, no, at the moment we do have a clue as to what caused this sudden death, the Post… Continue

Added by Richard Millard (Masher) on May 20, 2010 at 4:32am — No Comments

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