Michael Millard of Froggy Bottom Guitars
sent the following note about a special guitar he recently completed in commemoration of his friend, Thomas Humphrey. Often a great guitar gets built with best of intentions.
The story is best told in Michael's words:
For three years in the early ‘70’s, the two young guys actually building the guitars in the renowned New York workshop of Michael Gurian were Thomas… Continue
Added by Dan Gabel, Editor & Group Publisher on October 2, 2009 at 5:07pm —
I've just begun teaching online guitar lessons. With the use of free skype software and a webcam we can do lessons in the comfort of our own homes.
1. Get a free skype account at www.skype.com
2. email email@example.com to schedule an appointment
3. Have high speed internet an web cam
4. Be able to pay with paypal.
5. guitar ready!
All I ask is that you have a little experience already with the guitar.Be able play some chords and maybe a song, perhaps… Continue
Added by Lance Allen on October 2, 2009 at 2:04pm —
The International Songwriting Competition
is accepting entries until October 7, 2009.
The International Songwriting Competition (ISC) is an annual song contest whose mission is to provide the opportunity for both aspiring and established songwriters to have their songs heard in a professional, international arena. ISC is designed to nurture the musical talent of songwriters on all levels and promote… Continue
Added by Scott Nygaard on September 30, 2009 at 10:33am —
Learn to play the blues like early swing and jazz guitar soloists Lonnie Johnson and Charlie Christian.
Considering the number of rock guitar heroes who’ve made their names playing blues and blues-influenced music, it should come as no surprise that lead guitarists have been playing the blues ever since they starting taking solos in a band. Lonnie Johnson’s solo on Louis Armstrong’s 1927 recording of “Savoy Blues” is one of the earliest instances of a blues guitar solo in an… Continue
Added by Scott Nygaard on September 29, 2009 at 1:00pm —
I play both a 6 and 12 string acoustic guitar with a pickup. I also just upgraded to a new HP Quad-core PC with 8 gig of RAM, 1 TB of hard drive space and a decent quality sound card (not part of the mother board). I have finally decided to look at options to record some stuff on the PC. Right now I'm really just interested in my guitar and vocals. I don't play any other instruments. It is possible that I might decided to pickup a used electric guitar down the road just to putz around… Continue
Added by Michael D. Williams on September 20, 2009 at 4:45pm —
"Uncorked" has arrived!
Over the next week, we'll be turning around pre-orders (at www.davenach.com
, concerts, and mail order) for 'Uncorked', which should be available at other retailers in a few weeks. A few have already received their copy.
Haven't ordered yet? Go to www.davenach.com
UNCORKED - AL STEWART LIVE WITH DAVE… Continue
Added by Dave Nachmanoff on September 20, 2009 at 9:30am —
I just want to tell you about my "fretboard-printer",
made for teachers and students
You can find it here:
Added by Peter Heinzl on September 18, 2009 at 1:48pm —
hey guys check my site and post a comments thanks
Added by wapak on September 18, 2009 at 12:00am —
Hey All Just finished my first day at Winfield!
It was my first time competing in the fingerstyle guitar competition and I placed 4th! The competition consisted of 40 players who were all good players. There was a 1st round, where we each played 2 songs. Then there was a 2nd round for the runners up. I made it to the 2nd round but didn't do well enough to get my expected first place. But you can't always win. The guy who won has been in the contest for nearly ten years, and it was just my… Continue
Added by Lance Allen on September 17, 2009 at 9:01pm —
Milwaukee-based, internationally-touring singer-songwriter Peter Mulvey is in the middle of his third annual bike/concert tour. The Long Haul Tour began September 9 with a ferry ride from Milwaukee to Muskegon, MI, where Peter took to his recumbent bike rigged with guitar and travel necessities and pedaled to Grand Rapids for the tour’s kick-off show. From there it was on to three more Michigan shows, and due east for three shows in New York state, and another three in Massachusetts—with daily… Continue
Added by Scott Nygaard on September 17, 2009 at 5:36pm —
Hi. I have just added some songs to my profile and would invite members to comment/review. Thanks,look forward to hearing from you
Added by Steve Morgan on September 17, 2009 at 8:11am —
Neil Young goes solo
Broadcast Date: Feb. 11, 1969
When Canadian musician Neil Young drove his second-hand hearse down to Los Angeles in 1966, he was bent on success as a solo artist. Almost three years later, after taking a career detour with the band Buffalo Springfield, Young is back on the road to fame in his own name. In this illuminating 1969 interview with CBC Radio's Robert Fulford, Young discusses the bitter end of Buffalo Springfield, the "dirty" music industry in… Continue
Added by Gil on September 16, 2009 at 5:30pm —
Want to purchase a nylon string guitar but because of small hands, finding it difficult locating a playable model. Tried Taylor NS-74-CE with 1 7/8" neck. Any other suggestions for about 2-2.5 K? Please advise.
I am desperate for some advice.
Added by Mike Bryant on September 16, 2009 at 3:06am —
As a generally frugal guy, the last two weeks were eventful for me. First, I sold my Acoustasonic Jr DSP through Craigslist. I'd heard some horror stories about going that route but this experience was very pleasant. maybe it's because guitarists are just nice folks. The next day, Labor Day, I caught a sale and bought a Fishman Soloamp. I'd played through several vloor models before but you never know how they'll sound when you get them home. But there's been no buyer's remorse for this thing -… Continue
Added by Paul Ashley on September 15, 2009 at 7:43pm —
Dear Friend of Acoustic Guitar
On October 19, I and my colleagues at Acoustic Guitar
are launching a new community music school in San Anselmo, California, where Acoustic Guitar
was founded in 1990.
I want to make sure you know all about this exciting new Acoustic Guitar
venture, and to invite you to attend one of two upcoming Open Houses,
so you can tour the… Continue
Added by David A. Lusterman on September 15, 2009 at 7:07pm —
Here at Acoustic Guitar
, the editors have been ramping up for the February 2010 issue, which happens to mark our 20th year as a publication (where has the time gone?). As part of our planning for this milestone, one thought crossed our minds—just think about all the great acoustic music that has been released since our very first issue! That thought has led to some very lively discussions, and it has also reminded us of just how vibrant the acoustic music scene has remained over the past… Continue
Added by Managing Editor Mark Smith on September 15, 2009 at 5:06pm —
With this being Back to School season, I feel a bit like talking about “What I Did Last Summer.” Without a doubt, one of the guitaristic highlights was attending the Healdsburg Guitar Festival
in August. Now held in Santa Rosa, California (just a few miles south of the original location in Healdsburg, California), the biannual festival turned the city’s Wells Fargo Center for the Arts into a custom guitar and guitar music temple for… Continue
Added by Teja Gerken, Senior Editor on September 14, 2009 at 2:01pm —
HI. Winfield is next week September 16-21st. I"m competing in the fingerstyle guitar contest.
I"ve been practicing my 4 songs at least 10 times daily. I play them for my 3 month old son everyday. HE seems to like my arrangements. I hope to play them perfectly and whether I win or not I hope to have a good and enjoyable experience!. I will keep you updated on my experience there and I will add some photos of my experience and of the people there.
Added by Lance Allen on September 14, 2009 at 9:01am —
Manuel Contreras II Guitar, 2004 Contreras 10th Anniversary, Premium previously owned by Marcin Dylla
Price: $12,500 USD + Case, Not including shipping (email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details)
I called Guitar Salon recently who is the Contreras dealer in the United States and they quoted me $23,000 USD for a new 10th anniversary model. This model is among Contreras' finest instruments - it was the first-prize winner of the Joaquin Rodrigo competition in October of 2000. This… Continue
Added by Sean G on September 13, 2009 at 12:30am —
Three weeks ago, I took my one year old D16RGT to the Martin factory. It had settled to the point where the action was high and the saddle had been taken down as far as possible.
Lon, the friendly, knowledgeable head of repairs, put on a lower bridge. He had previously changed the nut, but this time he also changed the saddle. Now the only micarta is the fingerboard...which feels great. They also buffed out some minor scratches on the top...and the guitar sounds amazing. It was all… Continue
Added by Ed Rhoades on September 11, 2009 at 9:02pm —