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Cooperstand

Thanks to everyone for the "HUGE" success we are experiencing with this cool new product that we have introduced to the stringed instrument world.



If you are someone who has not seen this. Please check it out and let us hear from you...



Best Regards,… Continue

Added by Daniel Cooper on January 5, 2010 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

January edition of The Vintage Guitar News and Views ,Greg's Guitars.

The Vintage Guitar News and Views January Edition.















As with my peers concerning the state of todays guitar and vintage guitar market I will add in my own opinion for what it is worth.(no pun intended ). What I see is a halt to the sudden and rapid rise in prices that mint vintage guitars will bring in, such as those we have seen in the last 3 to 4 years and a slow down or market correction,which we are seeing today, not that these guitars are worth… Continue

Added by GregsGuitars on January 4, 2010 at 10:13am — No Comments

John Long- Bluesman Extraordinaire

In the world of music, I have been blessed to know a few professional musicians, such as Iris Dement, John Prine, John Long, and Bill Medley, formery paired up with the late Bobby Hatfield in the duet, The Righteous Brothers.

Today, I wanted to share with you a bit about John Long, a Bluesman extraordinaire, who's CD " Lost and Found", found it's way to be nominated for Acoustic Blues guitar Album of the year a couple years ago.



My first impression, when I met John, at the Santa… Continue

Added by Michael "Malamutemike" Hendricks on January 4, 2010 at 8:23am — No Comments

If your left handed....

The great dilemma running through my head, in regards to guitar playing, is one that I do not hear discussed very often. Let me start by saying that I am a beginning acoustic guitar player, who is left-handed. I began playing right handed and have become quite comfortable with it, with a finger picking style. The dilemma is...do I remain true to myself, and learn to play left-handed, or do I go with what I have already begun, right handed. Most guitars are for right handers, and I know they are… Continue

Added by Michael "Malamutemike" Hendricks on January 3, 2010 at 4:57pm — 2 Comments

Classical vs. Acoustic

Is their really a difference in an classical guitar and an acoustic. I've heard a lot of people say that they're totally different instruments. To me though, they seem exactly the same except the shape and the sound. Can you play the same songs with both, or is a classical for just specific songs? It does look mostly that people use a classical guitar for finger picking most, and an acoustic more for strumming.

Unless it does count for each person may like the the sound of a classical… Continue

Added by Falling 4 You on January 3, 2010 at 4:00pm — 3 Comments

Writing More Personal Style Music.

Hello Everyone,



I have been writing country and rock&roll music. Just recently I started writing on a more peersonal level. My first solo project is a song about my Mother. I have reread my words and realize that it really covers all mothers. So I'm calling it a tribute to Mothers. I hope that I can do some editing and restructure the wording to make since in three verses. My wife likes the style of rhytym/ picking playing I do on this song. I have more trouble getting the words… Continue

Added by David Church on January 2, 2010 at 2:35pm — No Comments

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Added by wayan tuges on January 1, 2010 at 1:05am — No Comments

100 essential albums- you missed a few

loved the list,the whole issue,but I didn't see any Brooks Williams music on it? Little Lion alone should be one of the best of the decade! also check out Robert Bowlin's Six String Soliloquy! have a ssafe and Happy New year everbody! keep on playing

Added by gary rejsek on December 30, 2009 at 11:44am — No Comments

Traveling w guitar & new rules

Has anyone traveled with a guitar under the new rules since the terrorist tried to take down the Northwest flight on approach to Detroit? With the new restriction to one carry-on bag, it appears that if you travel with a carry-on guitar, that's the only carry-on bag you get to take. Has anybody tried it?

Added by Steve Boyer on December 29, 2009 at 8:07pm — No Comments

blueberry guitars

Added by wayan tuges on December 28, 2009 at 3:57pm — 1 Comment

Gibson L-50 archtop

I have a Gibson L-50 in reasonable condition and it sounds great. Need the tailpiece strap button. Any ideas on where to get one and what the guitar might be worth? It's a 1953.

Added by Rev Ed Skiba on December 27, 2009 at 3:35pm — No Comments

THE FIRST ONE:

We all have had many guitars but it all started somewhere. That first guitar was the beginning or for some the end of a love story. For me it all started in 1975. It was my 9th. brithday and my mom and dad got me a brand new guitar I dont remember the name but it was a full size dreadnought. I loved that guitar and many hours were passed trying to learn to play it. Now my parents had the ideal that I could play any insterment put before me(not so) it would have been nice also if they would have… Continue

Added by tim mc nulty on December 27, 2009 at 10:28am — 8 Comments

teaching guitar as a visually impaird person

hey everyone, i have been taking guitarlessons ever scense i was 4 years old. i have been playing in a band scense i was 16. now starting in february i will be beginning teaching guitar lessons from the comfort of my home.

because i am visually impaird i impliment a diffrent style of teaching. i don't beleive in learning from a book, however i beleive learning TAB is essental. another thing i would impliment is haveing my student memorize the whole fret board.

Added by joseph scheunemann on December 27, 2009 at 10:05am — No Comments

Cooperstand

Hey Everyone,

We have an add in the Feb.'10 AG magazine in the essential gear section, take a look. We will also be cruising around checking out all the cool new guitar stuff at the winter NAMM show in Anaheim. If you are there keep an eye out for us and we tell you more about our awesome new product.. If you haven't seen it, you will.... It is innovative enough to be an industry standard.

Happy Holidays to everyone!! We wish everyone the very best year ever!!!

DC… Continue

Added by Daniel Cooper on December 26, 2009 at 8:12am — No Comments

Native American Players

Any one out there Native American? Im half Chippewa and part Cherokee. Want to talk with others who are intrested in music and the culture.

Added by Chet Masters on December 25, 2009 at 6:51am — 1 Comment

The History of the Detroit Mugger

My first guitar was a used Strat replica. I bought it from a neighbor in Albion MI; the date must have been around 1970. My friend Jerry sold me a guitar and amp, for about $20 dollars. I played that rig from high school until college. I never got very good; I just played to tunes on the radio and record albums.



I joined the Marines and only played guitars off and on for several years. I was still not very good at it. Then in the eighties I started playing again off and on, using the… Continue

Added by John Morgan on December 21, 2009 at 1:13pm — 4 Comments

Nosara Music Scene

If you're ever in Nosara, Costa Rica look at the local music scene and you'll be surprised. It's just great.

Added by Joe Davis on December 20, 2009 at 3:09pm — 1 Comment

Does anyone have a connection with Eric Clapton

He's coming to Nashville in February and I'd love to meet him. He's one of my guitar inspirations and I've met a bunch of them already. Just looking forward to meeting Clapton, if possible.

Added by Lance Allen on December 20, 2009 at 9:00am — No Comments

240 Essential Acoustic Albums

The 20th Anniversary issue (February 2010) of Acoustic Guitar is now on its way to subscribers and will hit newsstands shortly. Our aim with this issue was to pay homage to all the talented players, innovative guitars and gear, and amazing songs and albums that consistently inspire acoustic guitarists across all styles.



So, among this issue's great songs to play, lessons with acoustic icons, and information about guitar and gear trends, you'll find… Continue

Added by Dan Gabel, Editor & Group Publisher on December 18, 2009 at 5:54pm — 14 Comments

Chet Atkins & " I still cn't say goodbye"

Incredible video. Chokes me up a little, even though my dad is alive...

Added by Brek Dalrymple on December 17, 2009 at 3:44pm — 2 Comments

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