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Vote for Your Favorite Guitars & Gear in the 2014 Player's Choice Awards

It’s time to share your love of guitars and gear by voting in Acoustic Guitar’s Player’s Choice Awards.

Advice. Guitar Care.

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A Tour of the Córdoba Guitars US Shop

A visit to the nylon-string guitar company’s new American shop, where it’s building a new Master Series inspired by iconic classical luthiers.

News. Classical. Guitar Care.

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Art of Guitar in Santa Cruz Includes Dali-like Playfulness

Fred Carlson’s “humanitar”--a highlight of the Santa Cruz County Art of Guitar Exhibit and Festival--is a Dali-style amalgamation of harp, guitar, and dancer.

News. Bluegrass. Blues. Classical. Country. Fingerstyle. Flatpicking. Folk. Guitar Care. Jazz. Rock.

Acoustic Stream Launches Kickstarter Campaign

The four-in-one device enables wireless recording and amplification, acts as a tuner, and measures humidity levels.

Video. News. Guitar Care.

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Shun Ng, in Conversation With ELIXIR® Strings

Shun Ng is one of today’s most exciting new acoustic guitarists. In this video from Elixir Strings,  he sits down to talk practice, improvisation, rhythms, and more.

Video. Advice. Guitar Care. Technique and Theory.

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Gibson Introduces New Dreadnought at 2014 NAMM Show

Gibson's new J-15 dreadnought boasts high-quality components at a relatively modest price.

News. Guitar Care.

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C.F. Martin & Co. Updates Vintage Models for 2014

New Martin models premiered at the 2014 Winter NAMM show in Anaheim, CA.

News. Guitar Care.

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Metropolitan Museum of Art to Display 35 Rare Martin Guitars in New Exhibit

Thirty-five rare Martin guitars will go on display at the Met.

News. Bluegrass. Blues. Classical. Country. Fingerstyle. Flatpicking. Folk. Guitar Care. Jazz. Rock.

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George Lowden On the Tonal Characteristics of Different Woods

The renowned Northern Irish guitar maker discusses the properties of different woods and stresses the importance of choosing the right wood for you.

Video. Advice. Guitar Care.

VIDEO: Alvarez AG75CE Product Featurette

Gregory Johnson demonstrates Alvarez's AG75CE grand auditorium acoustic-electric model.

Video. Advice. Guitar Care.

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Phil Keaggy Demonstrates His Playing Style and Capo Technique for ELIXIR Strings

The one and only Phil Keaggy loves capos. If one is good, two are better! Check out his playing, capo technique, and looping in this new video by Elixir® Strings.

Video. Advice. Guitar Care.

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Peavey launches DW Acoustic Guitar Series

Expanding their foray into acoustic instruments, Peavey has released three new light-weight carbon-fiber guitars. 

News. Guitar Care.

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The Civil Wars Frontman John Paul White Talks to ELIXIR® Strings About Guitars, Gear, and the Importance of Great Tone

Two-time Grammy winner, John Paul White talks to Elixir Strings about his old Martin, and how great tone helps him write.

Video. Advice. Guitar Care.

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2013 Woodstock Invitational Luthiers’ Showcase: What You Need to Know

The 2013 Woodstock Invitational takes place next month. From instruments to instructors, find out what’s lined up for this year’s event.

Video. Advice. Fingerstyle. Guitar Care.

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George Lowden on the Lowden Fan Fret Design

In this video, George Lowden explains the complexities of designing a fan fret guitar and showcases the finished product.

Video. Advice. Guitar Care.

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Grammy-nominated Eric Bibb talks to Elixir® Strings about discovering his own sound, writing songs, and interpreting the blues.

Eric Bibb has made more than 30 records and toured around the world. Here, he talks with Elixir® Strings about his sound, songwriting, and the blues.

Video. Advice. Guitar Care.

Acoustic Guitar August 2013

Tom Ribbecke Archtop Guitars

Luthier Tom Ribbecke discusses his latest Halfling archtop guitars. 

Video. . Guitar Care.

Acoustic Guitar August 2013

Michael Lewis Archtop Guitars

Luthier Michael Lewis and Acoustic Guitar editor Scott Nygaard discuss and play Lewis's latest archtop guitars. 

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Laurent Brondel Guitars

New England–based luthier fuses original designs with vintage American tone. 

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John Walker Guitars

 Montana luthier draws inspiration from vintage Gibsons.

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Bruce Sexauer Guitars

Northern California luthier fuses traditional and contemporary designs.

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Gerald Sheppard Guitars

Tennessee luthier draws on his own playing experience to create individualized custom instruments. 

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Bamburg Guitars

Colorado luthier builds modern steel-string flattops in his one-man shop. 

Video. . Guitar Care.

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Basic Pickup Repairs

How to troubleshoot guitar electronics.

Advice. Guitar Care.

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