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Intermediate Fingerpicking Pattern

Sponsored by Elixir® Strings Guitarist and composer Chris Woods of The Chris Woods Groove Orchestra takes you step by step through an intermediate fingerpicking pattern. Using two very simple open dream-like chords and a repetitive picking pattern this lesson is…

Enter to Win Your Dream Custom Guitar!

Sponsored by Breedlove Breedlove is celebrating the introduction of our new Custom Masterclass Build-to-Order Program by giving one lucky contestant the opportunity to win a Custom Masterclass of their design. This is a tremendous occasion to take home one of…

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Fender California Series™ Acoustic Guitars

Sponsored by Fender Inspired by the California lifestyle—colorful, energetic and independent—we fused our electric guitar DNA with exceptional acoustic playability and tone to craft the California Series. CALIFORNIA CLASSIC With their superb playability, distinctive looks and unmistakable Fender vibe, California…

Artwood Vintage: Thermo Aged™

Sponsored by Ibanez Based On The Best Of Music’s Past Ever wonder why an old, time-worn guitar seems to have magic buried deep within its sound? Ibanez found the secret, and now you don’t have to wait 25 years and…

How to Master the Key of F by Mary Flower

Sponsored by Elixir® Strings World-class fingerstyle guitarist Mary Flower shows you how to master a traditional 12-bar blues in F by demonstrating smooth transitions, simplifying clunky chords, and adding a boogie-woogie bassline. Watch and learn as Flower fingerpicks her Elixir®…

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Download the Holiday Gift Guide 2018

Shopping for a guitar-playing loved one? Looking for yourself before the holidays hit? Whoever you’re buying for this season, our Holiday Gift Guide is a great resource for discovering gear and accessories. From stocking stuffers to luxuries to splurge on, this…

Breedlove Ukuleles are Back!

Sponsored by Breedlove Kim Breedlove was always at his best when he was designing and handcrafting stringed instruments. From walking and exploring the koa forests of Hawaii – to his home workshop in Bend, Oregon where he experimented with nuances…

D’Addario Presents: Raw Talent Season Two

Sponsored by D’Addario Missed Raw Talent? Not to worry. Your favorite improv song series is back with seven all-new episodes featuring the likes of John Oates, Striking Matches, The Mastersons, and more! In addition to these chart-topping acoustic artists, this…

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Acoustic Options In Every Size

Sponsored by Ibanez Built For The Widest Range Of Players Talent is found in a wide range of players and when it comes to their guitars, one size most certainly does not fit all. With this in mind, Ibanez makes…

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Explore Thermo-Aging From Ibanez

Sponsored by Ibanez Quality Woods & Thermo-Aging For The Sound You’ve Always Imagined There is nothing quite like the sound of a perfectly aged acoustic. The fullness, the sustain, and the projection are what make these instruments so valuable and…

How to Slap and Pop

Sponsored by Elixir® Strings, Proud Supporter of “Acoustic Uprising” In this guitar lesson, Marc Seal teaches us common bass-style techniques like slapping and popping to coax some different sounds from your acoustic. Then put it all together in a riff.…

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Win a Yamaha LS-TA VT!

THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED There’s nothing so inspiring as playing guitar in a great sounding room – it makes you play better, longer and with more creativity. The Yamaha TransAcoustic guitar recreates that incredible experience without needing any external amplification…

Win This Eastman AC722CE Grand Auditorium Guitar

THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED     The AC722CE features a solid Engelmann Spruce top and solid Rosewood back/sides giving this guitar a tight full bodied sound. To the last detail this guitar sounds, feels, and looks like a real player’s…

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From the Workbench of Dana Bourgeois

Sponsored by Bourgeois “Years ago Tony Rice casually advised me to make my Dreadnoughts sound as balanced as OMs. After plowing that field literally for decades, I got a twisted notion to move in the opposite direction, bringing the OM…

D’ADDARIO AT FOLK ALLIANCE 2018

Sponsored by D’Addario Back in February, D’Addario packed up and took flight to Kansas City for Folk Alliance 2018. There, they teamed up with Cole Clark Guitars and AER Amps to turn a standard, humdrum hotel suite into an all-out…

ENTER TO WIN THIS GUILD F-40!

THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED Achieve incredible clarity, balance and volume with our jumbo-shaped F-40, made in Southern California. This jumbo acoustic checks all the boxes for players who prize outstanding projection and enhanced mid-range.  A satin varnish finish gives this…

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From the Workbench of Dana Bourgeois

Sponsored by Bourgeois “Years ago Tony Rice casually advised me to make my Dreadnoughts sound as balanced as OMs. After plowing that field literally for decades, I got a twisted notion to move in the opposite direction, bringing the OM…

Jazz Chord Improvisation Lesson with Martin Taylor

Sponsored by Artistworks Martin Taylor has been teaching fingerstyle guitar online at ArtistWorks since 2010. Check out this free lesson where Martin breaks down how to improvise over jazz chords. For beginners, this exercise is a great way to try…

Enter to Win This Alvarez-Yairi Masterworks DYMR70SB

THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED. Congratulations to Thomas and his son from Harrison, Tennessee! Here are the lucky winners posing with their brand new guitar. The Alvarez-Yairi Masterworks DYMR70SB is our line in the sand, from here on in it’s the…

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Download the Holiday Gift Guide 2017

Special Advertising Section from Acoustic Guitar Magazine Shopping for a guitar-playing loved one? Looking for yourself before the holidays hit? Whoever you’re buying for this season, our Holiday Gift Guide is a great resource for scouting out all the best gear…