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No. 208, April 2010

David Grier Lesson
The award-winning flatpicker balances solo recordings with (acoustic and electric) band projects. By Scott Nygaard.

Zac Brown
The unconventional country star talks about his percussive nylon-string style and his roots in classical and bluegrass. By Craig Havighurst.

Travel Guitar Review
Acoustic Guitar reviews six travel-friendly six-strings. By Charles Saufley.

 

ACOUSTIC CLASSIC
Pancho and Lefty. Townes Van Zandt. By Andrew DuBrock.

PRIVATE LESSON
Paul Asbell. The blues, jazz, and Americana guitarist talks about negotiating tough chord progressions and the advantages of good voice leading. By Doug Young.

NEW GEAR 1
Taylor Baritone Eight-String Review. Acoustic Guitar checks out Taylor's unique new low-tuned guitar. By Doug Young.

NEW GEAR 2
Alvarez RD4102C Review. Acoustic Guitar reviews a feature-laden acoustic-electric cutaway dreadnought designed for beginners. By Adam Perlmutter.

NEW GEAR 3
Fishman Spectrum Aura DI Review. Acoustic Guitar reviews a multifunction preamp/DI pedal that offers acoustic imaging and convenient performance tools. By Teja Gerken.

IN THE STORES
In The Stores 208.

THE BASICS
Barre Chords Lesson. Expand your chord vocabulary by playing barre-chord forms based on familiar E- and A-chord shapes. By Adam Perlmutter.

SHOPTALK
How to Troubleshoot Tuning Problems. What to look for if your guitar doesn't hold its pitch. By Dan Erlewine.

GUITAR PRO
Chris Smither on Flying with a Guitar. How one frequent-flying pro gets his guitar on board. By Chris Smither.

PLAYLIST
Eric Bibb, Booker's Guitar. By Kenny Berkowitz.
Harry Manx, Bread and Buddha. By Kenny Berkowitz.
Muriel Anderson and Tierra Negra, New World Flamenco. By Celine Keating.
Patty Griffin, Downtown Church. By Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers.
Freedy Johnston, Rain on the City. By Shaun Hague.

WOODSHED
Exploring 3/4 Time. Use these great picking and strumming patterns to get your waltz on. By Jane Miller.

SONGBOOK
Hi'ilawe. Music by Sam Li'a Kalainaina, Sr., arranged by Patrick Landeza. By Patrick Landeza.

GREAT ACOUSTICS
1932 Martin D-28. By Jim Baggett.

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