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Tico 10-19-2018 07:24 PM

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Originally Posted by Kerbie (Post 5867551)
My apologies... the admins apparently disabled the social groups earlier this year.

Many of the guitars we admit to owning are expensive, and this is the internet with global reach.

Given security concerns and liability I'm astonished any website facilitates get togethers.

Never in a zillion years would I attend or host such an event.
Sadly, the world has changed.

Jeff Scott 10-19-2018 07:46 PM

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Originally Posted by _Tachyon_ (Post 5866690)
There should be a forum just for this purpose... :D

Most other forums do have such, this forum being a blatant exception.

TomB'sox 10-19-2018 08:00 PM

I don't agree with Tico's post at all...In fact, I am planning an event right now if anyone is interested. Go look in the custom section and you will see it. We will have security on site via armed off duty police as well as security cameras, also an area like a coat room with an attendant to check guitars in and out...

To be honest, although addressing security it was not my biggest concern. We will have luthiers, workshops, concerts, Michael Watts coming in from England, food, drinks, and hopefully lots of impromptu playing.

Let me know if interested. We have a very nice group of people coming so far and we are very excited. Luthiers include, Bruce Sexauer, Jason Kostal, Ben Wilborn, Steve Kinnaird, Ryan Middlebrook, Edwinson guitars, Two Hands Guitar Co. and Gerry Humphrey who makes custom acoustic amps.

Just sayin...

Tico 10-19-2018 08:18 PM

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Originally Posted by TomB'sox (Post 5867596)
I don't agree with Tico's post at all...

No problem.
To each their own.

I do wish you all the best on your event. :)

I do attend many events locally, but none where the location, date, & time is published on the Internet or emailed or texted to the applicants.
Post cards with date, time and location are snail-mailed to the physical address of those who'd like to attend.
IDs are checked at the door.

Mbroady 10-19-2018 08:36 PM

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Originally Posted by Tico (Post 5867556)
Many of the guitars we admit to owning are expensive, and this is the internet with global reach.

Given security concerns and liability I'm astonished any website facilitates get togethers.

Never in a zillion years would I attend or host such an event.
Sadly, the world has changed.

In regards to liability and the Forum facilitating a gathering, I’m not a legal expert so I don’t have a clue

But when I was living in NYC I went to several AGF gatherings, some in a private residence and one in a common room of a high rise. All of them were a blast and I got to play some amazing guitar and hang out with wonderful people. Yes, we should always stay vigilant about scammers, thieves, and seedy characters, but not to the point of not having some fun.

Johnny K 10-19-2018 09:19 PM

I think Meet Up is a good place to find what you're looking for. I am subscribed to many groups and it's not hard to find a jam.

Glennwillow 10-19-2018 09:36 PM

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Originally Posted by TomB'sox (Post 5867596)
I don't agree with Tico's post at all...In fact, I am planning an event right now if anyone is interested. Go look in the custom section and you will see it. We will have security on site via armed off duty police as well as security cameras, also an area like a coat room with an attendant to check guitars in and out...

To be honest, although addressing security it was not my biggest concern. We will have luthiers, workshops, concerts, Michael Watts coming in from England, food, drinks, and hopefully lots of impromptu playing.

Let me know if interested. We have a very nice group of people coming so far and we are very excited. Luthiers include, Bruce Sexauer, Jason Kostal, Ben Wilborn, Steve Kinnaird, Ryan Middlebrook, Edwinson guitars, Two Hands Guitar Co. and Gerry Humphrey who makes custom acoustic amps.

Just sayin...

Wow, Tom!

This sounds wonderful! Good for you! I wish you the best on this event!

- Glenn

TomB'sox 10-19-2018 10:24 PM

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Originally Posted by Glennwillow (Post 5867659)
Wow, Tom!

This sounds wonderful! Good for you! I wish you the best on this event!

- Glenn


Thank you, It has been a lot of work so far, but if we get good attendance it will be a success and something we would like to do annually and make it better each year. I feel like my wife and I have planned a great event, but we can't force people to come LOL.

tippy5 10-19-2018 11:48 PM

Anyone want to acoustic jam between San Luis and LA CA please let me know.

Kerbie 10-20-2018 01:35 AM

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Originally Posted by Jeff Scott (Post 5867585)
Most other forums do have such, this forum being a blatant exception.

As Glennwillow pointed out, the AGF has an entire subforum dedicated to, Events and New Releases. The description of that subforum reads, "Announce upcoming events of interest to acoustic guitar players."

bobbybones 10-20-2018 10:20 AM

I live in south jersey, cherry hill area. I have been looking to join a group for a while now but no luck finding one.
Anyone in my area interested ?

billder99 10-20-2018 10:44 AM

For my 2 cents worth, song circles are more interesting than jams... play along if you know the song, otherwise everyone gets to showcase what they like.

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Originally Posted by Glennwillow (Post 5866963)
I have been to a maybe a half dozen AGF gatherings over the years... In general, they were not jams, however. They usually ended up as song circles.


Glennwillow 10-20-2018 11:11 AM

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Originally Posted by billder99 (Post 5868079)
For my 2 cents worth, song circles are more interesting than jams... play along if you know the song, otherwise everyone gets to showcase what they like.

I very much agree! In fact, on occasion I remember someone trying to start a jam and it really was not terribly successful since only a few players had the skills to contribute.

- Glenn

GuitarFundi 10-22-2018 06:58 PM

I just want to sit and play with someone who is kind and generous with their knowledge and I will be kind and generous with what I know which is admittedly not much. So, I guess that means a "circle" as opposed to a "jam".

guitarwebguy 10-22-2018 09:16 PM

Song circles are great - I’m part of a local group here (Fairbanks, AK) that hosts a weekly “jam/song circle” that is open to all acoustic players and vocalists, regardless of skill or instrument. We’ve been doing it for 20 years, places have changed, people have changed but we get anywhere from 5-15 people and it often generates a house party at least monthly as well as local seasonal gatherings. They do work but you do have to be willing to figure out how to make it work.


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