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Thanks for stopping by! Whether you are a beginner or experienced musician, righty or lefty, flat picker, fingerpicker, nylon or steel string guitarist, there’s something for everyone at theacousticguitarist.com.
We’re not your usual guitar based website, focusing on making affiliate commissions. Our focus is on providing helpful, informative content that helps you become a more informed musician and appreciate acoustic guitars even more.
The site is owned and operated by Marty Banner. I’ve been messing around on guitars for almost 30 years and in that time have played in a bunch of different bands, written a bunch of songs, played a bunch of shows and even owned my own business selling custom guitars.
I’ve spent most of my time as a singer songwriter, the song has really been the thing for me, rather than mastering technique. I’ve played with some great guitarists in that time, and been fortunate to make a lot of lifelong friends thanks to music, but my priority was always songwriting, at least up until a couple of years ago when I really started to become more interested in honing my chops and becoming a better guitarist. Strangely enough, that was when I put down the electric guitar and really got back to my roots and acoustic guitar music.
While it’s been quite the journey from acoustic guitar (the first CD I bought was by Tommy Emmanuel) to metal and back again its nice to find myself back in familiar territory with an acoustic guitar by my side.
I write all the content on the website and have always had an interest in, and subsequently tend to focus on the mechanics of the acoustic guitar, guitar and guitar related accessories and topics such as open tunings, music theory, beginner guitar lessons and acoustic guitar maintenance.
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