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Every Tuesday at 10am MST Tony Polecastro gives you his list of 5 acoustic guitar geek finds that will help your guitar playing or turn you on to new guitar gear or music. Learn about small bench luthiers, guitar gadgets, new acoustic guitar music and artists, books, guitar education and tips and so much more!

Acoustic Tuesday Show with Tony Polecastro Tony Polecastro

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Every Tuesday at 10am MST Tony Polecastro gives you his list of 5 acoustic guitar geek finds that will help your guitar playing or turn you on to new guitar gear or music. Learn about small bench luthiers, guitar gadgets, new acoustic guitar music and artists, books, guitar education and tips and so much more!

    Is there more to your acoustic guitar's looks? [inspiration+more]

    Is there more to your acoustic guitar's looks? [inspiration+more]

    How important are the "looks" of an acoustic guitar? In today's video, you'll get a full analysis and three reasons why just focusing on tone is a mistake when choosing a new guitar. 
    ★ What kind of guitar player are you? How should you practice? Take our quiz today: https://tonypolecastro.com/★ All show notes and links: https://acousticlife.tv/atah4★ Get the show: https://tonypolecastro.com/get-acoustic-tuesday
    Many guitar players, especially experienced ones, start to discount the looks of the guitar. Too often, players are fixated on the tone of a guitar. While it's important to like how an acoustic guitar sounds, it's also important to love what you look at.
    When you include looks into your evaluation of a guitar, you're adding a whole other level of consideration. While it might not impact what your playing sounds like, looks actually have a HUGE impact on how you practice. That's why this episode is dedicated to the looks of a guitar!
    In addition to talking about aesthetics, I'll also give you a tour of my studio, answer a few questions, and tell you about the first time looks changed the way I looked for guitars.

    • 32 min
    Vintage vs. New Acoustic Guitars [which is best for you?]

    Vintage vs. New Acoustic Guitars [which is best for you?]

    Should your next guitar be vintage or a newer acoustic guitar? I've got a story that'll change your perspective on vintage instruments, some concerns for vintage guitars, and a review of a *new* guitar that'll turn heads...

    In today's Acoustic Tuesday at Home episode, I wanted to answer one question: are vintage or new acoustic guitars better? Ultimately, that led to lots of reflecting and few definitive conclusions.

    So, be sure to let me know in the comments whether you lean towards vintage or new guitars!

    But, this video is an excellent starting point to help you determine whether you like vintage or new acoustic guitars. To help you find your own pluses and minuses, I'll tell the story of the vintage guitar that changed the way I thought about guitars.

    Additionally, you'll get to hear a brand new Furch guitar as reviewed by Brendan from Heartbreaker Guitars in Las Vegas, NV!

    ★ What kind of guitar player are you? How should you practice? Take our quiz today: https://tonypolecastro.com/★ All show notes and links: https://acousticlife.tv/atah1★ Get the show: https://tonypolecastro.com/get-acoustic-tuesday

    • 32 min
    5 Steps to Avoid Buyer's Remorse with Acoustic Guitars

    5 Steps to Avoid Buyer's Remorse with Acoustic Guitars

    Don't make the same mistake I made when I bought my first guitar at 19 years old! By asking yourself 5 simple questions when purchasing a guitar, you can save yourself TONS of time and money.
    ★ Request your invite to Tony's Acoustic Challenge today: https://tonypolecastro.com/★ All show notes and links: https://acousticlife.tv/atah1★ Get the show: https://tonypolecastro.com/get-acoustic-tuesday
    In today's Acoustic Tuesday at Home episode, I have three great stories to share with you. The first one involves HEAVY buyer's remorse. The second and third stories apply concepts in the 5 steps to avoid buyer's remorse to show how to successfully find your dream guitar.
    In addition, I'll take some time to update you on the homefront. There's been a TON going on...between the practice contractions and a skunk roaming around in the backyard, it's been a LONG week. 

    • 30 min
    My Martin D-41 Special: The Real Story (+HUGE News)

    My Martin D-41 Special: The Real Story (+HUGE News)

    Have you ever encountered a guitar that changed your relationship with someone — for better or for worse? My Martin D-41 Special did exactly that...
    In this episode of...well, it's not really Acoustic Tuesday. Instead, as my wife, Whitney, and I prepare for our baby boy, I'm going to be making Acoustic Tuesday at Home! It's a little cozier, a little more uncut, and a TON more fun!
    I'm also going to be working on a brand-new season of Acoustic Tuesday during this time — more details on that in the video!
    So, with all of that being said, I hope you enjoy the new show as I work to welcome my son into the world and bring to you an awesome new season of the Acoustic Tuesday Show! 
    ★ Request your invite to Tony's Acoustic Challenge today: https://tonypolecastro.com/★ All show notes and links: https://acousticlife.tv/atah1★ Get the show: https://tonypolecastro.com/get-acoustic-tuesday

    • 32 min
    155 - 6 BEST Resonator Guitars under $799

    155 - 6 BEST Resonator Guitars under $799

    Do you want to get into resonator guitars, but are not sure where to start? In this video, I'll show you the 6 best resonator guitars to start with, why they're worth the money, and the 3-step system you should use to buy your next resonator.
    Every resonator guitar on this list is under $799, very accessible to new resonator players, and well worth the money. But to help you narrow it down, we'll also talk about the three qualities to look for in any resonator guitar. 
    I want to make a special shoutout to Mike Dowling, who is an incredible resonator player that I'm featuring in this episode! Be sure to check out his work and support him if you enjoy his music! Special thanks are also due to Norman's Rare Guitars!
     
    ★ Request your invite to Tony's Acoustic Challenge today: https://tonypolecastro.com/al-request-invite/?ref=INVITE&src=AL★ All show notes and links: https://acousticlife.tv/at155/★ Get the show: https://tonypolecastro.com/get-acoustic-tuesday

    • 42 min
    154 - The 5 Resonator Guitars a Pro Reviewer Bought

    154 - The 5 Resonator Guitars a Pro Reviewer Bought

    Have you ever wondered what resonator guitars a professional reviewer, teacher, and player would buy? In this video, you'll get to see part 2 of my guitarsenal: the resonators and uncategorizable guitars!
     
    Each of these resonators has a fun story behind it, so be sure to watch the whole video. And, once you get to the end, I want to hear which guitars you liked the most and whether you have any resonators!
     
    This entire episode is dedicated to resonator guitars, which is why I'm featuring a resonator builder and an awesome resonator player. Be sure to let me know what you think about these artists!
     
    I want to give a special shoutout for Republic Guitars and Billy Cardine for their craftsmanship and artistry that goes into their work!
     
    If you're thinking of purchasing a resonator guitar, learning resonator, or just listening to resonators then this episode is absolutely for you!
     
    ★ Request your invite to Tony's Acoustic Challenge today: https://tonypolecastro.com/al-request-invite/?ref=INVITE&src=AL★ All show notes and links: https://acousticlife.tv/at154/★ Get the show: https://tonypolecastro.com/get-acoustic-tuesday

    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
54 Ratings

54 Ratings

AndolfR ,

Acoustic Tuesday is my go-to podcast

Acoustic Tuesday is my go-to podcast. These shows are not only entertaining, but also bursting with highly useful real-world information and advice. Above all though, the shows are highly motivating to those on the acoustic guitar journey. If you are interested in the acoustic lifestyle this show is for you.

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Matthew_Wheeler ,

Acoustic Guitar Awesomeness

Acoustic Tuesday is an incredible show! It is the intersection of all that is awesome with acoustic guitar. Musicians, guitars, gear, maintenance, playing, improvement, and general guitar geekisms. Well done! Keep the episodes coming. I look forward to watching this show each week. Looking forward to the convenience of Acoustic Tuesday Show in podcast version! Keep up the awesomeness.
Peace, Matt

AcouGuitNovice ,

Great info, fun podcast

Acoustic Tuesday is a great podcast for both people who want to improve their technique and learn more about guitars, as well as guitar geeks looking to try out a new gadget and curious if it's worth it. Long live!

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