Next AFG Meeting for 2015 - Announcement Coming Soon

Also big News about upcoming meeting at Museum of Music in July coming soon says President Greg Atkin!

Slightly modified Ovation and Hamburger Making Robot Hits at ATX West 2015

Clippard showed off their tubing, valves and cylinders with this auto-Ovation-guitar this week in Anaheim!
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Richard Smith sends word about his upcoming Nashville Guitar Camp 2015 in Daytona, Florida (April 17-19). Also, he will be be out to the West Coast for concerts toward the end of April!

This will be a blast. Join us in Florida and learn all you ever wanted to learn on guitar. Two of Nashville's top studio aces, my friends Guthrie Trapp and Pat Bergeson, jazz great Barry Greene and I are teaming up for the first ever Nashville Guitar Camp. We will study at the Mike Curb College of Music in beautiful Daytona Beach, Florida, from April 17th-19th. The weekend includes a kickoff concert, intensive lectures and classes plus evening jams you'll never forget. Topics covered will be studio techniques, fingerstyle, jazz, blues, country and more. Come on out - and inhale all those Music City secrets!

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AFG's Ric Ickard is very proud of his guitar student Joseph Barcenas Palabrica

Joseph Barcenas Palabrica plays As The Deer


AFG's Del Casher interviewed by KPCC's Offramp Radio: Del invented the wah-wah pedal and changed Rock and Roll history

Del Casher's original prototype wah-wah pedal. He keeps it in a bright red case.


Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, George Harrison — none of them would sound quite like they do without Del Casher. In the mid-'60s, Casher helped develop a device he envisioned as the new voice of the guitar. He called it the wah-wah pedal ...
Now in his 70s, the pedal's inventor runs a studio in Burbank and still writes and performs. But before Casher came to California, he was an Indiana kid fascinated with musicians like Django Reinhardt and Les Paul... read the full article and listen to interview by KPCC

Previous Meeting, featuring Master Jazz Guitarist Ron Eschete

above Ron Eschete Trio

Ron Escheté is the consummate master of the seven-string guitar. Whether he is playing bebop, ballads or blues he is a musically sophisticated guitarist who plays with grace and dignity. "Escheté is one of the finest jazz guitarists in L.A. – no small achievement in a region dense with superb players," says Jim Ferguson of JazzTimes. His deft and nimble fingers paint a spectrum of sound so rich that his chord voicing selections are often compared with those of a pianist. 20th Century Guitar likens his sound to that of the great Bill Evans.

Escheté has appeared on the Tonight Show with Diana Krall, the Merv Griffin Show with the Mort Lindsey Orchestra,vthe Mike Douglas Show with Buddy Greco. He has played nearly every notable jazz venue in the southern California including the Catalina Bar and Grill, The Jazz Bakery, Steamers, Donte's, Carmeloís, the Parisian Room and the Lighthouse. He has toured extensively and has played major venues from New York to San Francisco.

Previous AFG Meeting-Concert and Jams

Performers at AFG 10-13-13 event

Sunday, October 13th, 2013 12:00 noon to 5:00pm Museum of Music Making (NAMM Facility) 5790 Armada Drive, Carlsbad, CA 92008. Donation: $15 for the full day.

AFG hosted a fun filled educational and entertaining afternoon! We gathered at noon and hosted an open mic guitar circle beginning at 1:00pm for Beginners to Masters. Special guests included AFG members (pictured) Ric Ickard and his 12 year old protege, Sam Victoria and Jeff Linsky, who sat in with Ric and our featured guests, Tim and Myles. Guitar wah-wah pedal inventor and guitarist Del Casher also visited with Tim and the rest of the afg gang. At 3:00 the AFG Main Event concert featured Tim and Myles Thompson. Tim is a National Fingerstyle Guitar Champion and his son Myles is a virtuoso violin player. Bonus: the Museum of Music Making was open for free tours from 11:00am to 5:00pm.

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