About the Forum

Acoustic Soundboard is a free, independent forum / messageboard for the discussion of acoustic guitars, other acoustic instruments, associated equipment, playing music, listening to music and a whole lot more!

The community has been in existence since 2007, and the forum was previously hosted by ACOUSTIC magazine, under the name Acousticlife.

This forum was set-up at the beginning of October 2010 when we were having lots of access problems at Acousticlife.
The forum software there was very buggy, people struggled to register and access the forum and we were afraid that we would all lose touch with each other if it disappeared. This then became the back-up, so that in times where we couldn't access the main forum, we could still remain in touch with each other and post.

It became useful when Acousticlife changed software and a lot of posts, uploads and information was lost.
Following the problems caused by ACOUSTIC changing publisher from OysterHouse to Blaze (access/bookmark/login issues) this forum received lots more use.

In November 2012 as we were getting more serious about using this forum, we held a mini competition to rename it from Acousticlife Backup to something of our own identity.
Forum member andrewjw came up with the most popular suggestion, and so Acoustic Soundboard was born.

In February 2013, Acousticlife suddenly stopped working altogether and after several attempts at contacting ACOUSTIC staff, including the then editor Guy Little, we received a short note and later a letter from Guy in which he explained that they had a brand new enhanced website not tied to the previous server which hosted the forum.
He says that a decision was made not to continue with the Forum, which had been been closed without any notice to any members.

As such we had no opportunity to warn anyone, to transfer data/content we had built up, or to obtain further contact details for fellow members, and as a result many members were lost or took a long time finding their way to the new forum.

Acoustic Soundboard has slowly but steadily built up an excellent member base, and is now striving to include interesting content, stimulating discussion and most importantly, provide a fun place for like-minded people to visit, interact, learn and be entertained.

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Onechordtrick: All quiet from Halifax. Should somebody check that they’re OK? Sept 29, 2019 8:59:59 GMT
ocarolan: Most folk left now - just stragglers remain. Forum should get more news, pics, vids over the next few days/weeks. Was fab w/e, of course with friends old and new, lots of music, laughter, booze etc. A worthy 10th. Sept 29, 2019 12:30:08 GMT
stevie2sticks: Congratulations. My youngest, 2 and a bit has just done "twinkle twinkle little star" on his Kazoo working on "a train" on harmonica, I've ear marked him a guitar. I started training him Klingon but grandma intervened. Sept 29, 2019 16:49:24 GMT
Akquarius: To all of you who did not attend Halifax this year. You definitely missed a big thing! Oct 1, 2019 19:15:18 GMT
martinrowe: Perfect Pitch: Lobbing a banjo into a skip and completely covering the accordion. Oct 12, 2019 7:58:34 GMT
ocarolan: Q: If you drop simultaneously a banjo and an accordion from an aeroplane, which instrument will hit the ground first? A: Who cares?! Oct 14, 2019 17:44:48 GMT
minorkey: Hmm I managed to set up a gallery finally but I had to leave the description field blank Oct 28, 2019 22:28:31 GMT
curmudgeon: There was a fire at the local candle factory. Fire brigade turned up and we all circled the building and sun Happy birthday. Nov 5, 2019 11:37:06 GMT *
minorkey: How do you get a coloured background behind your profil pic? Nov 6, 2019 12:39:39 GMT
minorkey: I studied sheep husbandry at university, did really well, came away with a B A A... Nov 9, 2019 12:06:07 GMT
walkingdecay: My son's description of being drunk: "I feel as if I've suddenly got three eyes and I can only see through one of them at a time." The lad should write, he really should. Nov 11, 2019 9:49:34 GMT
minorkey: :sid: Nov 11, 2019 12:31:33 GMT
curmudgeon: I went to see a specialist about my short-term memory problems. The first thing the bugger did was make me pay in advance! Nov 11, 2019 19:42:24 GMT
curmudgeon: Barman: "I’m sorry, we don't serve time travelers".
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A time traveler walks into a bar.
Nov 11, 2019 20:30:17 GMT
minorkey: A horse walks into a bar. The barman says 'sorry we don't serve your kind'. The horse replies' oh so what kind of horse do you serve?' Nov 11, 2019 20:45:02 GMT
ocarolan: Man walks into a bar. Shoulda ducked. Nov 12, 2019 10:29:46 GMT
minorkey: Mongoes into a bar. Barman says Sorry we don't serve fruit juice here" Nov 12, 2019 14:21:56 GMT
curmudgeon: A bar walks into a man - no, that's wrong - frack to bunt. I'll start again .... oh never mind. Nov 12, 2019 15:58:30 GMT
curmudgeon: A Pun, a limerick and a double entendre walk into a bar ..... no joke! Nov 12, 2019 16:02:32 GMT
minorkey: A man tries to walk into a bar, but he can't get in for all the other people trying to get into the bar Nov 13, 2019 8:03:55 GMT