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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otis1960: Bless you Dave, sharing the gift of music Feb 7, 2021 23:18:25 GMT
NewDave: And like a sinner before the gates of heaven I'll come crawling on back to you...... Feb 8, 2021 9:42:09 GMT
curmudgeon: We had our jabs yesterday - Hands up everyone else who has had their jab - no not that arm - use the arm that doesn't hurt! Feb 14, 2021 12:32:04 GMT
curmudgeon: Word for the day ....meniscus! Feb 14, 2021 12:32:29 GMT
martinrowe: Good on you, curmudgeon Feb 14, 2021 13:21:13 GMT
scorpiodog: Yep. Had my first one. Second in 12 weeks. Will it make any difference? That largely depends on Superthatch and his minions. One thing for sure, once you give a politician power, it takes for ever for him to relinquish his authority. Lockdown continues. Feb 15, 2021 1:57:02 GMT
NewDave: On Tipping Point today: Q: The Suffolk Punch is a breed of which equine animal? A: A tiger. Feb 16, 2021 16:16:37 GMT *
curmudgeon: What is tipping point, and tell us more about these East Anglian tigers? Feb 16, 2021 19:58:12 GMT
NewDave: Tipping Point is a quiz show. The East Anglian tigers exist only in the mind of a contestant. That one will probably be in the next issue of Private Eye. The correct answer was, perhaps unsurprisingly, a horse. Feb 17, 2021 1:32:31 GMT *
NewDave: Mind you, another contestant was asked to give the correct name for a person who cares for goats and answered shepherd. I watch it for the drama. Feb 17, 2021 1:34:21 GMT *
NewDave: John Wick on the telly, a guitar and a glass of whiskey. It's a good night tonight. Feb 19, 2021 22:18:43 GMT
Martin: :D Feb 20, 2021 9:06:08 GMT
curmudgeon: Bulb.co.uk . Is Terry an appropriate name for a unicorn? Just asking. Feb 20, 2021 22:47:06 GMT
martinrowe: If you're introducing him formally then it's probably best to use Title and Surname as well. Context is everything. Feb 22, 2021 11:53:29 GMT
NewDave: Some excellent work on the Word Association thread. Well played gentlemen. Feb 24, 2021 12:10:05 GMT
scorpiodog: I don't do the word association thingy, but I have just looked and am deeply impressed by the cleverness that exudes from the thread. My hat is off to you, Gentlemen (of any gender). :topper: Feb 24, 2021 12:35:15 GMT
Onechordtrick: Just realised it’s over a year since I last went into the office. Hope I didn’t leave anything in the fridge. Feb 26, 2021 17:20:25 GMT
NewDave: I once found a fruit corner that was more than 4 years old at the back of my fridge. I opened it to see if I had created life. It looked fine so I ate it. Feb 27, 2021 8:56:30 GMT *
NewDave: Re-watching The Graduate and the cast are all very watchable but my God the plot is a load of twaddle. Feb 27, 2021 23:00:47 GMT
andrewjw: Are you saying you have never fancied an older woman?! :D Feb 28, 2021 15:22:51 GMT