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: If it were recycling week I could accept that I'd overloaded it with bottles but that's next week. Mar 10, 2022 8:25:55 GMT
pakhan: Hi everyone, in case you were interested, I just posted up an interview with the celebrated builder; Ren Ferguson! Mar 23, 2022 1:27:08 GMT
ocarolan: :thumbup: Mar 23, 2022 10:27:37 GMT
coolcat: I'm in a rebellious mood today. Anyone else in the same frame of mind? ;) Apr 2, 2022 14:44:53 GMT
martinrowe: No you're not :) Apr 2, 2022 16:17:06 GMT
otis1960: On balance, I cannot recommend moving house concurrent with contracting Covid as a form of recreation. Apr 22, 2022 20:56:32 GMT
otis1960: Nor either in the singular, for that matter Apr 22, 2022 20:57:40 GMT
minorkey: House moving is bad enough as it is! Apr 23, 2022 11:26:17 GMT
scorpiodog: There are 4 fabulous examples of wood and wire in the classifieds at the moment and I'm only slightly tempted. Does GAS disappear with extreme age? Apr 28, 2022 11:16:02 GMT
martinrowe: I can't remember Apr 29, 2022 6:18:01 GMT
minorkey: Getting some page errors on here today
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Onechordtrick: It’s :guinness: time :) sitting in the bar at Dublin airport May 19, 2022 16:52:51 GMT
ocarolan: Have one for me! :guinness: May 20, 2022 10:19:51 GMT
otis1960: Can someone please tell Sir Rod Stewart that his voice has gone, and it is time he devoted all of his energies to his (genuinely impressive) train set? Jun 5, 2022 0:16:26 GMT
robmc: ...and his hair Jun 6, 2022 18:55:06 GMT
scorpiodog: All my heroes are getting old or dying now. Sir Rod's getting old too. Jun 7, 2022 12:05:42 GMT
curmudgeon: Tell me ONE reason why anyone should go to bed sober on a Friday night! ..... On second thoughts, make it a double! Jun 11, 2022 19:39:11 GMT
curmudgeon: Rupert our cat is unwell. Thank goodness we have carpets and furniture colour matched to cat sick! Jun 15, 2022 15:34:15 GMT
scorpiodog: Good planning there . Jun 15, 2022 15:36:45 GMT
ocarolan: I have a friend who calls mushroom vol-au-vents "cat sick buns". Jun 16, 2022 21:09:44 GMT