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Martin van Dooremalen replied to Derick Chatfield's discussion Decisions, decisions. in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Hi Derick, Which nut width do you prefer, the S&P 1.72" or the Seagull 1.8"? Which one has the more preferable tone to you and your ear, the S&P NE MJ or SWS Maritime Mahogany? I find the Godin mini jumbo shape to be more akin…"
11 minutes ago
Elton Bloye replied to Derick Chatfield's discussion Decisions, decisions. in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"That's a tough one. I'd keep the dread if I were playing in a band, or even doing singer/song writer stuff el solo. Big and punchy all mahogany with sparkly highs sounds cool to me. Look at the modern alt/folk guys like Jeremy Loops -…"
39 minutes ago
Derick Chatfield replied to Derick Chatfield's discussion Decisions, decisions. in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Hi Tony Thanks for the good reply there Tony."
50 minutes ago
Tony K. commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"You know, I've never tried different pegs or end pins ever.  Do they really make any sort of difference?  And if so, what would you suggest I try if I wanted to try some.  What kinds have certain results that I might want to try?"
1 hour ago
Tony K. replied to Derick Chatfield's discussion Decisions, decisions. in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"My 2 cents on which should go and why: The Seagull Dread. Your new guitar will have a nice, bright sound to it, so there's your bright guitar.  The Maritime Mahogany is the one for "deep, earthy" tones but still has nice sparkly…"
1 hour ago
Tony K. replied to Jack Slotterback's discussion New Seagull 12-String in the House in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Congrats on the acquisition! Drats!  Elton stole my first song suggestion!  >8-(. Gordon Lightfoot's Sundown and Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald comes to mind next.  8-) I'll second that I'd bet dollars to donuts…"
1 hour ago
Derick Chatfield replied to Derick Chatfield's discussion Decisions, decisions. in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"The Simon and Patrick, Mini jumbo is a Natural Elements model."
1 hour ago
Stephen Leigh replied to Jack Slotterback's discussion New Seagull 12-String in the House in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Can't look, can't look -- gives me GAS! Seriously -- nice guitar.  Anything by the Byrds goes with 12-string. "
1 hour ago
Blackback Gull replied to Jack Slotterback's discussion New Seagull 12-String in the House in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Nice find! Fort 12 string songs, check out the works of Pete Seegar and Judy Collins...lots of good ones there..."
2 hours ago
Dave Fengler replied to Derick Chatfield's discussion Decisions, decisions. in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"1 S&P in, 1 S&P out.   I need to let a few go."
2 hours ago
Dave Fengler replied to Jack Slotterback's discussion New Seagull 12-String in the House in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Congrats!!  Looks great!!"
2 hours ago
Derick Chatfield added a discussion to the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
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Decisions, decisions.

Hi everyone.One of my favorite guitars is the, Simon and Patrick, Woodland Pro folk guitar, sunburst finish, with slotted headstock.So I have just ordered one from my local guitar shop, should get it in about a weeks time.So one of my other guitars will have to go in part exchange, but witch one, the Seagull, dreadnought, Maritime all Mahogany, or the Simon and Patrick, Mini jumbo, Spruce top with wild cherry back and sides.I like both guitars, but one will have to go.Please help an old guy to…See More
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Derick Chatfield replied to Jack Slotterback's discussion New Seagull 12-String in the House in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Hi Jack Congratulations on your new guitar, it looks in good condition. Hope it gives you many years of guitar fun. This guitar has far to many strings for me, I was thinking of taking five strings off me six string guitar. "
2 hours ago
Elton Bloye replied to Jack Slotterback's discussion New Seagull 12-String in the House in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Congrats on a nice find Jack. Pink Floyd's "Wish You Were Here" comes to mind https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3j8mr-gcgoI"
2 hours ago
michael schwartz replied to Jack Slotterback's discussion New Seagull 12-String in the House in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"I believe it to be Cedar...mine is. ALL songs sound good on a 12!!!"
2 hours ago
Jack Slotterback added a discussion to the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
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New Seagull 12-String in the House

Just bought a used 2002 Seagull 12+ which arrived yesterday.  I really like it. It has a few cosmetic flaws, but sounds great and plays like butter.The seller said the top was Western Spruce, but it almost looks like cedar to me.  Anyone know what top wood was used for this model back then?Also, if you have any good recommendations for songs that sound good on a 12-string, I'd love to hear them!…See More
2 hours ago
Robert Williamson commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"I recd the brass pegs.. I will try them on which every guitar is next up for string change, except of course, the Boxcar :)"
3 hours ago
Dave Fengler commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Dogs and cats living together... mass hysteria!"
4 hours ago
Elton Bloye replied to Greg Ballantyne's discussion Point of Attack Effect on String Brands/Types in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"I am also a gorilIa gripper, and have found I have the same tendency with my recently purchased ES339-like semi-hollow electric. The light gauge and the hard grip definitely produces some out of tune sounds, and I've had to lighten the touch,…"
8 hours ago
Tony K. replied to Greg Ballantyne's discussion Point of Attack Effect on String Brands/Types in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"I'm thinking your conclusion is correct.  I thought at first, if you could repeat the results "exactly", then it would have to be intonation.  But then I thought, not necessarily, exact same results could also come from…"
10 hours ago

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We'd like to invite all members of the Acoustic Guitar Community to come check out the brand-new website at AcousticGuitar.com. This is a completely redesigned home for Acoustic Guitar (and you!), full of great lessons, songs to play, guitar reviews, and more. You’ll see digital editions from the last two years of Acoustic Guitar magazine (available to…

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Return of The Banjo Killer, the final chapter. . .

Bryan Sutton and "Banjo Killer"; Medley: The Original Waltz/Old Lake. from Bourgeois Guitars on Vimeo.

The moment we've been waiting for: On Oct. 28, 2012, Bryan Sutton debuted the restored the Banjo…

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Posted by Bourgeois Guitars on October 15, 2012 at 7:43pm — 1 Comment

Day 16: The Banjo Killer slays again!

This story has a happy ending, folks, and I'll start with it. After working for three weeks to painstakingly restore Bryan Sutton's flood damaged Banjo Killer, Shin Ichikawa finally got to test drive it today! The entire shop stopped working to watch this exciting moment, after which Shin received a standing ovation (well, we were all standing anyway). …

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Posted by Bourgeois Guitars on July 13, 2012 at 9:00pm — 6 Comments

Day 15: The end is near. I can smell it.

Shin Ichikawa and I started the day by fitting and glueing the back binding. Last night's fitting of the top binding was tedious, but the tricks we learned made the fit of back binding go smothly. I am amazed at how cleanly both bindings look.  Some finish touch up will be required, but the overall appearance is more than…

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Posted by Bourgeois Guitars on July 12, 2012 at 7:00pm — 1 Comment

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Most underrated and overrated "Acoustic guitar" manufacturers 1 Reply

I saw a link to a similar thread on another guitar forum site, but the question was targeted at any guitar manufacturer.  Considering where we are here, I thought it would be interesting to hear…Continue

Tags: opinion, review, experience, manufacturer, guitar

Started by Tony K. in Gear. Last reply by Jan Vigne 22 hours ago.

Sam Koontz Vintage Guitar? 31 Replies

I was wondering if anyone new of Sam Koontz or where I may be able to get info on him and his guitars. I own one of his guitars and know nothing of it or him. I have no Idea of its value etc. I am…Continue

Started by Richie Hunley in Gear. Last reply by Wayne Wesley Johnson on Tuesday.

Dead spot or spots on a guitar question and experience or Thoughts? 7 Replies

Ok, so I just got this new guitar.  I did not notice until the next day, playing it at home that it had a "dead spot" on it.  I've never experienced this on a guitar before.  Ok, it's not completely…Continue

Tags: single, fret, note, decay., frequency

Started by Tony K. in Gear. Last reply by Tony K. on Sunday.

The now mythical power switch 11 Replies

Am I the only person tired of unplugging cables to turn off guitar pre-amps, pedals and whatever else the manufacture thinks this idea a convenience? ?Today i received my Boss RC 30 looper and the…Continue

Started by Robert Williamson in Gear. Last reply by Robert Williamson May 13.

Identify Guitar Logo 3 Replies

Can anyone identify this guitar logo?Continue

Started by Terry Flaningam in Uncategorized. Last reply by Robert Williamson May 11.

How's the Taylor Baritone 8 string guitar? Fascinated to try one. 15 Replies

I play a Taylor 410 ce and am in love with it. Am fascinated by the Taylor baritone. What are they like? I haven't seen one on a shop in London yet. We get everything late over here!CheersConorContinue

Tags: string, 8, baritone, Taylor

Started by Conor Doherty in Gear. Last reply by James St. Clair May 5.

Colour The Mundane, for fans of Nick Drake

Hey! Just became a member here. Thought I'd share some of my music. Hope you like it! https://youtu.be/ok_ArpPynbsContinue

Tags: bridges, fingerstyle, singer-songwriter, mundane, the

Started by Patrik Andersson in Playing Guitar May 4.

Sigma guitars 1 Reply

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Started by Jfever in Gear. Last reply by Blackback Gull Apr 30.

Silk/steel strings....... 8 Replies

I just bought a Fender CP100 yesterday which had been played only twice; the owner was a piano teacher, but couldn't get the hang of guitar.  Her friend in the store had changed the strings to make…Continue

Started by James Baxter Bain in Gear. Last reply by GuitarBud Apr 27.

What was your first acoustic guitar?? 168 Replies

I learned how to play on an old nylon string that my mom owned when I was 14 but the first steel string guitar I ever owned was an Ovation. I think it was a Balladeer but I honestly don't know for…Continue

Started by Gary Dupuis in Gear. Last reply by Terry Angelli Apr 26.



 
 
 

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