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Derick Chatfield replied to Elton Bloye's discussion Seagull migration patterns - a new hope! in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Hi Elton Thanks for the info. This sounds great. If I have read and understand correctly, I could buy a USA guitar from the USA, at USA prices. Please keep me updated on your experience, with your order. Will have to check out the fine details. Is…"
30 minutes ago
Elton Bloye added a discussion to the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
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Seagull migration patterns - a new hope!

Greeting GullsThought I'd chime in with something I have discovered this weekend. This might be just the ticket for all you Gull/Godin fans living outside of the USA or Canada.  (That's you Derick Chatfield!)Its called Boxhop, and it basically gives you a USA physical address and phone number, so that you can order online without any difficulty. Check it out:  https://www.boxhop.com/They claim reduced shipping fees as well. And obviously one would need to…See More
1 hour ago
Derick Chatfield replied to paul's discussion Strings for a Seagull Artist Studio in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Hi Paul First, I am no expert, but here are my recommendations. The Seagull Artist Studio, is a fantastic guitar. I would go as far to say, the majority of acoustic guitar players use a wound G string. There is no right make of string, as everyone…"
2 hours ago
paul added a discussion to the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
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Strings for a Seagull Artist Studio

... or a question of a "wound G".I'm hoping there are some knowledgeable people here who can shed some light on a question of strings for the Seagull Artist Studio.My son (14) purchased a nice brand new Seagull Artist Studio at christmas, we spent much time in guitar shop trying out matons, martins etc... and finally settled on the Seagull. The money spent was his own earned by a summer of busking - so it was a very considered purchase.A few weeks back he complained that the intonation was…See More
3 hours ago
Ron Khoo replied to Jeff T.'s discussion S6 Folk vs Coastline Cedar Folk in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Nice Enjoy."
8 hours ago
Robert Williamson replied to Alan Edmunds's discussion Fair Dealing on Used Seagull Guitars! in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
11 hours ago
Greg Ballantyne added a discussion to the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
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Tuners

Just got back yesterday from two weeks in Taipei, and had not played any guitars for a while. I had two guitars to restring, and so set about doing that. First was the Maritime. While changing the strings, I noticed some play in the tuner posts the strings go through. By sight there appeared to be as much as 1/16" play on one or two of the posts.At the same time, I noticed while moving the posts that the worst offenders were also moving the washer and nut that the post comes through. I got the…See More
11 hours ago
Robert Williamson replied to Robert Williamson's discussion How original is the Original Series, originally? in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"As i said already, amount of exposure to sun affects the colour as it ages. That why those 2 '98 Elderly samples, photographed this year, look so different. You have same wood as me. Also i recall something Gilles (Manager Steve's Music…"
11 hours ago
Robert Williamson replied to Robert Williamson's discussion How original is the Original Series, originally? in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Yours looks pretty much like my '98, and nothing like  the new S6/CH dark stained ones. as side by  side as i can get :)"
11 hours ago
Greg Ballantyne replied to Alan Edmunds's discussion Fair Dealing on Used Seagull Guitars! in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Anna - I would consider that a good deal. Looks like it's in fine shape by the pictures."
11 hours ago
Greg Ballantyne replied to Robert Williamson's discussion How original is the Original Series, originally? in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"I always wondered what the difference between "Natural" and "Wild" Cherry was...... might both be natural and wild...."
11 hours ago
Stephen Leigh replied to Robert Williamson's discussion How original is the Original Series, originally? in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"The back of that 2005 S6 I mentioned above... "
12 hours ago
Stephen Leigh replied to Robert Williamson's discussion How original is the Original Series, originally? in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"I'll second that last bit.  :-)  My 2005 S6 (since passed along to a niece of mine) had a back and sides that looked more like that darker stain.  I find the top ones too blond for my taste."
12 hours ago
Stephen Leigh replied to Alan Edmunds's discussion Fair Dealing on Used Seagull Guitars! in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"She looks beautiful -- but the reflection in the glass behind the guitar of the guitar stand in almost looks like staring eyes.  :-) "
12 hours ago
Robert Williamson replied to Robert Williamson's discussion How original is the Original Series, originally? in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"2006 S6 Slim..looks like Natural Cherry PDF"
12 hours ago
Robert Williamson replied to Robert Williamson's discussion How original is the Original Series, originally? in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"AhHa Tried to search for 98 catalog found a 1999 Seagull S6 review Quote: The S6 is available with natural cherry sides and back or with the sides and back dyed a dark faux mahogany (I believe the dyed version is called the S6+). My emphasis. If its…"
12 hours ago
Anna A replied to Alan Edmunds's discussion Fair Dealing on Used Seagull Guitars! in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Thanks for the info... Here is a picture of my Artist Portrait CW QII... Wow, gotta think of a nickname for that... : )"
13 hours ago
Anna A replied to Alan Edmunds's discussion Fair Dealing on Used Seagull Guitars! in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Attempting to attach photos... You can see some scratches and dings in the second picture. But, overall, not bad for a 10 year-old 'gull...."
13 hours ago
Jud Hair replied to Alan Edmunds's discussion Fair Dealing on Used Seagull Guitars! in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"I paid $300 for my Artist Mosaic ... which is "well worn" on the top.  I bought it in Wilmington, NC, about 4 hours round trip from my home.  Absolutely no problems, but in retrospect, going to a private home in a distant town…"
13 hours ago
Jud Hair replied to Jud Hair's discussion Test .. Test ... Test in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Woka, woka, woka ... "
14 hours ago

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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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About a hand made acoustic guitar (project, back and sides, scale lenght, etc.) 3 Replies

Hello,A luthier told me he could build an acoustic guitar with:- an OM “Taylor” body,- an alpine spruce top,- honduran mahogany or santos rosewood back and sides,- a honduran mahogany neck with a…Continue

Started by Thomas Picker in Gear. Last reply by Thomas Picker on Saturday.

Differences between Martin HD-28 and Standard D-28 12 Replies

I am interested in some guidance on Martin D-28.  I am looking for a new "Dread" and am interested in some guidance from those that have some experience with these two models.  I understand that the…Continue

Started by Kenneth Barber in Gear. Last reply by Omer Pineau on Friday.

Question about calluses 9 Replies

Hi, I am having trouble keeping my calluses hard. I am a beginner but I have been playing 4-5 days a week for at least 45 minutes for the last 6 months. The few calluses I did get eventually pulled…Continue

Started by David in Beginners. Last reply by Gary J. Toth on Thursday.

why do picks turn in your hand as you play? 19 Replies

Hi im michael and last month i started playing guitar. But every few minutes i have to stop and turn my pick round again as it turns as i play. I use dunlop gel picks in light gauge and tusq A1's.…Continue

Started by michael medex in Beginners. Last reply by Gary J. Toth on Thursday.

Another new guy 3 Replies

My turn, I reckon:Name's Gary in Louisville, Kentucky. I'm 68 and been playing for about a year after a 20+ year "time out" due to a lawn mower taking the tips of my middle and ring finger on my…Continue

Started by Gary J. Toth in Uncategorized. Last reply by Gary J. Toth on Thursday.

Questions about the aspect of a D-28 Standard Martin top 2 Replies

Hello, I am wondering if I should buy this D-28 Martin Standard guitar (first pic).You can see under my finger that the wood of the sitka top has a different aspect (second pic). First, you can…Continue

Started by Thomas Picker in Gear. Last reply by Jan Vigne on Thursday.

Is this a good guitar? 2 Replies

Im looking at a Fender DG-22S Ebony NAT on Craig's List. I don't know anything about guitars but I have heard of Fender. This is for a friend of mine who plays, just a hobby- for his own happiness.…Continue

Started by MariNY in Beginners. Last reply by Jan Vigne Jul 23.

GRAMMER G-10 2 Replies

I HAVE A 1969 G-10  IS THERE ANY ONE OUT THERE THAT KNOWS ABOUT PUTTING ON A WIDER NECK?  PLAYING OVER 47YRS     AND THE HANDS  DON,T MOVE    LIKE THEY USED TO  THANK YOU ALL FOR ANY INFO.  JEFF …Continue

Started by jeff skinner in Gear. Last reply by jeff skinner Jul 13.

Trouble with c chord 10 Replies

I am needing help with the making of the c chord. I have fatty hands especially in the callus pad area and every time I try to make the c chord I end up deadening the e string. I have my arch right…Continue

Started by David in Beginners. Last reply by Tony K. Jul 12.

Callouses ... care and maintenance ... any suggestions ?? 22 Replies

Finger callouses ... This is a topic I haven't see discussed here much, if at all.  But, it's certainly an important issue for everyone who plays guitar.  Especially steel string acoustic. We all…Continue

Started by Jud Hair in Playing Guitar. Last reply by Tony K. Jul 12.



 
 
 

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